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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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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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Try Compose and Get Your Free Tools of the Trade T-Shirt

Ring in the new year in style with your new Tools of the Trade t-shirt from Compose. That's right, sign up for a new Compose account and try out a MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Redis, PostgreSQL, MySQL, ScyllaDB, RethinkDB, RabbitMQ or etcd deployment, and…

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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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DataLayer: High throughput, low latency at scale - Boost the performance of your distributed database

Learn how distributed DBs (Cassandra, MongoDB, RethinkDB, etc) solve the problem of scaling persistent storage, but introduce latency as data size increases and become I/O bound. In single server DBs, latency is solved by introducing caching. In this…

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DataLayer: GraphQL - Translating Backend Data to Frontend Needs

Engineers working on backend data services are often focused on operational concerns like data consistency, reliability, uptime, and storage efficiency. Because each situation calls for a specific set of tradeoffs, a single organization can end up wi…

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DataLayer: Managing (or not) the Data in Immutable Infrastructure

The idea of immutable infrastructure is awesome. However, a major problem immediately erupts when we get to the part where we have to connect application infrastructure with data infrastructure. In his presentation, Adron Hall of Thrashing Code and H…

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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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Compose at Christmas

It's at this time of the year, as 2016 comes to an end, that Compose and all the people who make Compose what it is wish you a happy holiday. If you missed it, we have a look back at Compose's year and a retrospective on the database news of 2016. O…

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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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