Five Reasons to Switch from Oracle to MemSQL Webinar

Floyd Smith

In a recent webinar, we shared a detailed description of MemSQL’s strengths, Oracle’s weaknesses, customer case studies, and key use cases where the MemSQL advantage shines.

The demands on databases are increasing – and legacy databases are struggling to keep up. Outdated architectures built around a single core process can’t take in data in large volumes quickly, nor respond adequately to ever-rising levels of queries – let alone handle both at the same time.

MemSQL, featuring a modern architecture, scales out to support true multiprocessing on a pool of machines, in the cloud and on-premises equally, in virtual machines and containers. This makes MemSQL responsive to modern demands such as real-time analytics on frequently updated data, IoT applications, machine learning, and AI. Customers use MemSQL for data-intensive applications in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, media and communications, healthcare, and many others.

Demands on Databases Are Rising

Databases are ever more important to businesses and as a result the types of databases and options for databases have exploded. Organizations need to move past reporting and optimizing their business with operational data and must quickly respond and predict using new innovative techniques to accelerate business performance.

Legacy databases struggle with new demands. They’re hard to scale out, expensive, and complex. They lack interoperability, full citizenship in the cloud, and DevOps friendliness.

MemSQL was an in-memory database and is now memory-first, making it a fast database for real-time analytics
Decision-makers need faster and
faster insights from more and more data.

MemSQL, on the other hand, is rightly described as “The No-Limits Database”. MemSQL supports ANSI SQL; is optimized for both structured and semi-structured data; and offers very high performance, especially through the ability to scale out a single database across multiple machines. MemSQL was built with a modern architecture to run well on both on-premises hardware and cloud infrastructure.

Most importantly, MemSQL offers breakthrough levels of performance at a lower price than competitors, giving MemSQL a very strong story in price-performance as well. One representative customer achieved 10x the performance of Oracle at one-third the cost.

MemSQL Out-Performs Oracle at Real Customer Sites

In the webinar, the hosts dive deep into a comparison between MemSQL, with its high performance and modern architecture, and Oracle, with limited performance due to its legacy architecture. Oracle often struggles when price-performance is considered – due to Oracle’s high prices and the company’s tendency to sell expensive add-ons that incrementally improve performance, while adding complexity for installation, management, and maintenance.

Akamai installed MemSQL as a fast database for billing and other use cases
With MemSQL, Akamai achieved a price-performance improvement
of two orders of magnitude over Oracle Exadata

The hosts also introduce case studies with both named customers, such as Akamai and Verizon, and anonymized customers in energy and healthcare. These customers implement solutions in areas such as real-time financial reporting – in one case, with ultra wealthy clients who expect near-zero latency at all time – and operational analytics.

Webinar Recording and Slides

You can easily access the webinar recording and slides to learn more about MemSQL.

Free Trial

We also offer a free trial of MemSQL for 30 days. Download the free trial today.

memsql ribbon
MemSQL Helios
The World's Fastest Cloud Database