Codeworks Hackathon for Real-time Traffic Apps - Powered by SQLstream

CodeWorks is a challenge for developers, entrepreneurs, students and tinkerers alike to design and build an app that improves the customer experience of NSW road users. Run by Transportation for NSW in partnership with Deloitte, the hackathon’s objectives are to improve the lives of the 5.8 million road users in New South Wales (NSW), Australia through app innovation.

Powered by SQLstream

CodeWorks is powered by SQLstream. SQLstream’s TT5 application has been in production in Australia with the NSW Roads and Maritime Services for some years, and now offers live traffic information feeds through external APIs to third party developers. The developer teams will have access to real-time road data, including travel time and congestion information, real-time public transportation data from the bus and train networks, including trip updates, vehicle positions and alerts, as well as road hazard information on road incidents, weather and flood warnings.

Why get involved

Previous winners of the hackathon have achieved more than 2 million app downloads with 45 million calls for data on developers servers per month. TNSW and Deloitte help the winning teams to commercialize their ideas, and Codeworks is also a great opportunity to network and develop new skills and knowledge. Teams are encouraged to consider the traveler experience and how this can be improved, how the app could be differentiated in the marketplace for road traffic apps, and its suitability for commercialization.

How to get involved

Interested developers should apply through the application portal. The deadline is 5pm local time on 28 August 2014.
Codeworks Hackathon for Real-time Traffic Apps - Powered by SQLstream
Click here for the terms and conditions for entry . The hackathon will be held at:

Tank Stream Labs, 17-19 Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 2000

8:00am – 7:00pm Saturday 20 September 2014
8:00am – 6:00pm Sunday 21 September 2014

Apply Now. Good Luck!

August 21, 2014 by in Events
Home Automation and The Internet of Things

Or in technology terms, is the Internet of Things anything less than magic? I was explaining the concept of the Internet of Things to some friends, successful business people who only embrace technology once it’s matured and has slipped invisibly into their daily routine. Examples include ABS braking systems on a car, mobile phones, more latterly the Internet, but not as yet Google Glasses. I used the admittedly tired example of home automation and the intelligent fridge, with the recent acquisition of Nest by Google to justify the existence of a market ready for mass adoption. ‘Just like Mary Poppins… Read more →

August 20, 2014 by in Internet of Things

A common practice among the purveyors of enterprise IT storage is to begin a product pitch with the following admonition: “Stored data volumes are growing at explosive rates!” (Therefore, Mr. Customer, you need our product to manage this explosive growth, or else). The latest buzz word driving the explosive growth of stored data is the Internet of Things (IoT), and this infographic, make it easy to imagine the Zetabytes of data and the billions of dollars’ worth of storage enterprises will need to buy to warehouse all this stuff.

Or not? Distinguished analyst John Webster gives IT planners a quick reality check, making the point that… Read more →

August 5, 2014 by in In the News

Streaming analytics is the latest thing in Big Data: streaming analytics, simply put, enables organizations to leverage their fast Big Data in real-time, improving operational efficiency and customer satisfaction, while enabling new real-time revenue streams. Alex Woodie takes a look at The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Streaming Analytics Platforms, Q3 2014 and builds a very pertinent commentary on scope and findings- below find a summary of his observations, as detailed in his timely article from Datanami.

Why Read the Full Report?

Our CEO says: “When you drive, do you want to look out on the road through your window shield, or do… Read more →

July 29, 2014 by in In the News
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – July 28, 2014 – SQLstream Inc., the Big Data stream processing company, today announced that it is cited in the Forrester Research, Inc. report titled The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Streaming Analytics Platforms, Q3 2014.


The vast amount of data streaming into organizations is an opportunity to identify and act on operational and customer issues in real-time – if the right data management technology is in place. Streaming analytics enables organizations to leverage their fast Big Data in real-time, improving operational efficiency and customer satisfaction, while enabling new real-time revenue streams.

“We’re delighted to be cited in… Read more →

July 25, 2014 by in Press Releases

Customer experience management (CEM) has piqued the interest of the communications industry, particularly as service providers seek innovative solutions to drive competitive advantage. CEM solutions offered by companies like Amdocs, Alcatel Lucent, Ericsson, Nokia and Oracle have evolved in recent years from those that independently focus on individual customer touch-points to those that emphasize the entire experience throughout the customer journey. To achieve this, service providers are using survey metrics such as net promoter scores (NPS) to estimate customer experience and indexes to optimize their service delivery models and operations accordingly.

Analyst Philip Marshall is looking at tools to monitor and… Read more →

July 22, 2014 by in In the News
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Yes, we know, the IoT is coming, we’ll have 50B connected devices by 2020, our coffee maker will talk to our toilet will talk to our doctor, we’ll all make loads of money—we know.

However, very few of the main influencers—people with the brain, knowledge AND position to affect markets—are concerned. Technologists, investors and end users alike are floating in a Fata Morgana dream peppered with cool applications, automatic actions and saving the Earth in real time.

This SQLstream article, published by Datanami, speaks about the 3 reasons to be scared of the IoT: Big Data, security, and cost.

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July 15, 2014 by in In the News

On July 17 at 9:00AM PST, SQLstream and MindStream Analytics will host a webinar on the Why, How and When of Streaming Analytics.

The potential value in Big Data lies in our ability to analyze and act on the information, and to make decisions in real-time that directly impact the bottom line – enhancing the consumer experience, maximizing revenue and reducing operational costs. Waiting a day or even an hour to deliver critical operational intelligence is no longer acceptable.

In this webinar, you will learn how your organization will benefit from streaming analytics and how it can maximize your… Read more →

July 10, 2014 by in Events
Big Data Cloud Streaming Analytics

Although Big Data bring many attractive opportunities, organizations are also facing a lot of challenges such as data capture, storage, searching, sharing, analysis, and visualization. In recent years, a large number of Big Data techniques and technologies have developed to overcome all the obstacles. Big Data techniques such as statistics, data mining, machine learning, neural networks, social network analysis, signal processing, pattern recognition, optimization methods and visualization approaches can be used to process efficiently large volume of data.

