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MemSQL Offers View Across Structured and Semi-structured Data

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MemSQL adds JSON analytics support for combining a single view across structured and semi-structured data, Violin Memory launches Maestro Memory Services to transform legacy storage into memory-based infrastructure, and Splunk acquires mobile analytics company BugSense.

MemSQL Adds JSON Analytics

Real-time analytics company MemSQL introduced its distributed in-memory database that now provides JSON (Java Script Objection Notation) analytics for a consolidated view across structured and semi-structured data, including standard enterprise and social-media data. This empowers the combination of two disparate data sources for operational analytics, network security, real-time recommendations, and risk management. JSON is used for storing and exchanging semi-structured data from social-media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but do very little for real-time analytics.

“With support for JSON, our distributed in-memory database is poised to have the same effect on databases that VMware had on servers,” said Eric Frenkiel, CEO, MemSQL. “By setting the foundation for database consolidation, organizations will soon reap the benefit of lower total cost of ownership and achieve significant efficiency gains by eliminating the difficulty of moving data around. In fact, our ability to combine structured and semi-structured data together could dramatically impact the need for NoSQL in the future.”

Violin Launches Maestro Memory Services

Violin Memory announced the availability of Violin Maestro, a comprehensive suite of Memory Services software for acceleration, tiering, migration and protection of application data in the enterprise data center. The services run on memory-optimized, hardware-accelerated Violin Memory Appliances to transparently integrate into customers’ existing data center environments. Maestro software on the Memory Appliance provides non-disruptive migration of data off legacy storage to high performance Violin Memory Arrays.

“Companies need every competitive advantage they can get, and that includes being able to make real-time decisions.  Today, we are expanding our enterprise memory software portfolio to bring the benefits of memory-based computing to traditional enterprise storage at significantly better economics than what is offered by legacy storage vendors,” said Don Basile, CEO of Violin Memory.

Splunk Acquires BugSense

Splunk (SPLK) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire BugSense, an analytics solution for machine data generated by mobile devices. The addition of BugSense will enhance the ability of Splunk customers to analyze machine data directly from mobile devices and correlate it with other machine-generated data to gain operational intelligence.

“BugSense was founded by a team of experienced developers who share a passion for improving visibility and gaining valuable insights into data from mobile devices,” said Jon Vlachoyiannis, co-founder and CTO, BugSense. “We have admired Splunk over the years and are pleased to join a growing organization that is a leader in big data analytics.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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