Category: No Compromises

VoltDB Bonded Network Compatibility

November 21, 2017

In this post we describe VoltDB’s high availability architecture and how it interacts with bonded networks. Together they offer protection and continuity against network failovers. How do we know? Because we tested it and describe the tests we ran to verify compatibility with various bonded network modes. What Is a Bonded Network? Bonded networking is […]

Beyond Analytics to Real-time Decisions

July 24, 2017

Companies and business leaders are increasingly realizing the advantages and opportunities provided by implementing real-time decision making and action on streams of data. Joe McKendrick, writing for the DBTA thought leadership series, sees the trend as well — and has the evidence to prove it. He notes that a Unisphere/Information Today, Inc. survey “found that […]

Keeping up with Header Bidding’s performance requirements

June 29, 2017

Pretty much anyone who knows adtech will tell you that header bidding is the future of the industry. Header bidding allows publishers to field ad bids in the header of a webpage, which is before anything else (including other ad placements) loads. This allows publishers to establish a “premium” auction instead of the typical real-time bidding […]

Why Telcos Need a Real-Time Analytics Strategy

June 09, 2017

Historically, telco analytics have been limited and difficult. Telco networks and the systems that support those networks are some of the most advanced technology solutions in existence. The performance requirements for telco networks are staggering – the ability to process millions of transactions per second, the ability to manage billions of events per day, and […]

Impressions from the Austin, TX Telco 5G/BCE Show

June 02, 2017

VoltDB has been providing value to telco communications solution providers since our beginnings back in 2009. Back then, we were designed into OSS/BSS software offered by companies like Openet and HP (now HPE) because our database could make the very fast authorization/authentication decisions that were needed while offering the high reliability required by carriers. Our in-memory […]

MiFID II – You’re doing it wrong …

May 24, 2017

Many financial services organizations are well on their way to implementing a data management and reporting strategy to comply with the upcoming MiFID II requirements. For our procrastinator friends out there who perhaps haven’t read through all 196 pages of the regulation as it pertains to transaction reporting requirements, here’s what you need to know. […]

Got fraud? Tune in to our webinar on detecting fraud in Financial Services and AdTech

May 22, 2017

Large financial institutions deal with many types of fraud, predominantly transaction fraud. Transaction fraud occurs when a fraudster steals credentials, such as a credit card number, and charges those accounts illicitly. To protect against this type of fraud, banks must monitor every card swipe, monitor for unusual or suspicious activity, and then make an immediate […]

Shocking Fact: Stored Procedures make OLTP faster. Seriously!

April 11, 2017

There are three ways to interact with the database in client / server computing: Play “Twenty Questions” with SQL statements; Move all the data to the client, and then back again; and, Use a stored procedure to move the problem to the server. Of these, using stored procedures is the most efficient and logical choice […]

Lack of consistency is the hobgoblin of data management (and other survey results)

October 26, 2016

We did a survey last year to see how enterprises viewed the need for “real time” (see https://www.voltdb.uk/blog/worlds-apart-real-time-data-disconnect). Since we are leaders in the fast data space, we wanted to try to gauge where companies were on the real-time maturity curve. The results were interesting, which motivated us to do another survey – this time […]

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