Category: Big Data

The Four Advantages of an Event-Driven Architecture

March 11, 2021
Big data and analytics offer a key source of revenue for telcos at a time when many are looking for new growth avenues, according to a new report from Research and Markets. In fact, it’s estimated that 22% of carrier app value will come from big data by 2025.  At the same time, there remains [...]

Stonebraker Big Data London 2018 Keynote: “Big Data, Disruptions and the 800 Pound Gorilla in the Corner”

December 03, 2018
In this video of his Fast Data London 2018 keynote, Dr. Stonebraker focuses on the current market for “Big Data” products, specifically those that deal with one or more of “the 3 V’s”. He suggests that the volume problem for business intelligence applications is pretty well solved by the data warehouse vendors; however upcoming “data science” [...]
VoltDB Thought Leadership

What Is Thought-Provoking to Our Readers?

May 23, 2018
Database Blog Trends, First Half 2018 Looking back over the first half of the year, we notice three trends in reader interest with our blog posts. They are: Defining the real-time database market How to compare database technologies, and How cloud database migration. In this post, we’ll give an overview of the posts most read [...]
Realtime Analytics Blog

How Real Time Are Your Analytics?

April 11, 2018

Not surprisingly, your business has collected a lot of data over the past few years, and you have used some analytical databases or data warehouses to organize and understand your insights. Congratulations, you have taken the 1st step with your data strategy, and produced analytics that will help drive your business! Meanwhile, your applications need […]

The Humble Cloud Architect Answers Questions on Strategy

Strategy Q&A from the Humble Cloud Architect

March 08, 2018

Recently, we hosted a webinar entitled “The Humble Cloud Architect: What is Your Database Strategy?” We had a number of excellent questions during that session, including some that we did not have the time to answer during the webinar. These questions are reproduced and answered below. For those who missed the webinar, you may view […]

Forrester wave translytical data platforms Voltdb response

What Makes a Good Translytics Platform?

February 12, 2018
Previously, I critiqued the Forrester Wave Translytical Data Platforms Q4 2017 report. At the end, I promised to provide a list of criteria to evaluate translytical databases. In order to create that list, we need to start with a solid definition of Translytics. The Forrester Wave report defines Translytics as: “A unified and integrated data [...]

The State of Database Technology, Part 1: Scaleability

January 24, 2018
Editor’s note: This post is re-posted here by permission from the author. The original post was on LinkedIn on December 2, 2017. Despite multiple challenger technologies (eg. Object Oriented databases), the relational databases from Oracle, IBM and Microsoft have prevailed supreme for over 30 years. This dominance has however been increasingly challenged by a new [...]

NewSQL in Plain English

January 21, 2018
Editor’s note: This post is re-posted here by permission from the author. The original post was on LinkedIn on January 10, 2018. The world has changed massively in the past 20 years. Back in the year 2000, a few million users connected to the web using a 56k modem attached to a PC, and Amazon only sold [...]
Making the Case for Open Source

The Open Source Real-Time Question (and Fast Data Answers)

October 24, 2017

Rising Amounts of Information As we look at total amount of information created world wide, we see an exponentially rising curve. According to the Kleiner Perkins 2017 Internet Trends study, the amount of total information generated in the world today is about 16 zettabytes (zb). Based on Kleiner estimates, this number will grow at least […]

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