VoltDB, the only purpose-built database for fast data applications, today announced the availability of its newest release, VoltDB v6.0. The game-changing combination of the world’s fastest operational database with fast data ingest/export, now with geospatial support, meets the needs of businesses bringing next-gen applications to market.

VoltDB makes next-gen business applications smarter and faster while simplifying system architecture to accelerate time to value. These applications process hundreds of thousands to millions of interactions with mobile subscribers per second; determine when to make in-game offers to MMPG (massively multiplayer playing game) players; compute, track and display real-time, regulated pricing and purchase data for broker-trader firms; serve the right ad, at the right time, to the right consumer while managing ad-spend budgets; and make decisions at millisecond speed for utilities determining electric-grid supply allocation and pricing. Applications powered by VoltDB are prevalent in the mobile, media, Internet of Things (IoT), digital advertising and financial verticals.

“Combining the exact location of a customer, employee or asset with real-time intelligence provides organizations with a competitive advantage. Businesses can deliver micro-personalized offers that deepen customer relationships and make operational decisions that maximize efficiency,” said Jason Stamper, analyst, data management and analytics, 451 Research. “By combining geospatial with fast data, VoltDB is enabling organizations to maximize the value of real-time data streams that now include location, turning insights into actions that drive business growth.”

Version 6.0 builds on VoltDB’s in-memory massively parallel database architecture that scales transactions and analytics linearly while maintaining data consistency and high availability. Key new features include:

  • Geospatial query support for applications that rely on location for social and commercial interactions, e.g. real-time ride-sharing, IoT sensor data management, digital ad delivery, content delivery, geofencing applications and social media monitoring;
  • Improved fast data ingestion and export connections to broaden support for the Hadoop ecosystem, including enhanced, built-in Kafka importers to simplify and speed application development and improve overall system reliability and improved Elasticsearch exporters to enable extensive full-text searches on processed data in a VoltDB cluster.
  • Cross data center “active/active” replication to improve availability and disaster recovery while increasing application performance for geographically-distributed workloads, essential in the telecommunications industry and other verticals where globally-deployed applications must be supported in multiple datacenters;
  • Simpler, faster deployment via improved management and usability with the VoltDB Management Center, including enhancements to cluster administration, workload balancing and monitoring.

VoltDB Version 6.0 is the industry’s only fast data system to provide a transactional low latency/high throughput database to add immediate business value to today’s global fast data applications. From transactional applications requiring real-time responses and data consistency to stream processing applications that require per-event decisions, VoltDB v6.0 is the only platform that combines ingestion, speed, robustness and strong consistency to transform fast data applications with capabilities not available with alternative technologies.

“Speed, relevance and location-awareness are imperative to dominate mobile advertising,” said Dan Khasis, VP Data and Analytics, Airpush. “Prior to v6.0, geospatial targeting was a big mess because there was a lot of computational overhead related to point-in-polygon evaluation. Because ultra-low latency is so critical to us, we can now pursue new initiatives and offer advertisers the ability to reach hundreds of millions of our mobile users in really interesting and unprecedented ways. In addition, the reduction in memory utilization and compute cycles will permit us to further reduce ad-serving costs by about 80 percent. With VoltDB, we have instant visibility into critical metrics that help run our business, and no longer encounter replication outages like we used to with other OLTP vendors.”

“VoltDB enables enterprises to realize exceptional results that simply aren’t achievable with other technologies,” said Bruce Reading, president and CEO of VoltDB. “With VoltDB v6.0, we have extended the capabilities of the industry’s fastest in-memory operational database with geospatial query support, cross datacenter replication and improved import and export capabilities. We’ve partnered with global organizations to transform their businesses with fast data applications that are smarter, faster and more interactive. Our customers count on us to provide the tools they need to build applications that are correct, fast and simple, enabling enterprises to quickly extract value from their real-time data.”

For more information on the new features and enhancements in the VoltDB Version 6.0 fast data platform, please visit: https://voltdb.com/products/whatsnew