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What’s missing from IoT thinking: side effects

March 30, 2016

IoT data management platforms must manage both data in motion (fast data) and data at rest (big data). As things generate information, the data needs to processed by applications. Those applications must combine patterns, thresholds, plans, metrics, and more from analytics run against collected (big) data with the current state and readings of the things […]

Guest blog: Volt Active Data for easy HTTP ingestion

March 25, 2016

Jeremy Winters   We thank Jeremy Winters of Volt Active Data partner Full360 for this guest post, which first appeared on Full360’s Elastic Ninja blog. It is published here in its entirety. About a year ago, a Full360 gaming customer had a requirement to create an analytics data warehouse for in-game events. These events are […]

Before & After – using Volt Active Data in Financial Services

March 14, 2016

Choosing a database is a complex affair. Is performance the most important factor in the decision? Is the selection constrained by incumbent infrastructure and applications? Or are you working on a new application and feel free to consider the newest, hottest technologies – but then you need to decide which to use? Wading through available […]

Disrupters Use Fast Data to Create Advantage – So Can You

March 08, 2016

The overwhelming availability of fast data, the datafication of humanity, is igniting a new era of innovation and reshaping industries. Volumes of data are pouring into enterprises, drowning them in the details about their customers, their products, and their networks. Market disrupters have figured out how to harness this inflow of data to create business […]

ACID: How to screw it up!

February 25, 2016

In my previous post, I described four applications (three implemented, one an example) that require, or at least strongly benefit from, strong ACID transactions. With that out of the way, we can now get to the fun bits. Today’s claim: most databases that claim to be 100% ACID compliant fudge definitions, goof up, or deliberately […]

Managing Fast Data in a Content Delivery Network

February 22, 2016

MaxCDN is a content delivery network (CDN) provider that emphasizes reducing the latency and increasing the reliability of its rich-content delivery. It provides CDN services to digital advertisers, ad networks, publishers, hosting providers, gaming companies, and mobile providers. The company’s business challenge was to provide customers with real-time analytics of content delivery in addition to […]

Apps that need ACID

February 18, 2016

There’s a lot of discussion about the value of consistency and ACID transactions in data management. I thought it would be useful to describe three fully implemented enterprise-class applications, and one example application, that need ACID transactions. These descriptions should make an abstract concept a bit more concrete. “The Last Dollar Problem” Airpush is a […]

451 Research Report “Points & Polygons: Volt Active Data adds Geospatial Support with v6.0”

February 15, 2016

Jason Stamper, lead analyst at 451 Research, reported today on Volt Active Data’s newest software release, v6.0. As Stamper points out, v6.0 builds on the foundation of Volt Active Data’s in-memory, massively parallel architecture. In today’s data-intensive world, your business is only as fast as your database. We’re thrilled that 451 Research decided to highlight […]

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