Excellent preparation for building high-performance, operational data warehouses and real-time, in-memory database applications

Instructor-led virtual training

This virtual training provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the steps necessary to optimize schemas, improve queries, benchmark performance, and design real-time data applications with MemSQL and MemSQL Ops, our built-in management tool. Our virtual training includes live demonstrations, hands-on labs, and ready-to-use AWS environments.
Instructor-led virtual training

Hands-On Learning

Through videos, interactions, and hands-on labs, students will master MemSQL key concepts, terminology, and topics such as:
  • MemSQL real-time, in-memory distributed architecture
  • Schema design
  • Query optimization
  • Performance Benchmarking, Tuning, and Resource Governance
  • MemSQL Procedural SQL (MPSQL)
  • Full-Text Indexes and Search
  • Real-time data ingest with pipelines
  • Building real-time applications
Hands-On Learning

Audience and Prerequisites

Designed to serve the learning goals of application developers and database developers, MemSQL Developer Training requires previous experience with Linux, programming in Scala, Java, or Python, relational database systems, and SQL.
Audience and Prerequisites

Professional Certification

MemSQL Developer Certification provides employers, partners, and customers with tangible evidence of your skills and expertise. Certification validates your expertise and helps establish your leadership credentials. Participants of this training achieve certification with course completion and by passing a certification exam.

MemSQL issues digital certificates that can be verified. Students can add their digital certificate to their LinkedIn profiles.
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Professional Certification


Course Modules

  • 1
    Module: Course Details and Downloads
    • WebEx Meeting Details
    • Software Requirements
    • 6.5 LAB Verify SSH Access to EC2
    • Student AWS EC2 Instances
    • Student Downloads
    • Video: Session 01
    • Video: Session 02
    • Video: Session 03
  • 2
    Module: MemSQL Essentials for Developers
    • Architecture Concepts
    • 6.5 LAB Install MemSQL with MemSQL Ops
    • Rowstore and Columnstore
    • Data Distribution
    • Distributed Joins
    • Reference Tables
    • 6.5 LAB Create the db_mycompany Database
    • Application Cluster Topologies
    • Appendix: A Deeper Look into MemSQL's Columnstore implementation
    • Appendix: Tuning columnstore tables
  • 3
    Module: Schema Design
    • Geospatial Data
    • 6.5 LAB Geospatial Data
    • SOLUTION: Geospatial
    • Appendix: DDL & DML for Geospatial
    • Sparsity and Normalized Forms
    • Index Types
    • JSON and Computed Columns
    • LAB: Use a reference table to query JSON with variant length arrays.
    • SOLUTION: Use a reference table to query JSON with variant array lengths
    • Shard Key Strategies
    • LAB: Identify a Sharding Strategy
  • 4
    Module: Query Optimization
    • Analyze, Explain, and Profile
    • Schema Optimization for Query Performance
    • LAB: Explain, Analyze, and Profile
    • SOLUTION: Explain, Analyze, Profile example
    • LAB: Install MemSQL Studio
    • Using Query Hints
    • Experimental: Explain Plan Viewer
    • Resource Governance with Resource Pools
  • 5
    Module: Performance Benchmarking and Tuning
    • Experimental Metrics
    • Appendix: Experimental Metrics
    • Using dbbench for Performance Testing
    • LAB: Database Workload Generator
    • Management Views
    • Workload Profiling
    • LAB: MemSQL Top
  • 6
    Module: MemSQL Procedural SQL (MPSQL)
    • Table-Valued Functions (TVF)
    • User-Defined Functions (UDF)
    • User-Defined Aggregate Functions (UDAF)
    • Stored Procedures (SP)
    • LAB: Stored Procedure
  • 7
    Module: Real-time Data Ingest
    • MemSQL Connector for Apache Spark
    • MemSQL Pipelines with Apache Kafka and AWS S3
    • 6.5 LAB Ingest Streaming Data with MemSQL Pipelines
    • LAB: AWS S3 Pipeline
    • SOLUTION: AWS S3 Pipeline
    • HDFS Pipelines
    • Continuous Loading with S3 Pipelines
    • 6.5 LAB Continuous Loading with S3 Pipelines
    • Pipelines INTO Store Procedures
    • 6.5 LAB Pipeline into a Stored Procedure
  • 8
    Module: Full-Text Index and Search
    • Full-Text Index
    • Full-Text Search
    • 6.5 LAB Full-Text Index and Search
  • 9
    Module: Building Real-Time Applications
    • Business Intelligence Dashboards
    • MemSQL Pipelines for Machine Learning
    • LAB: Predictive Analytics MNIST
  • 10
    Module: Certification
    • Requirements for Certification
    • MemSQL 6 Developer Certification Exam
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Our pricing includes AWS EC2 instances for course labs.

