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DB Weekly Issue 3
February 27, 2014
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FoundationDB 2.0 Released: The Distributed Database That 'Practically Operates Itself' FoundationDB combines the power of ACID transactions with the scalability, fault tolerance, and operational elegance of distributed NoSQL databases. Go and PHP now have native FoundationDB as of this release.
The Future of MongoDB: A Fireside Chat with MongoDB CTO Eliot Horowitz A recap of things MongoDB’s CTO said at a recent meetup. The biggest thing is the imminent release of MongoDB 2.6.
Apache Hadoop 2.3.0 is Released (HDFS Caching FTW)
Cloudera Developer Blog
SQooLed: An Interactive, Online Database Course
IBM To Acquire DBaaS Provider Cloudant
From our supporter
The Verdict On MongoDB, From Devs And Ops Are you a fan of MongoDB? We took a poll. Weigh in with other developers and engineers as they state their opinion on this leading NoSQL database, on what they like and what the gotchas are. Schemaless, great or not so great? Read more about the verdict on MongoDB.
Use Subqueries to Count Distinct 50X Faster (with SQL)
Look Out, Mongo, Here Comes Couchbase Couchbase CEO Bob Weiderhold says his NoSQL database business is just starting to ramp up, and he’s gunning to take market share from Mongo.
NoSQL: Emerging Trends and Innovations
Bruce Momjian: PostgreSQL Prefers the Scenic Route “We have played the long game in not taking shortcuts and focusing on making the best database possible.”
The History of MySQL
Database Friends
MongoDB 2.6 Highlights
Unreasonable Defaults: Primary Key as Clustering Key A look at clustered indexes and their potential downsides.
Markus Winand
Building A Decision Tree In Python From Postgres Data
Gary Sieling
Tracking Month over Month Growth in SQL Querying simple values with SQL is easy, but how about simultaneously working out the changes between those values?
Craig Kerstiens
DBA 101: Sometimes Forgotten Functionality in The MySQL Client
MySQL Performance Blog
10 MySQL Settings to Tune After Installation
MySQL Performance Blog
Rapid SQL Server Database Deployment With the right tools, it is possible to rapidly deploy upgraded databases. By deploying early in development, it’s easier to iron out any potential problems that the new deployment could cause in production long before it’s time to release.
Simple Talk
SQL Joins Visualized
C.L. Moffatt
DBMSs and Tools
q: Treating Text as a 'Database' q allows performing SQL-like statements on tabular text data, including joins and subqueries.
Harel Ben-Attia
Druid: Realtime Exploratory Analytics on Large Datasets Open-source infrastructure for real-time exploratory analytics on large datasets. Druid is designed for fast aggregation, ingestion, and exploration of log data.
TokuMX: A High-Performance MongoDB Distribution TokuMX is a drop-in replacement for MongoDB, and offers 20X performance improvements, 90% reduction in database size, and support for ACID transactions with MVCC.
Database Friends
RavenDB: A 2nd Generation Document Database on .NET RavenDB is a transactional, open-source Document Database written in .NET, and offering a flexible data model designed to address requirements coming from real-world systems. RavenDB allows you to build high-performance, low-latency applications quickly and efficiently.
The Neo4j 2.1.0 Milestone 1 Release: Import and Dense Nodes
Neo4j Blog
Linux Systems Engineer at Rackspace (San Antonio, TX) Responsible for contributing to the architectural design and development of hardware, platform, and product deployments within the monitoring infrastructure, analyzing systems and performance usability testing to ensure performance and reliability, enhance scalability, and meet security requirements while keeps informed of emerging technologies. Creative thinking and ability to ‘think outside the box’ are essential.
Software Developer at Rackspace (San Antonio, TX) The DCX Applications software development and automation team is growing and taking on new challenges and we need a passionate Software Developer to grow with us. We are a highly effective, disciplined, agile and empowered team that is responsible for building user interfaces for Rackspace’s datacenter infrastructure. We work with a combination of Ruby on Rails and AngularJS and interact with a number of automation systems and services.
Last but not least
Real-Time Analytics with Apache Cassandra at LoopLogic (video) Stephane Legay, CTO at LoopLogic, demonstrates how LoopLogic uses Apache Cassandra for their real-time analytics needs. Stephane covers their Cassandra architecture and how they process their data using a 2-pass system.
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