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MemSQL’s Key Advantages Over SAP HANA

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Accelerate business with instant insights delivered by the world’s fastest database for operational analytics
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Build your data future on a cloud platform made for the demands of the data revolution
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Transform on your terms - with SQL familiarity and cost savings, but with an architecture that breaks through limits
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Description

Built for maximum ingest, fast query, and high concurrency to help you process, analyze, and act on data instantly. Available in the cloud, on Kubernetes, or on-premises.

Only runs on specialized hardware, that is very expensive. Unreliable while handling hybrid workloads.

Database Model

Relational DBMS

Relational DBMS

DBaaS Offering

SAP HANA

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Data Ingest

The first database with true linear shared-nothing scalability, enabling essentially unlimited scale, proven from three leading industry benchmarks: TPC-C, TPC-H, and TPC-DS.

Much slower transactions and throughput due to limitations in architecture. Unable to deliver parallel lock-free ingest for streaming data.

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Maintenance

Rapidly deploy the integrated software only environment on standard hardware for dramatically less complexity and manageability.

Tightly integrated hardware and software configurations results in weeks to months of challenging patching and upgrades tying up DBA resources and impacting end user experiences.

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Flexibility

Devops enabled for rapid deployment, scale, on multi-cloud. Open platform runs with Kafka, Spark, HDFS, Kubernetes.

Not DevOps ready resulting in complex admin operations. Down time during scale out. In-built DR solution is inadequate.

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Architecture

Scale-out architecture efficiently and quickly responds to growing workloads leveraging commodity hardware without add-ons or specialized tuning expertise.

Scale-out operation requires manual sharding, costly data re-distribution, and expensive hardware addons. Zero data loss is not guaranteed when standby fails.

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Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Simple single product subscription with easy to manage and patch software platform delivers performance with dramatic cost savings.

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Requires specialized hardware. Expensive maintenance contracts, database options, and upgrade fees result in continuously rising TCO.

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Customer Success

MemSQL is Trusted by The World’s Top Brands

Fortune 50

Augmenting Hadoop with MemSQL for Faster Analytics

A diversified Fortune 50 company needed fast analytics at the divisional level, as well as the ability to continually roll up data across the company for quarter-end reporting and communications to investors.
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Fortune 50

Improve Grid Availability

Reduced time from event creation to dashboard insights with HDFS real-time ingestion and faster query processing

Broadened Data Access

Familiar relational SQL of MemSQL expanded usability of HDFS data by more team members for ad hoc queries and standard BI tools

Deeper Insights

Scalable platform supported high-performance joins of additional data sources providing new insights previously not available
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About MemSQL

MemSQL is The Database of NowTM for Modern Applications. Run both transactional and analytical workloads at scale with an integrated, familiar, durable SQL database
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