This article posted by the Read more →

July 8, 2014 by in In the News
Real-time Big Data Cost of Performance

Data processing technologies perform at different rates, making the Total Cost of Performance a hot topic for feasibility studies concerning Big Data tools including traditional databases, Hadoop and stream processors. The reason is simple. Any storage-based technology must store the data first before they can be queried and processed, and the entire dataset must be requeried when new data arrive. This introduces latency into the system. Adding more firepower in terms of more servers can help to a point, but inevitably a tipping point is reached where it’s simply impossible to reduce the latency further. This is the point… Read more →

Stream processing for real-time Big Data log analytics

Log analytics has been around for a while but until recently, “real-time log analytics” usually meant

a) slow answers (in many minutes or even a few hours)  and

b) low volumes (data arriving at a few thousand records per second).

Things, needless to say, are changing (could be the recent uprise in all-things-smart, or a fair need that business decisions are made as fast as possible, or a combination of both). In any case, recently we’ve been seeing real-time log analytics where the customer requires sub-second latency at data rates varying from 50,000 records per second upwards (the highest was 100 million records… Read more →

Customer experience has long been a tricky area for Telcos. Not that the data hasn’t been there, but it’s been distributed across different organizational and data silos, and making use of it has been challenging. In fact, the lack of a complete customer view has driven partial insights based on limited KPIs, resulting in a view of the world that’s always amber, there’s always something a little bit wrong; the information content is not very useful at all.

Understandably, the focus has been on the corporate and VIP accounts.  Here the issue is often simpler as there is likely to be… Read more →


A distributed data management architecture is an essential requirement for real-time Big Data applications such as managing IoT sensor and machine data payloads. Smart services for IoT applications will require low latency answers, multiple servers and distributed processing for scalability, plus built-in redundancy for resilient, 24×7 operations.

It’s also important to offer a range of options for resilience and for implementing the distributed pipework between servers. Customers often have their preferred products and prefer where possible to reuse expertise and to manage their distributed operations on the platforms in which they’ve gained confidence. Different infrastructure tools also have different strengths… Read more →

product release, Kafka, Hadoop, stream processing

The network of connected devices commonly called the Internet of Things is poised to drive data growth to stratospheric levels. Our ability to wield analytics on these big, fast, and diverse data will determine whether we can successfully harness the IoT to improve livelihoods and boost bottom lines, or whether we’ll crumble under the weight of the new data.

Alex Woodie of Datanami takes a deep dive into the technology requirements for harnessing the full power of IoT and mentions SQLstream as a real-time analytics option supporting Hadoop.

Click here to read full article

June 5, 2014 by in In the News

SQLstream honored in “Companies That Matter Most in Big Data” for second year running.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 3, 2014 – SQLstream Inc., the leading standards-based stream processing software company, today announced its inclusion in the DBTA Top 100: Companies That Matter Most in Data, published by Database Trends and Applications magazine. A result of lengthy research and compiled by the publication’s editorial staff, the second edition of the list recognizes industry leaders helping organizations derive tangible value and insight from Big Data.

SQLstream was selected based on its presence, execution, vision and innovation in delivering stream processing products and solutions… Read more →

June 4, 2014 by in Press Releases
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SQLstream Blaze support for Apache Kafka merges standards-compliant SQL stream processing with Hadoop Big Data platforms on a single real-time, distributed messaging infrastructure.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 29, 2014 – SQLstream Inc., the leading standards-based stream processing software company, today announced support for Kafka, Apache’s messaging framework. Kafka can be used for high-performance distributed deployments of the award-winning SQLstream Blaze stream processing software, and for real-time integration of SQLstream Blaze with Hadoop and other operational systems.

Kafka is an open-source, real-time publish-subscribe messaging framework with the capability to support durable and resilient distributed stream processing applications…. Read more →

May 29, 2014 by in Press Releases
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Today’s organizations should become more collaborative, virtual, adaptive, and agile in order to be successful in a complex business world.

They should also be able to respond to changes and market needs; and many organizations found that the valuable data they possess, as well as the way they use it, can differentiate them from the rest of the competition.

Technology expert Alex Hobbs analyzes just that: the need for organizations to develop customized platforms or tools to make sense of Big Data in accordance with their business goals. In an article based on Dr. Afshari’s analysis published last week in CloudTweaks, he… Read more →

May 27, 2014 by in In the News
Security Internet of Things

The Internet of Things has been on everyone’s minds lately, and as new applications are being developed, new revenue streams identified, and new audiences attracted into the faster, more convenient and less wasteful paradigm, the question remains: can we make it work? Apart from the technology issue (you know, that little detail of data becoming too Big to handle), there are plenty of concerns voiced by various commentators.

The ethics of owning and handling personal data are brought up frequently, as courts have yet to rule on what is and what is not private data, but also whether that data, when automatically… Read more →

May 22, 2014 by in Internet of Things

On Thursday, April 24, SQLstream hosted a webinar exploring the potential of the Internet-of-Things. With a focus on monetization, the event expanded on harvesting real-time value from IoT services, discussing technology requirements, security concerns and likely directions for commercialization.

So what is the Internet of Things? To many, it’s about connected devices, where anything that can be connected will be, coupled with staggeringly large estimates for the number of connected devices in the near future as we move towards a connected everything society.

However, classifying the Internet of Things as a world of connected devices, is rather like classifying the Internet as a collection… Read more →

May 15, 2014 by in Events · Internet of Things

Many of the growth charts and predictions for the Internet of Things  originated from a Cisco paper in 2011,  which stated that even by 2008 or so, there were already more connected devices than people on the planet, and that the number of connected devices would grow 25% year on year to get to 50 billion by 2020. More recent predictions from Gartner place Internet of Things growth at 26 billion by 2020, but importantly for the smart services market, breaking down the overall predicted market value for Internet of Things of $1.9 trillion dollars, to estimate a product and… Read more →

May 6, 2014 by in Internet of Things

The “Big Data at Work in the Internet of Things Era” webinar (Tuesday 6 May) explored the potential of the Internet-of-Things, focussed on turning sensor data into business insight for the enterprise, and covered the vision, use cases, success stories and best practices to maximize value from the Internet-of-Things. The webinar was hosted by Oracle, and included Hitachi and SQLstream as guests.

We discussed real-time smart services for the Internet of Things, with a focus on Smart City applications and Intelligent Transportation solutions. In particular, covering the SQLstream partnership with Oracle in their Public Sector and Smart Cities portfolio, and presenting… Read more →

Datacenter Dynamics interviews one of the most influential technologists in the software-defined storage industry for the CTO Spotlight rubric

Hitachi’s Hu Yoshida—who on May 6th will be presenting a webinar alongside Ronnie Beggs, SQLstream VP —talks about Big Data, real-time analytics and software uprisings in the world of data management, pointing to SQLstream as an open structure ripe for high-velocity data processing.

