NewsBits - Scylla, SQL Server, Redis, SQLite, TiDB, Ruby, Elixir and more

The database and developer news for the week ending January 6th includes a new Scylla release, SQL Server on Linux explained, JSON for Redis, a lighter SQLite, TiDB's multi-storage engine distributed database, the latest language rankings, new Ruby a…

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MongoDB and Ransomware

Recent reports in the news of MongoDB databases being hacked are not new but the ransoms demanded for the return of data is a new twist on an old problem - insecure MongoDB databases. Compose MongoDB users haven't had to worry about the problem, but…

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Store Result Sets with Materialized Views in PostgreSQL

Lucero Del Alba talks about using PostgreSQL's materialized views to process large amounts of data without slowing down your database in this new Write Stuff article, showing how to efficiently create, access, update, and delete them. In this article…

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Compose Notes: Java and Let's Encrypt certificates

With the recent arrival of Let's Encrypt TLS/SSL certificate support on Compose's Elasticsearch and RabbitMQ, we've noticed some issues popping up from the rabbit hole that is this encryption support. Top of that list is problems with Java connectio…

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Try Compose and Get Your Free Tools of the Trade T-Shirt

Ring in the new year in style with your new Tools of the Trade t-shirt from Compose. That's right, sign up for a new Compose account and try out a MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Redis, PostgreSQL, MySQL, ScyllaDB, RethinkDB, RabbitMQ or etcd deployment, and…

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Compose for MySQL and Compose for ScyllaDB: the new Compose databases on Bluemix

Since we made Compose-hosted databases for Bluemix available, we've seen Bluemix users opening up the catalog to the benefits of hosted and managed Compose for MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, RethinkDB, etcd and RabbitMQ. There's now two m…

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DataLayer: High throughput, low latency at scale - Boost the performance of your distributed database

Learn how distributed DBs (Cassandra, MongoDB, RethinkDB, etc) solve the problem of scaling persistent storage, but introduce latency as data size increases and become I/O bound. In single server DBs, latency is solved by introducing caching. In this…

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DataLayer: GraphQL - Translating Backend Data to Frontend Needs

Engineers working on backend data services are often focused on operational concerns like data consistency, reliability, uptime, and storage efficiency. Because each situation calls for a specific set of tradeoffs, a single organization can end up wi…

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DataLayer: Managing (or not) the Data in Immutable Infrastructure

The idea of immutable infrastructure is awesome. However, a major problem immediately erupts when we get to the part where we have to connect application infrastructure with data infrastructure. In his presentation, Adron Hall of Thrashing Code and H…

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Compose Notes on Compose Notes

We've just added the ability to add notes to your Compose database deployments. One request we've often had is for better ways to identify your databases on Compose. Every database deployment has a unique name, but we found our users wanted to keep n…

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