Category: Volt Capabilities

Top 3 Kafka Streams Challenges

April 11, 2024
We’ve been writing a lot about challenges lately. We recently wrote about API challenges – now we’re discussing challenges with Kafka Streams.  Volt is very big on Kafka, as we specialize in complementing it in a really powerful way to allow enterprises to get the most out of it.  That said, a lot of companies [...]

ACID vs CAP: What’s the Difference?

April 02, 2024

Acid transactions,  ACID properties, and the CAP theorem are two important concepts in data management and distributed systems. It’s unfortunate that in both acronyms the “C” stands for “Consistency,” but actually means completely different things. What follows is a primer on the two concepts and an explanation of the differences between the two “C”s. What […]

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New YCSB Shows Cost-Effectiveness of Volt at Scale for Amazon

October 31, 2023
Volt has been involved with the Yahoo! Cloud Serving Benchmark (YCSB) for some time. Every now and then we re-run the benchmark to see how we’re holding up. We recently re-ran it against newer Amazon hardware and discovered that: An ‘out of the box’ Volt configuration can easily hit just under 500K transactions per second [...]
Why Volt is the OLTP Data Platform of Choice

Why Volt is the OLTP Data Platform of Choice

October 25, 2023
A lot of companies use Volt Active Data for classic Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), but why would you pick Volt as an OLTP data platform and how would a Volt-based OLTP data platform differ from other data platforms in its handling of OLTP? First — let’s define our terms.  What is a Transaction? OLTP data [...]
Volt Achieves 4.1 Million TPS on Supermicro Edge Hardware

Volt Achieves 4.1 Million TPS on Supermicro Edge Hardware

September 07, 2023
We’re excited to announce very strong results from benchmarking Volt Active Data on Supermicro edge hardware. Supermicro is a global technology leader committed to delivering first-to-market innovation for Enterprise, Cloud, AI, Metaverse, and 5G Telco/Edge IT Infrastructure. They are a rack-scale total IT solutions provider that designs and builds an environmentally-friendly and energy-saving portfolio of [...]
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5 Tech Stack Mistakes Companies Need to Avoid

August 30, 2023
Here at Volt we see a lot of customers who come to us having devoted heartbreaking amounts of time, energy, and money to trying to make old and/or broken systems work, before finally realizing that they need a radical change.  Below are the top five causes of broken tech stacks we’ve seen through more than [...]
5 Things to Know about Open API

5 Things to Know About Open API Adoption

March 09, 2023
The adoption of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), open and otherwise, has become a ‘topic du jour’. API usage continues to surge and many API-based tools are emerging to help developers and engineering teams take full advantage of APIs.  At the recent Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona, for example, APIs and API adoption was oft-discussed topics [...]
5 Data Trends to Watch for in 2023

5 Data Trends to Watch for in 2023

January 05, 2023
As 2023 gets going, most companies are still pretty obsessed with “data”—as we are. Data is “the new oil”. You knew that already. But trends within the vast data realm come and go and some of them are clearly coming while others are clearly going.  As it turns out, 2022 turned out to be a [...]
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3 Ways Your Hyper-Personalization is Subtracting Value

July 07, 2022
Recently I flew from Dublin, where I live, to Volt’s new HQ outside Boston. Apart from the usual travel delays and headaches, what made the journey stand out was the significant number of late, delayed, and out-of-context or tone-deaf messages I got around my upcoming flight.  And it’s not just from the airlines.  Companies are [...]

What is Network Slicing?

March 23, 2022
Network slicing is the process of dividing physical networks into several smaller virtual networks that can be configured to support unique architectures, rules, performance characteristics, and security features based on predetermined KPIs and service-level agreements (SLAs). With network slicing, telecom operators can create multiple networks, each with its own tenant, using the same underlying infrastructure. [...]
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