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Introduction to auto_explain: How to Log Slow Postgres Query Plans Automatically

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Do you want to know why a PostgreSQL query is slow? Then EXPLAIN ANALYZE is a great starting point.

PolyScale.ai – Scaling MySQL & PostgreSQL with Global Caching

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Guest post by Ben Hagan from PolyScale.ai Data-driven applications span a wide breadth of complexity, from simple microservices to real-time event-driven systems under significant load.

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ScaleGrid Raises Growth Equity Round from Spotlight Equity Partners to Accelerate Expansion and Further Invest in Product Roadmap

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New Feature for BYOC – Pausing and Resuming Clusters

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At ScaleGrid we always strive to make our service as user friendly and value adding as possible. Some of our users have been wanting to save on their database machine costs during periods when the databases are not in use, such as on weekends or at night.

New and Evolving PostgreSQL Enterprise Features with Recent Releases

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PostgreSQL also introduced many other breakthrough features in versions 10 through 11, 12 and 13 that make it a real competitor against Oracle, such as partitioning enhancements, parallel query and logical replication.

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mysqldump Best Practices: Part 1 – MySQL Prerequisites

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Mysqldump is a client utility that is used to perform logical backups of the MySQL database. This popular migration tool is useful for various use cases of MySQL such as: Backup and restore of databases. Migrating data from one server to another.

Redis vs. Memcached – 2021 Comparison

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Redis stands for REmote DIctionary Server, created in 2009 by Salvatore Sanfilippo. Memcached, on the other hand, was created in 2003 by Brad Fitzpatrick.

Oracle Cloud Breakdown – Database Hosting Costs on OCI

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When considering a new cloud provider, the big names come to mind - AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. If you’re a developer, you might even be considering a dev-friendly cloud like DigitalOcean or Linode. But, did you know there’s a (relatively) new player in the cloud game?

Auditing PostgreSQL Using pgAudit

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Auditing in information technology (IT) is a process of examining an organization’s IT infrastructure to ensure compliance with the requirements imposed by recognized standards or established policies.

Reducing Your Database Hosting Costs: DigitalOcean vs. AWS vs. Azure

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If you’re hosting your databases in the cloud, choosing the right cloud service provider is a significant decision to make for your long-term hosting costs. This is especially apparent in today’s world where organizations are doing whatever they can to optimize and reduce their costs.

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mysqldump Best Practices: Part 2 – Migrations Guide

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In the second and final part of our mysqldump best practices we will talk about how to handle the migration and import for stored program objects and views from your MySQL database.

Using JSONB in PostgreSQL: How to Effectively Store & Index JSON Data in PostgreSQL

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JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation. It is an open standard format which organizes data into key/value pairs and arrays detailed in RFC 7159. JSON is the most common format used by web services to exchange data, store documents, unstructured data, etc.

What is Greenplum Database? Intro to the Big Data Database

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Greenplum Database is a massively parallel processing (MPP) SQL database that is built and based on PostgreSQL.

ScaleGrid Adds Oracle Cloud for Managed Database Hosting

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PALO ALTO, Calif., March 30, 2021 – ScaleGrid, a leading Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider, has just announced support for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) through their fully managed database hosting plans.

Setting MySQL Configuration Variables – MySQL 5.7 vs MySQL 8.0

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MySQL configuration variables are a set of server system variables used to configure the operation and behavior of the server. In this blog post, we will explain the differences in managing the configuration variables between MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0.

How to enable logging for Mongoose and the MongoDB Node.JS driver

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Collecting detailed logs is a critical step when debugging connection related issues with MongoDB. In this short post, we will show how to enable logging on the MongoDB Node.JS driver and Mongoose. We refer to the Mongoose version 5.x and the driver version 3.5 in this discussion.

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ScaleGrid PostgreSQL on VMware Cloud Infrastructure

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ScaleGrid recently partnered up with VMware to create a solution that integrates the powerful features of a PostgreSQL DBaaS on vSphere with advanced added support for vVols, allowing DBAs to automate and focus more on their product as opposed to time-consuming database management tasks, scaling and high availability.

ScaleGrid Launches Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Support for Managed Database Hosting

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PALO ALTO, Calif., October 14, 2020 – ScaleGrid, a leading Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider, has just announced the launch of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) hosting through their fully managed DBaaS plans.

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How To Set Up MySQL on DigitalOcean

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MySQL is the number one open source relational database management system in the world, and is used by millions of developers across all application types.

PostgreSQL Connection Pooling: Part 4 – PgBouncer vs. Pgpool-II

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In our previous posts in this series, we spoke at length about using PgBouncer and Pgpool-II , the connection pool architecture and pros and cons of leveraging one for your PostgreSQL deployment.

PostgreSQL Connection Pooling: Part 3 – Pgpool-II

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In our previous posts in this series, we discussed the case for connection pooling and introduced PgBouncer. In this post, we will discuss its most popular alternative – Pgpool-II. Pgpool-II is the swiss army knife of PostgreSQL middleware.

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MongoDB SSL with self-signed certificates in C#

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When deploying MongoDB in production, it is strongly recommended that you use an SSL-enabled geo-distributed replica-set configuration for maximum security and availability. ScaleGrid provides you two options for setting up SSL.

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Important Health Checks for your MySQL Master-Slave Servers

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In a MySQL master-slave high availability (HA) setup, it is important to continuously monitor the health of the master and slave servers so you can detect potential issues and take corrective actions. In this blog post, we explain some basic health checks you can do on your MySQL master and slave nodes to ensure your setup is healthy.

