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Volt Vanguard Fame! Fortune! Face Time! Contest Invites Big Data Application Developers to Make Their Dreams a Reality

VoltDB Provides Platform and Added Incentive for Vanguards to Build Ingenious Real-time Data Apps

BILLERICA, Mass., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VoltDB announced today that registration is open for the Volt Vanguard Fame! Fortune! Face Time! Contest. VoltDB is challenging developers to bring their most ground-breaking Big Data applications to life using its community version of the fastest, in-memory database on the planet. The company will accept entries for the contest through December 31, 2013. The winner will be selected by January 31, 2014.


Contest details are as follows:

  • Register here to download VoltDB and enter the contest
  • Submit your entry, along with a brief description, to [email protected]  
  • All participants who submit an app will receive a "Stonebraker Superfan" T-shirt
  • The grand prize for the most innovative app will include:
    • Fame!: Global promotion for you and your app
    • Fortune!: $10,000 to finance your next project
    • Face Time!: A day of mentoring with VoltDB to help improve your app

VoltDB is a NewSQL in-memory relational database that enables high-velocity data ingestion and real-time analytics. VoltDB uniquely supports the emergence of new applications for a range of industries interested in extracting the greatest value from their data—the instant it arrives. Through its free community version, VoltDB seeks to inspire developers to invent new ways of capitalizing on big data.

"The VoltDB database is an ideal breeding ground for rock star innovation because we have eliminated the velocity barrier to Big Data application development," said VoltDB CEO Bruce Reading. "We're continually blown away by the creativity of the people out there, and have launched the Volt Vanguard contest to shine a light on their genius and uphold the spirit of open source collaboration. We can't wait to see what participants come up with."

Official contest rules can be accessed at:

About VoltDB
VoltDB provides a fully durable, in-memory relational database that combines high-velocity data ingestion and real-time data analytics and decisioning to enable organizations to unleash a new generation of big data applications that deliver unprecedented business value. Organizations in markets ranging from financial services and Web media, to public utilities and national defense, use VoltDB to narrow the "ingestion-to-decision" gap from minutes, or even hours, to milliseconds. Founded by database legend Dr. Michael Stonebraker, VoltDB is privately held with offices in Billerica, Mass. and Santa Clara, Calif.

Media inquiries:
Joseph Rigoli
Davies Murphy Group, Inc.
(781) 418-2423
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