via GIPHY I was just reading over StackOverflow’s 2017 Developer survey. As it turns out there were some surprising findings. Join 33,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. One that stood out was databases. In the media, one hears more and more about NoSQL databases like Cassandra, Dynamo & Firebase. Despite all that … Continue reading What engineering roles are most in demand at startups? →
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If you've been watching the evolution of database technologies over the past few years, you've seen how quickly JSON has quickly cemented its position in major database servers. Due to its use in the web front-end, JSON has overtaken XML in APIs, and it’s spread through all the layers in the stack one step at a time.
Most major databases supported XML in some fashion for a while, too, but developer uptake wasn’t universal. JSON adoption among developers is nearly universal today, however. (The king is dead, long live the king!) But how good is JSON support in the databases we know and love? We’ll do a comparison in this blog post.
I found a useful tool named sniffer to help us analyze network packages (this tool can capture packages on specific port)
I use sniffer to analyze mysql and redis packages (translate these packages to normal queries)
vc-redis-sniffer is a utility from VividCortex to monitor query activity and write results to a file. See --license for the terms governing your usage of this program. -binding="[::]:6379" This is a list of comma separated bind strings as seen in /proc/net/tcp -help="false" Show this usage message -license="false" Print the usage terms of this program -output="" Filepath to output queries to. Defaults to stdout if none specified. -show-database="false" Include a 'USE `database`' for every statement. Supersedes show-database-changes. -show-database-changes="false" …[Read more]
Dynomite has been adopted widely inside Netflix due to its high performance and low latency attributes. In our recent blog, we showcased the performance of Dynomite with Redis as the underlying data storage engine. At this point (Q2 2016), there are almost 50 clusters with more than 1000 nodes, centrally managed by the Cloud Database Engineering (CDE) team. CDE team has a wide experience with other data stores, such as Cassandra, ElasticSearch and Amazon RDS.Dynomite is used at Netflix both as a:
- Cache, …
We were just leafing through the 2015 edition of The DZone Guide to Database and Persistence Management, and we noticed some interesting stats in the guide's included survey, about which we'd like to share some observations. The survey is one of the ebook's central features, and it includes feedback from over 800 IT Professionals, with 63% of those respondents coming from companies with over 100 employees and 69% with over 10 years of experience -- they represent a significant and important cross-section of our industry.
These kinds of reports can be enlightening, as they offer the opportunity to take some of our principles and pin them to the hard facts and numbers of actual database activity, in the field.
In a section titled "One Type of Database is Usually Not Enough," the report reveals that it's stadard …[Read more]
Quite frequently, especially with large-scale or complicated applications, we use MySQL alongside other technologies for certain tasks of reporting, caching as well as main data-store for portions of application.
What technologies for data storage and processing do you use alongside MySQL in your environment? Please feel free to elaborate in the comments about your use case and experiences!
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A special extended edition of Tech Messages for 2013-03-07 through 2013-03-10:
Really looking forward to trying this out. Anyone interested in weighing in with their experiences?
How to selectively kill queries in MySQL? — dba
square | A resource on MySQL
Especially helpful when you have hundreds of queries that need to die.
- Redis with an SSD swap, not what you want - Antirez weblog
TempoDB’s timely DBaaS for the Internet of Things. ScaleBase 2.0. And more
For 451 Research clients: TempoDB has timely database service for the Internet of Things bit.ly/YcQuqA
— Matt Aslett (@maslett) February 13, 2013
For 451 Research clients: ScaleBase provides centralized management of distributed MySQL databases bit.ly/YcQTcs
— Matt Aslett (@maslett) February 13, 2013
For 451 Research clients: XtremeData turns its attention to cloud-based data warehousing bit.ly/XB7MLY
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451 Research’s 2013 Database survey is now live at http://bit.ly/451db13 investigating the current use of database technologies, including MySQL, NoSQL and NewSQL, as well as traditional relation and non-relational databases.
The aim of this survey is to identify trends in database usage, as well as changing attitudes to MySQL following its acquisition by Oracle, and the competitive dynamic between MySQL and other databases, including NoSQL and NewSQL technologies.
There are just 15 questions to answer, spread over five pages, and the entire survey should take less than ten minutes to complete.
All individual responses are of course confidential. The results will be published as part of a major research report due during Q2.
The full …[Read more]
Even though I have come late to the party of professional development, relatively speaking, I am acutely aware of the conflict that seems to pervade the developer-DBA relationship. This is what I gather about why this is: DBAs used to be paid better that developers, and often this was because they were able to reduce the overall license and hardware costs of large database installations. Both the size and proprietary nature of databases made them incredibly expensive, so paying an individual gobs of money to make sure they ran efficiently and that the data was preserved was worth it.
Several trends have changed the playing field. The first is the arrival of small, commodity server hardware that makes mainframes or large servers unnecessary, and thus the cost is pushed down dramatically for most installations, while salaries for trained database professionals remained the same.
The second is the explosion of databases that do not (in …[Read more]
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