  • $2,595.00

    Regular price


How We Deliver Virtual Training

Virtual training is for remote teams of administrators and developers who require a rigourous, hands-on, instructor-led learning experience that aligns with both real-world job performance and professional certification.

  • A virtual training course runs for three consecutive sessions.

  • Each session is about 3 hours in duration.

  • A MemSQL Certified Instructor leads each virtual session. In each session, your instructor introduces new topics with live demonstrations. Topics align with specific learning objectives.

  • With each new topic, your instructor makes available the related education content and curriculum materials in your course player.

  • After the end of each session, you spend one to two hours completing student labs.

  • ou and your instructor connect virtually for the duration of the course. Your instructor is available to answer question and resolve technical issues.

  • At the end of the virtual training, you take a course exam.

  • To achieve certification, you complete the course and pass the exam.

Global Success

Enable success for the remote team

  • Live Demonstrations

    Our virtual training includes live, instructor-led demonstrations that align with specific learning objectives.

  • AWS EC2 Environments

    For the duration of the course, each student receives four EC2 instances to design and deploy a MemSQL cluster.

  • Hands-on Labs

    In your deployed MemSQL Cluster, work-on student labs and solve specific use case challenges.vides.

Learning Journey

A virtual learning experience that focuses on real-world, performance-based results

  • Instructor-led

    You will view live demonstrations, review code snippets, and learn from a MemSQL expert.

  • Motivation

    Quizzes and use-case challenges keep you motivated and focused.

  • Interactive Discussions

    Get answers to your on-the-topic questions from your MemSQL instructor.


Answers to common questions

  • How does MemSQL create virtual training?

    We employ the ADDIE model to design and develop our education content. We Analyze needs, Design the learning, Develop the curriculum, Implement the virtual training course, and Evaluate the performance. We also employ an agile methodology for curriculum and courseware development. Based on student feedback and success, we regularly improve our virtual training courses and education content.

  • Do the virtual training courses align with the latest version of MemSQL?

    Yes, MemSQL virtual training courses align with the most recent major and minor version of MemSQL. Because of the varying speed and cadence of maintenance releases, we are unable to update education content to support maintenance releases entirely. In other words, we deliver virtual training on the most recent major and minor version of the general availability release of MemSQL.

  • What do I need to participate in virtual training?

    We run all our trainings as BYOL, Bring Your Own Laptop. Virtual training requires that you simply install a WebEx meeting client. You also need to be able to SSH into an Amazon EC2 instance using a provided pem or ppk key and public IP. MemSQL supplies the pem and ppk keys, student license, and Amazon EC2 hosts that you use for student labs. Using either Chrome or Firefox, you access education content and curriculum materials for the virtual training course from a web-based, digital course player.

  • Is the certification exam separate or part of the course?

    We bundle the certification exam with the course. The exam can only be taken with the course. You can learn more about certification here.

  • How long do I have access to the course content?

    After enrollment, you can access your course for one year. Most students complete virtual training within one week.

  • Are there recordings of each session made available for virtual training?

    Yes, after the end of each session, we make available the WebEx recording. After the session ends, the file is usually available within 15 minutes. Playing the file requires a WebEx Network Player. It should be noted that we are unable to guarantee the quality or completeness of a WebEx recording. When possible, we also make available a MP4 version of the WebEx recording available. MP4 files typically take up to 48 hours to be released.