How To Move Data To A Backup Site

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There are so many techniques for moving data from one location to another that it can be hard to determine which one is right for the job. Small business owners, in particular, can become immensely stressed out when trying to figure out how to securely transfer their data, especially if sensitive customer information is on […]

MySQL Tutorial – Understanding The Seconds Behind Master Value

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In a MySQL hosting replication setup, the parameter Seconds_Behind_Master (SBM), as displayed by the SHOW SLAVE STATUS command, is commonly used as an indication of the current replication lag of the slave. In this blog post, we examine how to understand and interpret the MySQL Seconds Behind Master value in various situations. Possible Values of  Seconds Behind Master […]

How to Decide if You Need an On-Premise Cloud Service

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Determining the most suitable ways to integrate cloud computing, if at all, can be an intricate process with multiple factors worth considering before coming to a conclusive decision. This can be mind-boggling and understandably so, due to various recommendations and options to choose from. To further add to the confusion, talk of incorporating a hybrid […]

Managing High Availability in PostgreSQL – Part I

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Managing high availability in your PostgreSQL hosting is very important to ensuring your clusters maintain exceptional uptime and strong operational performance so your data is always available to your application. In an earlier blog post, we introduced you to configuring high availability for PostgreSQL using streaming replication, and now we’re going to show you how to best manage PostgreSQL high […]

How Will IBM's Acquisition Affect Red Hat?

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ZD Net reported that IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat is the biggest business deal to hit the open source market in history. For those of us who have grown up with Red hat’s distributions alongside releases like Ubuntu and Mandrake, seeing them being acquired by a powerhouse like IBM bodes well for the company. Red […]

Top 5 Benefits of Shared MongoDB Hosting

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Shared MongoDB hosting is one of the most cost-effective and easy-to-setup options for deploying MongoDB in the cloud, and is used by thousands of companies around the world to host their databases. In this post, we outline the top five benefits of using shared MongoDB hosting to help you decide whether it’s the right for your business. Shared MongoDB […]

7 Ways Cloud Technology & Big Data Are Changing Supply Chain Management

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The discipline of supply chain management has changed radically over the past few years. It’s a role that’s only a few decades old, but it’s already transformed business processes around the globe. From procuring raw materials needed in manufacturing and production to ensuring smooth and timely delivery to the customer, today’s supply chain manager has […]