October 20, 2020 | ,

How materialized views provide instant visibility into aggregate data

  Over the last decade, SQL has fallen out of fashion and is now seeing a resurgence. As applications become more complex, people realize they need a data manipulation language, and SQL is the obvious choice as it’s a proven and well-known mechanism for manipulating related data structures. In this blog post, we discuss how […]

October 08, 2020 |

It’s Time to Unlock the Previously Hidden Value in the Sub-10 Millisecond World

Until recently, “Real Time” meant more or less whatever you wanted it to mean, as the majority of interactions took place at human time scales. As we move to an era where the majority of interactions will either be Machine To Machine (“M2M”) or will have a human on one side and a machine on […]

September 17, 2020 |

Eventual Consistency and 5G Won’t Play Well Together

5G has a headline requirement for 1ms latencies. Legacy RDBMS products can’t come anywhere near this. Many newer database products will face serious problems because they use Eventual Consistency. Why? Latency In order to provide scalability and resilience, new DB technologies keep multiple copies of data on different physical servers. As a result, the loss [...]
September 09, 2020 |

Streaming Events: Are you Storing Decisions or Taking Them?

There’s a lot of talk right now about how 5G and the IIoT will increase volumes of ‘transactions’ driven by streaming events, but equally, there’s a lot of hand waving and vague definitions about what a ‘transaction’ actually is. As a consequence, I would argue people are overestimating what can be done with clever queues [...]
September 02, 2020 | ,

If Latency is Important, You Should Think Twice

Redis recently announced a US$100M round of funding; a positive sign for the industry, especially in the current challenging environment. In the article, co-founder and CTO Yiftach Shoolman states ambitiously that “If latency is important, you should think twice before you use a database other than Redis”. Always ready for a challenge, we did think […]

August 25, 2020 | ,

VoltDB Releases V10

VoltDB has just released V10 - a momentous milestone in our evolution from a very fast, highly-available ACID database to a complete fast data solution. Built to handle the streaming use cases of today and the future, V10 delivers high-performance with predictable low-latency on a range of streaming and transactional processing workloads. A stable, scalable [...]
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