Chris Winslett

Articles by Chris Winslett

PostgreSQL and per-connection write consistency settings

PostgreSQL and per-connection write consistency settings

At Compose, we work with many databases and that gives us the opportunity to be exposed to the functionality and the failings…

Chris Winslett
Chris Winslett
Using Bucardo 5.3 to Migrate a Live PostgreSQL Database

Using Bucardo 5.3 to Migrate a Live PostgreSQL Database

Recently, we did some exploration into PostgreSQL tools for data migration, and Bucardo was by far the most popular choice.…

Chris Winslett
Chris Winslett
High Availability for PostgreSQL, Batteries Not Included

High Availability for PostgreSQL, Batteries Not Included

TL;DR: Core to our PostgreSQL High Availability system is the Governor application which uses Etcd as its repository of truth…

Chris Winslett
Chris Winslett
MongoHQ API - Welcome to the New Beta

MongoHQ API - Welcome to the New Beta

Today, we are excited to announce the beta release of our new REST API for the MongoHQ platform. The new API will allow custo…

Chris Winslett
Chris Winslett

OpenShift Quickstart for MongoDB & Ruby 1.9 Using MongoHQ

OpenShift & MongoHQ Integration We’re proud to announce our partnership with OpenShift by Redhat, offering seamless hoste…

Chris Winslett
Chris Winslett

MongoHQ @ AWS re:Invent

The Line Up AWS re:Invent kicks off tomorrow in Las Vegas. Tuesday starts with Hackathon and Gameday events. Wednesday throug…

Chris Winslett
Chris Winslett

2013 Realtime Conference for Artificers

Realtime Conf 2012 sold us on attending Realtime Conf 2013 in Portland. To close Realtime 2012, Adam Brault's "Lucky Bastard"…

Chris Winslett
Chris Winslett

SoftLayer + MongoHQ = Amazing Performance

Have you ever wanted amazing performance up and down your stack? Of course you have. MongoHQ has teamed up with SoftLayer to…

Chris Winslett
Chris Winslett

MongoDB 2.6 Development Branch Available (Free)

In our weekend hacking project, we experimented with MongoDB 2.5.2 new features. We figured other members of the MongoDB comm…

Chris Winslett
Chris Winslett

Welcoming Liz to the MongoHQ Team!

Late last week, we added Liz to our marketing team! We are excited to have her, and we wanted to introduce her to the MongoH…

Chris Winslett
Chris Winslett

Optimizing Your MongoDB Dataset

Yesterday, we co-presented a webinar with MongoDB, Inc, the maker of MongoDB. The topic was how to think about scaling to 100…

Chris Winslett
Chris Winslett

Improve Performance Using Separate Collections & Other Rants About Data Lifetimes

Last week, we proposed using a query schema to match your query requirements. While doing this, we moved query logic to the d…

Chris Winslett
Chris Winslett

SSD-Backed MongoDB Now Available on Heroku's Marketplace

We've added our SSD Replica Sets to the Heroku marketplace and increased the maximum data capacity. These databases offer smo…

Chris Winslett
Chris Winslett

Improve Performance by Removing Query Logic

You know what the following is? db.blog_posts.find({status: {$in: ["draft", "waiting on proof", "approved"]}}).sort({_id: -1}…

Chris Winslett
Chris Winslett

Achieving High Availability & the MongoDB PHP Driver

This is a guest blog by Jake Olefsky, founder of Toodledo.com. At Toodledo.com, we make tools to help people stay organized a…

Chris Winslett
Chris Winslett