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February 22, 2018 | , , ,

The Humble Cloud Architect: What is your Cloud Database Strategy?

By: VoltDB Blog Staff

In 1972, Dr. Edsger Dijkstra wrote “The Humble Programmer,” in which he laid out his ideas about how to best write computer programs. Back in that world, programming was a big problem, particularly because the programmer was constrained by the computing power of the machine. The machines were small; they had limited computing power and […]

February 21, 2018 | ,

Is “Translytics” Just Rebranded “OLTP”?

By: David Rolfe
Recently Forrester group has started to talk about "translytics" and Translytical Databases - databases that can “Deliver Analytics At The Speed Of Transactions”. Is this more marketing hype? Or is there something to it? A traditional OLTP database handles lots of rapid fire transactions, but doesn’t really do much more than that. An OLTP database application [...]
February 12, 2018 | , , , ,

What Makes a Good Translytics Platform?

By: Madhup Mishra
Previously, I critiqued the Forrester Wave Translytical Data Platforms Q4 2017 report. At the end, I promised to provide a list of criteria to evaluate translytical databases. In order to create that list, we need to start with a solid definition of Translytics. The Forrester Wave report defines Translytics as: “A unified and integrated data [...]
February 07, 2018 | , , ,

VoltDB Releases V8

By: Ruth Morgenstein

VoltDB is pleased to announce V8. Our engineering team has spent the last year adding features across the product to bring you the fastest database to handle millions of decisions per second, with single-digit millisecond latencies. VoltDB’s customers use this power to solve real business problems that require prectibable low latency, often at very large […]

February 05, 2018 | , ,

Solving Lambda Architecture’s Fast Layer Problem

By: David Rolfe

Getting up to date answers about recent events and asking the same question about older data is really hard to do using open source. The Lambda Architecture is a somewhat complicated way of doing this kind of mass scale, relatively fast, open source data processing. The key point is that you have two layers: a […]

January 24, 2018 | , , , , , ,

The State of Database Technology, Part 1: Scaleability

By: John Ryan
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 [...]
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