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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Database Services for MySQL and PostgreSQL

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 28, 2018

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL. Both these open-source database engines are now brought in their community version as a managed service, with 99.99% SLA, elastic scaling for performance, and industry-leading security and compliance to Azure.

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Preview of New Features in MySQL 8

by Alex Giamas Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 27, 2018

MySQL is gearing up for its 8th version, expected to be released in 2018. A full 28 months since the first general release for MySQL 5.7.9, there have already been five release candidates for MySQL 8, ranging from 8.0.0 to 8.0.4. In this article we explore the best features that MySQL 8 will bring to developers when it gets a GA release.

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LinkedIn Develops MySQL Query Analyzer Tool

by Andrew Morgan Follow 2 Followers on  Sep 21, 2017

In order to optimise the performance of their MySQL instances, LinkedIn has created a Query Analyzer tool in order to analyze and tune expensive queries. It runs on the network layer, stores everything within a centralized server, and provides a UI for users to analyze metrics.

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Amazon Adds Cross Region and Encrypted Replication Support for Aurora

by Kent Weare Follow 8 Followers on  Apr 13, 2017

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.

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Yelp Open-Sources Latest in Data Pipeline Project, Data Pipeline Client Library

by Dylan Raithel Follow 8 Followers on  Jan 06, 2017

Yelp open sources latest component in its data pipeline initiative, a python-based data pipeline client library.

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Uber Engineering Moving from Postgres to MySQL

by Alex Giamas Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 12, 2016 1

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.

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Slick 3: Reactive Streams for Asynchronous Database Access in Scala

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  May 09, 2015 5

Slick, Typesafe's database query and access library for Scala, now supports the Reactive Streams API in the just released version 3.0. This enables developers to query their databases asynchronously and non-blocking. InfoQ talked to Slich Tech-Lead Stefan Zeiger to learn more about the new features and what they've planned for the future.

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More Enhancements for MySQL 5.7 including Computed Columns

by Jonathan Allen Follow 463 Followers on  Mar 30, 2015

Continuing our MySQL 5.7 coverage from last week, we take a look at changes to security, data integrity, performance, and some new features such as Generated Columns.

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InnoDB Enhancements for MySQL 5.7

by Jonathan Allen Follow 463 Followers on  Mar 23, 2015

MySQL 5.7 comes with over 20 enhancements to InnoDB. In this, the first of our reports on MySQL 5.7, we will cover some of the highlights such as temp table performance, spatial indexes, and full text search parsers.

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MySQL Offers a REST API

by Jonathan Allen Follow 463 Followers on  Sep 30, 2014 5

A prototype of MySQL 5.7 is shipping with an optional component called the MySQL HTTP Plugin. This plugin allows direct access to MySQL via a REST over HTTP interface, eliminating the need for a middle-tier server or database specific drivers.

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MySQL to Adopt ACID for System Tables

by Jonathan Allen Follow 463 Followers on  May 23, 2014 1

In what is probably a surprise to many developers, MySQL currently stores its critical system tables in MyISAM instead of InnoDB. Since MyISAM isn’t ACID compliant, there is a chance for data loss or corruption when modifying system objects such as privilege. Morgan Tocker has announced that the MySQL team intends to address this in the near future.

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Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter Want to Make Sure that MySQL Is “Web-Scale”

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 04, 2014

Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter have decided to make sure that a relational databases is “web-scale”, so they have put their efforts behind WebScaleSQL, a branch of MySQL 5.6 Community Edition.

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Google Cloud SQL now Generally Available

by Chris Swan Follow 424 Followers on  Feb 14, 2014

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.

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OpenAccess ORM Q3 2013 SP1 Adds VS 2013 Support, Discontinued Classic Wizards, Oracle 9i and MySQL 5

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 03, 2014

The recently released OpenAccess ORM Q3 2013 SP1 by Telerik has introduced support for Visual Studio 2013 in addition to extended support for Visual Studio 2008. Moreover, support for classic wizards, Oracle 9i and MySQL 5.0 will be discontinued beginning with the next release of OpenAccess ORM.

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Scaling Dropbox

by Saul Caganoff Follow 1 Followers on  Aug 09, 2013

Being clever about system architecture in advance is hard. Scaling successfully is more about being clever with metrics and introspection, creating efficient build and provisioning processes and being comfortable with radical change. These are some of the keys to scaling at Dropbox according to Rajiv Eranki in his recent presentation at the 2013 RAMP Conference.

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