Click here to read article

April 29, 2014 by in In the News

 “The 3Cs of the Internet-of-Things: Conditions, Concerns, Commercialization” will run on April 24, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 17, 2014 – SQLstream, Inc., the Big Data Stream Processors company, today announced that it will host a webinar exploring the potential of the Internet-of-Things. With a focus on monetization, the event will expand on harvesting real-time value from IoT services, discussing technology requirements, security concerns and likely directions for commercialization.

The online presentation will be held Thursday, April 24 2014 at 11AM PST.

Damian Black, CEO of SQLstream, will explore why monetization of smart services for… Read more →

April 18, 2014 by in Press Releases

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 3rd, 2014 – SQLstream, Inc., leaders in powering next- generation smart services, today announced the certification of its s-Server stream processor on Cloudera Enterprise 5. The certification couples the real-time power of SQLstream’s stream processor with the enterprise data hub capabilities of Cloudera’s platform for Big Data.

SQLstream s-Server brings SQL standards-compliant real-time stream processing to Cloudera’s next generation Hadoop powered platform.

“We see value in having SQLstream s-Server 4.0 certified on Cloudera Enterprise 5. Enterprises that deploy enterprise data hubs in their environments, and need SQLstream’s… Read more →

April 8, 2014 by in Press Releases

SQLstream’s Stream Processor to Deliver the Next Generation of Real-time Gaming Analytics  

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 1, 2014 – SQLstream Inc., the Big Data Stream Processors company, today announced that The Workshop has selected SQLstream for real-time gaming analytics. The Workshop, a leading US gaming studio and creator of the internationally acclaimed game Sorcery, selected SQLstream to improve game performance and monetization by delivering real-time, actionable intelligence from live streams of game events and platform performance log data.

SQLstream was chosen for its capacity to capture, analyze and visualize in real-time… Read more →

March 31, 2014 by in Press Releases

The Internet of things has been on everyone’s lips (and pen) lately, as the biggest new source of money, customer product innovation, investment opportunities, and Sci-Fi-worthy stories. The truth is the value of the Internet of things only comes from the astounding mass of data it’s bound to produce, and there will be no money made until the data-processing market is ready to take on the challenge.

Venture Beat publishes SQLstream article dissecting the main requirement for being able to harvest the full potential of the Internet-of-Things.

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March 21, 2014 by in In the News

What goes around surely comes back around, which in the world of data is often called lifecycle management. Very few organizations have ever formalized and implemented such a grandiose practice, for only until recently has the concept become seriously doable without great expense.

Eric Kavanagh of Inside Analysis writes about a new, much more granular version of lifecycle management circulating these days described by Dr. Robin Bloor as Data Flow, and lists SQLstream as one of the few innovative vendors focused on real-time stream processing.

 Click here to read article

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February 26, 2014 by in In the News

APIs are creating a new age of intelligent machine-to-machine (iM2M) analytics apps aided by SaaS. M2M data is everywhere, but individuals don’t want the flood of data — just the pint they need when they thirst for it. Distinguished market researched Kishore Jethanandani talks about how grossly underutilized data, often tucked away in some obscure database and accessible with APIs on the cloud, can be used to solve the problem and lists SQLstream as one of the companies who found appropriate solutions by connecting the data dots.

Click here to read… Read more →

February 20, 2014 by in In the News · Market Views

It was evident at the O’Reilly Strata Conference, Feb 11th through 13th, that stream processing is now a mainstream Big Data technology. In fact, judging by the level of interest, stream processing for real-time analytics over machine data is right up there as the main Big Data trend in 2014.

The tag line on our booth: “Big Data Stream Processors,” caused many of those walking by to stop and ask for more detail. We asked them to first describe their situation and needs, and we heard many stories… Read more →

SQLstream 4.0 brings unparalleled real-time performance, Apache Storm integration, enhanced real-time visualization and new industry-specific StreamApps toolkits to the leading standards-based Big Data stream processor.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 11 February 2014 – SQLstream, Inc., the Big Data Stream Processors company, today announced the availability of SQLstream 4.0, the new generation of its flagship Big Data stream processing product suite.

SQLstream 4.0 includes the latest s-Server Stream Processor, the fastest and most scalable release of the company’s renowned product, introduces new tools for real-time visualization of high velocity data streams, StreamApps toolkits for rapid implementation of operational intelligence solutions, and support for… Read more →

February 13, 2014 by in Press Releases

SQLstream’s Stream Processor brings real-time streaming SQL analytics for machine data to Apache Storm.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 11 February 2014 – SQLstream, Inc., the Big Data Stream Processors company, today announced the availability of its Stream Processor for Apache Storm, the open source distributed stream computing framework. The release enables the real-time analysis of machine data in Storm using continuous SQL queries. Organizations benefit from the improved performance, operational flexibility and reduced management costs of using standards-compliant SQL for the real-time analysis and integration of streaming data.

Storm is a distributed stream-processing framework available under the Apache Open Source license. The… Read more →

Maybe the last time you heard the word “parallel,” before all the Hadoop MapReduce ballyhoo, was in geometry classes at school. Nowadays, however, the word seems to pepper a good deal of tech talk. Remember when the words “scale out” suddenly became a feature of all new database products? That was a parallelism thing. And if you investigate it, you’ll find it was pre-Hadoop. It all began in earnest when x86 CPUs began having multiple cores in 2004.

Esteemed analyst Robin Bloor describes his group’s view of the whole IT industry, which “willy-nilly is now… Read more →

February 7, 2014 by in In the News

January 14 Webinar with EMA Industry Expert, SQLstream CEO, and InfoArmor CTO, Will Share Expert Insights on how Enterprises Can Extract Value from Machine Data with Streaming Analytics

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 8, 2014–SQLstream Inc., the streaming Big Data platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that CEO Damien Black of SQLstream, CTO Christian Lees of InfoArmor and Senior Analyst of EMA John L. Myers will participate in a Bloor Briefing Room webinar on January 14, to discuss the case for streaming analytics.

Eric Kavannagh, CEO… Read more →

January 9, 2014 by in Events · Press Releases

San Francisco, CA– SQLstream, Inc., the leading standards-based streaming Big Data analytics platform, announced today that Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) has listed SQLstream as a trend-setting product in real-time Big Data management and analytics. The Trend-setting Products in Data for 2014 honors organizations with a commitment to technology innovation and whose breakthrough products are arming organizations with the tools to address their rapidly-changing market requirements.

