A Deeper Look at MemSQL Cloud

Kristi Lewandowski
Kristi Lewandowski

What’s new with MemSQL?

First, we announced the general availability of MemSQL Cloud, our managed service offering. Second, we are fulfilling our plans to be the world’s leading real-time data warehouse.

Now Chief Information, Data, and Analytics officers can make a strategic choice for the future:

  • Freedom to choose a managed service for fast execution and convenience
  • Deploy on any public or private cloud
  • Or mitigate expensive appliances with a scale-out on-premises solution

Where did the idea for MemSQL Cloud come from?

Cloud is a top priority for CIOs, which means they need more straightforward tools to help them plan any type of cloud deployment and migration.

MemSQL was developed as a cloud-native solution with the ability to run anywhere. Now MemSQL has completed its multicloud approach to modern data processing with a managed service offering.

What new features are available with MemSQL Cloud?

Customers now get these new MemSQL Cloud features:

  • Cloud Storage Options: Integrated options, such as AWS Elastic Block Storage
  • System Metrics: Cluster visibility to ensure continuous uptime and optimal performance
  • Security Groups: Built-in access control lists for added security
  • Real-time Support: Instant access to trained MemSQL experts for smooth operations

What function does multicloud serve in MemSQL Cloud?

MemSQL Cloud provides a true multicloud experience to our customers. With multicloud support, customers can avoid cloud provider lock-in, reduce risks associated with outages and take advantage of the best services offered by each vendor.

How can customers move data to MemSQL Cloud? What if they aren’t using MemSQL?

MemSQL Cloud supports many different migration strategies. For example, you can ingest streaming data from Kafka, load data from S3, leverage open standards such as ODBC or JDBC, or replicate data from existing MemSQL clusters. The choice is yours.

What workloads are ideal for MemSQL Cloud?

MemSQL Cloud appeals to companies that need modern data processing, and have a desire to focus on application development efforts without needing to fully manage the database.

  • For the Chief Information Officer who evaluates the public cloud needs for all departments and divisions: MemSQL runs anywhere
  • For the Chief Data Officer who is concerned about operational data workflows: MemSQL supports operational analytics
  • For the Chief Analytics Officer in need of new analytics with their favorite BI tools: MemSQL fits with machine learning and popular BI tools
  • For the Head of Analytics seeking business value to make change: MemSQL enables real-time business models

Are net new applications best suited for MemSQL Cloud?

It’s up to you. We work with customers to determine how they want to use MemSQL, and help them make that happen. And just as before, you can manage your data anywhere, including running a development “cluster-in-a-box” on your laptop. You can also replace legacy solutions with MemSQL Cloud.

Why should I use MemSQL versus a competitor?

MemSQL has better performance than the competition, especially for real-time workloads. It is ideal for customers that are looking for fast ingest, fast query or high concurrency from a data warehouse. When a customer is looking for all three features, MemSQL is hands down the best choice.

What makes real-time analytics different from offline analytics for cloud data warehouses?

It is all about time to insight. Batch systems assume you only care about the speed to access the data once it is in the data warehouse. The problem is that people want to know the answer to their question as soon as the information is available. So customers care about the time to insight, which is from the time the data is born to the time it can be served as an answer. This includes the time to collect it, the time to ingest it and the time to query it. A real-time analytics system has to be fast at all of these mechanisms or it cannot achieve real-time speeds.

When will MemSQL Cloud be available?

Now! Currently available for customers looking to host clusters on AWS or Azure, and will be available for Google Cloud Platform in the future.

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