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MemSQL Showcases How to Solve Data Challenges with a Modern Database at Strata Data Conference

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The fastest database in the world helps customers, including Fanatics, drive business value by simplifying infrastructure architecture

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MemSQL, the no-limits databaseTM for modern applications and analytical systems, announces that MemSQL VP of Engineering Drew Paroski will keynote at Strata Data Conference on Wednesday, September 12. Drew will show how a scalable modern database can save businesses time and give them a competitive edge in their industries.

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Drew will be joined on stage by Aatif Din from Fanatics, a technology and data-fueled company that has become the world’s largest retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise, to discuss how the Fanatics team uses MemSQL to scale to meet customer demand and eliminate the need for costly ETL tools and complex processes.

“When buying goods online, everyone wants a smooth, seamless checkout experience,” said Aatif Din, Architect Data Science and Engineering at Fanatics. “Sports fans are no exception, and given how fast-paced and unpredictable the sports world is, we needed a database with capabilities like MemSQL that allowed us to stream data in real time.”

Why businesses choose MemSQL as their modern database
According to an Accenture study', 79 percent of enterprise executives agree that companies that do not embrace big data will lose their competitive position and could face extinction. While companies are collecting and analyzing more data than ever, managing that data has become more difficult since many companies still rely on legacy offerings, NoSQL solutions, or specialized tools.

“The mammoth datasets we see today will continue to bloat, so adopting a database that does more will be a key enabler for businesses to extract valuable insights from their data faster and accelerate time to action,” said Drew Paroski, Vice President of Engineering, MemSQL.

To scale, businesses need to adopt modern databases that are distributed, SQL-based, and capable of running transactions and analytics concurrently in any environment. That way, teams can extract value and act on their data in real time.

Being highlighted by Fanatics at Strata, MemSQL’s uniqueness is allowing customers to accomplish more with a general-purpose database. As the fastest database in the world, MemSQL 6 was already capable of processing over 1 trillion rows per second and its latest version, MemSQL 6.5, processes queries up to four times faster. MemSQL enables customers to stream millions of events a day into its database and perform operational analytics at record speeds, allowing customers to build new intelligent applications or transform their businesses.

MemSQL is backed by GV, Accel, Caffeinated Capital and other investors, and recently raised $30 million in its Series D financing round.

Connect with MemSQL at the show
Meet with the team and see MemSQL 6.5 in action at booth #915 on September 12-13. While you’re at the booth, spin the wheel for a chance to win a Mini R/C Drone. Additionally, booth attendees who watch a theater presentation will be entered for a chance to win an Apple Tech Bundle!

Learn about MemSQL at Strata Data Conference in New York
Leveraging the Best of the Past to Power a Better Future
Drew Paroski, Vice President, Engineering, MemSQL
Aatif Din, Architect Data Science and Engineering, Fanatics
10:10am–10:20am, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Location: Hall 3E

1Accenture: Big Success with Big Data, April 2014

About MemSQL
MemSQL envisions a world of adaptable databases and flexible data workloads - your data anywhere in real time. Today, global enterprises use MemSQL as an intelligent database to cost-effectively ingest data and produce industry-leading time to insight. MemSQL works on any cloud, on-premises, or as a service. Visit memsql.com or follow us @memsql.

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