MemSQL is a modern relational database for cloud and on-premises that delivers immediate insights for modern applications and analytical systems. It is a distributed, in-memory, SQL database management system.

MemSQL provides an in-memory SQL database designed to accelerate applications, power real-time analytics and combine structured and semi-structured data into a consolidated big data structure.

MemSQL was founded in Jan 1, 2011 by Adam Prout, Eric Frenkiel, & Nikita Shamgunov. The company is based in San Francisco, California, with an office in Seattle, Washington.

MemSQL is dedicated to helping businesses leverage data to reach their full potential and redefine the limits of what's possible. It is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical systems with a cloud-native, massively scalable architecture for maximum ingest and query performance with the highest concurrency.

MemSQL enables companies to merge real-time and historical Big Data analytics with its distributed in-memory database. MemSQL instantly accesses data through a familiar SQL interface on a horizontally scalable architecture using commodity hardware across on-premises or cloud deployments.


MemSQL envisions a world of adaptable databases and flexible data workloads - your data anywhere in real time. Today, global enterprises use MemSQL as an intelligent database to cost-effectively ingest data and produce industry-leading time to insight. MemSQL works on any cloud, on-premises, or as a service and is trusted by customers including Uber, Akamai, Dell EMC, Samsung, Comcast, Kellogg, and more.


MemSQL is backed by GV (formerly Google Ventures), Accel, Data Collective, IA Ventures, Glynn Capital and others. The company has raised a total of $110M in funding. Their latest round was on May 15, 2018, where the company secured $30M from a "series D" round.


MemSQL was recognized Challenger in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for AnalyticsGartner Magic Quadrant2017. The company also achieved AWS Big Data Competency Status in 2018. DBTA 100 2017 - The Companies That Matter Most in Data, Database Trends and Applications (DBTA), 2017.



  • Year founded: 2011
  • Funding Info: $110M over 6 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series D)
  • Yearly Revenue: $10M-$20M(2019)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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