Read press release

December 16, 2013 by in In the News

SQLstream StreamApps are fast-start templates for real-time streaming machine Big Data applications.  Each StreamApp is a library of components for a specific operational business process. In a Big Data industry typified by a lack of standards and high development costs, StreamApps takes SQLstream’s standards-based SQL platform for streaming operational intelligence to the next level of usability and enterprise adoption.

StreamApps are built on SQLstream’s core s-Server streaming analytics and machine data integration platform, and enable organizations to realize immediate value from their streaming log file, sensor, device and network data. This new concept in Big Data solutions offers both rapid time to… Read more →

December 9, 2013 by in Uncategorized


SQLstream was named as one of the top trend-setting technologies for data management for 2014 by the Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) magazine.

Two of the most pressing concerns that organizations face today are the need to provide analytic access to newer data types such as machine generated data, documents and graphics, and the need to control the cost of information management for their growing data stores, according to the “Achieving Enterprise Data Performance—2013 Database Growth Survey” (source: DBTA). The study, sponsored by Oracle,… Read more →

December 6, 2013 by in In the News

Just back from the Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford (SVCO), an invite-only event at the Said Business School, University of Oxford University in the UK. The aim of the event is to provide insight to the Business School graduates on how to start, scale and run high-growth companies. The speakers include prominent entrepreneurs, innovators and investors from Silicon Valley. Other speakers included Phil Libin CEO of Evernote and Mike Olson, co-founder of Cloudera.

SVCO 2013… Read more →

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 14 November 2013 – SQLstream Inc., the streaming Big Data platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced StreamApps, fast-start templates for real-time streaming machine Big Data applications.


Each StreamApp is a library of components for a specific operational business process. In a Big Data industry typified by a lack of standards and high development costs, StreamApps takes SQLstream’s standards-based SQL platform for streaming operational intelligence to the next level of usability and enterprise adoption.

“Many organizations want to deploy real-time streaming data applications but are concerned about the costs and skills required,” said Damian Black, SQLstream CEO. “The… Read more →

November 18, 2013 by in In the News · Press Releases

The Ventana Research Technology Innovation Summit was held this week in Chicago, where VR CEO Mark Smith and BI analysts such as Tony Cosentino presented their perspective on Big Data technology adoption and the issues being faced by organizations as a result. This was not a conference about Hadoop, far from it, in fact the focus was more on how to best exploit Big Data as an asset and how this is being achieved across different software application areas. I would also mention that one of these areas… Read more →

November 15, 2013 by in Hadoop & Big Data Storage

Veracity and SQLstream team up to deliver actionable Operational Intelligence for real-time call rating, performance management and fraud detection from streaming CDR and IPDR data

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 12 November 2013 – SQLstream, Inc., the Streaming Big Data Company, today announced that Veracity Networks, an award-winning internet and telecommunications provider, selected SQLstream’s product suite as the streaming platform for its next generation of real-time operational management systems.  SQLstream enables Veracity Networks to address the demands of its expanding customer base and to deliver near-zero latency solutions for real-time… Read more →

November 12, 2013 by in Press Releases

Possibly the simplest way to think about Operation Intelligence (OI) is that it is Business Intelligence put into action. In reality it is distinctly different to what we usually understand as Business Intelligence in respect of the underlying technologies that are deployed and the overall architecture of data and process flows, but it can be viewed in that manner from a business perspective.

The Bloor Group researched all the vendors who use the term Operational Intelligence and sorted through them to create an OI Market Directory list, as well as other component technologies… Read more →

October 29, 2013 by in Market Views

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On October 4, 2013, CEO Damian Black briefed members of the Boulder Business Intelligence Brain Trust (BBBT) on the topic “From Big Data to Real-time Value: Streaming Operational Intelligence.”

Esteemed analyst Claudia Imhoff interviews Damian in a short podcast on Big Data, SQL and the future of streaming analytics.

October 15, 2013 by in In the News

On Friday, October 14, 2013, Damian Black, CEO, and Ronnie Beggs, Vice President of Marketing, of SQLstream, Inc. briefed members of the Boulder Business Intelligence Brain Trust (BBBT) on the topic “From Big Data to Real-time Value: Streaming Operational Intelligence.”

Distinguished BI Expert Paul te Vraak comments on the SQLstream technology and its unique ability to stream Big Data using SQL queries.

Read full commentary HERE.


October 10, 2013 by in In the News

SQLstream s-Visualizer provides active graphical dashboards over streaming time-series data, mapping real time to human time without refresh

San Francisco, CA | October 8, 2013– SQLstream Inc., the Streaming Big Data Company, announced today the world’s first visualization dashboard product for streaming high-velocity data. SQLstream s-Visualizer provides active, graphical insights over real-time streaming analytics and is fully integrated with SQLstream’s award-winning s-Server streaming Big Data platform.

SQLstream s-Visualizer is a drag-and-drop platform for building live dashboards over streaming data. Operational users rely on accurate, real-time information—yet traditional dashboard tools require data to be stored first, which introduces latency, and must be… Read more →

October 8, 2013 by in Press Releases
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SQLstream to Demonstrate Real-time Big Data Solutions for Traffic Analytics and the Internet of Things in the Big Data and Business Analytics Industry Showcase

San Francisco, CA | September 23, 2013 – SQLstream Inc., the streaming Big Data engine for real-time operational intelligence and a Silver level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that they are a Signature sponsor of Oracle OpenWorld 2013 in the Big Data and Business Analytics Industry Showcase. SQLstream will showcase real-time industry and public sector solutions, and will deliver a presentation on congestion reduction through real-time traffic analytics for the transportation industry.

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September 24, 2013 by in Press Releases

Just when it media started presenting NoSQL as the current that would supersede the venerable standard of information management, we again see SQL on the rise. NoSQL engines are building SQL interfaces, as are vendors that analyze data streams, big data and other forms of information assets.

On Thursday, September 12 at noon PST host Eric Kavanagh from DM Radio interviews our CEO, Damian Black, alongside Niklas Bjorkman of Starcounter, Fred Gallagher of Actian and Jamie MacLennan of Predixion Software on the resurgence of SQL- come join!

