#276 — October 18, 2019

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Database Weekly

Amazon’s Consumer Business Just Turned off its Final Oracle Database — .. and the sense of how happy Amazon is about this is palpable! Migrating away from a legacy database is no easy task at the best of times, and especially not at Amazon’s scale.

Jeff Barr (AWS)

Is Amazon’s Database Strategy A Glimpse Into The Future? — A somewhat more interesting analysis of the Amazon vs Oracle story (above) that tries to make the point that industry may be moving away from universal ‘one size fits all’ databases to distinct, ‘highly tuned’ ones for different scenarios.

Timothy Prickett Morgan

Have You Tried Studio 3T Yet for Your MongoDB Databases? — Studio 3T offers four ways to query MongoDB, instant code translations, and the easiest way to migrate SQL to MongoDB (and back again). It’s perfect for both new and seasoned MongoDB users. Download the free 30-day trial today.

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Scylla Open Source 3.1 Released — Scylla is an open source NoSQL database that’s designed to be compatible with Apache Cassandra but offering significantly higher performance (it’s written in C++ vs Java for Cassandra).

Tzach Livyatan

Will Automation Wipe Out the Role of the DBA? — A good example of Betteridge’s law of headlines here in that the answer is.. no. Automation is eating up tasks traditionally held by the database administrator, but ultimately it frees them up to work on bigger things.


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The Unlikely Marriage of Databases and Object Storage — Object storage has historically struggled in terms of performance, particularly in situations like analytics, but MinIO is aiming to change that.

Michael Feldman

🖼 Implementing MySQL Database-as-a-Service using Open Source tools — It’s a slidedeck but the slides are rich with content and easy to follow nonetheless. It’s about creating a MySQL service using a proxy layer based on ProxySQL.

Matthias Crauwels

Licence to Grill: A Year On, MongoDB's Eliot Horowitz Talks About SSPL — It’s been a year since MongoDB made the (slightly controversial) switch to using a Server Side Public License (SSPL). Here MongoDB’s CTO talks about that move, learning from the competition, luring relational fans and more.

Richard Speed (The Register)

Cut Cloud DB Costs by 90%, Run Apps 20x Faster. Macrometa CRDT Edge DB — CRDT Edge DB blends serverless functions, stream processing, and pipelines to boost performance to apps and APIs.

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TimescaleDB Delivers Another Option for Time-Series Analytics — A high level look at the story behind TimescaleDB, an extension for Postgres that brings powerful time-series data storage and analytics functionality to the popular RDBMS.


Predicting and Monitoring Payment Volumes with Spark and ElasticSearch

Andreu Mora (Adyen)

Tips for Storing MongoDB Backups in the Cloud — Shows you how to upload MongoDB backup with compression and encryption to AWS, Azure, and GCP using different methods.

Bart Oles

Oracle FDW for PostgreSQL v2.2.0 — A foreign data wrapper for easy access to Oracle databases from Postgres. v2.2.0 adds support for COPY for foreign tables and Oracle’s XMLTYPE.

Laurenz Albe