Chris Winslett

Articles by Chris Winslett

Chris Winslett is a complex arrangement of Oxygen, Carbon and Hydrogen. Includes some salt. And beer.

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 of those databases. As we learn to love the features of newer databases, we also sometime wish that those features would fin…

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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. It’s a tool that is long in the tooth, which tends to mean stable. However, when doing the research, we didn’t find a simple,…

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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 to discover which database instance is leader. When we decided to bring PostgreSQL to the Compose platform, we already knew…

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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 customers to automate MongoHQ functionality using just REST/HTTP requests, going well beyond the current API's abilities to access…

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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 hosted MongoDB integration into the OpenShift Platform. In collaboration with our friends at OpenShift, we’ve put together a quic…

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MongoHQ @ AWS re:Invent

The Line Up AWS re:Invent kicks off tomorrow in Las Vegas. Tuesday starts with Hackathon and Gameday events. Wednesday through Friday is anything but standard conference presentations, with an impressive lineup of world class industry experts that in…

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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" monologue pushed the audience to leverage the amazing skills and industry to build the world they wanted. The end of the mo…

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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 provide the stack. We bring the managed MongoDB; SoftLayer is bringing their awesome backbone of globally connected data cent…

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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 community would also want to test the development branch. Of course, our next step was to build a sandbox environment with MongoD…

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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 MongoHQ community. Liz is spearheading many of our community outreach programs. We pitched a few questions to her: What is your Gi…

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