ODBMS.org http://www.odbms.org Operational Database Management Systems Sat, 07 Oct 2017 05:38:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.16 Emerging Technology: Translytical Databases-Deliver Analytics At The Speed Of Transactions http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/emerging-technology-translytical-databases-deliver-analytics-at-the-speed-of-transactions/ http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/emerging-technology-translytical-databases-deliver-analytics-at-the-speed-of-transactions/#comments Sat, 07 Oct 2017 05:38:24 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/?p=11084

 Next-Generation Databases Seamlessly Support Both Transactions And Analytics

by Noel Yuhanna and Mike Gualtieri, Forrester

December 10, 2015 | Updated: January 25, 2016

Why Read This Report

Blazing-fast performance for both transactions and analytics is the goal of the new and emerging database category that Forrester calls translytical databases. Powered by in-memory technology and a scale-out architecture, this new class of database is designed to support both transactions and analytics without sacrificing transactional integrity, performance, scale, and analytical capacity. Translytical databases can have a hypertransformative effect on enterprise architects’ ability to deliver analytical insights at lightning speed. Oracle, SAP, and VoltDB are among the vendors that offer this technology now.

Key Takeaways

Separate Systems For Different Workloads Are Affecting Business Growth And Innovation Enterprises have built technology stacks comprising transactional, operational, and analytical systems, making it extremely challenging for enterprise architects to access the right information at the right time to support the new business requirements.

Translytical Delivers A Single Database For Transactions And Analytics Recent advances and innovations around distributed in-memory, data compression, multimodal data format, and tiered storage are enabling a new generation of distributed databases that can support practically any workload in real time.

The Translytical Database Market Is Ramping Up Rapidly With New And Traditional Vendors Big database vendors such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP are expanding existing database platforms to support translytical, while smaller niche vendors such as Aerospike, MemSQL, and VoltDB are focusing on innovative and economical platforms.

DOWNLOAD .PDF: Forrester-report-Translytical-Databases

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European Big Data Value Forum, Versailles, France. 21st – 23rd November 2017. http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/european-big-data-value-forum-versailles-france-21st-23rd-november-2017/ http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/european-big-data-value-forum-versailles-france-21st-23rd-november-2017/#comments Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:31:05 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/?p=11082
The European Big Data Value Forum 2017, jointly organised by the Big Data Value Association and the European Commission, will be held in Versailles, France (Palais des Congrès) from 21st to 23rd November 2017.

The central topic of the conference is “Trusted AI for Smart Industry”.

Check out our updated programme and speakers list. Keynotes and presentations will range from cutting-edge industrial applications of Big Data technologies, innovative business cases of the data economy, inspiring future visions, and insights on EU policy-making.

Seats are filling up fast! with over 400 people registered in less than 2 weeks. Don’t wait, register to EBDVF 2017 now and book your trip to Versailles.

Stay tuned! Follow @BDVA_PPP #ebdvf17
Check out our event video here.

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MemSQL 6 – Release Candidate http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/memsql-6-release-candidate/ http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/memsql-6-release-candidate/#comments Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:15:13 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/?p=11078
MemSQL 6.0 RC introduces enhancements to manageability and resiliency, as well as exception handling support for extensibility. It also includes the enhancements to query processing and extensibility that were introduced in Betas 1, 2,  and 3 with up to 80X performance improvement for group-by/aggregate queries.
Manageability and resiliency enhancements include:
  • Enhanced fault tolerance for leaf failover, master aggregator failover, and ALTER TABLE
  • Reduced blocking for backups, ALTER TABLE, leaf failover, and system management operations
Benefits include fewer situations that require manual intervention, simplified application development, and improved availability.

See the Complete Feature List

 LINK TO PAGE for DOWNLOAD: http://www1.memsql.com/release-candidate.html

Terms and Conditions

This early access version of the MemSQL 6 software is subject to the MemSQL Software and Services Agreement located at memsql.com/contracts, unless such terms are superseded by a separate written agreement between the parties (the “MemSQL License Agreement”). Notwithstanding anything set forth in the MemSQL License Agreement, the MemSQL 6 RC is for development, testing and evaluation purposes only. It is not licensed for production use, and is provided “as is” with no warranty. By downloading and/or accessing this early access software, you agree to such terms.


To provide feedback to MemSQL about the beta, post on the #memsql-public-chat public Slack channel, or email feedback@memsql.com.

