Author - Rick Golba

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.
Choosing Between Row Store and Column […]

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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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