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Is Serverless Just a New Word for Cloud-Based?

 | June 20, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon RDS, AWS, Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL

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 on […]

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Don’t Drown in your Data Lake

 | May 31, 2018 |  Posted In: Big Data, MySQL, open source databases

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 order […]

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MariaDB ColumnStore

 | January 30, 2017 |  Posted In: MySQL, Solutions Engineering

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 […]

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