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September 11, 2013 by in Events · In the News

Distinguished analyst Robin Bloor has long been discussing the term of “data science,” with posts ranging from explanatory to complaining (particularly about the use of terminology).

Throughout all, however, he recognizes data science as a sensible activity for a business to pursue.

In his last post, he is promoting that idea, by discussing ten reasons that lie behind the attention that data science has acquired and underlining SQLstream as one of the effective technologies that contributed to building its well-deserved momentum.

Click here to read the full post.


September 9, 2013 by in In the News

SQLstream Explores the Total Cost of Streaming Big Data Solutions at TDWI Solution Summit 2013, September 15-17 — CEO Damian Black to Present “Operational Intelligence from Machine Big Data: Case Studies in Taming the Cost of Real-time Performance”

San Francisco, CA, September 4, 2013 — SQLstream Inc., the streaming Big Data engine for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that the company will speak on the cost of performance for real-time Big Data solutions at the TDWI Solution Summit in Austin, TX. SQLstream will also be demonstrating its streaming SQL platform for real-time operational intelligence from machine Big Data.

The session, scheduled… Read more →

September 5, 2013 by in Press Releases

The previous blog on Mastering the Internet commented on how government intelligence agencies are intercepting Internet communications en masse. And that, perhaps, this would signify the end of the first Internet age, “The Naive Age”, where many social media users are blissfully unaware of their lack of privacy and where phishing scams and identity theft are commonplace. However, the Naive Age is almost done. Enter “The Age of Enlightenment”, where Internet users are aware of the risks, and where Internet and technology providers must do more to protect their visitors and consumers.

In a recent article in the UK’s… Read more →

August 27, 2013 by in Market Views

Streaming Hadoop HBase Case Study: Turbo-charging Hadoop for real-time machine data analytics. Session to be Presented at NoSQL Now! on August 22nd at 9:30 PST, San Jose.

San Francisco, CA | August 19, 2013 – SQLstream Inc., a pioneer of the streaming Big Data engine for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that SQLstream CEO Damian Black has been invited to speak about the opportunity of accelerating Hadoop using streaming SQL at NoSQL Now! 2013, August 20-22.

Damian will be exploring the challenge of accelerating Hadoop for real-time operational intelligence by processing the live, high-velocity unstructured machine data… Read more →

August 20, 2013 by in Press Releases

Ventana’s Technology Innovation Awards showcase “advances in technology that contribute significantly to improved efficiency, productivity and performance of the organization.” SQLstream’s IT Analytics and Performance award recognized SQLstream’s innovative technology and ability to optimize operational processes and systems. The award considered all aspects of SQLstreams technology and business approach, in particular:

Vision – bringing standards to the world of Big Data and delivering a platform for real-time operational intelligence and integration across all industries.
Technology innovation – massively scalable, streaming data management platform using standard SQL (SQL:2008) as the query language.
Operational process optimization – enabling business to eliminate latency… Read more →

SQLstream’s s-Streaming product suite has been selected by Ventana Research as the winner of its 2013 Ventana Research Technology Innovation Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA | August 15, 2013 – SQLstream Inc., the Streaming Big Data Company, announced today that Ventana Research, the leading benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm, has selected SQLstream Inc. as the winner of its 2013 Ventana Research Technology Innovation Award for IT Analytics and Performance. The Ventana Research awards distinguish those pioneers that have developed clear visionary and transformative technology, and that are helping move businesses to the next level in 2013 and beyond.

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August 15, 2013 by in Press Releases

Damian Black, SQLstream CEO, is interviewed by Dataversity prior to his presentation at NoSQL Now! 2013. Speaking on streaming SQL and operational intelligence for Hadoop and HBase, Damian discusses the challenges of accelerating Hadoop to process live, high velocity unstructured data streams, and the emergence of SQL as the the query language of choice for Big Data analytics.

Click here to read the full Dataversity interview.

August 14, 2013 by in In the News

The definition of machine data covers, not surprisingly, all data generated by machines – servers, applications, sensors, web feeds, networks and service platforms. It covers everything from data centers, telecommunications networks and services to machine-to-machine and the Internet of Things in a device-connected world.

The value of machine data is immense. Machine data contains a wealth of information on customer and consumer behavior and location, consumer quality of experience, financial transactions, security and compliance breaches, as well as the state of industrial processes, transportation networks and vehicle health.

Understanding Machine Data in Real-time

Log files… Read more →

August 12, 2013 by in Hadoop & Big Data Storage

The number of articles about the Internet of Things [IoT], Machine-to-Machine communication [M2M], the Industrial Internet, the Internet of Everything [IoE] and the like have been increasing since this post introducing an IoT mind map almost a year ago. We all learn from some of them, with some we nod sagely in agreement, and others cause everyone to scratch their heads in confusion.

Distinguished analyst Joseph di Paolantonio establishes definitions and taxonomies for the Internet-of-Things and M2M and provides an industry review in this article for Constellation Research.

Read full article HERE.

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August 1, 2013 by in In the News · Market Views

Folklore has it that the term ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) was first popularized in 1999 at MIT to describe the architecture of connected RFID devices. Cisco then looked to define when the IoT came in to being as a concrete entity – defined as the year in which the number of connected devices exceeded the number of connected people (somewhere between 2003 and 2010 – see diagram).

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Cisco predicted that the number of devices will grow to 50 billion by 2020,… Read more →

July 15, 2013 by in Internet of Things

The recent public release of information on the activities of our Intelligence Agencies makes interesting reading for Big Data professionals. In particular, how these agencies have mastered the Internet, with vast data collection and analytics facilities for monitoring Internet and smartphone activity. A series of news articles described GCHQ’s (the UK’s smaller cousin of NSA) role in the program and the numbers are staggering. For example, one claim is that as far back as 2011, the UK alone was collecting 39 billion events per day and storing over 20 petabytes of data per day. It is reported that the raw… Read more →

July 5, 2013 by in Market Views

Webinar Series to Explore Challenges and Solutions for Low-latency Operational Intelligence in the Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and Large-scale Sensor Network Industries

San Francisco, CA | June 27,2013 – SQLstream, Inc., the leading standards-based Streaming Big Data Platform, announced today that it will be hosting a series of educational webinars to take place through July 2013. The events will focus on exploring the total Cost of Performance (or total COP) for transforming log file and other machine-generated data into streaming Operational Intelligence. The series will dissect the benefits, approaches and value of low-to-no-latency streaming intelligence across a range of industries including telecommunications, cybersecurity, and… Read more →

June 27, 2013 by in Events · Press Releases
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While Hadoop and relational databases have their purposes, SQLstream thinks companies can also benefit from analyzing data as it comes in.

