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A Question of Degree: Thoughts from the In-Memory Computing Summit

Thursday, June 16, 2016

VoltDB was a sponsor of the recent In-Memory Computing Summit in San Francisco. I always enjoy going back to San Francisco. I stayed at a cool flat on Nob Hill and the show was enjoyable and productive - we had some great conversations with attendees and even other sponsors there. The frustration came when I heard other vendors saying some things that were either misleading or just plain wrong. I don't know if they were intentional, but I thought I would try to achieve some inner peace by ranting here.


One of the great things about the IMC Summit was the high level of technical sophistication

Narrowing the data-to-decision gap with in-memory operational databases

Thursday, May 22, 2014

We can all agree that data is an organization’s greatest asset, yet in many industries data is treated as a ‘fixed’ asset, collected and stored in data warehouses for later analysis. This ignores data’s most valuable moment: when it’s analyzed in real-time to inform business decisions.


Not all companies hoard data for later analysis and action, of course.

The role of a fast database in the NFV revolution

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Innovation in the telecommunications industry has been led primarily by hardware vendors, offering differentiating capabilities to carriers. This has created an environment of vendor lock-in and staggered progress due to lack of agility. A side effect of this is equipment and infrastructure obsolescence at a rate that is not desirable for carriers. At the same time, a model that delivers agility in the software industry is emerging in cloud-enabled services and service-oriented architectures (SOA).


Historically, organizations rely on cross-pollination of innovative ideas across industries.