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Configuring Compose Enterprise on Google Cloud Platform

*Compose is now available on Google's Cloud Platform. Being a different platform, the configuration for launching your first Compose Enterprise cluster is also different and in this article, we'll walk you through what you need to do to create your…

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Getting started with Elasticsearch and Node.js - Part 5

In the final step of the series, we create a web application to access the Elasticsearch managed data and show how to host the web app on IBM's Bluemix. In the previous article we ran some queries on the nested fields in our petitions data. In this a…

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Essentially etcd - Part 1

With the announcement of etcd on Compose, you may be wondering how you could actually use a service like etcd within your applications. To help answer that question, let's consider how we'd distribute regularly updated configuration data to a group o…

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Transporter Driving: 2 - From DB to DB

In part one of this series, we showed how you could use the open source Transporter from Compose to move and transform data between files and databases in both directions. The next stage is to start connecting databases to each other and in the proce…

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Go, RethinkDB & Changefeeds - Part 2

In part one we built a simple Go application which created some real-time activity in a RethinkDB database. Now we can move on to start tracking what's going on inside the database using changefeeds. Changefeeds and RethinkDB The traditional method…

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Go, RethinkDB & Changefeeds - Part 1

With the recently expanded capabilities of the RethinkDB to handle real-time changes, we thought it would be worth doing a deeper dive into using them. As I've been working with RethinkDB using Go, I was going to write the examples in Go, then reali…

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Using Bucardo 5.3 to Migrate a Live PostgreSQL Database

Recently, we did some exploration into PostgreSQL tools for data migration, and Bucardo was by far the most popular choice. It’s a tool that is long in the tooth, which tends to mean stable. However, when doing the research, we didn’t find a simple,…

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Redis, Go, & How to Build a Chat Application

In this article we'll show you an example of a chat application we put together which uses just Redis and Go. Redis is full of neat things that make writing an application like this so much easier. We'll look at how things like a publish and subscrib…

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Transporter Driving - Part One

So, you want to drive the new Transporter? In this article we'll show you how but before we go on, Transporter is under active development and we've taken care to ensure we're only addressing the relatively stable parts of the user experience. First…

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Get started with Redis on Compose

In this article, we're going to run through the steps you'll go through to get going with Redis on Compose. Once you've realised you've got some write intensive operations in your application or need a transient message queue, you'll probably want t…

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