More databases - MemSQL and RocksDB

Categories: Programming, BigData

Seems like new databases (or at least database-like storage approaches) have been springing up like weeds in the recent years. I recently encountered mention of two ones I wasn’t really familiar with and so did a little reading. The following two articles provide a brief intro to:

  • MemSQL - a proprietary distributed relational-like database which keeps row-oriented tables completely in memory but supports column-oriented tables on disk
  • RocksDB - an open-source high-performance key-value store used often as background storage for more complex projects (eg Kafka Streams, Samza, MySQL)