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Comparison of MongoDB vs. PostgreSQL
Jul 1, 2019
Benchmarking is hard. Benchmarking databases is even harder. Benchmarking databases that follow different approaches (relational vs document) is...
How DBAs Can Survive and Thrive in a World of Agile Development
May 1, 2019
DBAs: Become a Data Performance Pro In the days of cloud computing and agile development, it might seem that being a DBA is somewhat less appealing...
Data Distribution in Postgres vs. MongoDB: Part 1
Apr 24, 2019
Data Distribution 101 Data distribution plays an important role in today’s database world. Applications accessing and modifying data need operations...
The Hybrid Approach to Cloud-Based Database Environments
Jan 31, 2019
Most organizations with database needs have explored migrating their database operations to the cloud. Cloud-based database environments offer...
Open Source Software in the Enterprise Has Never Been Healthier
Jan 23, 2019
Recently I spotted a study by Digital Ocean on the adoption of open source that found more than half of developers are contributing to open source...
Is DocumentDB really PostgreSQL?
Is DocumentDB Really PostgreSQL?
Jan 14, 2019
On Thursday I wrote about the new MongoDB compatible DocumentDB from AWS and its potential impact on MongoDB going forward. Following up from that, a...
MongoDB’s New License Model Won’t Save It From Competition With AWS
Jan 10, 2019
Yesterday, AWS launched Amazon DocumentDB , which they describe as “a fast, scalable, and highly available document database that is designed to be...
Managing Database Security in the Era of Cloud and Automation
Dec 20, 2018
There has been a lot of talk about database automation in the last six months and how, as if by magic, it will mean companies no longer have to worry...
The Power of SQL: Even the NoSQL Guys Seem to Be Coming Around
Nov 21, 2018
SQL will be turning 50 by the end of the decade. For a technology that’s still widely in use today, that’s quite the achievement — but it’s no...
EDB Postgres Walking Among Giants in the Database Industry
Oct 29, 2018
We’re extremely proud to once again be included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems . Reading through their...
Make Some Noise! PostgreSQL 11 is Here!
Oct 18, 2018
There is a lot of excitement around today’s release of PostgreSQL 11 – the big annual software update that represents the combined efforts of...
Can MongoDB make a decision?
Is ACID a Priority or Not? Can MongoDB Decide?
Aug 20, 2018
If I’m honest, I think of MongoDB as more of a “data store” than an actual database. This may be a controversial opinion these days, but I don’t think it’s a hard position to support. Granted, MongoDB does a great job storing data for a particular use case and can be highly optimized for that purpose. But, as applications inevitably evolve, Mongo’s single-use case formula, where applications leverage the document store to optimize one access path to the data, starts to unravel.
DBAs' roles are changing
The Changing Role of the Database Administrator
Aug 16, 2018
Not that long ago, the role of the DBA was comprised of a lot of mechanical tasks, including upgrades, basic system maintenance, backups and recovery...
Navigating the maze to cloud
What Is Involved in Migrating Database Workloads to the Cloud?
Aug 2, 2018
Picking up on our last post on moving databases to the cloud , now, let’s look at what is involved with migrating your database workload to the cloud...
Moving to the cloud
Can My Database Move to the Cloud?
Jul 20, 2018
With so many workloads being migrated to the cloud, this is a question we get all the time. For anyone making this move there are many choices to...
Databases in the Cloud: Today's Realities and Tomorrow's Promise
Jul 12, 2018
EDB recently had the pleasure of inviting Noel Yuhanna to present at a webinar we hosted— Databases in the Cloud: Today's Realities and Tomorrow's...