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June 15, 2016 12:00 ET

MemSQL Brings Enterprise Security to Real-Time Analytics

Role-Based Access Control Maximizes Security in Performance Environments

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 15, 2016) - MemSQL (www.memsql.com), provider of the fastest database platform for real-time analytics, today introduced new enterprise security capabilities to further the adoption of solutions requiring both speed and advanced security. With this additional functionality, enterprises can streamline the security and administration of MemSQL, resulting in wider adoption and maximum protection in performance environments. Specifically MemSQL is introducing Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for its distributed database platform. RBAC provides enterprises a flexible way to set security measures by user role and group -- all while maintaining maximum performance.

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"More companies across more industries now view real-time workflows as a critical technology enabler," said Nikita Shamgunov, CTO and co-founder, MemSQL. "In many cases, security cannot be compromised just to keep up with the data. With the addition of RBAC, MemSQL customers can scale the number of users and roles to tens of thousands without compromising performance -- absolutely critical in today's real-time world."

Internet of Things workloads are just one of many areas requiring this comprehensive mix of performance and security. According to Gartner, "Enterprise architects must consider security, privacy, cost, ease of access, agility and performance to determine the best architecture for their IoT initiatives1."

MemSQL customers can now use simple and robust security configurations to create a role with specific capabilities, which then can be associated with a user and specified access. The RBAC feature was extensively run with a rigorous set of functional and performance tests, including inside a FIPS 140-2 environment. An independent third-party security consultancy describes the latest security design of MemSQL: "Under the assumption that the single entry point from an attacker's perspective is the aggregator, the narrow attack surface was found to be quite robust and no serious security flaws were uncovered."

Real-time is the new standard for processing and analyzing data. Historically, companies with stringent security requirements have been kept at arm's length from achieving real-time results. By including RBAC in its latest release, MemSQL furthers adoption of real-time data in environments requiring comprehensive security. This includes global industries such as healthcare, IoT, and government. Last month, MemSQL highlighted its application of geospatial analytics in the public service sector at GEOINT 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Mike Kilrain, President of MemSQL USG, spoke on real-time data pipelines and applications. Read his interview with USGIF here: http://msql.co/1UsKSsc

MemSQL Enterprise Edition with Advanced Security is available today.
More information can be found here http://docs.memsql.com/docs/release-notes

Read the blog post: http://blog.memsql.com/rbac-security/

About MemSQL
MemSQL delivers the leading database platform for real-time analytics. Global enterprises use MemSQL to achieve peak performance and optimize data efficiency. With the combined power of database, data warehouse, and streaming workloads in one system, MemSQL helps companies anticipate problems before they occur, turn insights into actions, and stay relevant in a rapidly changing world. Visit memsql.com or follow us @memsql.

1 Gartner "Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016" by: David W. Cearley, Brian Burke, Mike J. Walker, 29 February 2016.

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