While NoSQL databases have had their share of interest in recent years, that doesn’t mean developers should rule out running SQL queries to get insights in to large amounts of data flowing in real time, and do so without spending an arm and a leg.

CEO Damian Black made the pitch for this streaming approach and talked about its Total Cost-of-Performance relative to RDBMS and Hadoop-based approaches at GigaOM’s Structure conference in San Francisco.

CEO Damian Black speaks about the… Read more →

June 20, 2013 by in Events · In the News · Market Views

We participated on the “Architecting Big Data Systems for Speed” panel at E2 Conference. Great event, and a great opportunity to discuss technology in a business context. The panel offered a range of perspectives with other panelists from Translattice and Oracle’s NoSQL division. A number of interesting topics emerged, including the meaning of real-time in a Big Data world, and how enterprise architectures are evolving to deliver low latency as well as volume, velocity and variety.

What is real-time Big Data?

People often seem disappointed when Hadoop turns out not to be as real-time as they hoped. Which is somewhat… Read more →

June 19, 2013 by in Uncategorized
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“The Total Cost of Performance in a Massively Connected World” Session to be Presented at GigaOM Structure on June 19th at 4:55PM PST in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA | June 18, 2013 –

SQLstream Inc., a pioneer of the streaming Big Data engine for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that SQLstream CEO Damian Black has been invited to speak about the cost of achieving real-time performance from Big Data technologies at GigaOM’s Structure 2013, June 19-20.

Damian will be exploring the cost and technical limitations of generating real-time operational intelligence from different Big Data technologies. As data-management architectures evolve, each new technology looks… Read more →

June 18, 2013 by in Events · Press Releases

Ronnie Beggs Participating on “Big Data: Architecting Systems at Speed ” Panel at E2 Conference, June 18th at 2:30PM ET, Boston

San Francisco, CA | June 17, 2013 – SQLstream Inc., the streaming Big Data platform, today announced that SQLstream has been invited to speak at E2 Conference on the architectural challenges of generating real-time operational intelligence from high-velocity Big Data streams.

The panel gathers industry experts to explore how real-time, high velocity Big Data streams can be processed rapidly in order to make meaningful decisions quickly.  It has been assumed that volume is the fundamental problem presented by Big Data.  It’s not…. Read more →

June 17, 2013 by in Events · Press Releases

Sensors Expo is the leading industry event for the types of intelligent sensor-integrated systems that are driving the next generation Internet of Everything, Industrial Internet, telematics and Machine-to-Machine services. As a key sponsor in the Big Data and Wireless Systems pavilion, and speaking in the Big Data track, we found the event a great litmus test for the current state of the sensor-related systems’ industries.

This year, the focus was very much on the monetization of intelligent sensors networks. This included how businesses and consumers can benefit from the Internet of Things, but also a focus on infrastructure costs, in… Read more →

SQLstream was named as one of the top 100 companies that provide technologies and services for data management by the Database Trends and Applications (DBTA) magazine.

A result of lengthy research and compiled by the publication’s editorial staff, the first “DBTA 100: The Companies That Matter Most in Data” list recognizes industry leaders that are helping organizations derive tangible value and insight from Big Data.

Read more, HERE.

June 6, 2013 by in In the News

InfoArmor and SQLstream Team Up to Deliver the Next Generation of Continuous Identity  Monitoring Services at Massive Scale 

SAN FRANCISCO – JUNE 5TH, 2013 – SQLstream, Inc., the Streaming Big Data Company, today announced that InfoArmor, a U.S. leader in identity theft monitoring and internet surveillance, selected SQLstream as the real-time engine for the next generation of its identity monitoring and surveillance platform. SQLstream’s s-Streaming products enable InfoArmor to meet the rapid growth in demand for its real-time identity monitoring services. SQLstream was chosen for… Read more →

June 5, 2013 by in Press Releases

San Francisco, CA | May 30, 2013 – SQLstream Inc., the Streaming Big Data Company, announced today that SQLstream VP Americas, Glenn Hout, has been invited to speak on real-time operational intelligence and prescriptive analytics for the Internet of Everything at Sensors Expo 2013, Jun 4-6.

Held in Rosemont, Illinois, and now in its 27th year, Sensors Expo is the leading industry event in its class and gathers the world’s top engineers, scientists and business leaders involved in the development and deployment of sensor networks and systems. Areas of focus include sensor Big Data analytics, wireless sensor networks for Machine-to-Machine services,… Read more →

The Internet of Everything is the new frontier for real-time and Big Data, where Velocity now trumps Volume as the primary driver, where the geographical distribution of streaming data adds new levels of complexity, and yet the useful lifetime of data, the window within which to make a decision, has decreased dramatically.

Industries such as telecommunications, telematics, M2M and the Industrial Internet are starting to generate high velocity data streams at rates of millions of records per second. Gaining actionable insight from data of this magnitude and speed may be technically feasible to a point for the elastic scale-out architectures of… Read more →

SQLstream sponsored the recent IE Group Big Data Innovation Summit in San Francisco where I also presented on streaming SQL for Hadoop, and extending Hadoop for real-time operational intelligence. As Big Data technologies and Hadoop push further into mainstream enterprises, so the need for real-time business operations is an important parallel trend. ‘Real-time’ and ‘Hadoop’ had been considered synonymous by some, yet surprisingly, people are surprised when Hadoop does not seem to be as real-time as they hoped. This should not come as a surprise, as Hadoop as many strengths, but was never intended for low latency, real-time analytics over… Read more →

April 21, 2013 by in Events · Hadoop & Big Data Storage

Organizations that deploy Big Data tools to analyze operational data soon learn staff’s expertise in SQL isn’t always helpful. New skills need to be learned.

Distinguished analyst Dan Kusnetzky of ZDNet discusses how SQLstream technology makes the SQL skills already found in most organizations useful for the analysis of streaming operational data.

Read full article HERE.

April 17, 2013 by in In the News

Unlike traditional relational database management systems (RDBMS), which persist data that can later be queried, SQLstream runs continuous queries on targeted data streams – enabling a real-time view of an organization’s situation.

Eric Kavanagh recaps SQLstream’s last session in The Briefing Room, held alongside analysts Mark Madsen and Robin Bloor- read full summary here.

