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Middle Eastern Technology Company Partners With BCT on Effort to Limit COVID-19 Spread Using MemSQL

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In an effort to help the government in the Middle East minimize the spread of COVID-19, Bahwan Cybertek (BCT) will deploy technology from MemSQL, The Database of Now™ for operational analytics and cloud-native applications. The effort is led by a large technology company in the region.

The client company offers digital services and information and communications technology solutions in several categories, including cybersecurity, digital media, financial technology, IT and telecommunications. For this project, it is collecting data from other telcos in the region to present the ministry with a unified view of the coronavirus situation and enable it to maximize the impact of the solution.

This project required the ingestion of data from 1.2 billion location points to be joined to 5 million 100 meters square, to specify the location of mobile phones. The location tiles are aggregated into cities, districts, and regions to provide an understanding of point-in-time population density.

At first, the company attempted to use technology from Teradata for this joint process, but a test query never returned. When Hadoop was tried, it took more than a day to return results. MemSQL replies to the same complex query in 20 minutes. Using MemSQL, the complete workflow process was built in just three weeks.

The client company obtained the MemSQL technology through its work with BCT, the leading systems integrator in the Middle East, which also has significant operations in India. BCT specializes in digital experience, digital supply chain management and predictive analytics.

Leveraging its international network of industry experts across a range of industries, BCT has delivered digital transformation solutions to more than 1,000 customers in banking, government, oil & gas, power, retail and supply chain management (SCM)/logistics across Africa, Asia, the Far East, the Middle East and North America.

“MemSQL is excited to be working with BCT as a systems integration and reseller partner to serve this client, which evaluated several market-leading products and chose MemSQL for its ability to manage workloads at a massive scale, pull in data from a very diverse set of systems with high concurrency, and to answer SQL queries at amazing speeds,” said Raj Verma, MemSQL co-CEO. “This customer achieved more than 3 million transactions per second within the first few weeks of using MemSQL.”

BCT has deep relationships with its customers and helps its clients – some of whom are also MemSQL clients – get the maximum value from their technology investments. BCT is building deep capabilities related to MemSQL technology, which it is combining with its other domain and technology experience to help customers succeed throughout their digital transformation journeys. Meanwhile, BCT, MemSQL and the client company are now launching multiple additional projects, reducing the company’s dependence on Oracle and Teradata, and augmenting its existing Hadoop environment.

“Companies that invest more in digital transformation actually outperform their peers over time,” said S. Durgaprasad (DP), co-founder, director and group CEO of BCT. “These companies are more prepared for disruption, and better able to monetize new digital channels and build bigger user bases. What’s more, this phenomenon exists regardless of industry vertical.”

About MemSQL

MemSQL is The Database of Now, powering modern applications and analytical systems with a cloud-native, massively scalable architecture. MemSQL delivers maximum ingest, accelerated transaction processing and blisteringly fast query performance, including AI integration and machine learning models, all at the highest concurrency. Global enterprises use the MemSQL distributed database to easily ingest, process, analyze and act on data, to thrive in today’s insight-driven economy. MemSQL is optimized to run on any public cloud or on premises with commodity hardware. Visit or follow us @memsql.