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VoltDB's Superzapper In-Memory Decisioning


Name your company something positively-aggressive and supercharged, rank up triple digit growth in recent financials, then claim to have built the world's fastest in-memory operational database. This is what VoltDB considers a normal morning's work as the firm now releases the version 4.0 of its core programmer-focused data product.

The firm says that VoltDB 4.0 can be used by developers to build ultra-fast applications capable of analytic insights with real-time analytics and "decisioning" functions. Did they just say decisioning instead of decision making?

VoltDB is said to be purpose-built to enable applications in telecommunications billing, gaming, sensor management, smart energy, and capital markets to interact in real-time and provide in-memory analytics. Version 4.0 features a tenfold throughput improvement of analytic queries and is capable of writes and reads on millions of data events per second.

"VoltDB 4.0 makes possible high-performance, exceptionally fast business applications designed to realize the promise of big bata," said Bruce Reading president and CEO of VoltDB.

"There are some databases that provide in-memory analytical capabilities and others that capably run operational workloads, but VoltDB 4.0 is the only high-speed operational database that delivers real-time data processing and in-memory analytics in a single database system."

This product comes with large scale concurrent multiuser access to data, the ability to factor current data into analytics, enhanced SQL support, online cluster expansion (data size, throughput) with new "elastic cluster" capability allowing for the addition of nodes to a running cluster and integration with existing data infrastructure such as message queue systems. There are also improved JDBC driver and monitoring utilities such as New Relic. Finally, MySQL Migration through a new MySQL migration tool: Voltify.


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