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Debunking Myths about the VoltDB in-memory database

Monday, May 12, 2014

I’d like to take a quick moment to address some myths and misconceptions about VoltDB. Many people selling products who view VoltDB as competition seem to be repeating them. As you’ll read, much of what’s said is just plain FUD.


VoltDB is an in-memory database that has benchmarked at over 3 million transactions a second on bare metal, and recently crushed previous performance records in the cloud, posting eye-popping YCSB (Yahoo! Cloud Service Benchmark) numbers on AWS, Amazon’s cloud platform.

Introducing Geospatial Capabilities in VoltDB v6.0

Thursday, February 4, 2016

As part of our 6.0 release, we’ve added new data types and functions that let you work with geospatial data in your applications. If you care about where things are in the real world and how they relate to each other spatially, we have some new features that will help you out.


The New Data Types

We’ve added two new SQL data types that let you store the locations and regions that are important to your application: GEOGRAPHY and GEOGRAPHY_POINT. We’ll discuss the latter first.


The new data type GEOGRAPHY_POINT lets you store data that represents a point on the surface of the earth.