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Fast Data – The Opportunity Created by Connecting Everything

By Peter Vescuso The world is becoming more connected and more interactive, driven by two mega trends: people increasingly connected via mobile devices and the physical world connected via the Internet of Things. Seventy percent of the global population have a mobile subscription (4.9 billion people, according to Ericsson(link is external)) – making connection to the

In-memory Database Sizing – Throw Out Conventional Wisdom

By John Piekos, VoltDB, Vice President, Engineering Sizing an in-memory database does not follow conventional database sizing rules. For traditional databases, you buy a decent server machine, likely one with many CPU cores and reasonable memory, and then focus on application IOPS (I/O Operations per Second). If you are really going to stress the database, you