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Launch your Ecommerce Business for Free with Open Source Solutions

By Cédric Geffroy At present, there are a lot of saas ecommerce software used to launch an ecommerce business. Softwares like Shopify, Volusion or BigCommerce are often seen as the best choice because they are easier to use and quicker to deploy. However, these assumptions are wrong, especially...
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MySQL High Availability at GitHub

GitHub uses MySQL as its main datastore for all things non-git, and its availability is critical to GitHub’s operation. The site itself, GitHub’s API, authentication and more, all require database access. We run multiple MySQL clusters serving our different services and tasks. Our clusters use...
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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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Should the ‘KEG’ Stack Replace the LAMP Stack?

For years, the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl) has been an oasis for developers looking to build modern apps without getting locked into the desert of some big vendor’s ecosystem. It’s a convenient, widely used open-source framework that makes application architecture easy for...
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MySQL Infrastructure Testing Automation at GitHub

Our MySQL infrastructure is a critical component to GitHub. MySQL serves GitHub.com, GitHub’s API, authentication and more. Every git request touches MySQL in some way. We are tasked with keeping the data available, and maintaining its integrity. Even while our MySQL clusters serve traffic, we need...
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If you need a single point of entry for every MySQL database you administer, you might want to give MySQL Workbench a try.

How to Install and Use MySQL Workbench As Your Database GUI

If you’re a DBA, chances are you do most of your database administration via the command line. But when you have a number of databases to work with, running on multiple database servers, a GUI would certainly come in handy. Of course, you could always install phpMyAdmin on each server, but then you...
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How to Set Up MariaDB SSL and Secure Connections from Clients

The number of hijacked database servers is growing every day. It is important that we secure communication between MariaDB server and client/webserver. MariaDB is a database server that offers drop-in replacement functionality for MySQL server. MariaDB is built by some of the original authors of...
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Moving Persistent Data Out of Redis

Historically, we have used Redis in two ways at GitHub: We used it as an LRU cache to conveniently store the results of expensive computations over data originally persisted in Git repositories or MySQL. We call this transient Redis. We also enabled persistence, which gave us durability guarantees...
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Data Wrangling at Slack

For a company like Slack that strives to be as data-driven as possible, understanding how our users use our product is essential. The Data Engineering team at Slack works to provide an ecosystem to help people in the company quickly and easily answer questions about usage, so they can make better...
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