This is your weekly summary of Compose news for those changes and updates which can make your life easier. In this edition, MongoDB imports and you and, as always, we have a round-up of last week's Compose Articles.
Imports and you
If you haven't used Compose's import system, its part of our MongoDB deployments. It allows you to pull in a MongoDB collection from another MongoDB database on Compose or on an external, web-accessible MongoDB. You can read more about how to use it in New Import for Compose MongoDB and in the help pages for Compose.
The great thing with imports is they allow you to move data between deployments without going through mongodump and mongorestore or
mongoexport. Pick a database, pick a collection (or go for all collections) and Compose MongoDB import gets running, without stopping any database, moving data between the two with perfect copies.
Over the past week, our engineers have been fixing some issues which may have manifested themselves as errors when trying to import a Compose MongoDB from another Compose MongoDB. We've resolved these and anyone who raised a ticket with Compose support will have been notified. But, if you are one of the people affected who didn't raise a ticket, please, try your import again and if it doesn't work for you, raise a ticket with firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the past week of Compose Articles, we've connected Transporter to Cloudant, Python to Scylla and MySQL and you to the latest news from around the database world:
- Compose Transporter got connected to IBM Cloudant in Building the soul of a new Transporter adaptor in a guide that should be of interest in using the Transporter's non-stodgy ETL power with a data source of their own.
- Python and Compose - Scylla and Compose for MySQL rounded out our Grand Tour of connection Python applications with Compose databases as we free-wheeled our way through Scylla and MySQL. Etcd3 readers should look too as we covered the current issues with etcd3 and Python.
- The week's NewsBits were live with the news of that's landing in MongoDB 4.0 this summer, what's landed in MongoDB 3.4, Elasticsearch updates, OmniDB 2.5's Oracle support and much more.
- And just a reminder; last week's Noteworthy had important information about March 1st and the switching off of TLS 1.0 and 1.1 support on Compose.
That's it for this week's Noteworthy at Compose. Onwards to next week!
Read more articles about Compose databases - use our Curated Collections Guide for articles on each database type. If you have any feedback about this or any other Compose article, drop the Compose Articles team a line at email@example.com. We're happy to hear from you.