Sponsored by MemSQL

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CRC Press Publishes a New Approach to Learning Game Programming http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/crc-press-publishes-a-new-approach-to-learning-game-programming/ http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/crc-press-publishes-a-new-approach-to-learning-game-programming/#comments Thu, 05 Oct 2017 18:09:06 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/?p=11076 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 3, 2017

Boca Raton, FL, October 3, 2017– CRC Press is pleased to announce the release of its newly published book, Game Programming for Artists by Jarryd Huntley and Hanna Brady.

The world of content creation — including video games — has seen rapid and dramatic democratization this century. New software and technologies abound, making it easier than ever to express oneself through new creative avenues. The proliferation of the indie game scene and the professional games industry has included all sorts of voices: artists, philosophers, writers, musicians, designers, and more.

In Game Programming for Artists, Huntley and Brady demystify coding for creatives who have little to no previous experience in computer science or programming. The book makes programming more accessible, in the hope of contributing to the spirit of invention integral to games and encouraging the multidisciplinary nature of medium.

Whether in pursuit of personal projects or to better understand new ways to fit into a team, a solid foundation in programming is invaluable to those who want to create their own video games. The first step to learning anything isn’t always the hardest, but it’s certainly the most important. Without taking that first step, none of the other steps can happen.

This desire to give more artists a place to start, an obvious first step, led to the creation of Game Programming for Artists. With this goal in mind, the book focuses on three pillars: an introduction to the basics of programming, a holistic view of how game engines work, and educational excerpts of code written in Unity. By utilizing a conversational approach to understanding programming, Game Programming for Artists provides a solid foundation from which a creator can explore their own projects.

Game Programming for Artists is intended for any creative looking for their first window into game programming and is for students of every age.

Jarryd Huntley is a leader in the greater Cleveland game development community. He teaches game programming at a community college and directs events to support local developers. When not in the classroom or at an event, he can be found visiting aquariums with his family or traveling to conferences with his guitar. Hanna Brady is a freelance game writer. She works on mobile and indie games. She is also published in the academic anthology Queer Game Studies. In her spare time, she writes fiction, travels, and plays board games with her awesome family.
About CRC Press: CRC Press is a premier publisher of scientific, technology and medical resources, reaching around the globe to collect essential reference material and the latest advances and making them available to researchers, academics, professionals and students in a variety of accessible formats. CRC Press is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business. For more information, visit www.crcpress.com.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Danielle Griffin at 561-998-2589 or email at Danielle.Griffin@taylorandfrancis.com.

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In-Memory Computing Summit North America 2017 Announces Breakout Session Schedule http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/in-memory-computing-summit-north-america-2017-announces-breakout-session-schedule/ http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/in-memory-computing-summit-north-america-2017-announces-breakout-session-schedule/#comments Thu, 05 Oct 2017 17:57:53 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/?p=11074 Early Bird Registration Discount Rate Ends October 1st

FOSTER CITY, Calif. – Sept. 21, 2017 – GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache® Ignite™, today announced the breakout session schedule for the third annual In-Memory Computing Summit North America, taking place October 24-25, 2017, at the South San Francisco Conference Center. The Early Bird registration discount rate ends on October 1, 2017.

The In-Memory Computing Summit (IMCS) is held annually in both Europe and North America. The conferences are the only industry-wide events that focus on the full range of in-memory computing-related technologies and solutions. The conferences are attended by technical decision makers, business decision makers, operations experts, DevOps professionals, architects and developers. The attendees make or influence purchasing decisions about in-memory computing, Big Data, Fast Data, IoT, HTAP and HPC solutions.

Conference Schedule

This year’s North America conference includes 40 breakout sessions on a wide range of topics. The daily breakout session schedules can be found at:

Highlights for each day include:

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Registration Discounts

The Early Bird registration rate of $449, a 10 percent discount on the standard rate of $499, ends on October 1, 2017. Register via the conference website.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The In-Memory Computing Summit North America 2017 is sponsored by leading technology vendors. A limited number of sponsorship packages are available. Sponsors have an opportunity to increase their visibility and reputation as technology leaders, interact with key in-memory computing business and technical decision makers, and connect with technology purchasers and influencers. Current sponsors include:

