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Lukas Eder10/21/14
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Stop Claiming That You’re Using a Schemaless Database

One of MongoDB’s arguments when evangelising MongoDB is the fact that MongoDB is a “schemaless” database... But it doesn’t mean that there is no schema.

Johanna Rothman10/20/14
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Small Internal Releases Lead to Happy Customers

Release externally whenever you want. That is a business decision. Separate that business decision from your ability to release internally all the time.

Gen Furukawa10/20/14
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The Key to Distributed Database Performance: Scalability

TL;DR: The realities of modern corporate networks make the move to distributed database architectures inevitable. How do you leverage the stability and security of traditional relational database designs while making the transition to distributed environments? One key consideration is to ensure your cloud databases are scalable enough to deliver the technology's cost and performance benefits.

Michael Singer10/20/14
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Introducing BIRT iHub F-Type: Integrating into Applications

If you’re familiar with open source BIRT and what the out-of-the-box options for integration are, you know that you had the viewer that could be called by URL, the viewer tag library that allowed you to embed the viewer into a JSP page, or a custom solution you built using the BIRT APIs.

Peter Zaitsev10/20/14
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MySQL Compression: Compressed and Uncompressed Data Size

MySQL has information_schema.tables that contain information such as “data_length” or “avg_row_length.” Documentation on this table however is quite poor, making an assumption that those fields are self explanatory – they are not when it comes to tables that employ compression.

Vinod Kumaar Ra...10/19/14
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Disposable Software

Should we design cost-effective disposable software?

Joydeep Das10/18/14
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Understanding of Execution Plan - III - B [ The OPERATORS ]

IN my previous Article we focused on Cluster Index Scan and Clustered Index Seek operators. Continuing my Article series named Understanding of Execution Plan – part III, we are moving on with some other operators.

Allan Kelly10/17/14
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The Estimates Land Mine: Use and Misuse of Estimates

In the meantime it seems to me that a lot of the problem with Estimates lies in what they are, what they are not, how they are used and how they are mis-used.

Joydeep Das10/17/14
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Understanding of Execution Plan - III - A [ The OPERATORS ]

In this article we are mostly focusing on the Logical and Physical Operators and trying to understand each as it is very important to understand them before understanding the Execution Plan.

Peter Zaitsev10/16/14
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MySQL Ring Replication: Why It Is a Bad Option

I’ve recently worked with customers using replication rings with 4+ servers; several servers accepting writes. The idea behind this design is always the same: by having multiple servers, you get high availability and by having multiple writer nodes, you get write scalability.

Tom Howlett10/16/14
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Interviewing Programmers: Start with Code

For me recruiting a programmer has to start with code. I don’t really care about the CV and the application process for this job involved a quick coding problem.

Rob Allen10/16/14
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Context-specific history at the bash prompt

These two bind command change the way that the up and down arrow keys work once you start typing a command to only search the history for lines that start with what you've typed so far. It's quite handy and I find it easier to use than ctrl+r.

Johanna Rothman10/16/14
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Large Program? Release More Often

Look, the more people and teams on your program, the more feedback you need. The more chances you have for getting stuck, being in the death spiral of slowing inertia. What you want is to gain momentum.

Rajat Jaiswal10/16/14
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Good to Know SQL JARGON - An interview TIP #56

Hello friends, just wanted to share some technical words here again...

Peter Zaitsev10/16/14
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Rackspace Doubling-Down on OpenStack Trove and Percona Server

Today Rackspace is doubling down on open source database technologies. Why? Because that’s where the industry is heading. The company created a separate business unit of 100+ employees focused solely on database workloads.