Issue 153 — May 5, 2017
SQL Is 43 Years Old: 8 Reasons We Still Use It Today
— SQL came in as the 2nd most common language in Stack Overflow’s recent survey - remarkable for a language approaching 50 years old.
How to Stream Data from Amazon DynamoDB to Amazon Aurora
— You might use DynamoDB for rapidly ingesting high-velocity data but then want to replicate it into Aurora for longer-term use. Here’s how to do that with AWS Lambda and Amazon Kinesis Firehose.
Don't Use the String Concatenation 'Trick' in SQL Predicates
— When concatenating strings in SQL, take care that you’re including the right delimiters as well or unintended consequences could occur.
How to get started with MongoDB
— We put together a hub of our most popular resources to help jump-start your understanding of MongoDB. Check it out today.
The Simplifying Power of SQL Views in Data Reporting
— A powerful way to build an in-database reporting layer is to create
, an abstraction that can greatly simplify queries and enhance the accessibility of data.
Set Theory: The Method to Database Madness
— If you’ve not formally studied math, you might find this primer on set theory (and how it relates to databases) useful.
Six Things to Know About Securing Your Database
— Whether you store secret government information or standard user data, you don’t want some unknown person to access to your database.
The Struggle for Hegemony in Oracle's Database Empire
— Oracle and MySQL are fighting it out in DB Engines’ rankings.
Only a Fraction of 160 Zettabyte 'Datasphere' to Be Stored
— The Internet of Things will contribute to 10x more data being produced in 2025, claims an IDC report.
Breaking the WiredTiger Logjam: The Write-Ahead Log
— A series digging into the WAL of MongoDB’s newest storage engine.
How to Maximize Availability Using Apache Cassandra
SQL Server's Pivot and Unpivot Features Explained
Sending Apache Logs to Amazon Elasticsearch Service with Kinesis Firehose
Advanced Stored Procedures in MySQL
Webinar: How to get mega performance for your metadata
— Learn how you can get better performance out of key content and metadata-oriented databases like Couchbase
MySQL's Evolution From 5.6 to 8.0 in 42 Slides
— A quick tour of what’s changed along the way.
That Giant Sucking Sound? Hadoop Moving Into The Cloud
— Companies like Google and Amazon are tripping over themselves to pick up people tired of running Hadoop locally.
Why To Favor Postgres Over MySQL or MariaDB
The Big Old Reliable Elephant: Talking About Postgres with Craig Kerstiens
— An interview covering the benefits of Postgres over other databases.
High Available and Scalable Open Source Database - SiriDB
— SiriDB is robust, fast and has a unique query language that makes it easy to create charts for your application.
EVM: A Simple Elasticsearch Version Manager
— So simple that it’s really just a bash script.
Tad: A Tabular Data Viewing App for macOS
— View CSV-style data in a data grid which can also be used as a pivot table.
Pilosa: A Distributed Bitmap Index, Powered by Go
— An open source, distributed bitmap index system for accelerating queries across massive data sets.
LMDB: A Look Back At The First Version of Redis, Written in Tcl