#243 — March 1, 2019

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Database Weekly

ValuStor: A memcached Alternative Built on ScyllaScylla itself is a highly scalable, distributed low-latency database (based on Apache Cassandra’s design) and ValuStor is an open source memcached alternative built on top of it that brings several interesting features to the party.

Peter Corless

Redis Turns 10: How It Started with a Single Post on Hacker News — Ten years ago, Redis’s creator Salvatore Sanfilippo first posted on Hacker News about the Redis data structure store and has firmly stuck to his mission ever since. It’s now a critical piece of infrastructure for many.

Dave Nielsen (RedisLabs)

Introducing the Next-Generation InfluxDB 2.0 Platform — We’ve taken our original mantra of Fastest Time to Awesome to a whole new level, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

InfluxData sponsor

SageDB: A Learned Database System? — Another one of those “Could this be the future of databases?” ideas here, with a database that, given data, aims to automatically build the best structures, algorithms and indexes to match the workload and environment.

the morning paper

MariaDB Readies New Enterprise Server — While staying loyal to its open-source roots, the new MariaDB Enterprise Server is designed for enterprise production workloads.

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (ZDNet)

Data Growth Rate in U.S. Predicted to Slow — We’re usually talking about how the growth of data is only continuing to accelerate but no, growth is predicted to slow, though mostly due to a decrease in entertainment-oriented content.


Thinking in MapReduce, But with SQL

Craig Kerstiens

How to Store, Query, and Create JSON Documents in Oracle Database — It’s not just CouchDB, MongoDB and PostgreSQL riding the JSON train, Oracle’s firmly on it too, and this is a pretty comprehensive overview of Oracle’s JSON functionality which seems well designed to me.

Chris Saxon (Oracle)

Migrating MySQL from AWS to On-Prem — Not everyone is moving to the cloud and this blog shows you how to shift on site with zero downtime.

Severalnines sponsor

Playing with Parallel Queries in PostgreSQL

Nickolay Ihalainen

Running a Bakery on Emacs and Postgres — Here’s what happens when a programmer turns their skills to organizing a bakery. This could apply to almost any database system, of course.

Piers Cawley

The MySQL 100,000 Connections Challenge — An exploration of how to establish 100,000 productive connections to a MySQL database involving three components.. a thread pool, tuning, and using multiple IP addresses.

Vadim Tkachenko

DBeaver: A Universal Database Tool — Written in Java, this is an open-source, cross-platform database tool for developers, admins and analysts alike. Supports all popular databases.

DBeaver Team

'Swim' Streaming Data App Builder Goes Open Source — A runtime for building stateful apps along with a framework, SDKs and a client for building streaming data visualizations and embedding them into existing apps.