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VoltDB v5.5 ready for download!
Download our newest release, VoltDB v5.5, which is chock-full of new database goodness. This release includes new integrations – both an export connector to Elasticsearch, and an updated Kafka export connector. New SQL functions include an approximate distinct count function, and a new logarithm column function. Our engineers added rack-aware partitioning to enable users to provide hints to the cluster to improve the placement of duplicate partitions. For those who like to experiment, we’ve included a Beta version of a new importer that allows data to be imported automatically when the database starts. It’s not intended for production use at this time.

Review the release notes here, and download today!

 

 
How-to videos with founding engineer John Hugg How-to videos with founding engineer John Hugg
John Hugg, a VoltDB founding engineer and our chief developer advocate, has put together a series of informative, short videos on how to use VoltDB. From downloading and running VoltDB to a review of the Voter sample application and (editor’s favorite) an accessible, funny and complete explanation of the ACID properties of VoltDB, John’s videos are technical, easy-to-understand and compelling – a great introduction to VoltDB for anyone from enterprise architects to application developers, their colleagues, and prospects. Check out the videos today – and while you’re at it, explore our developer Resources, which run the gamut from Technical Notes to case studies, webinars, podcasts, lessons and more.
 

 
Software Engineering podcast interview with Ryan Betts Software Engineering podcast interview with Ryan Betts
Jeff Meyerson, host of the Software Engineering Daily podcast, interviewed VoltDB CTO Ryan Betts recently. The discussion covered a wide range of topics: the requirements for an in-memory database, how VoltDB works with Spark, how VoltDB differs from MemSQL, use cases for devops, data scientists and more, our transaction and consistency models, and the value of transactions on live streams of fast data. Listen to the podcast at Jeff’s website, SoftwareEngineeringDaily.com, and let us know what you think.
 

 
MaxCDN chooses VoltDB over Trident for its fast data pipeline MaxCDN chooses VoltDB over Trident for its fast data pipeline
Customer MaxCDN collaborated with VoltDB on a recent press release describing why the company chose VoltDB to transform its fast data pipeline, which serves content assets to digital advertisers, ad networks, publishers, hosting providers, gaming companies and mobile providers. MaxCDN’s performance architect, Behzad Pirvali, commented, “We chose to go with VoltDB over other streaming aggregate solutions (like Trident) for its SQL interface, real-time Ad-Hoc queries over our raw data, and simpler overall design.” We’re pleased to have MaxCDN as a customer, and looking forward to collaborating on future webcasts and case studies.
 

 
New IBM whitepaper: VoltDB and IBM SoftLayer for real-time analytics in cloud New IBM whitepaper: VoltDB and IBM SoftLayer for real-time analytics in cloud
IBM SoftLayer published a new white paper on its DeveloperWorks site describing the use of VoltDB with IBM SoftLayer to achieve real-time analytics and actionable insights. An observation from the paper’s authors, infrastructure architects Skylab Vanga and Chelliah Pethuru Raj: “VoltDB and IBM Netezza solutions close the real-time and historical long-term loop, connecting the front and back ends of big data. This closed-loop system merges the deep analysis of troves of historical data in Netezza with the in-the-moment decision and analytics of VoltDB technology.”

The whitepaper clearly lays out the benefits of the VoltDB/SoftLayer value proposition. We encourage you to visit the IBM DeveloperWorks website to read the paper.
 

 
Bruce Reading, VoltDB CEO, on the data-fication of humanity

Bruce Reading, VoltDB CEO, on the data-fication of humanity
VoltDB is a technology company. But we don’t focus solely on creating technology – we think hard about the implications of the work in the larger context of society, which is most visible in computing initiatives tied to the Internet of Things.

Bruce Reading posted a blog, ‘The Datafication of Humanity’, which delves into the fascinating and exciting area where humanity and IT/information management come together. It’s a thought-provoking read. Please let us know what you think.

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