April 9, 2013 by in In the News

SQL or NoSQL? In-memory or hard disks? Graph? These questions have been top of mind in recent years as developers and IT administrators check out new-age databases capable of handling scale-out data sets. SQLstream CEO and Founder Damian Black, together with 3 other executives from new data management technology companies, showed how they stand out in a hot market at GigaOM’s Structure:Data.

Read full article and watch full recording on HERE.

March 26, 2013 by in In the News

“Four For The Future: Upcoming Database Technologies” Session to be Held at GigaOM Structure:Data on March 21st at 4:40PM ET

San Francisco, CA | March 14, 2013 – SQLstream Inc., a pioneer of the streaming Big Data engine for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that SQLstream CEO Damian Black will speak about innovative real-time Big Data technologies at GigaOM’s Structure:Data 2013, March 20-21.

Held on Pier Sixty, The Chelsea Piers in New York, and now in its third year, Structure:Data  gathers data scientists, business leaders and investors interested to learn more about the emerging business opportunities for Cloud and Big Data. Damian will… Read more →

March 18, 2013 by in Press Releases

In Part One of the Hadoop 2013 series, Merv Adrian points out how significant attention is being lavished on performance in 2013. In this second installment, the topic is projects, which are proliferating precipitously. One of the most frequent client inquiries is “which of these pieces make Hadoop?” As recently as a year ago, the question was pretty simple for most people: MapReduce, HDFS, maybe Sqoop and even Flume, Hive, Pig, HBase, Lucene/Solr, Oozie, Zookeeper. When the Gartner piece How to Choose the Right Apache Hadoop Distribution was published, that was pretty much it.

Since then, more projects have matured, and SQLstream is now part of… Read more →

February 26, 2013 by in In the News · Market Views

Developed to Meet Demand from Universities and Supercomputing Centers

San Francisco, CA | February 20, 2013 – SQLstream, a pioneer of real-time Big Data, today announced an extension to its partner program that helps to fulfill the growing need for real-time data processing systems in supercomputing centers and academic cyberinfrastructure facilities.

The SQLstream University Partner Program (UPP) addresses educational institutions looking to expand research into streaming Big Data concepts by offering a non-commercial, royalty-free license to its market leading real-time analytics platform.

The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) headlines the growing list of UPP organizations using SQLstream’s streaming… Read more →

February 20, 2013 by in Press Releases

Today’s edition of Information Management’s DM Radio Broadcast, The Future of Integration: ETL, CDC and IOA, had a great panel line up discussing the breadth of data integration issues in today’s world of Big Data, Cloud and traditional enterprise architectures. The session was hosted by Eric Kavanagh (Bloor) and Jim Ericsson (ex-Information Management, today was his last DM Radio after 5 years at the helm), and supported by Philip Russom (TDWI). SQLstream’s Damian Black was on the panel, with representatives from Denodo and Dell.

Extending the reach of Hadoop to the edge of your business.

A key observation emerged from… Read more →

I was listening to the BBC News on the Internet, and the technology section had two experts explaining Big Data to the layman. After some mutterings about it being ‘very large’ and ‘useful in genomics’, most listeners would have been left none the wiser. The BBC’s Science Editor, Susan Watts, had a bit of a better crack at it here. Our industry obviously has a way to go in explaining itself to the wider world.

Susan Watt’s BBC article of Big Data

Tackling the idea of ’very large’ first, and how Big is Big Data? Turns out, it isn’t,… Read more →

January 24, 2013 by in Hadoop & Big Data Storage

Bloor Group’s Robin Bloor hosted SQLstream’s CEO Damian in The Briefing Room on Tuesday January 8th 2013. The webcast, entitled “Windows of Opportunity: Big Data on Tap” focussed on the emergence of both SQL and the streaming data platform as a key enabler for real-time Big Data solutions in an ever-maturing marketplace. You can watch the full webinar from the link below, but I’m going to focus on some of the topics arising from the online discussion between Robin, Damian and the audience.

It was an interesting discussion, covering Big Data and streaming in the wider context… Read more →

January 17, 2013 by in Events · Hadoop & Big Data Storage

Dylan Janus from Information Today talks about the latest SQLstream release, 3.0. With improved speed and scalability, the flagship product introduces high performance distributed stream processing. Google BigQuery integration, and enhanced platform manageability and streaming application development.

“We have improved ways of processing machine data, so you can process much higher volumes and much more flexible and resilient processing of log file data,” Damian Black, CEO of SQLstream, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Read the full article on here. 

The SQLstream Briefing Room webinar with Robin Bloor took place on Tuesday January 8th 2013.  ”Windows of Opportunity: Big Data on Tap”  highlighted how the evolving Big Data landscape needs technologies that enable a much bigger enterprise-wide picture, complete with multiple data streams that can be combined to show what’s happening in real-time. The speakers included:

Eric Kavanagh, CEO, The Bloor Group, who hosted the event.
Robin Bloor, Chief Analyst, The Bloor Group, who lead the online briefing
Damian Black, President & CEO, SQLstream, discussing the emergence of streaming Big Data management as a key enabler for Big Data solutions, and how SQLstream… Read more →

January 10, 2013 by in Events

Justin Rowlatt, BBC World Service, explores how Big Data is not just a whole lot more thank the old “small” data, but a transformative technology that is set to change the way we do everything. From Formula 1 racing to targeted retail, the effective use of data is going to be a basis for competition going forward and a necessary addition to the toolkit of every company.

Damian Black, SQLstream CEO joins Michael Chui of management consultants McKinsey in a talk about how the torrent of data digital technology is creating can be used, and explains why all this data… Read more →

January 2, 2013 by in In the News

This evolution toward coexistence of the Hadoop framework, NoSQL and SQL approaches could mark a new step in big data’s maturation. As 2013 approaches, there is the possibility that big data may move from hot topic to practical reality.

SQL may have taken a punch or two in 2012, but it refused to go down for the count. Companies specializing in the alternative NoSQL and Hadoop side of things brushed up their SQL credentials this year. A prime example was Hadoop startup Cloudera Inc. It looked to enhance its SQL standing with Impala, a Hadoop software offering that supports interactive queries… Read more →

December 21, 2012 by in In the News

I have recently researched IBM® Infosphere Streams’ “Stream Processing Language” or SPL, after a pretty good talk at a recent SVForum SIG group meeting. Early users of this technology (which are really PS projects disguised as license sales) found that their Version 2.0 Stream Processing Application Declarative Engine (SPADE) programming language has been replaced by the IBM Streams Processing Language (SPL).

