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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Someone asked me on Twitter some time ago if I was familiar with the Simple and Sinister kettlebell workout. I was not. Now it’s one of my go-to workouts. It’s remarkably simple, yet extremely hard and effective. The workout is as
This is a quick blog entry to announce that the SLOB distribution will no longer be downloadable from Syncplicity. Based on user feedback I have switched to making the kit available on GitHub. I’ve updated the LICENSE.txt file to reflect th
The latest release of dbdeployer is possibly the last one with a leading 0. If no serious bugs are found in the next two weeks, the next release will bear a glorious 1.0.Latest newsThe decision to get out of the stream of pre-releases that were publi
This is a guest post by Ken Hoff of Stream (getstream.io). Stream is a platform designed for building, personalizing, and scaling activity feeds that reach over 200 million users. We offer an alternative to building app feed functionality from scratc
At MongoDB World, you'll be able to amp up your skills in deep-dive sessions that cover the latest features and give insight into the product roadmap. Youll also have plenty of opportunities to get to know fellow community members. From class
Many people such as venture capitalists have met and judged me and my team over the years. I’ve always found this a simultaneously amusing and frustrating experience, because in my experience, they’re more wrong than right. I beca
This is just a quick blog entry to share a good paper on migrating Oracle Database workloads to Amazon Web Services EC2 instances running Oracle Linux. Please click the following link for a copy of the paper: Click Here.  This is just a quic
Version 0.3.0 of dbdeployer has gained the ability of deploying multiple sandboxes concurrently. Whenever we deploy a group of sandboxes (replication, multiple) we can use the --concurrent flag, telling dbdeployer that it should run operations concur
In order to compete and get products to market rapidly enterprises today leverage cloud-ready and cloud-enabled technologies. Platforms as a Service (or PaaS) provide out-of-the-box capabilities which enable application developers to focus on their b
I have a very deliberate strategy that guides who I follow on Twitter and the tools and techniques I use to curate my feed. I’m not sure how weird it is; perhaps we all do the same types of things but don’t share our thinking with
This is just a quick blog post to inform readers of a good paper that shows some how-to information for benchmarking Amazon Aurora. This is mostly about sysbench which is used test transactional capabilities. As an aside, many readers my have heard t
As of version 0.2.1, dbdeployer allows users to customize composite sandboxes more than ever. This is done by manipulating the default settings, which are used to deploy the sandbox templates.In order to appreciate the customization capabilities, let
If you have logged into MongoDB Atlas recently and you should, the entry-level tier is free! you may have noticed a strange new syntax on 3.6 connection strings. MongoDB Seed Lists What is this mongodb+srv syntax? Well, in MongoDB 3.6 we introduced t
For several years, I’ve used MathJax on this blog to typeset mathematical formulae in LaTeX notation. MathJax is fully compatible with LaTeX, and makes it simple to create beautifully typeset equations such as the following: [ rho = frac{1}
If It Looks Like NVMe And Tastes Like NVMe, Well… As users of the new Amazon EC2 C5 and M5 instance types are noticing, Amazon EBS volumes attached to C5 and M5 instances areexposed as NVMe devices.Please note that the link I just referred
Security features overviewOne of Oracle's tenets is the focus on security. For this reason, when it took over the stewardship of MySQL, it started addressing the most common issues. It was not quick acting, but we have seen real progress:MySQ
Storytelling is one of the parts of being a Developer Advocate that I enjoy. Sometimes the stories are about the special moments when the team comes together to keep a system running or build it faster. But there are less than glorious tales to be to
I’ve occasionally needed to extract text and/or images from a PDF. I’ve found a couple of easy, free ways to do this on MacOS. There’s commercial software such as Adobe Acrobat that will extract images from a PDF, of cou
This is just a quick blog entry to direct readers to an article I recently posted on the AWS Database Blog. Please click through to give it a read: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/database/testing-amazon-rds-for-oracle-plotting-latency-and-iops-for-oltp
MySQL 8.0 will be GA soon (just my assumption: Oracle doesn't tell me anything about its release plans) and it's time to think about having a look at it. If this is your first try of MySQL 8, get prepared for several impacting differe
The global market in supply chain analytics is estimated at some $2.7 billion[1] and yet, far too often supply chain leaders use spreadsheets to manage their operation, limiting the real-time visibility into their systems. Longbow Advantage, a supply
Losing your voice is an incredibly painful, frustrating, and debilitating experience. I’ve lost my voice a few times at conferences, especially in the first couple of years when I was new to the scene and wasn’t aware of how all t
This is just a quick blog entry to direct readers to an article I recently posted on the AWS Database Blog. Please click through to give it a read: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/database/testing-amazon-rds-for-oracle-plotting-latency-and-iops-for-oltp
A few weeks ago I started experimenting with MySQL InnoDB cluster. As part of the testing, I tried to kill a node to see what happens to the cluster.The good news is that the cluster is resilient. When the primary node goes missing, the cluster repla
On June 26-27, the MongoDB community will be in New York City for this years largest MongoDB event. The conference will feature tons of activities (served with gallons of coffee on the side) including Community Day, Ask the Experts, a Sponsor Hall, a
Last week I spoke at SRECon about how systems behave when they’re stressed to the point of reaching their limits. Interestingly, I was near my personal limits at this point. Nothing dramatic: just travel, sleep deficit, jet lag, and impatie
Good grief. This is short and sweet, I know, but this installment in the Little Things Doth Crabby Make series is just that–short and sweet. Or, well, maybe short and sour? Not root? Ok, yum(8), spew out a bunch of silliness at me. Thanks.
