Issue 116 — August 5, 2016
Noms: A Versioned, Forkable, Syncable Database
with the back story.
Noms’ creator, Attic Labs, has also
just raised $8.1m.
On Uber’s Choice of Databases
— Last week Uber’s story of its move away from Postgres to MySQL got a lot of attention. This week we saw a few well reasoned responses from the Postgres community including this one.
Using AI to Build A Comprehensive Database of Knowledge
— A 30 minute podcast interview with Mike Tung on large-scale structured data extraction, intelligent systems, and the importance of knowledge databases.
O'Reilly Data Podcast
Create a new app, free.
— Have an app idea and want to see if it’ll fly?
Introduction to SQL Server Stretch Database
— SQL Server’s new
feature provides a
where part is in a local SQL Server and the remainder on Azure.
gh-ost: GitHub’s Online Schema Migration Tool for MySQL
— gh-ost was developed by GitHub to provide an ops-friendly, auditable solution to changing MySQL tables on production systems.
Tips for Starting With AWS Redshift
— Redshift is Amazon’s fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service. Here are 3 tips and tricks learnt from starting up a Redshift pipeline.
Curalate Engineering Blog
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PostgreSQL 10 Development Kicks Off
— The next major release of Postgres (after 9.6) will be known as PostgreSQL 10 and development is getting underway.
RavenDB 3.5 Release Candidate Available
Navigating The World of Modern Data Stores and NoSQL
— IBM is offering up a free ebook
A Field Guide to the World of Modern Data Stores
Apache Flink Gears Up for Emerging Stream Processing Paradigm
— Flink 1.1.1 will bring a new SQL interface for working with streaming data.
Apache Kudu: A Fast Columnar Data Store for Hadoop
New Release of dbbench Streamlines Database Workload Testing
— A new version of dbbench is now available, as well as a package of high-level tools to enhance it.
Azure SQL Database New Premium Performance Level P15 Generally Available
— A new, higher level of Azure SQL performance now available.
How to Setup a Highly Available Multi-AZ Cassandra Cluster on AWS EC2
The Guts N’ Glory of Database Internals: Merging Transactions
A Basic Introduction to MongoDB
— A guide to MongoDB, the open source document-oriented database.
Automating NoSQL Database Builds
“A ‘Python to the Rescue’ Story That Never Gets Old”
Generating Recommendations at Amazon Scale with Apache Spark and Amazon DSSTNE
How to Steal Any Developer's Local Database
— Locally running services are accessible by any website you visit, making it possible for bad guys to steal the data you have locally.
Bouke van der Bijl
Introduction to Distributed Computing Engines for Data Processing
— Brief introduction to get a basic familiarity with Map/Reduce, Spark & Flink.
Big Data Acronyms and Abbreviations Every Data Pro Should Know
6 Points to Compare Python and Scala for Data Science using Apache Spark
8 Ways To Be Successful With Microsoft Azure SQL Database
— Strategies that you want to consider when moving to Microsoft Azure SQL Database.
API automation for any database
— Instant dev portal from any SQL or NoSQL data source.
Introducing Tgres: A Postgres-Based Time Series DB
Shift: An App to Run Online Schema MySQL Migrations
— Uses a Go agent and a Rails app to control things.
apgdiff: Another PostgreSQL Diff Tool
— A free database schema diff tool and how to use it.
Have you got SQL fingers?
— Try SQL Prompt and you’ll be able to write, refactor, and reformat SQL effortlessly in SSMS and Visual Studio.
Find out more.