“Customers are drawn to our solution because it delivers extremely fast performance on commodity hardware and has the ability to store and query multiple data formats in a single database. The result is an extremely fast Big Data solution with versatility and ease of use that lets customers see immediate ROI.”
The new version also ships with support for ONLINE ALTER TABLE, meaning you can make changes to your production schemas without any downtime. The new version also added support for online backup and restore with the addition of single commands to backup and restore a cluster. “BACKUP DATABASE” takes a point-in-time snapshot of data across the cluster while your read and write workloads continue to run. “RESTORE DATABASE” restores an entire distributed database. The new cluster can have a different number of nodes or different redundancy level from the original.
According to the funding announcement, current MemSQL customers include Comcast, Zynga, Shutterstock and Ziff Davis, as well as many new mid-market customers.
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