  • Platinum Sponsor – GridGain Systems
  • Gold Sponsor – YADRO
  • Silver Sponsors – Fujitsu, Hazelcast, ScaleOut Software, Neeve Research, Starcounter
  • Association Sponsors – Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Apache Software Foundation
  • Media Sponsors – CMSWire, Datanami, InsideBigData, InsideHPC

About the In-Memory Computing Summit

The In-Memory Computing Summits are the only industry-wide events of their kind, tailored to in-memory computing-related technologies and solutions. They are the perfect opportunity to reach technical IT decision makers, IT implementers, architects, developers, and business decision makers who make or influence purchasing decisions in the areas of in-memory computing, Big Data, Fast Data, IoT, HTAP and HPC. Attendees include CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, VPs, IT directors, IT managers, data scientists, senior engineers, senior developers, architects and more. The events are unique forums for networking, education and the exchange of ideas that power digital transformation and the future of Fast Data. For more information, visit https://imcsummit.org/us/ and follow the events on Twitter @IMCSummit.

About GridGain Systems

GridGain Systems is revolutionizing real-time data access and processing by offering an in-memory computing platform built on Apache® Ignite™. GridGain solutions are used by global enterprises in financial, software, e-commerce, retail, online business services, healthcare, telecom and other major sectors, with a client list that includes Barclays, ING, Sberbank, Misys, IHS Markit, Workday, and Huawei. GridGain delivers unprecedented speed and massive scalability to both legacy and greenfield applications. Deployed on a distributed cluster of commodity servers, GridGain software can reside between the application and data layers (RDBMS, NoSQL and Apache® Hadoop®), requiring no rip-and-replace of the existing databases, or it can be deployed as an in-memory transactional SQL database. GridGain is the most comprehensive in-memory computing platform for high-volume ACID transactions, real-time analytics, web-scale applications and HTAP. For more information, visit gridgain.com.

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Movemedical Takes on $5 Billion in Medical Waste with New SaaS Platform Powered by NuoDB http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/movemedical-takes-on-5-billion-in-medical-waste-with-new-saas-platform-powered-by-nuodb/ http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/movemedical-takes-on-5-billion-in-medical-waste-with-new-saas-platform-powered-by-nuodb/#comments Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:34:16 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/?p=11070 Cloud application relies on elastic SQL database to maintain data consistency and continuous availability for healthcare providers

Cambridge, MA – October 3, 2017 – NuoDB, the elastic SQL database company for hybrid cloud applications, today announced that Movemedical, a provider of sales tools, analytics, and last-mile supply chain management software for the medical device industry, has successfully deployed NuoDB to support its efforts to drive down healthcare costs and minimize waste in the medical device supply chain. Selected for its ability to scale out to multiple data centers while still retaining SQL and strict transactional consistency, NuoDB has been in production since June 2017. Read the full case study at www.nuodb.com/movemedical-cs

 Movemedical’s new platform builds upon the success of a custom-built, on-premises solution used by more than 7,000 users to coordinate over four million orthopedic implant surgeries worldwide. With this experience, Movemedical has developed a simple-to-use, comprehensive software as a service offering that combines surgery case management with the medical device supply chain to help customers manage everything from surgery scheduling and preferences to inventory control and expirations to reporting, billing, and contract management. Formally announced in August 2017, the new platform, built on top of NuoDB, is already on track to help eliminate more than $100 million in waste over the next two years, as customers have been able to reduce inventory that was brought into the operating room by 25 percent, simply with better inventory management.

 Prior to selecting NuoDB, Movemedical conducted a comprehensive analysis of databases, including traditional (Oracle, and MySQL + Percona XtraDB Cluster), NewSQL (MemSQL), and managed cloud databases (Amazon Aurora), to determine the best fit for their exacting requirements. Since the Moveplatform was an evolution of an existing software offering built on Oracle 12c, the team needed simplicity of migration – particularly in the form of a SQL interface. ACID compliance and strict transactional consistency was critical to ensure 100 percent accuracy as the platform manages implantable medical devices and surgical data. Finally, the team wanted a product that would be able to operate in an active-active capacity across multiple data centers as usage expands.

 “We seriously considered Amazon Aurora, but we wanted a database that would be able to handle read-write workloads across multiple Availability Zones,” said Toan Truong, lead systems engineer at Movemedical. “NuoDB provides that perfect combination of a trustworthy, relational database with scale-out capabilities and a cloud-centric architecture. Its architecture even enables us to generate real-time reports without impacting transactional performance.”

