Volt University Prepares Software Developers to Meet Big Data Business Challenges

Growing Community of Partners and Customers Undergo VoltDB Training to Build New Data Solutions on World's Fastest Operational Database

Nov 14, 2013, 09:00 ET from VoltDB

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VoltDB, the world's fastest operational database, today announced that enrollment in its Volt University program has grown by 900% in 2013. Developers from organizations in various industries have completed or are in the process of completing Volt Vanguard certification, after it became available through Volt University in January. The comprehensive instructional certification program is designed for developers of all skill levels to learn directly from VoltDB engineers how to leverage an advanced, in-memory relational database to build applications that ingest, analyze, and act on large volumes of high-velocity data in real-time.

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Enrollment in the program is made up of VoltDB customers and partners including Independent Software Vendors, Value-Added Resellers, Systems Integrators, as well as other individual developers. They are learning how to use VoltDB to build powerful applications to solve velocity data challenges for a range of industries, including financial services, web applications, sensor data, digital advertising, smart grid, gaming, and other real-time analytics. This is helping to accommodate the growing demand for developers that are familiar with VoltDB, as evidenced by the growing number of LinkedIn profiles listing VoltDB experience, as well as F2000 Job Postings specifying VoltDB certification.

"Achieving Volt Vanguard certification was an invaluable step in my ongoing efforts to build data solutions that fully realize the automated energy management capabilities of the smart grid," said Stephen Dillon, data architect at Schneider Electric. "VoltDB's experts provided everything I needed to harness the true speed of their in-memory operational database."

Volt University is now fully automated, so online participants can go through the curriculum at their own pace, and receive immediate test grading. The program offers a vast portfolio of classes, tools, and other instructional content, available in three categories:

  • Volt Vanguard Certification – A set of self-paced, online courses that combine instructional content and testing for the highest level of VoltDB certification. Upon completion of the program, participants will be certified as Volt Vanguards, fully enabled to develop cutting-edge VoltDB applications. Fees to participate begin at $1,495 for a single student. For more information, please contact the Volt University Team at university@voltdb.com.  
  • Volt University Online – A comprehensive library of instructional materials for developing with VoltDB includes live monthly webcasts, on-demand "how to" videos white papers, tutorials, demonstrations, and code samples. Content is free for all members of the Volt Community. For more, visit: http://voltdb.com/community/community-home.php.
  • Volt University Classroom – The VoltDB engineering team provides free, in-person instruction for a wide range of topics to help participants use VoltDB. Classes are offered through a select group of institutions and developer-run organizations, and can be customized and administered for individual groups or businesses on request.

"The Volt University program is quickly growing as an effective means of on-boarding members of both our partner ecosystem and the broader VoltDB community," said VoltDB President and CEO Bruce Reading.  "Our engineering team is successfully enabling these talented developers to build new, disruptive applications that deliver instant decisioning and operational visibility with real-time analytics fed by a multitude of relentless data sources."

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.

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