#302 — May 1, 2020

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Database Weekly

Redis 6.0 Released — The next major release of the popular data structure server is here. Redis is at the heart of so many data systems nowadays that any major release is big news but 6.0 packs in a lot of new bits and pieces that make it more robust and capable of modern workloads, including:

Salvatore Sanfilippo

You Can Now Do Serverless Streaming ETL with AWS Glue — If you want to analyze data on the fly as it arrives, you can now use AWS Glue (AWS’s ETL service) with streaming platforms like Kinesis Data Streams or Kafka which opens up a lot of opportunities as demonstrated here.

Danilo Poccia (AWS)

Monitor Database Performance End-To-End with OOTB Dashboards — Datadog’s customizable, built-in dashboards allow you to collect and visualize custom metrics, like saturation and resource utilization, in real-time. Unify your metrics, traces and logs in one platform. Try it free with a 14-day trial.

Datadog sponsor

Can Apache Kafka Replace a Database? - The 2020 Update — Kafka is a stream-processing system but the idea of using it to store data isn’t uncommon. This post analyzes Kafka’s core concepts from the database perspective.

Kai Waehner

PostgreSQL Gets a Parallel Processing Boost — Swarm64 started life as a FPGA-driven way to accelerate Postgres’s performance for analytics and data warehouse tasks, but can now work without FPGAs too.


Using SQL in RStudio

Irene Steves

A Jepsen Security Report on Dgraph 1.1.1Jepsen is well known for their work in putting databases and related systems through their security paces. Here, the Go-powered distributed graph database Dgraph gets analyzed.


MongoDB Makes Its Compass GUI FreeCompass provides a powerful interface to work with MongoDB databases. It’s source was made publicly available last year as well.

MongoDB, Inc.

eBook: The Most Important Events to Monitor in Your Postgres Logs — In this eBook, you will learn about the Top 6 Postgres log events for monitoring query performance and preventing downtime.

pganalyze sponsor

Pantry: Free Cloud-Based Storage for JSON Data — Provides “perishable”, though secure, data storage for small projects via a RESTful API. Data is erased after a period of inactivity. There are quite a few projects like this and while they don’t suit long term production use, they can come in handy for hackathons, quick personal projects, teaching, etc.

Rohan Likhite

Liftbridge 1.0: Lightweight, Fault-Tolerant Message Streams — A server that implements a durable, replicated message log for the NATS messaging system.