 Movemedical expects to grow rapidly as they bring on more customers and expose more people throughout the medical device supply chain to their offering. NuoDB’s ability to run on AWS and rapidly adjust to changes in volume will help them keep up with demand. In addition, NuoDB’s multi-tenant capabilities will make it easy for Movemedical to support multiple customers using the same database resources – improving efficiency and utilization for Movemedical, just as Movemedical does for its customers.

 “We are honored to be such an integral part of Movemedical’s mission to drive efficiency, reduce waste, and lower costs in healthcare,” said Jeff Boehm, chief marketing officer at NuoDB. “We’ve worked hard to provide a database that can meet the needs of innovators like Movemedical – those whose applications require the trustworthiness of a traditional relational database but that also need the benefits of the cloud.”

 To learn more about Movemedical and how they’re using NuoDB, read our case study at www.nuodb.com/movemedical-cs

For more on how NuoDB can help support the development of new cloud applications download our free Community Edition.

About NuoDB

NuoDB’s elastic SQL database for hybrid cloud applications helps customers get applications to market faster and reduce their total cost of ownership. Software vendors and ecommerce companies rely on NuoDB to obtain the combination of scale-out simplicity, elasticity, and continuous availability that cloud applications require, with the transactional consistency and durability that databases of record demand.

As a result, customers can capitalize on modern technologies such as cloud computing and containerization to ensure their applications are ready for today’s evolving expectations, as well as any future requirements.

 NuoDB is headquartered in Cambridge, MA, USA, with offices in Dublin and Belfast. For more information, visit nuodb.com.

Sarah Murray, Partner

Attune Communications





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Redis Labs Strengthens Ecosystem Leadership in First Half of 2017 http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/redis-labs-strengthens-ecosystem-leadership-in-first-half-of-2017/ http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/redis-labs-strengthens-ecosystem-leadership-in-first-half-of-2017/#comments Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:19:23 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/?p=11067 Company accelerates momentum with Fortune 500 customer penetration, technology introductions, strategic alliances, and industry accolades

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2017) – Redis Labs, the home of Redis and provider of Redis Enterprise, today announced momentous growth in the first half of 2017 and a record setting number of customer adoptions by enterprises across technology, healthcare, communications, finance, and retail industries. Redis Labs’ customers are featured Fortune 500 companies, including six of the top ten and 32 percent of Fortune 50 companies overall. Over 7,500 enterprises have now deployed Redis Enterprise in public clouds, in their virtual private clouds, or on-premises.

This increase in customer adoption, particularly by Fortune 500 companies and mid-to-large size enterprises, was driven by an expansion of Redis Labs’ sales and marketing reach, and reflects increased market demand for database platforms that offer the high performance, true high availability, and seamless scaling necessary to power the next generation of applications.

“2017 is shaping up to be a record year for the company,” said Ofer Bengal, CEO and co-founder of Redis Labs. “The diverse use case deployments by the enterprise customers continue to prove the power of Redis Enterprise as the primary database.”

Highlights include:

