Amazon is releasing new products & services to it’s global cloud compute network at a rate that has all of our heads spinning. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here’s new stuff worth mentioning around databases & data. 1. For ETL – AWS GLUE Moving data from your transactional MySQL or … Continue reading What products & improvements are new on AWS? →
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“Complicated queries, like looking for second degree friends, is really hard to traditional databases.” –Dong Bin
I have interviewed Dong Bin, Engineer Manager at LinkedIn China. The LinkedIn China development team launched a new social platform — known as Chitu — to attract a meaningful segment of the Chinese professional networking market.
Q1. What is your role at LinkedIn China?
Dong Bin: I am an Engineer Manager in charge of the backend services for Chitu. The backend includes all Chitu`s consumer based features, like feeds, chat, event, etc.
Q2. You recently launched a new social platform, called Chitu. Which segment of the …[Read more]
“After you have built out your data lake, use it. Ask it questions. You will begin to see patterns where you want to dig deeper. The Hadoop ecosystem doesn’t allow for that digging and not at a speed that is customer facing. For that, you need some sort of analytical database.”– Eva Donaldson.
I have interviewed Eva Donaldson, software engineer and data architect at iContact. Main topic of the interview is her experience in using HPE Vertica.
Q1. What is the business of iContact?
Eva Donaldson: iContact is a provider of cloud based email marketing, marketing automation and social media marketing products. We offer expert advice, design services, and an award-winning Salesforce email integration and Google Analytics tracking features specializing in …[Read more]
“Leading enterprises have a firm grasp of the technology
edge that’s relevant to them. Better data analysis and
disambiguation through semantics is central to how they gain
competitive advantage today.”–Alan Morrison.
I have interviewed Alan Morrison, senior
research fellow at PwC, Center for Technology and Innovation.
Main topic of the interview is how the Big Data market is evolving.
Q1. How do you see the Big Data market evolving?
Alan Morrison: We should note first of all how true Big Data and analytics methods emerged and what has been disruptive. Over the course of a decade, web companies have donated IP and millions of lines of code that serves as the foundation for what’s being built on top. In the …[Read more]
A question raised by my previous post is : What about MariaDB and native JSON support ? In my previous post I mentioned the possibility to use the MariaDB CONNECT storage Engine to store and access JSON content in normal text field. Of course having a native JSON datatype brings more value. It introduces JSON [...]
Too often developers and DBAs struggle to pinpoint the root cause of MySQL database performance issues, and then spend too much time in trying to fix them. Wouldn’t it be great to bypass wasted guesswork and get right to the issue?
In our upcoming webinar Tired of MySQL Making You Wait? we’re going to help you discover how to significantly increase the performance of your applications and reduce database response time.
In this webinar, Principal Architect Alexander Rubin and Database Evangelist Janis Griffin will provide the key steps needed to identify, prioritize, and improve query performance.
They will discuss the following topics:
- Wait time analytics using …
The JSON format includes the concept of array. A JSON object cant contain an attribute of array type. We have seen that we can use the MariaDB CONNECT Storage Engine provided UDFs (user defined functions) to implement dynamic columns.
Let us create a table with a text column containing a a JSON string and let [...]
“HBase and Hadoop are the only technologies proven to scale to dozens of petabytes on commodity servers, currently being used by companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Adobe and Salesforce.com.”–Monte Zweben.
Is it possible to turn Hadoop into a RDBMS? On this topic, I have interviewed Monte Zweben, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Splice Machine.
Q1. What are the main challenges of applications and operational analytics that support real-time, interactive queries on data updated in real-time for Big Data?
Monte Zweben: Let’s break down “real-time,
interactive queries on data updated in real-time for Big Data”.
“Real-time, interactive queries” means that results need to be
returned in milliseconds to a few seconds.
For “Data updated in real-time” to happen, …
October 27, 2014 By Severalnines
The term data warehousing often brings to mind things like large complex projects, big businesses, proprietary hardware and expensive software licenses. With Hadoop came open source data analysis software that ran on commodity hardware, this helped address at least some of the cost aspects. We had previously blogged about MongoDB and MySQL to Hadoop. But setting up and maintaining a Hadoop infrastructure might still be out of reach for small businesses or small projects with limited budgets. Well, perhaps then you might want to have a look at Redshift.
August 28, 2014 By Severalnines Check Out Our Latest Resources for MySQL, MariaDB & MongoDB Clusters
Here is a summary of resources & tools that we’ve made available to you in the past weeks. If you have any questions on these, feel free to contact us!
New Technical Webinars
09 September 2014 - with Baptiste Assmann of HAProxy Technologies
Do you know what HAProxy can tell you about your application and database instances? Do you know the difference …[Read more]
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