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Why Uber migrated its databases from Postgres to MySQL?

Uber has been in the news for numerous reasons in the past few days. Be it expansion to new countries or selling its China operations to Didi chuxing, Uber is growing exponentially and expanding into newer markets. Recently, Uber also announced a major change – Changing their databases from Postgres to MySQL. While enterprises are constantly checking and trying to find the right fit for their databases, it takes immense research and analysis to decide on THE one.

Each enterprise has their own requirements and it is imperative for the company to decide on the database that suits their needs. This is exactly what Uber did. Uber recently shared a

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Decoded: A Day in the Life of a Database Administrator

Companies know they need a database administrator, but they probably don’t have any clue about what they actually do. The primary duty for a MySQL server DBA is not waking up in a panic because the phone rang so much it fell off the nightstand during their on-call nights. Outside of that situation, a DBA’s function typically revolves around making sure the data is safe, sound and in one piece when the business needs it. Organizations use different database setups to try to confuse new database administrators, even though they typically involve the same day-to-day tasks.

Monitoring and Optimization

When database administrators get to work, they creep quietly into the building in an attempt to avoid end users chasing them down with not-so-priority problems. After a sufficient amount of caffeine, they fire up their monitoring programs to see whether the …

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Successfully automate MySQL systems using MySQL Replication and Partitioning

A Pattern for a Newly Hired DBA? I don’t think this experience is unique. It has been shared repeatedly among those starting a job as a DBA (database administrator) at a new company, especially when the organization has never had a dedicated DBA. The conversation usually goes something like this: – “Welcome aboard <insert name here>! Here [...]

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