  • Series D funding – Redis Labs raised $44 million in a Series D round, led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing. This brings the company to $86 million in total funding to date.
  • Growing enterprise adoption & sales – Redis Labs secured premiere enterprise customers including Dell, General Mills, eHarmony, DreamWorks, Quest, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Overstock.com, Dealertrack, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and SunTrust. The company’s industry leading database-as-a-service, Redis Enterprise Cloud, has over 70,000 registered accounts.
  • Product innovations & benchmarks
    • Redis Enterprise Pack v4.5.0 release included Redis Enterprise Flash version 2 availability, with an option to include discovery service using the Redis Sentinel API.
    • Redis Enterprise Cloud services were expanded to new Google Cloud Platform regions, including the Eastern US (us-east1), Central US (us-central1), and Northeast Asia (asia-northeast1).
    • Redis Enterprise cluster node was proven to support over 650K ACID ops per second per node with the Dell EMC VMAX storage while keeping sub-millisecond database latency, highlighting the exemplary performance of Redis Enterprise when used as a persistent, transactional database.
    • Redis Enterprise Flash on the new Intel Optane SSD increased throughput by nine times, a major improvement over the previous generation P3700.
    • Redis Enterprise Pack Tile for Pivotal Cloud Foundry, which enables automated deployment using BOSH, allows Pivotal Cloud Foundry customers to run the highly available, seamlessly scaling Redis Enterprise as a data microservice within their platform.
    • Docker image preview, which allows enterprise developers to use local development environments to build and test applications with Redis Enterprise Pack.
    • Redis Cloud Private preview brings the self-service capabilities and the power of Redis Enterprise Flash technology and multi-region replication to secure VPC environments of customers.
    • Redis Enterprise Pack version 5.0 preview includes geo-distributed, active-active Redis applications with CRDTs, fast search & query in Redis with in-memory indexing, and native JSON processing in Redis.
  • Strategic alliances – Redis Labs partnered with Pivotal, announcing a new BOSH-based tile for Pivotal Foundry customers to deploy Redis Enterprise. The company’s partnership with HashedIn Technologies supports its scaling objectives in India. Overall, partner deals grew 60% in volume and over 300% in deal value.
  • Industry accolades – Redis Labs garnered multiple industry awards including DBTA 100 2017 Companies That Matter Most in Data, 2017 Big Data 100 Coolest Emerging Big Data Vendors, and InfoWorld’s 2017 Tech of the Year. Redis Labs was named among the top four providers of Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) in “The Forrester Wave™: Database-As-A-Service, Q2 2017” report and was named a strong performer in the “The Forrester Wave™: In-Memory Databases, Q1 2017” Redis was named the Most Loved Database in Stack Overflow’s 2017 Developer Survey.
  • Hosted RedisConf17 – Redis Labs hosted the marquee RedisConf for the second year running, featuring speakers from Netflix, Capital One, Home Depot, Lyft, and more. The conference showcased community leaders, large scale adopters, and ecosystem partners of Redis, and
    saw a 50 percent increase in attendees.

For more information on Redis Labs, visit: https://redislabs.com/.

About Redis Labs

Redis Labs, home of open source Redis, the world’s fastest in-memory database platform, provides Redis Enterprise (Redise), as a cloud service and as downloadable software, to over 7,500 enterprise customers. The high performance, true high availability and seamless scaling of Redise, are top-ranked by industry analysts, and power use cases such as high speed transactions, queuing, user session stores, and caching, in e-commerce, social, personalization, IoT, metering, fraud detection and other real-time applications. Redis, voted the most loved database, rated the #1 cloud database, #1 database on Docker, #1 NoSQL datastore, and fastest growing NoSQL database reduces application complexity, simplifies development, accelerates time to market and provides unprecedented flexibility to developers.


Media contacts

Sharon Thompson

Redis Labs


(650) 483-7506


Melissa Roxas

Inner Circle Labs for Redis Labs


(415) 684-9401


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Apple & Accenture Partner to Create iOS Business Solutions http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/apple-accenture-partner-to-create-ios-business-solutions/ http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/apple-accenture-partner-to-create-ios-business-solutions/#comments Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:58:03 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/?p=11065 AUGUST 29, 2017

Accenture to Create Dedicated iOS Practice Within Select Accenture Digital Studios; Apple to Co-Locate Experts with These Teams

CUPERTINO, California and NEW YORK; Aug. 29, 2017 – Apple® and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) are partnering to help businesses transform how their people engage with customers through innovative business solutions for iOS. The partnership will take full advantage of the power, simplicity and security of iOS, the leading enterprise mobility platform, and Accenture’s capabilities as a leader in industry and digital transformation to help companies unlock new revenue streams, increase productivity, improve customer experience and reduce costs.

Accenture will create a dedicated iOS practice within Accenture Digital Studios in select locations around the world. Experts from Apple will be co-located with this team. Working together, the two companies will launch a new set of tools and services that help enterprise clients transform how they engage with customers using iPhone® and iPad®. The experts will include visual and experience designers, programmers, data architects and scientists, and hardware and software designers.

“Starting 10 years ago with iPhone, and then with iPad, Apple has been transforming how work gets done, yet we believe that businesses have only just begun to scratch the surface of what they can do with our products,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Both Apple and Accenture are leaders in building incredible user experiences and together we can continue to truly modernize how businesses work through amazing solutions that take advantage of the incredible capabilities of Apple’s technologies.”

