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Fast Data: A look at a VoltDB Sample App

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 1:30am

In the age of Fast Data, being able to make decisions on a per-event basis is just as important as being able to handle the high ingestion rate. An example that demonstrates this concept well is clickstream processing.


Clickstreams record users’ activities on the web as they navigate through web pages. Events are either page requests to servers or browser events recorded on users’ computers. Clickstream analysis provides insights into users’ behaviors and preferences. The information is useful to applications for online advertising, social networks, security monitoring, marketing, etc.


If You Think Big Data’s Challenges Are Tough Now…

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:30am

This article was first published in The MIT Sloan Management Review on January 27, 2014. The author, Randy Bean, is CEO and managing partner of NewVantage Partners, a data and analytics executive management consulting and advisory firm. Click here to see the whole article.


…you should recognize that it’s only going to get tougher as data from sensors and smart devices becomes more prevalent.


According to the EMC/IDC Digital Universe Report, data is doubling in size every two years.

What We Can Learn from This Year’s Strata + Hadoop World Agenda

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:00am

The recent Strata + Hadoop featured SQL, fast data, and streaming. The conference agenda of the premier Hadoop conference featured the word “Spark” more than 30 times. Throughout the conference, the importance of real-time, Fast Data processing dominated both hallway mindshare and the agenda.




At VoltDB we’ve been beating the drum (and providing the tools): the value of Big Data is found in real-time applications. Big Data exploration and analytics lead to new insights and new opportunity.