About MemSQL

MemSQL is a database management solution that helps government organizations and enterprises in the financial, media, energy, technology and retail industries leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities to handle operational analytics, internet of things (IoT), data ingestion and more. Professionals can handle workloads, back up data to Amazon S3 and utilize various business intelligence tools to perform ad-hoc analysis.

MemSQL allows organizations to analyze data in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Structured Query Language (SQL) and other formats. Administrators can configure users' access permissions, maintain an audit trail of internal logs and protect data via TLS encryption. Additionally, it lets managers store and index ge...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

31 Reviews of MemSQL

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.52 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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December 2019

Sujay from Malwarebytes Inc.

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Computer & Network Security

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2019

Checked - One solution for Streaming Analytics on Big Data

Pros

- Super simple, we implemented the whole of our customer-facing streaming analytics data store in a 2-day hackathon - Natively integrates with AWS & other services (we are a multi-petabyte S3 shop with huge Kafka clusters) - Since most of it is SQL, anyone can hit the ground running in no-time, an ultra-low barrier to entry - We saw a sub-second response on a test case with 1000 concurrent heavy API calls (scanning billions of rows across many tables + window functions etc) along with applying RBAC functionalities on the fly - Incredibly fast out of the box, basic performance tuning will suffice 95% of use cases - Fantastic partners to work with, super helpful, we have access to their core engineering team, +100 on Customer engagement!

Cons

In my humble opinion, it solved a very unique hard problem for us elegantly (without having to compromise on any architectural or data principles). Problem of streaming analytics on high-velocity high volume data sets with sub-second API responses can be a handful. For me, this along with other use-cases they mention is their core strength. So anything beyond these capabilities is a "Nice to have" for me. Their roadmap covers most of what the community is asking - hot back-up's, better UI, modelling etc.

Reasons for Choosing MemSQL

All the previous solutions we tried solved either one or few of the challenges in this use-case for us. Memsql covered almost all the focus areas without having to compromise on any architectural or data principles.

October 2019

Brandon from FirstEnergy Corp.

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Utilities

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2019

Thoughts on MemSQL

Our primary use case for MemSQL is an enterprise data lake, which will also serve as a staging area for MemSQL data warehouses. They are currently being developed and are not in production yet. We're learning things as we go, but in general, development is going well and we're satisfied with the product.

Pros

I appreciate that MemSQL is a distributed database that runs on commodity hardware and can be scaled out as opposed to some fixed, vendor-maintained appliances like Teradata. Columnstore is a valuable feature.

Cons

The product is not fully mature. Although it uses the MySQL protocol, it does not always work with MySQL-compliant products. Some administrative functions such as incremental, point-in-time, and object-specific backups and restore are lacking. MemSQL is making progress in these areas, but it still has room to grow.

Reasons for Choosing MemSQL

We considered NoSQL products such as Hadoop, but we wanted to leverage our existing SQL skillset.

Response from MemSQL

Replied October 2019

Thanks for your feedback. We work hard every day to close any feature gaps between MemSQL and the older, legacy databases. Incremental Backup lands in version 7.0, and point-in-time restore is being actively developed, and is slated to land next year.

September 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

3.0

September 2019

MemSQL : Needs Time to Mature

This is a good software but needs to mature more for an enterprise level

Pros

Similar to existing RDBMS Supports join In Box implementation with Spark Salable & manageable with memSQL ops

Cons

Security Features Consistency Overflow on Disk

Reasons for Choosing MemSQL

Cost & future roadmap

October 2019

MOHAMMAD SUFIYAN from Fiserv

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2019

SUPERSONIC DB - SUPERB

I'll rate it at a full star. Having worked with almost all the databases, I can simply say it aces every database that I worked. The Transformation capabilities in LOAD command is something I have not seen anywhere which helps a lot along with capturing errors and rejects in the LOAD command.

Pros

Super fast and would have give a fair bit of competition to CONCORD Aircraft:). But seriously it is the Database of the new generation with huge potential for both On Premise and Cloud. High compatibility, resilience, scalability are some superb features to work on with it. Highly recommended to any Organization wanting to get rid of the Old fashioned drag on DBs.

Cons

I don't have any particular dislikes, but would love to see its own Client interface, inbuilt Data Modelling capabilities and a superb front end which can help potentially any Developers or Programmers to start the development from Day 1. Secondly I would also like to see a proper Blogging web portal to help developers resolve their queries, issues faster.

Response from MemSQL

Replied October 2019

Supersonic is a great description. Thank you. Have you tried MemSQL Studio, the web-based SQL editor and cluster monitor?

September 2019

Manisha from Macys

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Retail

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2019

Very fast

Pros

fast response, perfect for real time apps

Cons

documentation isnot too clear about what sits in memory and what on disk. even though all our tables were made to reside on disk, we were getting lots of usage alerts, took for ever to resolve.