In this final issue of 2017, we're looking back at what new database systems were released, the best case studies/stories, and the biggest releases of 2017. We'll be back on January 12, 2018 - thanks for your support and we hope you have a happy holiday season! :-)
DB-Engines Popularity Ranking of Database Systems — Since December 2016, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, MariaDB, and Azure Cosmos DB have shown the biggest gains. Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server have had the biggest falls relatively, but still top the chart.
MySQL Replication Tutorial For Disaster Recovery — This blog post is a step by step tutorial on how to set up MySQL Replication between AWS regions. This is an essential part of our disaster recovery plan at Engine Yard. A previous blog post gives a higher level overview on disaster recovery.
MongoDB 3.6 Released: Security, Robustness and JSON Schema — A new version of the popular NoSQL database: better hardened against network outages with ‘Retryable Writes’, as well as against ransomware by only binding to localhost by default. It now also supports JSON Schema for data validation.