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Building Resilience in Netflix Production Data Migrations: Sangeeta Handa at QCon SF

by Daniel Bryant Follow 800 Followers on  Nov 11, 2018

At QCon SF, Sangeeta Handa discussed how Netflix had learned to build resilience into production migrations across a number of use cases. Key lessons learned included: aim for perceived or actual zero downtime, even for data migrations; invest in early feedback loops to build confidence; find ways to decouple customer interactions from your services; and build independent checks and balances.

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DigitalOcean Announces Managed Databases

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 06, 2018

DigitalOcean has announced their new Managed Databases offering, providing fully hosted and managed database engines. This new service is currently in the beta stadium, for which access can now be requested. Currently Managed Databases offers the PostgreSQL engine, with others to come later.

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Amazon Announces Managed Databases for Amazon Lightsail

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 24, 2018 1

Amazon has announced managed databases for Lightsail, their lightweight and simplified virtual private server offering. The addition of managed databases intends to allow the creation of these databases on the Lightsail platform with a minimal amount of work, and removes several everyday maintenance tasks from the user.

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Google's Cloud Spanner DML Updates and Cloud Bigtable's New Key Visualization Feature

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 8 Followers on  Oct 15, 2018

The Google Cloud Platform offers various cloud-native database services, and recently Google updated two of them. The updates affect the Cloud Spanner database service, a managed relational database offering and Cloud Bigtable, a managed NoSQL key value and wide-column database.

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Microsoft Announces Several Updates to Azure Cosmos DB Features

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 09, 2018 1

Microsoft has announced multiple updates to Azure Cosmos DB, their globally distributed, massively scalable, multi-model database service. The announcements include features around support for globally scaled multi-master, the addition of a Cassandra API, and price-lowering options with reserved capacity.

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Experimental Reactive Relational Database Connectivity Driver, R2DBC, Announced at SpringOne

by Charles Humble Follow 976 Followers on  Oct 01, 2018

Announced at the SpringOne Platform conference in Washington DC, R2DBC is an experimental API designed from the ground up for Reactive programming against relational databases. The end goal is try to influence the ADBA specification.

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Netflix Keystone Real-Time Stream Processing Platform

by Alex Giamas Follow 10 Followers on  Sep 30, 2018

Netflix recently published a post in their tech blog discussing the design considerations and insights of Keystone, their Real-time stream processing platform. Keystone has been operational since December 2015 and has grown significantly over the years as Netflix subscribers have grown from 65 to over 130 million in the past 3 years. This article follows on the latest state of Keystone platform...

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Implementing Privacy by Design in Hyperledger Indy

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 30, 2018

Centralized identity providers, such as social media sites and consumer email services, provide convenience to users. But this approach creates data privacy and security risks. Hyperledger Indy, an open source blockchain project, is being built to address the current issues that exist in centralized identity providers by taking a 'Privacy by Design' approach to deal with these risks.

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Google Releases New Code Search in Beta in Revamped Cloud Source Repositories

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 8 Followers on  Sep 27, 2018

Google announced it is bringing code search in beta availability with the newly revamped Cloud Source Repositories service. This overhaul provides an entirely new user interface and semantic code search capabilities.

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Amazon Announces AWS Storage Gateway Hardware Appliance

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 25, 2018 1

Amazon has announced their AWS Storage Gateway hardware appliance, which provides hybrid storage between on-premises applications and AWS’ storage services. By providing a hardware appliance, Amazon gives a preconfigured solution to cache data locally while synchronizing with the cloud.

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California Creates Consumer Privacy Act

by Michael Stiefel Follow 6 Followers on  Aug 31, 2018

California has enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018 which, starting on January 1, 2020, would grant consumers several rights with respect to information about them that businesses collect, store, sold, and share. This is the first legislation of its kind in the United States.

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Amazon Aurora Serverless MySQL Generally Available

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 23, 2018

Amazon Aurora, a custom built MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible database in AWS, has a new capability generally available – Aurora Serverless MySQL. Amazon first showed a preview of this serverless ability at AWS re:Invent last year.

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How Coinbase Handled Scaling Challenges on Their Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 16 Followers on  Aug 12, 2018

Coinbase, a digital currency exchange, faced scaling challenges on their platform during the 2017 cryptocurrency boom. The engineering team focused on upgrading and optimizing MongoDB, traffic segregation for hotspots to resolve them, and building capture and replay tools to prepare for future surges.

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QLoo Creates GraphQL Interface for Existing Services

by Thomas Betts Follow 53 Followers on  Jul 31, 2018 recently released QLoo , an API translation layer to provide GraphQL endpoints for existing services and serverless functions. QLoo is intended to simplify the process of adding GraphQL on top of existing software.

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New York Creates Task Force to Examine Automated Decision Making

by Michael Stiefel Follow 6 Followers on  Jul 31, 2018

New York City has created an Automated Decision Systems Task Force to demand accountability and transparency in how algorithms are used in city government. The final report of the task force is due in December 2019. This task force is the first in the United States to study this issue.