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MemSQL Names Database Visionary Jerry Held as Executive Chairman

MemSQL, the leader in real-time databases for transactional analytics, today announced that Jerry Held has joined the company as Executive Chairman. The technology veteran and visionary brings over 40 years experience in creating disruptive database technologies—starting with leading the initial development of the INGRES relational database while at U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Held is also chairman of Tamr and serves on the boards of Informatica, NetApp, Kalio and Copia Global.


MemSQL Recognized as a “Representative Vendor” in Gartner’s Market Guide for In-Memory Database Management Systems

MemSQL, a leading provider of in-memory database solutions, today announced that it has been identified as a representative vendor in the Gartner "Market Guide for In-Memory DBMS" report. MemSQL was named as one of the most visible in IMDBMS vendors, evaluated for its primary use case, Operational HTAP. MemSQL is making the report available from its website at


MemSQL Introduces Direct Ingest from Amazon S3 and HDFS with MemSQL Loader

MemSQL, the leader in real-time and historical Big Data analytics, today introduced a new productivity tool that dramatically improves data ingest from popular data stores like Amazon Web Services S3 and the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). Whereas typical data loading often requires multiple steps, the MemSQL Loader enables direct streaming from the originating datastore in a single transfer. MemSQL allows for multiple parallel input streams, further increasing performance and reducing time-consuming repetitive operations. The MemSQL Loader is also available as open source, providing developers the ability to adapt it to their favorite data source.


MemSQL Welcomes Gary Orenstein as Chief Marketing Officer

MemSQL, the leader in real-time and historical Big Data analytics, today announced that Gary Orenstein has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Orenstein will lead the marketing strategy, growth, communications, and customer engagement as MemSQL expands adoption of its distributed, in-memory database, enabling companies to capture, store, and query terabytes of data in real-time.


MemSQL Expands Advisory Board With Web and Organizational Scaling Expert Chris Fry

MemSQL, the leader in real-time and historical Big Data analytics, today announced that web scaling expert and technology growth executive Chris Fry has joined its advisory board. In this capacity, Fry will provide technical and organizational expertise to MemSQL as it expands the capabilities and market adoption of its distributed in-memory database, enabling companies to capture, store, and query terabytes of data in real-time.


MemSQL Makes Real-Time Performance on Hadoop a Reality

MemSQL, the leader in real-time and historical Big Data analysis, today announced that worldwide networking leader Cisco is using MemSQL technology to deliver real-time performance on Hadoop. The companies are demonstrating the recent collaboration at Strata + Hadoop World Conference this Thursday and Friday in New York City.


MemSQL Secures Investment from IQT to Deliver Real-Time Big Data Analytics

MemSQL, a leader in real-time and historical Big Data analytics based on a distributed in-memory database, today announced a strategic investment from In-Q-Tel (IQT), the strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.


MemSQL’s New Tiered Database Platform Now Available for Download

MemSQL, the leader in distributed in-memory database technology, today announced the availability of MemSQL v3, which combines the world’s fastest in-memory row store with a flash-optimized column store. With the addition of the column store and features such as automatic cross-datacenter replication, this release further cements MemSQL’s status as an industry leader that is bringing Hybrid Transaction/Analytic Processing (HTAP) to the enterprise.


MemSQL and GoGrid Partner to Offer Real-Time Analytics in the Cloud

MemSQL, the leader in real-time and historical Big Data analytics based on a distributed in-memory database, today announced a partnership with GoGrid, the leader in Open Data Services (ODS), to provide fast and easy access to the MemSQL database in the only public cloud purpose-built for Big Data. With this new partnership, customers have a seamless path to the cloud through a 1-Button Deploy" orchestration process that enables them to spin up a high-performance cluster for the MemSQL database any time on the GoGrid cloud. This partnership also allows companies to trial MemSQL at no cost and without acquiring any hardware.


MemSQL Named a "Cool Vendor in In-Memory Computing, 2014" by Gartner

MemSQL, the leader in real-time and historical Big Data analytics based on a distributed in-memory database, today announced it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors in In-Memory Computing Technologies, 2014” report by Gartner, Inc. According to Gartner, “In-Memory Computing (IMC) technologies support the agility and large-scale, fast data processing needed to succeed in the digital era.


MemSQL Maximizes Performance of the World’s Fastest In-Memory SQL Database With MemSQL Ops 2.0

MemSQL, the leader in real-time big data analytics technology, today announced the release of MemSQL Ops 2.0. MemSQL Ops provides real-time insight for performance monitoring, capacity planning and problem diagnosis of a cluster. The out-of-box dashboards highlight the critical key metrics while allowing DBAs to easily modify for their needs. This latest release allows companies to take advantage of the full speed, scale and simplicity of MemSQL, the world's fastest distributed in-memory SQL database...


