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Join us for DataLayer

Compose is hosting an all new conference to have a conversation about data and how managing it has become the fabric of application development. At one time, a monolithic database probably made sense for most developers, but those days are long gone.…

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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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DataLayer: Online Schema Migrations for MySQL Using gh-ost

gh-ost is a new tool by GitHub which changes the paradigm of MySQL online schema changes, designed to overcome today's limitations and difficulties in online migrations. gh-ost is: Triggerless Pausable Lightweight Controllable Testable In this sessio…

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DataLayer: Partial Indexing for Improved Query Performance

PostgreSQL is able to let you index just a subset of your data if that's what your application in interested in. The feature is called partial indexes and it allows you to essentially add a where clause to your indexes. Chris Erwin shares some of his…

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Compose and Seattle: Unremoting and DataLayer

This week sees a Compose tradition taking place in Seattle as the whole, much expanded Compose team gets together to work together and to be there for the DataLayer conference. The Unremoting, as we call it is the way we bring an all-remote company t…

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Scylla 1.3, Conferences, Apollo, CockroachDB, gRPC, Redbot and more : Compose's Little Bits 45

Scylla is thrifty with 1.3, Conferences to go to, Apollo's typescripted GraphQL re-write, CockroachDB's code yellow, gRPC hits 1.0, Redbot's graphical chatbot, Redisson's Redis-backed Java objects, tales of terror from JavaScript testing and PicoLisp…

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