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Published by Preetam Jinka on Jan 27, 2017 3:20:50 PM

Three Things That Differentiate Amazon Aurora From MySQL

It's not always obvious what makes one database type distinct from another. What are the most significant ways that Amazon Aurora is different from MySQL? Clear separators aren't always featured or widely known, but even slight variables between two databases can prove valuable in choosing which one is right for you and your organization.

In the case of Aurora, there are at least three interesting things that make it unique and that present opportunities for particular uses. (Thanks in advance to @saileshkrish for helping us stay in-the-know on what Aurora can do.)

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Published by Preetam Jinka on Nov 9, 2016 10:15:00 AM

What is ACID and How Should I Think About It As a Developer?

For the average reader, the phrase “expert in ACID” most likely evokes a picture of either an eminent chemist or a jolly Deadhead. However, in the world of computer science, an understanding of "ACID" means something a bit different (though not mutually exclusive!). When dealing with relational databases, the term refers to a set of properties that describe certain characteristics of transactions.

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Jul 29, 2015 5:09:00 AM

Streaming Music Services and Databases

The average American consumer isn’t usually interested in “buying” a big database. But thanks to the recent boom in the popularity of subscription music services like Spotify, databases are competing for folks’ cash more directly than ever before. After all, what are these services other than giant banks of media, made accessible and sleek? The summer of 2015 has brought the battle for music-lovers’ wallets to fever pitch, with the launch of Apple Music and Tidal, both poised to challenge the reign of top-dog Spotify.

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