Issue 128 — October 28, 2016
Memory is the Next Platform
— Phase change memory, memristors, resistive RAM, 3D XPoint, and others are on the research horizon and memory is having an impact on computation and data handling generally.
Is Spinning Disk Going Extinct? Experts Weigh In
— As fast SSDs get cheaper and tape drives get bigger, the sweet spot where spinning HDDs make sense gets smaller.
AgilData Zero: Zero-Knowledge Encryption for MySQL
— An open source project (currently ‘proof of concept’) for protecting MySQL databases from breaches.
Heap tracks everything users do in your app then gives you SQL access to it
— Heap is like Google Analytics, except it works automatically: It auto-records all events users take in your web or iOS app. You can then graph users' behavior, visualize their funnels, and drill into what leads to high conversions.
15 Awesome Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Google BigQuery
— All data is encrypted both at rest and in transit by deafult, it has efficient concurrency, it’s serverless and fully managed, supports public datasets, and more.
Fact or Fiction: Google BigQuery Outperforms Amazon Redshift as an Enterprise Data Warehouse?
— Amazon hits back at benchmarks presented by Google that portrayed BigQuery as being faster than Redshift and runs some benchmarks of their own.
An Advanced Elasticsearch Architecture for High-Volume Reindexing
“I’ve found a new and funny way to play with Elasticsearch to reindex a production cluster without disturbing our clients.”
Fred de Villamil
Calling All Cabs: A Database Model for a Taxi Service
— The latest in a long line of practical database modelling articles from Vertabelo, this time looking at how to model a taxi service.
Data Integration Engineer (Kafka/ElasticSearch/Postgres/Python)
— Want to help make sense of the data behind the $1 trillion real estate market? Hundreds of data feeds to normalize. Millions of photos to classify. Millions of user events to analyze. You name it, we got it.
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LHops Smashes Hadoop Record – Over 1 Million Operations Per Second
RavenDB 3.5 RTM Released
— RavenDB is an open source NoSQL database for .NET.
MongoDB Launchpad: A MongoDB 3.4 Event in SF on November 1st
Startups Look to Speed Up Data Transfers to AWS Redshift
Firebird Conference 2016 Papers
Spark ML Runs 10x Faster on GPUs, Databricks Says
Upload Files From Anywhere
— The API for file uploads. Integrate Filestack in 2 lines of code.
Fuzzy Search with MongoDB and Python
— A typo-robust and flexible search of names and short phrases.
Production psql Prompts for Postgres Users
Identical SQL Queries != Identical Results
A Comparison of Time Series Databases and Netsil’s Use of Druid
— Brief analysis comparing Cassandra, Druid, Riak-TS, InfluxDB, OpenTSDB, Prometheus and Elasticsearch.
Benchmarking Go's Redis Server Libraries
— Comparing Redis, Redcon & Redeo libraries.
See what your users see
— Capture everything, and we mean everything (including the full DOM and console logs), about your customer experience with one easy-to-install script. Try it free.
pg-cert-check: A Tool to Monitor Postgres Database SSL Certificates
Rambler: A Simple and Language-Independant SQL Schema Migration Tool
Join Monster: A GraphQL-to-SQL Query Execution Layer for Batch Data Fetching