How SingleStore helped the Research department to "self-service" their data and accelerate the discovery process
April 15, 2021

How SingleStore helped the Research department to "self-service" their data and accelerate the discovery process

Virginie Aelst | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)

UCB Biopharma wanted to offer a solution enabling scientists to "self-service" research data rapidly with the aim to accelerate the early discovery process.

○ Scientists define the data set that is relevant to their investigation in a ‘data collection & preparation’ tool, execute the resulting query against SingleStore, and visualize it in a data-analytics tool.

○ Data alerts are generated with the help of SingleStore queries to inform end-users about the arrival of fresh information.

UCB selected SingleStore for raw query performance and for concurrency. we serve on a daily basis between 220-800x scientists in several countries.

  • Query performance execution
  • Concurrent users
  • Simplified data pipeline
  • Metrics collection/visualization for queries execution.
  • Real time data availability that speeds up the research process.
  • Decrease scientist's time needed to collect and prepare data and provides more time to analyze them.
  • Gives more flexibility in data combination across areas
Thanks to SingleStore, query latency went down from 10-20 mins to 20 secs. Ad-hoc queries are instantly handled by SingleStore, allowing the analysts to validate their hypotheses in real-time. SingleStore data store also allows the usage of multiple analysis tools. Because the analysis of data requires different approaches, it is now possible for different data scientists to access data from their favorite tools.

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The availability of high-performance, simple and affordable database technology like SingleStore’s provides an additional accelerator to any data-driven companies.

Using SingleStore (formerly MemSQL)

Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Query definition
  • sometimes, in a streaming mode, some procedures are called twice for the same data
  • Satistics usage (query performance)
The cluster has been easily installed, integration is well done (SingleStore studio) - user community is available in case of help and react quickly