I suppose the research labs either changed interns for the summer or the products team have had changes in management. More seriously this is a natural outcome of productizing a customer software development project, paid for by the US Government, and then re-badged… Read more →

December 20, 2012 by in Market Views

New SQLstream s-Server 3.0 enables faster response to operational Big Data by tapping into streaming log file, sensor and service data in real-time.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, December 13, 2012 – SQLstream Inc. (, a pioneer of real-time Big Data, today delivered the new generation of its streaming Big Data management platform. SQLstream s-Server 3.0 is the fastest and most scalable release of the company’s flagship product, introducing high performance distributed stream processing, Google BigQuery integration, and enhanced platform manageability and streaming application development.

SQLstream’s Big Data on Tap™ platform architecture is built from the ground up for real-time, streaming Big Data… Read more →

December 13, 2012 by in Press Releases

The move over recent years has been towards increasingly distributed processing of data, both in terms of the underlying model and in terms of the processing architectures available. More and more of this data is also streaming and SQLstream is focused on effective access to streaming big data …

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December 4, 2012 by in In the News

I have a difficult time restraining my impulse to interrupt customers, vendors, employees, the janitor etc., when I hear them refer to ‘real time data’ when what is meant is the ability to ingest massive amounts of data and to interpret or analyze this in a short amount of time. Invariably they will say, “Well, this is clearly a ‘real time’ data problem” or the like. In short, they have confused acceptable low latency with streaming flows of data.

As the character Luke (portrayed by Steve McQueen, who many moons ago drove Vic Hickey’s Baja Boot in one of our Baja… Read more →

November 21, 2012 by in Market Views

Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford 2012 (SVCO 12) is an iconic entrepreneurship event now in its 12th year, that brings the most relevant technology entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Oxford, UK to engage with University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School students plus members of the wider Oxford entrepreneurial ecosystem. SQLstream CEO Damian Black is hosting and presenting sessions on both aspects – the trials and tribulations of getting a tech Big Data startup off the ground in Silicon Valley, plus insight into the current state and future potential of the Big Data market. There’s also the debate at the University of… Read more →

November 16, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Real-time Big Data means the streaming, continuous integration of high volume, high velocity data from all sources to all destinations,  coupled with powerful in-memory analytics. It’s a paradigm shift from conventional store and process systems that’s playing well here at the Intelligent Transportation Systems and Solutions World Congress here in Vienna.

The latest installment in the datacentre mysteries – in which Hadoop has long been the prime suspect for writing off the relational database (RDB) – is out now. With fox-like cunning, [the NoSQL movement] devised a plan so that traditional databases could be slowly migrated onto this new model, without anyone noticing.

And they would have got way with it too, if it wasn’t for a young startup, SQLstream, sticking its nose in where it doesn’t belong. Damian Black, its CEO, might have accidentally disrupted the perfect disposal of RDB, by creating a real time analytical system that doesn’t need to number… Read more →

October 20, 2012 by in In the News

GigaOM took their successful format for the Structure events to Europe this week for the first time and SQLstream’s CEO, Damian Black, was one of the key speakers. In a session with GigaOM’s leading Big Data writer, Derrick Harris, Damian discussed how real-time Big Data can only be achieved using continuous streaming integration, and how standard SQL is the perfect vehicle as a powerful language for the massively parallel distributed processing of live data streams.

As always, the GigaOM events were extremely well executed,and drew many of the main thought leaders and business leaders in the industry. For example, Ame Awadakkah… Read more →

We’re at the Intelligent Transportation Society’s World Congress in Vienna, Austria next week, Mon 22 – Fri 26 October. The theme for this year is ‘Smarter on the Way’ and this is the first year since 2009 that it’s been held in Europe. The full panoply of intelligent transportation issues is addressed, everything to do with software, hardware and firmware that improves the traveler experience, transportation network utilization and capacity optimization. However, the combination of real-time traveler information systems, wireless sensors, GPS and predictive analytics is a specific focus. And increasingly, telematics and V2I/V2V applications are represented.

We’re going… Read more →

Perhaps the highlight of Oracle OpenWorld last week, or at least, the most commented on by attendees at our booth, seemed to be Larry Ellison’s demo of Exadata and Exalytics – querying 10 days or so of stored twitter feeds with the hope of finding the best US athlete from the recent London 2012 Olympics to endorse a car company. This seemed to strike a chord with the audience. How many organizations employ a marketing analytics company to spend a vast amount of time poring over data to work out the top candidates for a marketing campaign? That… Read more →

October 11, 2012 by in Events · Hadoop & Big Data Storage

We’re going to be exhibiting at Oracle OpenWorld with SQLstream next week. Looking forward to it following some great analyst briefings over the past few weeks and a lot of interest now from  companies looking for a real-time Big Data management platform where they can built there apps using standards-based streaming SQL.

In the beginning, or at least 18 months ago, there was Hadoop, and an increasing awareness that the Internet, sensors, M2M and cloud infrastructure was generating more data that existing platforms could manage.  The trend was Map-Reduce, NoSQL databases and a wide range of analytics companies claiming… Read more →

September 28, 2012 by in Uncategorized

This week we’re at the Intelligent Transportation Society of California’s Annual Conference & Expo in Sacramento. The conference is focussed on the adoption of advanced technologies to improve traveler mobility and heighten safety in California.  Attendees include specialists from government, industry and academia.

This week we’ll be demoing real-time traffic congestion analytics and visualization based on processing live vehicle GPS data. Play the video below to watch a short video of the live customer case study.

The real-time traffic analytics and connected vehicle programs are of particular interest to SQLstream.  SQLstream turns live data into real-time value, enabling industries such as… Read more →

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 23, 2012. SQLstream Inc, the leading standards-based real-time Big Data solutions provider, today announced the appointments of Glenn Hout as Vice President of Sales for the Americas and Chris Clabaugh as Vice President of Business Development. Hout and Clabaugh join the senior management team to build on SQLstream’s strong foundation in North America, and to expand SQLstream’s success into Asia Pacific and Europe.

Damian Black, SQLstream CEO, attributes SQLstream’s success to the rate with which industries such as transportation and telecommunications are adopting real-time, streaming Big Data technology. “As a result, we have seen a surge in… Read more →

August 23, 2012 by in Press Releases

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