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DescriptionMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage
Database modelRelational DBMS
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Rank#71  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Technical documentationdocs.memsql.com/­docs
DeveloperMemSQL Inc.
Current release5.0, March 2016
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition available
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC++
Server operating systemsLinux info64 bit version required
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.no
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of (almost entire) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
Supported programming languagesBash
JavaScript (Node.js)
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITED
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristics

In Memory Database

Distributed Architecture

SQL ease-of-use

HTAP - Hybrid Transaction/Analytical Processing

Competitive advantages

#1 Real-Time Data Warehouse (Gartner Report)

Combine streaming, database, and data warehouse workloads in a single system

In-Memory processing for real-time analytics

SQL ease-of-use

Flexible deployment options: On-premises, Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Gove Cloud

Geospatial Functionality

Typical application scenarios

Real-Time Analytics

Internet of Things

Portfolio Tracking 

Risk Management

Personalized User Experience

Anomaly Detection

Key customers

Kellogg - 24hour ETL to minutes and 20x faster dashboard performance

Tapjoy - 100x query performance

Pinterest - Real-Time Dashboards

Akamai - 1.9 million upserts per second

Licensing and pricing models

Community Edition - Free Download

Enterprise Edition - Free 30-Day Trial

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Recent citations in the news

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14 March 2017, TechRepublic

MemSQL raises $36M Series C round for its in-memory database platform
21 April 2016, TechCrunch

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