Last week in St. Louis, Dr. Michael Stonebraker gave the keynote address at the Strangeloop conference. His topic was In-Memory Databases – the Future is Now! Strangeloop is a fantastic multi-disciplinary tech conference run by Alex Miller (@puredanger) that may be the closest thing to geek heaven this side of graduate school. Alex and his crack staff, especially the ever-present Nick Cowan, kept things running very smoothly. The Peabody Opera House and its efficient staff provided an unusually opulent setting for discussions of concurrency, emerging languages, and alternative databases.
We had a great turnout for the VoltDB for SQL Developers webinar on July 19th. The audience was engaged and asked many good questions. We had attendees from all over the US, Canada and Germany. I’d like to thank all those who attended and asked questions, and those who have contacted us since then with additional questions and feedback.
There were several questions in particular about partitioning and working with stored procedures, which hit upon what I think are the two most important concepts.
Partitioning enables scalability and throughput, by distributing both data storage and transaction processing across the hardware … Read more