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  • Amazon Announces General Availability of Aurora Multi-Master

    In a recent announcement, Amazon has publicized the general availability of Aurora Multi-Master, which allows for reading and writing on multiple database instances across several Availability Zones. Consequently, this brings high availability capabilities, as the platform no longer needs to trigger a fail-over upon failure of database instances.

  • Celia Kung on LinkedIn's Brooklin Data Streaming Service

    Celia Kung from LinkedIn's team spoke at the QCon New York 2019 Conference last week about Brooklin data streaming service that supports pluggable sources and destinations. These can be data stores or messaging systems making the solution flexible and extensible. Brooklin is part of the streams infrastructure platform developed at LinkedIn.

  • Google Expands Cloud BigTable Replication Capabilities Globally in Beta

    Google announced the expansion of Cloud BigTable's replication capabilities in Beta - providing customers with the flexibility to make their data available across a region or worldwide. Furthermore, the enhancements will allow customers to create a replicated cluster in any zone at any time.

  • Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure SQL Data Sync

    Microsoft announced the general availability (GA) of Azure SQL Data Sync, a service allowing customers to synchronize data between Azure SQL Databases and any of other SQL endpoints unidirectionally or bidirectionally. Furthermore, this release includes a few new capabilities in configuration, faster database schema refresh, and a more secure data synchronization process.

  • Google Cloud Platform Recommends Strong Consistency in Data Stores

    A recent post on the Google Cloud Platform blog recommends strong consistency in the data layer, which helps in creating an application platform that reduces complexity and the potential for bugs.

  • Amazon Adds Cross Region and Encrypted Replication Support for Aurora

    In a recent blog post, Amazon announced updates to its MySQL-compatible Database Engine, Aurora. In this update, Amazon is including support for cross region snapshot copy, cross region replication for encrypted databases, cross account encrypted snapshot sharing, adding a region where Aurora can be provisioned and a new instance size called T2.Small.

  • Uber Engineering Moving from Postgres to MySQL

    In a recent blog post, Uber detailed why they have chosen to replace PostgreSQL with MySQL. In this article we present a high level overview of the problems they faced, how MySQL fares against them and some of the best rebuttals against the case presented by Uber.

  • Google Cloud SQL now Generally Available

    Google have announced general availability of their Cloud SQL service. At launch the service comes with automatic encryption of customer data, a 99.95% uptime SLA and support for databases up to 500GB in size.

  • AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

    Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

  • Windows Azure Storage New Pricing Structure Revealed

    Microsoft recently revealed new pricing structure for Windows Azure Storage along with several improvements.

  • VMware Releases SQLFire 1.0

    VMware releases SQLFire 1.0 a distributed SQL database geared towards high availability and horizontal scalability which offers table replication, table partitioning and parallel execution of queries.

  • Heroku Launches Postgres as a Standalone Service.

    Until now, Postgres was only available to Heroku customers for use with Heroku platform apps. This new service can be used from anywhere and with any Postgres client. Apps can connect from Heroku, Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure, Cloud Foundry, EC2, or from your local computer while PostgreSQL is supported by most modern programming languages - including Perl, Python, Ruby, Scala ...

  • HyperSQL 2.0 - New Release 5 Years In the Making

    The HyperSQL database (HSQLDB), version 2.0, has been released after 5 years in the making. HyperSQL 2.0 is the worthy successor to HSQLDB 1.8, which has been integrated and used in applications large and small, including the ubiquitous OpenOffice Base application. The new version boasts more features than any other open source database.

  • Upgrading's Database: Mostly Smooth, A Couple of Bumps

    Recently, upgraded the backend database that we've used since launch. However, everything did not go according to plan, and even though the vast majority of the migration was smooth we encountered some unexpected issues along the way (which have now been resolved). This post will discuss what our plan was, what worked and what didn't, and how we detected and recovered from the errors.

  • Amazon RDS: MySQL Database as a Cloud Service

    Amazon recently added a new MySQL database offering to their Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform named Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). InfoQ explores the benefits and shortcomings of this new service, how it compares to running a local MySQL database, maintenance and replication, the 4-hour weekly downtime window requirement, availability zones, and future plans.


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