Ryan Betts shares what excites him about VoltDB

During NYC Database Month, Ryan Betts reveals what excites him most about VoltDB.

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Ryan Betts presents “Modern OLTP – Operational Databases and the Future” at NYC Database Month

“Big data” data management – driven by mobile, smart grid infrastructure, telco and integrated retail – generates data faster than legacy, disk-based systems can ingest, analyze and decision. Meanwhile, the declining cost of DRAM and the continued emergence of fast flash technologies makes in-memory big data processing affordable. It is a perfect combination of business need and technology.

Operational data stores are moving in-memory – changing the way we think about data management and broadening the possibilities for real-time, customer-focused applications.

In this talk, Ryan discusses emerging trends driving new in-memory OLTP technologies and presents VoltDB’s view of the very-near future of the operational database.

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NEDB 2013 – John Hugg: Determinism in High-Throughput Distributed Databases

The original VoltDB academic papers leverage determinism to achieve high performance. John’s talk at MIT’s New England Database Day explores determinism in detail and provides specific insight into the following areas:

  • What is determinism in the context of distributed databases?
  • What are some basic sources of non-determinism and how can they be addressed?
  • In what awesome ways can determinism be leveraged in distributed systems?
  • How can non-determinism risks be mitigated and what are some interesting related engineering tradeoffs?

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Stonebraker Live! 2013 – Santa Clara

Watch VoltDB’s Dr. Michael Stonebraker of MIT, UC Berkeley, and Ingres and Postgres fame present the founding principles of solving modern data-velocity problems. Adding to the lessons learned throughout Dr. Stonebraker’s 40-year career in database research are VoltDB’s own VP of Market Strategy, Mark Hydar, and Co-founder, Scott Jarr.

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Stonebraker Live! 2013 – Cambridge

Watch VoltDB’s Dr. Michael Stonebraker of MIT, UC Berkeley, and Ingres and Postgres fame present the founding principles of solving modern data-velocity problems: “Data is growing faster than hard drives,” “Move the computation to the data, never move the data to the computation,” “Bet on main memory because there’s no other way to go fast,” and “Run transactions to completion, and you eliminate locking and multithreading” – These remarks are central to his beliefs.

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Building Fast, Scalable Database Applications The Easy Way – VoltDB

VoltDB engineer and performance guru Ariel Weisberg can walk the walk and talk the talk. Check out this video from the recent NYC MySQL meetup – Ariel covers everything you need to know about building wicked fast, super-scalable apps with VoltDB. The best part? It’s easy.

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Mike Stonebraker on NewSQL vs NoSQL for New OLTP at the NoSQLNow! Conference

View Mike Stonebraker’s presentation at the NoSQLNow! Conference in August 2011. This talk discusses how historically enterprises used traditional RDBMs for online transaction processing (OLTP) applications; and we affectionately call these systems OldSQL, because they are largely legacy code bases, originally written decades ago. New OLTP applications have more extreme performance requirements than the Old OLTP applications of yesteryears.

This talk contrasts two alternatives to OldSQL in this area:

  • NoSQL, where both SQL and ACID transactions are jettisoned for better performance
  • NewSQL, where SQL and ACID are retained, and better performance is delivered through innovative architectures

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Monitoring Database Health with the VoltDB Enterprise Manager

Identifying problems early is key to maintaining a stable database environment. In this short video, learn how to monitor the health of your database with the VoltDB Enterprise Manager and how the durability features of VoltDB can help you both detect and recover from hardware errors.

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Saving and Restoring Snapshots with the VoltDB Enterprise Manager

Snapshots let you save the contents of a database to disk. Whether you need to schedule an automated snapshot or take one manually, this video explains the steps for saving and restoring snapshots using the VoltDB Enterprise Manager.

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Defining and Deploying Databases Using the VoltDB Enterprise Manager

Andrew Gent from VoltDB Engineering provides a short demonstration of how to define and deploy databases using the VoltDB Enterprise Manager 1.3. The video walks you through the process from start to finish, demonstrating how easy it is to set up a database cluster using the Enterprise Manager.

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FLOSS Weekly Episode 149: VoltDB

FLOSS Weekly provides interviews with prominent evangelists and developers in the Free, Libre, and Open Source Software movement. In Episode 149, FLOSS Weekly’s Randall Schwartz and Dan Lynch interview VoltDB’s John Hugg about technology, licensing and open source community development. The interview extensively explores VoltDB’s ability to handle massive data throughput requirements, and focuses on early use cases and customer applications.

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GameDuell’s Ralf Neeb: Real-/Neartime analysis with Hadoop & VoltDB

Analyzing big data with Hadoop has become a de facto standard procedure in the recent years. When it comes to real-/neartime analysis, there are still new challenges arising, e.g. processing many small data (events) and providing the result in near time without having the need for high-end storage infrastructure.

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