This is your weekly summary of Compose news for those changes and updates which can make your life easier. In this edition, some updates from the API and our review of the last week of articles.
A while ago, we introduced an addons endpoint which listed available addons for a particular database deployment. We just added an
is_active field to the return data to report if any of the returned addons is actually in use.
Also, astute API users may have noticed that the backups endpoint had slightly more fields than documented. They've been there a while, but an error in documenting kept them hidden. The "new" fields are
created_at, a timestamp of when the backup was completed and created in storage, and
is_restorable, an indicator that the backup can be used in a "restore to a new deployment" operation.
In the week just passed week, Compose Articles has looked at how IBM Compose for Scylla powers IBM's own service catalog and we start a new series looking at how the Compose Transporter works.
- In Monster performance from IBM Compose for Scylla powers IBM Cloud’s service catalog, Josh Mintz talks to IBM Master Inventor, Dr Gili Mendel and senior developer Rich Kulp about their experiences building IBM's service catalog and what led them to choose the IBM Compose for Scylla database to power it.
- Building your own data transport with Compose Transporter is the first part of a series on how to build your own data adapter for Compose Transporter. In this part, Stefan Kruger looks at how the Transporter's adapters work as the basis for constructing his own.
- You don't have time to dig through all the database news, so every Friday we like to help with our NewsBits. In the latest edition, we report on the news that Red Hat has acquired CoreOS, maker of, among other things, etcd and how etcd had a major release in the week.
That's it for this week's Noteworthy at Compose. Onwards to next week!
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