MemSQL 6.7 brings free tier and performance enhancement: Transactions for nothing, and faster queries for free

MemSQL 6.7 brings free tier and performance enhancement: Transactions for nothing, and faster queries for free

MemSQL is not the first database to offer a free tier. But this one comes with full functionality to support real-world use cases, while also improving performance for typical data warehousing queries by a factor of 100.

MemSQL is an in-memory database with support for transactional and analytical workloads. It has not been that long since we covered version 6.5, and MemSQL’s people are not short of ambition, as their vision is to make their product the best database offer out there.

Today, MemSQL is releasing version 6.7, bringing a range of capabilities focused on usability, simplicity, performance, and compatibility with legacy systems and third-party tools. But what is probably going to get the most attention is the free tier and performance enhancement.

Free tiers are nothing new, in databases and beyond. It’s a good way to invite users to try a product and see if it works for them. The thinking behind it is if people like the offering and start using it they will eventually outgrow the free tier and get converted to paying users.

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