DB Weekly
Issue 31 — September 26, 2014
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O'Reilly Radar
A look at how NoSQL databases scale vertically and horizontally, and what you should consider when building a DB cluster.

Over the next few days, AWS will be issuing an emergency patch, and will be rebooting a substantial number of EC2 instances. Here’s a (non-exhaustive) AWS-reboot-preparedness checklist for Mongo users.

Rackspace   Sponsored
Rapid growth can be a double-edged sword. There are times when success can be a company’s worst enemy, especially if their cloud platform can’t handle such swift growth and acceleration. Since we formed more than three years ago, we’ve crunched over 4 terabytes of data, and that’s growing at a rate of about 30 percent per month. We had a choice: manage our infrastructure or build and market product. Read how we were able to keep our business growing.


Database Soup
A look at some SQL queries you can use to seek out duplicate and overlapping indexes on your database.

Dr Dobb's
Oracle added NoSQL capabilities to the InnoDB engine in MySQL 5.6, providing a 9x improvement in transaction performance. Here’s how to use its NoSQL-esque features.


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