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3 Aging IT Specialties that Just Won't Retire

If your organization has a point-of-sale system running on technology that is older than you care to admit in public, well, you’re not alone. Baby Boomers are retiring and taking with them the skills to run legacy technologies upon which organizations still (amazingly) rely – from AS/400 wrangling...
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FoundationDB Summit

FoundationDB Summit is a technical conference organized by the FoundationDB community for companies and developers using FoundationDB, the recently open-sourced distributed database. At this inaugural event, we’ll be organized on a single track with plenty of time to meet and learn from early...
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Learn more about Alibaba's open source focus and about some of the database-related projects they contribute to.

Why Open Source Matters to Alibaba

Alibaba has more than 150 open source projects and is a long-time contributor to many others,  Wei Cao, a Senior Staff Engineer at Alibaba, says that sharing knowledge and receiving feedback from the community helps Alibaba refine their projects. We spoke with Wei Cao -- who is the head of Alibaba...
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Keep Database Deploys Separate

A while ago, I tweeted that you shouldn’t deploy database migrations at the same time as your app code. I thought I’d write something about why I feel this way, and the situations where I feel strongest about this. This post has the structure of an Architecture Decision Record, because context...
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Optimizing Data Queries for Time Series Applications

Now that we understand what time series data is and why we want to store it in a time series database, we’ve reached a new challenge. As with any application, we want to ensure our database queries are smart and performant, so let’s talk about how we can avoid some common pitfalls. Indexing...
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CNCF to Host Vitess

Today, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) voted to accept Vitess as the 16th hosted project, alongside Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, Linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, TUF and Rook. Vitess has been...
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What’s New in MySQL 8.0

MySQL, the popular open-source database that’s a standard element in many web application stacks, has unveiled the first release candidate for version 8.0. Features to be rolled out in MySQL 8.0 include: First-class support for Unicode 9.0 out of the box. Window functions and recursive SQL syntax,...
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Fast Track Apache Spark

My upcoming Strata Data NYC 2017 talk about big data analysis of futures trades is based on research done under the limited funding conditions of academia. This meant that I did not have an infrastructure team, therefore I had to set up a Spark environment myself. I was analyzing futures order...
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Facebook to Open Source LogDevice for Storing Logs from Distributed Data Centers

Facebook is planning to open source LogDevice, the company’s custom-built solution for storing logs collected from distributed data centers. The company made the announcement as part of its Scale conference. Logs are used to track database events. If a server suffers an outage for any reason,...
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Database Updates Across Two Databases (part 1)

Every time a product owner says “We should pull in XYZ data to the mobile app” or “we need a new app to address this healthcare fail” an engineer needs to make two crucial decisions: Where and how should the new code acquire data the company currently has? Where and how should the new code record...
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