Next Tuesday, May 7, I’ll be taking part in a webinar with MemSQL at 10am PST to discuss real-time big data analytics.
Although much of the focus of big data relates to volume, the velocity of data – combined with increased frequency of analysis – is driving requirements for real-time analytics so enterprises can drive new business opportunities and create a competitive advantage.
I’ll be discussing the forces driving the emergence of ‘operational intelligence’ as a means of generating real-time insight into how a business is performing, and will be joined by MemSQL CEO, Erik Frenkiel.
Between us we will discuss how to:
- Scale an in-memory analytics solution for sub-second responses on terabytes of real-time and recent historical data.
- Reduce time-to-value by using existing SQL skills for real-time analytics.
- Solve real-time Big Data analytics challenges such as network security, operational analytics, risk management and marketing campaign optimization.
- Leverage real-time operational intelligence to make data-driven decisions.
- Minimize costs with horizontal scale-out on commodity hardware.
For full details, and to register, click here.
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451 Research’s 2013 Database survey is now live at http://bit.ly/451db13 investigating the current use of database technologies, including MySQL, NoSQL and NewSQL, as well as traditional relation and non-relational databases.
The aim of this survey is to identify trends in database usage, as well as changing attitudes to MySQL following its acquisition by Oracle, and the competitive dynamic between MySQL and other databases, including NoSQL and NewSQL technologies.
There are just 15 questions to answer, spread over five pages, and the entire survey should take less than ten minutes to complete.
All individual responses are of course confidential. The results will be published as part of a major research report due during Q2.
The full report will be available to 451 Research clients, while the results of the survey will also be made freely available via a
presentation at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo in April.
Last year’s results have been viewed nearly 55,000 times on SlideShare so we are hoping for a good response to this year’s survey.
One of the most interesting aspects of a 2012 survey results was the extent to which MySQL users were testing and adopting PostgreSQL. Will that trend continue or accelerate in 2013? And what of the adoption of cloud-based database services such as Amazon RDS and Google Cloud SQL?
Are the new breed of NewSQL vendors having any impact on the relational database incumbents such as Oracle, Microsoft and IBM? And how is SAP HANA adoption driving interest in other in-memory databases such as VoltDB and MemSQL?
We will also be interested to see how well NoSQL databases fair in this year’s survey results. Last year MongoDB was the most popular, followed by Apache Cassandra/DataStax and Redis. Are these now making a bigger impact on the wider market, and what of Basho’s Riak, CouchDB, Neo4j, Couchbase et al?
Additionally, we have been tracking attitudes to Oracle’s ownership of MySQL since the deal to acquire Sun was announced. Have MySQL users’ attitudes towards Oracle improved or declined in the last 12 months, and what impact will the formation of the MariaDB Foundation have on MariaDB adoption?
We’re looking forward to analyzing the results and providing answers to these and other questions. Please help us to get the most representative result set by taking part in the survey at http://bit.ly/451db13