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Learning to Scale Websites at Mozilla

by Aslan Brooke Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 08, 2013

Mozilla is scaling websites from thousands to hundreds of millions of users through simple scaling patterns they have learned internally according to Brandon Burton, web operations engineer at Mozilla. The lessons learned include caching, scaling out web servers, asynchronous jobs, and databases.

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MySQL 5.6 Enterprise Edition with Full Text Indexes and Online DDL

by Jonathan Allen Follow 46 Followers on  Feb 07, 2013

The 5.6 series for MySQL has reached the point where Oracle feels comfortable in releasing an updated MySQL Enterprise Edition for its paying customers. This version includes a significantly updated version of InnoDB with full text search and online DDL.

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Cassandra Storage Engine for MariaDB

by Jonathan Allen Follow 46 Followers on  Oct 10, 2012

MariaDB has announced a preview of the Cassandra Storage Engine. This is a plugin that allows MariaDB to access Cassandra clusters using normal SQL syntax.

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Introducing SQL Server to MySQL Migration Tool from Oracle

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 21, 2012

Oracle recently announced a new migration tool, which provides an ability to quickly migrate data and applications from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL with less time and effort. The migration tool which has been integrated into MySQL Workbench, allows visual design, development and administration of MySQL databases with an advanced logging and security mechanism.

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MySQL Cluster 7.2 Released with 70x Increased Performance and NoSQL Features

by Rick Hightower Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 15, 2012 1

Oracle fires a new round for the heart of the NoSQL market. This 7.2 release of MySQL Cluster has new features putting it head to head with other NoSQL solutions including REST, memcached wire protocol, NoSQL C++, and standard MySQL interfaces. Oracle boasts 70x speed gains for complex queries using MapReduce like distributed joins. Is the world ready for a MySQL/NoSQL hybrid from Oracle?

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VMware's CloudFoundry Service Gains Support for PostgreSQL

by Kostis Kapelonis Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 09, 2011 3

VMware is adding support for PostgreSQL to CloudFoundry, it's open source PAAS solution.

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ORM Profiler Analyzes Data Access Performance

by Jenni Konrad Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 14, 2011

Solutions Design has released ORM Profiler, a tool meant to help improve data access layer performance. It tracks and logs ADO.NET calls so that developers can analyze their data access and discover potential problems.

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New in Google Cloud: SDK 1.5.5, Cloud SQL, Cloud Storage, Prediction API and Premier Accounts

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 13, 2011 2

Google Cloud Services has announced a new version of the App Engine SDK (1.5.5) -the frontend request deadline has been raised from 30 sec. to 60 sec., Python 2.7-, Cloud SQL, Cloud Storage and Prediction API are out of Code Labs, and Premier Accounts.

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WSO2 Launches StratosLive PaaS and the Stratos 1.5 Platform

by Jean-Jacques Dubray Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 03, 2011

WSO2 announced last week the launch of Stratos 1.5, a Cloud Middleware Platform, and the StratosLive PaaS. Together, they enable the development and deployment of SOA and composite applications in the Cloud. StratosLive PaaS is a new hosted service powered by WSO2 Stratos and includes an application server, an ESB, and identity server, a governance registry, a business process engine...

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MySQL Changes: More Expensive and No InnoDB for the Classic Edition

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 04, 2010 3

Oracle has published a new comparison table for the MySQL Editions offered with support. Major changes include a rise of the price and InnoDB is removed from the Classic Edition.

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MySQL/HandlerSocket and VoltDB: Contenders to NoSQL

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 27, 2010 5

NoSQL systems are considered by some as performing better than traditional SQL ones. Two SQL solutions, one based on MySQL plus a NoSQL layer used as a plug-in and VoltDB claim SQL still is a viable solution for large applications with high scalability needs.

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IBM Cuts DB 2 Prices While Oracle Raises the Cost of MySQL

by Jonathan Allen Follow 46 Followers on  Oct 11, 2010 4

MySQL and DB2 are a lot alike. Both are free to start, but to get the tools needed to properly support them you have to buy subscriptions form the vendor. At the same time that Oracle is raising MySQL’s subscription to 3,000 per server, IBM is dropping DB2 to 1,500 per server.

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Migrating from MySQL/Access to SQL Server/Azure with SSMA

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 17, 2010

Microsoft has released the SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL 1.0, and has refreshed SSMA for Oracle v4.2, SSMA for Sybase v4.2, and SSMA for Access v4.2. These toolkits helps customers migrating their MySQL/Oracle/Sybase/Access databases to SQL Server and some even to SQL Azure.

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Do We Need LAMP as PaaS in the Cloud?

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  May 29, 2010 8

LAMP has been a major platform for the Internet, but current cloud offerings do not seem to include LAMP as PaaS. Is LAMP needed in a cloud computing world?

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Perspectives on the Conclusion of the Oracle - Sun Acquisition

by Dio Synodinos Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 29, 2010

After almost nine months of speculation and delay, Oracle has got the green light from EU which has lead to the completion of Sun’s acquisition. The announcement was followed by an all-day event were Oracle presented its future plans for the Sun technologies and platforms.

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