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Issue 40 — November 28, 2014
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Pieter Cailliau
At GraphConnect 2014, Pieter Cailliau, a developer at GPS device company TomTom, gave a talk about how road networks are represented in graph databases and how these can be used to produce useful routes.

Twitter, Inc.
A fast and lightweight proxy for the memcached and Redis protocols built primarily to reduce the connection count on backend caching servers.

Rackspace   Sponsored
There are essentially two performance metrics you are primarily concerned with when using Redis: how many commands per second can I execute and how long do they take. Read more about avoiding Redis performance slowdowns.


Buzz Moschetti
The first in a series of posts where the differences between building a SQL-backed app vs a MongoDB-backed app will be analyzed. Note the potential bias, however.

SQL makes basic sum, averages, and other mathematical operations easy, but certain ones like medians or 95/99th percentiles can be tougher. Here’s a great post showing the tools available to help get medians and others.

Li and Lee
A paper looking at record breaking data sorting, up to 3.7TB per minute across 400 nodes.

Craig Shoemaker
IndexedDB is an in-browser document database supported by most recent browsers (but polyfills are available). This article presents an extensive introduction.

Have instances of both Postgres and MySQL and want to connect data between both? Here’s a tool to help with that.


  • MongoDB Administrator (Austin, TX) ObjectRocket is seeking a Mid-to-Senior level DBA to join our Engineering team to work on our scalable, highly-available MongoDBaaS platform. Anyone can manage a single application - we manage and maintain thousands of production databases supporting billions of operations. You’ll be part of a highly capable and motivated team working on solving the hard problems of scalability, availability, and performance on a global platform. Apply here.
  • Datawarehouse Infrastructure Engineer (San Antonio, TX)Rackspace is looking for a candidate that wants to push the boundaries of cloud computing. On the data team you will sit on top of a mountain of cloud data working to expose it to the rest of the organization while building out our next generation data platform. We are looking for talented data people who enjoy working on massive systems and frequently think about the design and flow of data throughout the organization. Learn More.

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