Abdullah Alger

Articles by Abdullah Alger

Abdullah Alger is a content creator at Compose. Moved from academia to the forefront of cloud technology.

Designing the UFC Moneyball

Using big data analysis on sports? Gigi Sayfan takes us through doing just that with Cassandra/Scylla, MySQL, and Redis. In this Compose's Write Stuff article, he shows us how he constructs his own Moneyball. Sports and big data analysis are a great…

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The Well Connected Rabbit

Compose's RabbitMQ can help your business and in this Write Stuff article, Ken Whipday shows how it has helped Tripcatcher. He'll show how to set up a basic AMQP message queue with NodeJS and then move on to Rabbot's powerful abstraction for RabbitMQ…

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Redis and MongoDB in the biomedical domain

Varun Singh, a software engineer at IBM's Watson Health, looks at how to use MongoDB and Redis to manage biomedical data in this guest article. For bioinformatics software engineers, unstructured data is a fact of everyday life. From centralized repo…

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Store Result Sets with Materialized Views in PostgreSQL

Lucero Del Alba talks about using PostgreSQL's materialized views to process large amounts of data without slowing down your database in this new Write Stuff article, showing how to efficiently create, access, update, and delete them. In this article…

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GeoFile: PostGIS and Raster Data

GeoFile is a series dedicated to looking at geographical data, its features, and uses. In this article, we'll look at raster data and how you can use shapefiles and rasters to give you other perspectives on your maps by superimposing georeferenced im…

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PostGraphQL: PostgreSQL meets GraphQL

GraphQL is a data query language that provides a flexible syntax for client applications to describe how data is consumed. The basic idea behind GraphQL is that, rather than consuming the data specified by the server, it's the client that specifies t…

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Building OHLC Data in PostgreSQL

In this Write Stuff article, Lucero Del Alba illustrates the power of PostgreSQL's aggregate and date functions to analyze financial data, and shows you how to display the results in a web browser using TechanJS. OHLC charts (open, high, low, close)…

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Using PostgreSQL through SQLAlchemy

In this Write Stuff article, Gareth Dwyer writes about using SQLAlchemy, a Python SQL toolkit and ORM, discussing the advantages of using it while performing database operations. He shows the differences between using raw SQL and using an ORM, and gi…

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GeoFile: Everything in the Radius with MongoDB Geospatial Queries

GeoFile is a series dedicated to looking at geographical data, its features, and uses. In this article, we’ll continue our discussion of getting locations within a radius, but apply it to GeoJSON documents and MongoDB. We’ll be setting up 2dsphere in…

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Improved Performance for Redis Cache Mode on Compose

tl;dr - We've boosted the reliability of Cache Mode on Compose by disabling backups and persistence by default on all Redis deployments using that mode. But if you need them enabled, all you need to do is turn it on. We made some changes recently to…

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