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Published by Samantha Toet on May 11, 2018 5:17:30 PM

How SendGrid Ships Better Code Faster with VividCortex

VividCortex CEO Baron Schwartz and SendGrid DBA Silvia Botros teamed up to discuss how performance monitoring leads to better, faster code deployment. This 30-minute webinar covers: 

  • How developers can deploy code faster and more safely.
  • A close-up view of a health- and monitoring-focused work environment.
  • How database monitoring fits into a culture of DevOps and lean, agile development. 

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Published by Matt Culmone on Jan 23, 2018 9:07:24 AM

It's Inevitable. Your Database Will Fail

Will my database fail?

Databases fail. No one can promise 100% uptime, it’s impossible. Whether the database is large, small, on-premise or cloud-based, all have the potential to fail. This could be transactional errors, system crashes, out of memory errors or out of disk space errors. Sometimes they fail suddenly and sometimes they just can’t cope with growing demand and “fail slowly” over a period of time.

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Published by John Potocny and Ewen Fortune on Jul 24, 2017 12:31:35 PM

Deciding Which Storage Engine is Right for You: WiredTiger

We've recently written several articles about the history and advantages of MongoDB's storage engines, explaining why WiredTiger replaced MMAPv1 as the default engine and the contexts in which MMAPv1 might still be the best choice for some users.

In this article, we'll continue these conversations and consider how you should decide which storage engine is right for you, this time returning to WiredTiger. It may be MongoDB's default engine, but is it the best option in every situation?

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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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