Pierre Nanterme, Accenture’s chairman and CEO, said, “Based on our experience in developing mobile apps, we believe that iOS is the superior mobile platform for businesses and are excited to be partnering with Apple. By combining Accenture’s vast digital capabilities and industry expertise with Apple’s market leadership in creating products that delight customers, we are in a perfect position to help our clients transform the way they work.”

The new iOS tools and services will take full advantage of the latest Apple technologies and tap into Accenture’s leading digital and analytics capabilities.

  • New ecosystem services to help clients address the full range of iOS integration requirements to connect to back-end systems, leveraging Accenture’s systems integration expertise and the unique iOS advantages built by Apple with key partners like SAP and Cisco.
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT) services featuring new tools templates and predesigned code to help clients take greater advantage of the data from IoT platforms in their iOS apps, putting more power into the hands of workers.
  • Migration services to help clients to quickly and easily transfer their existing legacy applications and data to modern iOS apps.

For more information regarding the Apple and Accenture partnership, please visit www.accenture.com/apple or www.apple.com/business/partners.

About Apple
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms – iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS – provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 411,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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A comparison of VoltDB and Cassandra Benchmarks http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/a-comparison-of-voltdb-and-cassandra-benchmarks/ http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/a-comparison-of-voltdb-and-cassandra-benchmarks/#comments Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:25:45 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/?p=11061

Comparing Fast Data Performance

A comparison of VoltDB and Cassandra Benchmarks


NoSQL databases, such as Apache Cassandra, are often used in operational applications. However, a new breed of databases, such as VoltDB, are revolutionizing the fast data landscape. VoltDB is an in-memory NewSQL transactional database for fast data applications, currently in use by major telcos, financial services, and many other markets.

To display the competitiveness in performance between VoltDB and Cassandra, two separate benchmarks were compared. The first benchmark was published in 2015, and was sponsored by VoltDB. The second was also published in 2015 by End Point, and compared Cassandra against Couchbase, HBase, and MongoDB. This study was commissioned by DataStax, whose main product is powered by Cassandra.

Both of these benchmarks are from 2015. However, there are no reasons to suspect more current versions are less powerful. Both systems have become slightly faster over time, but not significantly so. As such, this comparison is still reasonable.

DOWNLOAD (.PDF): VoltDB_Benchmarks_v1

Sponsored by VoltDB

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This Week in Neo4j, 30 September 2017 http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/this-week-in-neo4j-30-september-2017/ http://www.odbms.org/2017/10/this-week-in-neo4j-30-september-2017/#comments Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:11:20 +0000 http://www.odbms.org/?p=11059

BY  Mark Needham, Neo4j

Welcome to this week in Neo4j where we round up what’s been happening in the world of graph databases in the last 7 days.

This week’s featured community member is Sylvain Roussy, Director of R&D at Blueway Software.

Sylvain Roussy - This Week's Featured Community Member

Sylvain Roussy – This Week’s Featured Community Member 

Sylvain has been a member of the Neo4j community for a number of years now, and is the author of a French book on Neo4j – Des données et des graphes. He is currently working on a new book which demonstrates developing an graph based application from idea to production. All presented in dialogues of the project team.

He’s also been organising the Neo4j meetup in Lyon since 2014.

On behalf of the Neo4j community thanks for all your work Sylvain!

Online Meetup: Building Conversational Experiences with Amazon Alexa and Neo4j

In this week’s online meetup GraphAware‘s Christophe Willemsen showed us how to combine Amazon Alexa and Neo4j to build great conversational experiences.


You can catch a live version of this talk at GraphConnect NYC 2017. Christophe will also be hanging out in the DevZone giving demos of the Alexa to anyone who’s interested.

Graphing metaphors, Building a Source Code Schema, GraphQL and GoT

Neo4j, Fraud Detection, and Python

The Data Science Milan group recently hosted an event which focused on different data science applications that are made possible using graph databases.


The video contains a mix of talks in English and Italian – the one in English is about 50 minutes in so if you’re language challenged like me you’ll want to skip forwards to there.

On the podcast: Tomaz Bratanic

This week on the podcast Rik interviewed Tomaz Bratanic, who’s written many great blog posts that we’ve featured in previous versions of TWIN4j.


Tomaz and Rik talk about Tomaz’s move from playing poker to coding fulltime, why he loves the Cypher query language, and more!

That’s all for this week. Have a great weekend!

Cheers, Mark

Sponsored by Neo4j

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