Author - Rick Golba

Is Serverless Just a New Word for Cloud-Based?

serverless architecture

Serverless is a new buzzword in the database industry. Even though it gets tossed around often, there is some confusion about what it really means and how it really works. Serverless architectures rely on third-party Backend as a Service (BaaS) services. They can also include custom code that is run in managed, ephemeral containers […]

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Don’t Drown in your Data Lake

Don't drown in your data lake

A data lake is “…a method of storing data within a system or repository, in its natural format, that facilitates the collocation of data in various schemata and structural forms…”1. Many companies find value in using a data lake but aren’t clear that they need to properly plan for it and maintain it in […]

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MariaDB ColumnStore

MariaDB ColumnStore

Last month, MariaDB officially released MariaDB ColumnStore, their column store engine for MySQL. This post discusses what it is (and isn’t), why it matters and how you can approach a test of it.
What is ColumnStore?

ColumnStore is a storage engine that turns traditional MySQL storage concepts on their head. Instead of storing the data by […]

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Archiving MySQL and MongoDB Data

Archiving MySQL and MongoDB Data

This post discusses archiving MySQL and MongoDB data, and determining what, when and how to archive data.
Many people store infrequently used data. This data is taking up storage space and might make your database slower than it could be. Archiving data can be a huge benefit, both regarding the performance impact and storage savings.
Why […]

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Row Store and Column Store Databases

Row Store and Column Store

In this blog post, we’ll discuss the differences between row store and column store databases.
Clients often ask us if they should or could be using columnar databases. For some applications, a columnar database is a great choice; for others, you should stick with the tried and true row-based option.
At a basic level, row stores […]

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Amazon AWS Service Tiers

This blog post discusses the differences between the Amazon AWS service tiers.
Many people want to move to an Amazon environment but are unsure what AWS service makes the most sense (EC2, RDS, Aurora). For database services, the tiering at Amazon starts with EC2, then moves up to RDS, and on to Aurora. Amazon takes on […]

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