MemSQL Eliminates ETL and Delivers Real-Time Advantage to Ad Tech Leader CPXi

MemSQL, the leader in distributed in-memory database technology, today announced that global digital-media holding company CPXi recently deployed MemSQL v3.0 in order to utilize all of the company’s data—250 billion rows of real-time and historical data—for its real-time bidding operations. CPXi provides multi-screen messaging that leverages display, social, mobile and video advertising at scale and serves billions of managed impressions daily. Extract, transform and load (ETL) is expensive and required CPXi to have extra machines and storage to run this time-intensive process. By switching from Hadoop to MemSQL, CPXi eliminated ETL processes and also cut 50 percent of its Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances and 50TB of storage, which led to hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual savings...


MemSQL Announces New Tiered Database Platform for Combined Real-Time and Historical Data Analysis

MemSQL, the leader in distributed in-memory database technology, today announced MemSQL v3.0, which combines the world’s fastest in-memory row store with a new highly compressed column store. This integration provides a tiered storage architecture that leverages memory for real-time transactions and analytics, and a flash-optimized column store for deep analysis ...


Accel Partners Leads Series B Investment of $35 Million in MemSQL

MemSQL, a leader in distributed in-memory database technology for real-time Big Data analytics, today announced it has secured $35 million in Series B funding. The investment, led by Accel Partners, will enable the company to expand ...


MemSQL Introduces the World’s First Real-Time, Big Data Analytics Platform to Fuse Structured and Semi-Structured Data into a Single Database

MemSQL, the leader in real-time analytics, today announced that its distributed in-memory database is the industry’s first to provide JSON analytics, which delivers a consolidated view across structured and semi-structured data, including ...


MemSQL Sets the Bar for Real-Time, Big Data Analytics

A benchmark report, Conducted by leading IT market research firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), establishes MemSQL's distributed in-memory database as the standard for real-time, Big Data analytics.


MemSQL Enables Enterprises to Compare Real-Time Data Against Historical Trends

Upcoming availability of MemSQL 2.1, which includes new features and enhancements to enable customers to access, explore and increase the value of data, regardless of size or file format.


MemSQL Launches Partner Program to Meet Growing Demand

The launch of the MemSQL's Partner Program that enables businesses to redefine the distributed in-memory real-time database market while radically simplifying the deployment and reliability of scale-out environments.


MemSQL Named One of the Most Important Companies in Data

MemSQL been featured among the top 100 Companies that Matter in Data. The recognition comes from leading data news publication, Database Trends and Applications (DBTA), as part of its inaugural list highlighting companies that matter ...


MemSQL Unveils World’s Most Scalable Real-time Analytics Platform for Big Data

MemSQL announced today general availability of the distributed version of its eponymous in-memory database and real-time analytics platform, which enables organizations to perform real-time analytics at Big Data scale.


MemSQL Named 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate

MemSQL has been named a 2013 Emerging Technology Laureate by IDG's Computerworld Honors Program for its work with Morgan Stanley. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting ...


Articles About MemSQL.

DBTA | 5 Big Data Trends Moving into the Spotlight in 2015 - 1/21/15

THOMSON REUTERS | VC-backed MemSQL appoints Held as executive chairman - 1/15/15

THE BUSINESS JOURNAL | People on the Move - Jerry Held - 1/14/15

CRN | 10 VC Investments To Watch In 2015 - 1/6/15

SILICON ANGLE | MemSQL adds open-source connector to external data sources - 1/1/2015

GIGAOM | MemSQL open sources tool that helps move data into your database - 12/30/2014

VENTUREBEAT | MemSQL releases a tool to easily ship big data into its database - 12/30/2014

DATAMATION | Twenty Big Data Startups to Watch - 12/17/14

ENTERPRISE TECH | How Shutterstock Keeps Its Hyperscale Infrastructure In Check - 9/9/14

TECHTARGET | MemSQL Targets Cluster Management; Syncsort Puts Big Iron on EC2 - 07/15/2014

THE VAR GUY | MemSQL, GoGrid Partner on High-Performance Big Data Cloud Analytics - 06/17/2014

INSIDE BIG DATA | MemSQL and GoGrid Partner to Offer Real-Time Analytics in the Cloud - 06/17/2014

FORTUNE | These Big Data Companies Are Ones to Watch - 06/13/2014

DBMS2 | MemSQL Update - 05/01/2014

DATANAMI | MemSQL Ops Announced - 04/29/2014

IT WORLD | 10 Big Data Startups to Watch - 04/14/2014

INFORMATION WEEK | Hybrid Cloud Can Break Datacenter Silos - 04/28/2014

WALL STREET JOURNAL | Hadoop There It Is: Big Data Tech Gaining Traction - 04/12/2014

