Dj Walker-Morgan

Articles by Dj Walker-Morgan

Dj Walker-Morgan is Compose's resident Content Curator, and has been both a developer and writer since Apples came in II flavors and Commodores had Pets.

NewsBits - MongoDB ransoms, Python and PostgreSQL, Eagles and Beams and more

NewsBits for the week ending January 13th: MongoDB ransoms continue, picking the right PostgreSQL/Python driver, Apache Eagle and Beam are now full Apache projects, the best of The Morning Paper, Go 1.8 RC1 is here, automatically making your JavaScri…

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Compose Notes: New alerts for Redis

In early 2016, we introduced the ability to view the Redis slow log in the Compose console. For 2017, we thought we'd make it a little more noticeable. The Redis slow log records any commands which took longer than a particular time to execute. Redi…

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NewsBits - Scylla, SQL Server, Redis, SQLite, TiDB, Ruby, Elixir and more

The database and developer news for the week ending January 6th includes a new Scylla release, SQL Server on Linux explained, JSON for Redis, a lighter SQLite, TiDB's multi-storage engine distributed database, the latest language rankings, new Ruby a…

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MongoDB and Ransomware

Recent reports in the news of MongoDB databases being hacked are not new but the ransoms demanded for the return of data is a new twist on an old problem - insecure MongoDB databases. Compose MongoDB users haven't had to worry about the problem, but…

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Compose Notes: Java and Let's Encrypt certificates

With the recent arrival of Let's Encrypt TLS/SSL certificate support on Compose's Elasticsearch and RabbitMQ, we've noticed some issues popping up from the rabbit hole that is this encryption support. Top of that list is problems with Java connectio…

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Compose for MySQL and Compose for ScyllaDB: the new Compose databases on Bluemix

Since we made Compose-hosted databases for Bluemix available, we've seen Bluemix users opening up the catalog to the benefits of hosted and managed Compose for MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, RethinkDB, etcd and RabbitMQ. There's now two m…

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Compose Notes on Compose Notes

We've just added the ability to add notes to your Compose database deployments. One request we've often had is for better ways to identify your databases on Compose. Every database deployment has a unique name, but we found our users wanted to keep n…

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A Year in Bits... Compose NewsBits

At the end of every week, we like to publish a blog post of the databases and development news and other things that have caught our eye over that week. If you missed what happened in those weekly posts over the last year, let us refresh you... Janua…

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Compose Notes: Elasticsearch 2.4.2 and backup updates

In this edition of Compose Notes, we have a new version of Elasticsearch online and a new backup mechanism for it. Updated Elasticsearch There's a new version of Elasticsearch available on Compose, 2.4.2, which includes some enhancements and bug-fixe…

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NewsBits - MySQL, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, CentOS, CoreOS and more

NewsBits for the week ending December 16 - MySQL Group Replication is now GA, Redis 4.0 RCs, Modules and Loglog changes, GoRethink needs a new maintainer, Elasticsearch's Java REST, PostgreSQL indexes, CentOS Linux 7 lands, CoreOS changes name, Linux…

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