#206 — June 1, 2018

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Amazon's Neptune Graph Database Generally Available — Neptune is Amazon’s fully-managed, purpose-built, high-performance graph database service. It supports both Property Graph and RDF via Apache TinkerPop Gremlin and SPARQL and is ideal for things like recommendation engines and knowledge graphs.

Randall Hunt (Amazon)

Redis 5.0 Release Candidate 1 Released — The first RC of the popular data structure server is here. 5.0 introduces support for streams, new sorted set commands, and improved active defragmentation.

Salvatore Sanfilippo

Just 4 Days Until Postgres Vision 2018 in Boston — Join us to explore how you can deploy and manage Postgres on premises and in the cloud. Register with code LASTCHANCE to save 50%.

Postgres Vision 2018 sponsor

Intel Launches Optane DIMMs Up To 512GB — This isn’t directly database news, but Intel’s SDKs for its new high capacity non-volatile memory target use cases like transactional object stores and log storage.


An Introduction to MongoDB — An introductory tutorial covering MongoDB, the Mongo shell, popular drivers, common database operations and CRUD actions within the Mongo shell.

Manjunath M

Apache Flink Gets an SQL Client — Flink, an open source stream processing framework, now has the capability to execute exploratory SQL queries on data streams from a new SQL client, which will open the processing framework to a new class of users.


Cursor Looks to Build a Search Tool for Any Internal Database with $2M in New Funding


▶  Neo4j 3.4 Release Highlights in Less Than 8 Minutes

Ryan Boyd

Alibaba Group Leads $26.4M Series B in GPU Database Provider SQream


Get Optimised MongoDB Query Performance with Studio 3T — Read the latest article in our tutorial series on MongoDB performance which focuses on the Profiler and more.

Studio 3T sponsor

Improve MariaDB Performance using Query Profiling — Useful query profiling techniques that exploit MariaDB server’s built-in tools: the Slow Query Log and the Performance Schema.

Shree Nair

A Deep Dive into Postgres' Streaming Replication — A look at the history of Postgres’s built-in replication features and how streaming replication works.

Sebastian Insausti

Unix Command Line Tricks For Data Scientists — Covers things like sort, split, head, grep, sed and awk.

Kade Killary

Bad Practices in Database Design: Are You Making These Mistakes?

Fernando Martinez

▶  Handling Billions Of Edges in a Graph Database

Michael Hackstein (ArangoDB)

PostGIS 2.5 Alpha: Spatial and Geographic Objects for Postgres — Designed to be used with the recently released Postgres 11 Beta. Draft manual here.

PostGIS Developers

Free New Whitepaper - Managing and Automating PostgreSQL

Severalnines sponsor

gh-ost: GitHub's Triggerless Online Schema Migration Solution for MySQL — A tool to do live schema migrations by way of ‘ghost’ tables.

GitHub Engineering