NUCLEUS RESEARCH | MemSQL Updates Its In-Memory Platform - 02/2014

DATANAMI | Put a Data Warehouse In Your Operational Data Store - 02/06/2014

GIGAOM | MemSQL Throws a Curve, Adds Column Store on Flash - 02/06/2014

IT BUSINESS EDGE | MemSQL In-Memory Database Combines Column and Row Stores - 02/06/2014

INFORMATION WEEK | MemSQL Heats Up In-Memory Competition - 02/06/2014

WALL STREET JOURNAL | Why Perks Matter at Any Startup - 01/31/2014

FORBES | MemSQL Brings Facebook-Style Big Data Analysis To The Masses - 01/24/2014

BUSINESS INSIDER | Here's How It Feels To Leave A High-Paying Job At Facebook For Your Own Startup - 01/23/2014

GIGAOM | MemSQL rakes in the dough, IBM doesn’t, and the future of MOOCs - 01/23/2014 | Big Data Startup MemSQL Raises $35 Million - 01/22/2014

IT WORLD | Big Data startup MemSQL raises $35 million - 01/22/2014

IT BUSINESS EDGE | MemSQL Raises $35 Million for In-Memory SQL Database Platform - 01/22/2014

NETWORK WORLD | Big Data startup MemSQL raises $35 million - 01/22/2014

SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL | MemSQL raises $35M to speed Big Data analytics - 01/22/2014

DATANOMI | MemSQL Secures $35M in Funding - 01/22/2014

DBTA | In-Memory Database Provider MemSQL Raises $35 Million Series B Investment - 01/22/2014

TECHCRUNCH | MemSQL Raises $35M Series B Led By Accel Partners - 01/22/2014

GIGAOM | Fast-growing database startup MemSQL raises $35M - 01/22/2014

VENTURE BEAT | MemSQL raises $35M to Future-Proof Your Company’s Database - 01/22/2014

EWEEK | In-Memory MemSQL Database Adds JSON Real-Time Analytics - 09/18/2013

INFORMATION WEEK | NewSQL Vendor MemSQL Takes On MongoDB - 09/18/2013

GIGAOM | MemSQL adds NoSQL support to its in-memory database - 09/18/2013

WIRED | Ex-Facebookers Feed Zuck’s Code Into New Data Revolution - 07/31/2013

DBTA | MemSQL Allows Enterprises to Compare Real-Time Data to Historical Trends - 07/16/2013

TDWI | MemSQL Helps Enterprises Compare Real-Time Data to Historical Trends - 07/10/2013

GIGAOM | MemSQL Makes it Easier to Import Historical Data and Query it all Under One Roof - 06/19/2013

GIGAOM | Cloud Trailblazers: 10 for 2013 - 05/28/2013

WALL STREET JOURNAL | Moving On From Facebook - 05/17/2013

TECHCRUNCH | Six Experts on Speeding Up Data - 05/05/2013

DBTA | MemSQL Unveils Distributed Version of its In-Memory Database - 04/30/2013

SD TIMES | MemSQL Releases In-Memory Database - 04/24/2013

GIGAOM | Database Startup MemSQL Adds Scale to Speed with Distributed Version - 04/23/2013

DBMS2 | MemSQL Scales Out - 04/23/2013

BIG DATA FOR FINANCE | MemSQL Ships Distributed In-Memory Database - 04/23/2013

PR NEWS WIRE | MemSQL Named 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate -04/11/2013

GIGAOM | Not every database was created equal. Here’s how they stand out - 03/21/2013

TECHCRUNCH | Founder Stories: MemSQL’s Eric Frenkiel on Building an Enterprise Product - 03/20/2013

FORBES | Enterprise Software's Next Generation Of Leaders - 02/21/2013

GIGAOM | How MemSQL is helping Zynga get back on track - 01/18/2013

FORBES | CEO Eric Frenkiel Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Tech Innovators - 12/17/2012

ENTREPRENEUR | How Accelerators Help Start-Ups Get Funding - 11/20/2012

BARRONS | Bye-Bye PCs - 10/20/2012

FORBES | How Eric Frenkiel's MemSQL Got In To Y Combinator - 10/05/2012

DATA INFORNED | The Database Resurgence Fueled by Big Data - 09/28/2012

GIGAOM | What's it like being Y Combinator startup? - 08/30/2012

VENTURE BEAT | Meet the young founders who are taking on the enterprise - 08/30/2012

TECHCRUNCH | MemSQL Launches with $5M From Ashton Kutcher, Max Levchin & More - 07/18/2012

BUSINESS WEEK | Revenge of the Nerdiest Nerds - 06/28/2012

GIGAOM | Ex-Facebookers launch MemSQL to make your database fly - 06/18/2012

FORBES | CEO Eric Frenkiel Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Tech Innovators - 12/19/2011

WIRED | Wired Covers the Winter 2011 Y Combinator Class - 05/17/2011

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