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Securing Redis - SSH tunnelling now available on Compose

Redis is a fine in-memory database which can act as the glue for your entire stack. If we were to pick a missing feature we'd really want though, it's the fact that it is essentially built for inside the private network and connections to the outside…

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Autossh for persistent database connectivity

Both SSL with whitelisting and SSH tunnelling into databases are powerful options when it comes to connecting to Compose database deployments. We recently introduced SSL for RethinkDB because it is the quickest and easiest way to get a secure connect…

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Tunneling from Heroku to Compose RethinkDB

When you are connecting a cloud application platform to a database platform, you need to take some extra precautions. Take connecting a Heroku based application to Compose's RethinkDB deployments. Currently we only support an SSH tunnel connection i…

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Support Desk: Elasticsearch & Redis

So far in 2015, we've brought you PostgreSQL on the Compose platform, but that's not all. We've also been preparing and testing essential updates and useful enhancements for our Redis and Elasticsearch databases. Now we're ready to deliver them to y…

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How to Securely Access Your Compose Databases

Our new access portals, available on Elasticsearch, RethinkDB and Redis have had people asking us which one should they use, so we thought we'd explain the differences and show where they fit. First a refresher on what the Compose access portals do.…

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Connecting to Compose’s RethinkDB Deployments with SSH

If you install RethinkDB on your local system, you will see that it, by design, happily accepts connections from anywhere without authentication. This is great for development but does mean you have to think about how you deploy RethinkDB when you go…

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RethinkDB Now on Compose

The one thing we love at Compose is databases, so when we get the opportunity to offer our users one of the hottest, feature packed document databases around to run on our platform, we go for it. RethinkDB is the latest addition to the Compose stable…

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Keeping Elasticsearch Secure - the Compose Network

People have asked us "You run Elasticsearch databases, how do you secure them?". It's a good question to ask because Elasticsearch doesn't have any authentication mechanisms built in, or users or roles or anything that resembles them. Elasticsearch h…

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