How to Move Disruptive Network Technologies Smoothly

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The problem with disruptive network technologies is that they are sort of…well…disruptive. The issue occurs when you’re trying to institute a disruptive network technology and it forces your system to go offline – something many corporate IT networks simply can’t afford to let happen. The reason many companies opt for tried and tested technology over […]

Managing High Availability in PostgreSQL – Part II

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Are you deploying PostgreSQL in the cloud and want to understand your options for achieving high availability? In our previous blog post, Managing High Availability in PostgreSQL – Part I, we discussed the capabilities and functioning of PostgreSQL Automatic Failover (PAF) by ClusterLabs. In Part II, we’re introducing you to an alternative open source tool, Replication Manager from 2ndQuadrant, to be […]

2019 Database Trends – SQL vs. NoSQL, Top Databases, Single vs. Multiple Database Use

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Wondering which databases are trending in 2019? We asked hundreds of developers, engineers, software architects, dev teams, and IT leaders at DeveloperWeek to discover the current NoSQL vs. SQL usage, most popular databases, important metrics to track, and their most time-consuming database management tasks. Get the latest insights on MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Redis, and many others to see which database management systems are […]

5 Big Data Questions For Software Developers

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Software developers are finding themselves beset by news headlines insisting that big data and the rise of the information age are coming to upend their industry. Many hardworking software engineers are deeply unfamiliar with big data, however, or at the very least uncertain of the many ways it stands to impact their line of work. […]

Intro to Redis Cluster Sharding – Advantages, Limitations, Deploying & Client Connections

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Redis Cluster is the native sharding implementation available within Redis that allows you to automatically distribute your data across multiple nodes without having to rely on external tools and utilities. At ScaleGrid, we recently added support for Redis Clusters on our platform through our fully managed Redis hosting plans. In this post, we’re going to introduce you to the advanced Redis Cluster sharding […]

How to Connect Your MongoDB Deployments to Robo 3T GUI

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Robo 3T (formerly Robomongo) is a popular desktop graphical user interface (GUI) for your MongoDB hosting deployments that allows you to interact with your data through visual indicators instead of a text-based interface. This open source tool has cross-platform support and actually embeds the mongo shell within its interface to provide both shell and GUI-based interaction. As a highly-popular GUI […]

Spark Streaming: Understanding StreamingContext

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Spark Streaming wasn’t the first streaming architecture. Over time, multiple technologies have been developed in order to address various real-time processing needs. One of the first popular stream processor technologies was Twitter Storm, and it was used in many businesses. Spark includes the streaming library, which has grown to become the most widely used technology […]