Category: NewSQL

What’s an in-memory database?

June 16, 2021
An in-memory database is a modern data management system that stores data in the system’s main memory (most often RAM), as opposed to a traditional database that uses disk/device storage. When you process data in an in-memory database, only the RAM is used/accessed. There is no need to access the secondary memory and navigate the [...]
5G and Fast Data

The Arrival of 5G — Do You Have a Fast Data Strategy?

March 27, 2018

5G isn’t just an incremental increase in speed and bandwidth, it’s the new face of the network and a key driver of the digital revolution. Until now, the technology was regarded as a buzzword, or something “just around the corner.” But with a number of public demonstrations, including at the recent 2018 Olympics, by industry […]

The State of Database Technology, Part 1: Scaleability

January 24, 2018
Editor’s note: This post is re-posted here by permission from the author. The original post was on LinkedIn on December 2, 2017. Despite multiple challenger technologies (eg. Object Oriented databases), the relational databases from Oracle, IBM and Microsoft have prevailed supreme for over 30 years. This dominance has however been increasingly challenged by a new [...]

NewSQL in Plain English

January 21, 2018
Editor’s note: This post is re-posted here by permission from the author. The original post was on LinkedIn on January 10, 2018. The world has changed massively in the past 20 years. Back in the year 2000, a few million users connected to the web using a 56k modem attached to a PC, and Amazon only sold [...]

The Changing Landscape of Databases in Financial Services

November 29, 2017

For decades, relational databases was the de-facto choice for financial service companies, until the 2000s where systems started to face challenges with scalability and availability as the amount of data being processed and consumed shaped how companies conducted their business. NoSQL databases emerged as a reaction to these challenges and while they certainly helped address […]

Improving SQL Execution – An Intern’s Story

October 13, 2017

My name is Dinesh Majeti and I am a Ph.D. student from the University of Houston in the field of Computer Science. It is an exciting moment when you start to work in the industry for the first time, especially as a graduate student who worked on a research problem in the lab for a […]

Kafka Summit 2017

Kafka Summit 2017 – Key Takeaways and Commentary

September 08, 2017

Last Monday on August 28th, a number of the VoltDB staff attended the Kafka Summit in San Francisco. This one-day event brought in over 700 attendees from the developer audience to attend 30+ valuable technical talks and breakout sessions, and meet directly with exhibiting sponsors like VoltDB to learn more about their technology – and […]

Finserv: Key Trends for Fast Data

Fast Data in Financial Services: Key Trends to Maintain a Competitive Edge

August 18, 2017

Financial services institutions are faced with a number of high-pressure demands, whether it be from regulators, investors, customers, and internal business users. These demands require that firms create, monitor, and provide access to vast amounts of data which must be immediately accessible, correct, and stored for various lengths of time. Data is a lifeblood as […]

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