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MemSQL Demo: How Kafka and Modern Databases Benefit Apps & Analytics
Connected devices, IoT, and on-demand user expectations push enterprises to deliver instant answers at scale. Applications that anticipate customer needs and fulfill expectations for fast, personalized services win the attention of consumers. Perceptive companies have taken note of these trends and are turning to memory-optimized technologies like Apache Kafka and MemSQL to power real-time analytics. Building real-time systems begins with capturing data at its source and using a high-throughput messaging system like Kafka. Taking advantage of a distributed architecture, Kafka is built to scale producers and consumers by simply adding servers to a given cluster. This effective use of memory, combined with commit log on disk, provides ideal performance for real-time pipelines and durability in the event of server failure. From there, data can be transformed and persisted to a database like MemSQL. MemSQL persists data from real-time streams coming from Kafka. By combining transactions and analytics in a memory-optimized system, data is rapidly ingested from Kafka, then persisted to MemSQL. Users can then build applications on top of MemSQL also supplies the application with the most recent data available. You'll learn: • How to build new data pipelines with modern tools • Enable data workflows to support machine learning and precitive analytics with data pipelines • Deploy a real-time data pipeline using Apache Kafka and MemSQL Pipelines in under 5 minutes MakeOffices at Tysons 1751 Pinnacle Dr, Suite 600, 6th Floor, McLean, VA 22102 Map: Free parking after 6 p.m. in front of the building or in the structure next to the building. Look for someone to let you into lobby. Go up to 6th floor. Who Should Attend Data scientists, business analysts, analytics developers, consultants and senior managers who want to learn how to improve the customer experience using testing automation tools. Meetup Agenda 6:30 - 7:00 PM: Check-In + Networking + Food + Drinks 7:00 – 7:10 PM: Welcome + Announcements 7:10 - 7:45 PM: Presentation and Demo 7:45 - 8:00 PM: Q&A + Discussion 8:00 - 8:30 PM: Networking + Wrap Up Food and drinks will be provided for all attendees, courtesy of MemSQL. About The Speaker Dale Deloy hails from Michigan and has been a tech veteran for over 30+ years. Dale has held Executive and Senior level engineering roles with companies that include BEA, Accenture, Dewpoint, Oracle. Currently Dale helps drive field engineering for all of MemSQL East. About MemSQL MemSQL is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical systems with a cloud-native, massively scalable architecture for maximum ingest and query performance with the highest concurrency. MemSQL envisions a world where every business can make decisions in real time and every experience is optimized through data. Global enterprises use the MemSQL distributed database to easily ingest, process, analyze, and act on data in order to thrive in today’s insight-driven economy. MemSQL is optimized to run on any public cloud or on-premises with commodity hardware.For more information visit About Business Intelligentsia DC We host monthly meetups in Tysons, VA that inspire like-minded business and data analysts, data scientists, developers and business leaders to implement analytics solutions through better applications of data and business intelligence to grow their businesses. Share your knowledge and make a difference. If you are interested in serving as a guest speaker, contact Hector Del Castillo at [masked]


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