Bringing in-memory transaction processing to the masses: an analysis of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 in-memory OLTP

1Executive Summary The emerging class of enterprise applications that combine systems of record and systems of engagement has geometrically growing performance requirements. They have to support capturing more data per business transaction from ever-larger online user populations. These applications have many capabilities similar to consumer online services such as Facebook or LinkedIn, but they need ...

Facebook open sources its SQL-on-Hadoop engine, and the web rejoices

  SUMMARY:Facebook has open sourced Presto, a SQL engine it says is on average 10 times faster than Hive for running queries across large data sets stored in Hadoop and elsewhere. Facebook has open sourced Presto, the interactive SQL-on-Hadoop engine the company first discussed in June. Presto is Facebook’s take on Cloudera’s Impala or Google’s Dremel, and ...

The hot new technology in Big Data is decades old: SQL

The decades-old database technology is staging a comeback. A slide from a presentation at Hadoop Summit describes HortonWorks’ Stinger initiative, an effort to make SQL work better with Hadoop through Apache Hive. Jason Levitt Despite the growth of “NoSQL” databases over the past few years, SQL is going nowhere isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it seems Structured ...