#204 — May 18, 2018

Read on the Web

Database Weekly

Prisma Raises $4.5M to Build the GraphQL Data Layer for All Databases — News from the company behind Prisma, an open-source GraphQL layer that essentially brings GraphQL support to any backend database. It’ll be interesting to see what happens when/if other databases bring such functionality in-house.


TimescaleDB vs MongoDB for Storing Time-Series Data — TimescaleDB is a Postgres extension focused on time-series data, so it may come as no surprise it’s faster at the task.

Rob Kiefer

Free Database Migration and Upgrading Planner — Running an older version of MongoDB? We understand the upgrade process can seem daunting at first, so we've put together this template to help you plan out your upgrade process.

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Big Data File Formats Demystified — An explanation of three optimized file formats well suited to Hadoop for long-term efficient data processing: Optimized Row Columnar (ORC), Avro, and Parquet.


Redis vs. Memcached: In-Memory Data Storage Systems — Redis and memcached are both popular in-memory data storage systems, though Redis brings a lot more to the table data structure wise.

Alibaba Cloud

Selecting all Columns Except One in PostgreSQL — Google’s BigQuery has EXCEPT and REPLACE keywords for removing or replacing column results mid-query. Here’s a look at emulating such functionality on Postgres.

Lukas Eder

Algorithms Behind Modern Storage Systems — One for the more CS-oriented among you with a close look at two storage system design approaches used in a majority of modern databases.

Alex Petrov

'I Wrote My First Stored Procedure Today, But I'm Not Sure How to Feel About It..' — An interesting discussion about using stored procedures in a way that doesn’t tread on the toes of other team members.


MemSQL Gains Traction and New Investors — MemSQL has announced a $30 million funding round led by the former Google Ventures.


Oracle Buys DataScience.com — DataScience.com is essentially an enterprise-focused platform of data science tools.


Inventor of Scrum to Keynote Postgres Vision in Boston

Postgres Vision 2018 sponsor

Monitoring MySQL with NGINX AmplifyNGINX Amplify is a monitoring tool that now has a MySQL plugin.

Andrew Alexeev

Fun with SQL: Recursive CTEs in Postgres

Craig Kerstiens

How Disney Built a Pipeline for Streaming Analytics


Complete This Survey to Influence the Future of Tools & Tech — Get your report, discover your sci-fi character and enter a draw for tech prizes, including an iPhone X.

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▶  Azure SQL and SQL Server Sessions from Build 2018 — Microsoft’s Build 2018 conference happened last week and here are all the Azure SQL and SQL Server talks in one place.

Denis Gobo

Tidis: A Distributed NoSQL Database That Supports the Redis Protocol — Uses tikv (a distributed, transactional key/value store) as a backend.


mongo-query-to-postgres-jsonb: Converts MongoDB Queries to Postgres Queries for JSONB Fields

Thomas Hansen