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Blog posts tagged
"Database"


Michelle Anne Tabirao
31 October 2023

Running MongoDB on Kubernetes

Data Platform Article

Running databases like MongoDB in public, private and hybrid environments provides multiple benefits. Kubernetes provides the additional advantages of portability, reduced vendor lock-in, DevOps friendliness, scalability and cost-effectiveness. ...


Mohamed Wadie Nsiri
18 August 2023

How to secure your database

Data Platform Article

Cybersecurity threats are increasing in volume, complexity and impact. Yet, organisations struggle to counter these growing threats. Cyber attacks often intend to steal, damage, hijack or alter value-generating data. In this article around database security, we use the NIST framework to lay out the common controls that you can implement t ...


Michelle Anne Tabirao
1 November 2022

What is OpenSearch?

Data Platform Article

OpenSearch is an open-source search and analytics suite. Developers build solutions for search, data observability, data ingestion and more using OpenSearch. Another popular use case is log analytics. You take the logs from applications, servers and network elements, feed them into OpenSearch, and use the rich search and visualisation fun ...


Mohamed Wadie Nsiri
14 September 2022

Should you use open-source databases?

Charms Article

You are not the only one asking this seemingly popular question! Several companies are torn between the rise in appeal of open-source databases and the undeniable challenges inherent to their adoption. Let’s explore the trends, the drivers and the challenges related to open-source database adoption. The popularity of open-source databases ...


Mohamed Wadie Nsiri
2 August 2022

Patterns to achieve database High Availability

Cloud and server Article

The cost of database downtime A study from ManageForce estimated the cost of a database outage to be an average of $474,000 per hour. Long database outages are the result of poor design concerning high availability. With the exponential growth of data that is generated over the internet (which is expected to reach 180 zeta-bytes ...


Michelle Anne Tabirao
10 June 2022

What is NoSQL and what are database operators?

Data Platform Article

In the previous blog, SQL vs NoSQL Database, we discussed the difference between two major database categories. In a nutshell, the main difference between NoSQL and SQL is that NoSQL adopts a ‘right tool for the job’ approach, whilst SQL adopts a ‘one tool for all the jobs’. While SQL remains a standard in organisations ...


Michelle Anne Tabirao
10 June 2022

SQL vs NoSQL: Choosing your database

Data Platform Article

IT leaders, engineers, and developers must consider multiple factors when using a database. There are scores of open source and proprietary databases available, and each offers distinct value to organisations. They can be divided into two primary categories: SQL (relational database) and NoSQL (non-relational database). This article will ...


Michelle Anne Tabirao
10 June 2022

Is your database on Kubernetes production-ready?

Data Platform Article

Last May, KubeCon gathered multiple tech enthusiasts, students, professionals, and companies. The event highlighted various topics and insights on how to collaborate on pushing the boundaries of cloud-native computing. One of our Engineering Directors, Mykola Marzhan, shared his knowledge about databases on Kubernetes at KubeCon, during a ...


Michelle Anne Tabirao
21 April 2022

What is MongoDB and why use it for modern web applications?

Data Platform Article

Overview Organisations of different scales and forms want to harness the power of data to identify new business opportunities and improve current business operations. Organisations that use data effectively can hold a potential advantage – the ability to make faster and more informed business decisions. However, working with data can be a ...


Hugo Huang
14 December 2021

Data Pipelines Overview

Cloud and server Article

A Data Pipeline is a series of processes that collects raw data from various sources, filters the disqualified data, transforms them into the appropriate format, moves them to the places you want to store them, analyzes them, and finally presents them to your audience. As we can see in the chart above, a data pipeline ...


robgibbon
10 November 2021

SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro: bringing it all back home

Cloud and server Article

Not going to lie, the Microsoft SQL Server is my all-time favourite Microsoft product. For a long time, SQL Server was only available for Windows, but not much is really sacred. So now Microsoft, in collaboration with Canonical, are distributing and supporting several flavours of SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro for Azure. I’m going to ...


robgibbon
28 May 2021

Let’s play: sharded big data PostgreSQL

Data Systems Article

Everyone knows that if you’ve got big data, you need Apache Hadoop, right? It’s an affordable, horizontally scalable, clustered data processing platform ideal for data warehousing use cases. And it knocks the socks off classic relational database management systems like PostgreSQL that can barely keep up when playing with a terabyte of da ...


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