InnoDB Cluster was released as GA a few weeks ago. I remember the initial announcement of the product at OOW 2016, promising a seamless solution for replication and high availability with great ease of use. I was a bit disappointed to see that, at GA
MongoDB Atlas was first made generally available in June 2016. As we approach the 2 year mark, we began to reflect on the incredible trajectory our team, customers, and users have achieved. Whether you're looking at the 3,400+ customers that
I switched from traditional presentation programs to RemarkJS, and I’m glad I did. RemarkJS (or Remark) is a free, open-source presentation system that lets you write slideshows in Markdown and present with your web browser. It strikes a gr
Good grief. This is short and sweet, I know, but this installment in the Little Things Doth Crabby Make series is just that–short and sweet. Or, well, maybe short and sour? Not root? Ok, yum(8), spew out a bunch of silliness at me. Thanks.
A few months ago I wrote about showing the hidden tables in MySQL 8 data dictionary. What I presented there was a nave solution, which I am now able to improve with a few (bold) moves. In the solution given in my previous article, I was able to guess
In June, well kick off the fifth edition of MongoDB World, our global user conference. We continue to strive to make this conference not just a fun and interactive learning experience, but also an event that is welcoming to all. Heres how: Diversity
Before I offer the Step-By-Step guide, I feel compelled to answer the question that some exceedingly small percentage of readers must surely have in mind–why test with SLOB? If you are new to SLOB (obtainable here) and wonder why anyone wou
One of the most interesting features introduced in MySQL 8.0 is roles or the ability of defining a set of privileges as a named role and then granting that set to one or more users. The main benefits are more clarity of privileges and ease of adminis
This is a guest post by Linda Peng (creator of CodeBuddies) and Dhaval Tanna (core contributor). If youre learning to code, or if you already have coding experience, it helps to have other people around -- like mentors, coworkers, hackathon buddies a
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Before I offer the Step-By-Step guide, I feel compelled to answer the question that some exceedingly small percentage of readers must surely have in mind–why test with SLOB? If you are new to SLOB (obtainable here) and wonder why anyone wou
On June 26-27, MongoDB users, industry experts, and the teams that build the database will be in New York City for MongoDB World, the largest global MongoDB event. Join fellow members of the tech community for a two-day experience that includes tons
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This is just another quick and dirty installment in the Little Things Doth Crabby Make series. Consider the man page for the colrm(1) command: That looks pretty straightforward to me. If, for example, I have a 6-column text file and I only want to in
Kustomer is a SaaS-based customer relationship platform designed to integrate conversations, transactions, and a company's proprietary data in one single system, capturing all aspects of the customer journey. We sat down with Jeremy Suriel, C
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This is just another quick and dirty installment in the Little Things Doth Crabby Make series. Consider the man page for the colrm(1) command: That looks pretty straightforward to me. If, for example, I have a 6-column text file and I only want to in
It was way back in the summer of 91 that Sonic the Hedgehog first chased rings across our 2D screens. Gaming has come a long way since then. From a static TV and console setup in 91, to online PC gaming in the noughties and now to mobile and virtual
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It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Little Things Doth Crabby Make entry so here it is, post number 20 in the series. This is short and sweet. I was eyeing output from the iostat(1) command with the -xm options on a Fedora 17 ho
On 20 March, the MongoDB team will be in Sydney for this years largest MongoDB event in the Southern hemisphere. Join local members of the tech community for a day thats jam-packed with technical content, swag, food, and a drinks reception! Technical
I’ve recently set up a new MacBook, which helped remind me of some of the settings I’ve configured in the Google Chrome browser, to keep it from accumulating lots of “stuff” over time: history, cookies, and so