Exploring MySQL Binlog Server – Ripple

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MySQL does not limit the number of slaves that you can connect to the master server in a replication topology. However, as the number of slaves increases, they will have a toll on the master resources because the binary logs will need to be served to different slaves working at different speeds.

PostgreSQL Connection Pooling: Part 2 – PgBouncer

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When it comes to connection pooling in the PostgreSQL world, PgBouncer is probably the most popular option. It’s a very simple utility that does exactly one thing – it sits between the database and the clients and speaks the PostgreSQL protocol, emulating a PostgreSQL server.

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Redis Transactions & Long-Running Lua Scripts

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Redis offers two mechanisms for handling transactions – MULTI/EXEC based transactions and Lua scripts evaluation. Redis Lua scripting is the recommended approach and is fairly popular in usage.

2019 Database Trends – SQL vs. NoSQL, Top Databases, Single vs. Multiple Database Use

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Wondering which databases are trending in 2019? We asked hundreds of developers, engineers, software architects, dev teams, and IT leaders at DeveloperWeek to discover the current NoSQL vs. SQL usage, most popular databases, important metrics to track, and their most time-consuming database management tasks. Get the latest insights on MySQL , MongoDB , PostgreSQL , Redis , and many others to see which database management systems are most favored this year. SQL vs. NoSQL.

Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) vs. Dedicated Hosting at ScaleGrid

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Where you decide to host your cloud databases is a huge decision. You have to choose your hosting model, a cloud provider, and then your primary and standby regions to deploy to.

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Managing High Availability in PostgreSQL – Part III: Patroni

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In our previous blog posts, we discussed the capabilities and functioning of PostgreSQL Automatic Failover (PAF) by Cluster Labs and Replication Manager (repmgr) by 2ndQuadrant. In the final post of this series, we will review the last solution, Patroni by Zalando, and compare all three at the end so you can determine which high availability framework is best for your PostgreSQL hosting deployment. Managing High Availability in PostgreSQL – Part I: PostgreSQL Automatic Failover.

Redis on Azure Performance Benchmark – ScaleGrid for Redis™ vs. Azure Cache

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Redis is an advanced key-value store. In fact, it is the number one key value store and eighth most popular database in the world. It has high throughput and runs from memory, but also has the ability to persist data on disk.

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Comparing PostgreSQL DigitalOcean Performance & Pricing – ScaleGrid vs. DigitalOcean Managed Databases

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DigitalOcean is a cost-effective cloud provider that caters to, and is widely adopted by the developer community. ScaleGrid is a fully managed DBaaS that supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis™, along with additional support for MongoDB® database and Greenplum® database.

ScaleGrid DigitalOcean Support for MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis™ Now Available

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PALO ALTO, Calif., June 9, 2020 – ScaleGrid, a leading Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider, has just announced support for their MySQL , PostgreSQL and Redis™ solutions on DigitalOcean.

Which Is the Best PostgreSQL GUI? 2019 Comparison

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PostgreSQL graphical user interface (GUI) tools help these open source database users to manage, manipulate, and visualize their data. In this post, we discuss the top 5 GUI tools for administering your PostgreSQL deployments. PostgreSQL is the fourth most popular database management system in the world, and heavily used in all sizes of applications from small to large.

Best MySQL DigitalOcean Performance – ScaleGrid vs. DigitalOcean Managed Databases

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MySQL is the all-time number one open source database in the world, and a staple in RDBMS space. DigitalOcean is quickly building its reputation as the developers cloud by providing an affordable, flexible and easy to use cloud platform for developers to work with.

Best Practice for Creating Indexes on your MySQL Tables

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By having appropriate indexes on your MySQL tables, you can greatly enhance the performance of SELECT queries. But, did you know that adding indexes to your tables in itself is an expensive operation, and may take a long time to complete depending on the size of your tables? During this time, you are also likely to experience a degraded performance of queries as your system resources are busy in index-creation work as well.

Managing MySQL Server Logs: Rotate, Compress, Retain & Delete

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MySQL Server generates several logs that can help you monitor the activities of the server. However, once these logs are enabled, they can grow in size and start taking up too much disk space. This is why it’s important to have an automated way of archiving and preserving MySQL log files for a certain duration, as well as deleting the old ones.

MongoDB Index Builds – Preventing Users From Triggering New Builds

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Index builds on MongoDB production clusters need to be handled with the utmost care. We have documented the issues in detail in one of our previous blog posts – The Perils of Building Indexes on MongoDB. Depending on the size of your data, both foreground and background builds can bring your cluster down. So, how do you prevent your users from accidentally triggering index builds from the MongoDB CLI? The short answer is that you cannot.

Top Redis Use Cases by Core Data Structure Types

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Redis , short for Remote Dictionary Server, is a BSD-licensed, open-source in-memory key-value data structure store written in C language by Salvatore Sanfillipo and was first released on May 10, 2009. Depending on how it is configured, Redis can act like a database, a cache or a message broker. It’s important to note that Redis is a NoSQL database system.

The Best Way to Host MySQL on Azure Cloud

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Are you looking to get started with the world’s most popular open-source database, and wondering how you should setup your MySQL hosting ? So many default to Amazon RDS, when MySQL performs exceptionally well on Azure Cloud. While Microsoft Azure does offer a managed solution, Azure Database, the solution has some major limitations you should know about before migrating your MySQL deployments.

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PostgreSQL Connection Pooling: Part 1 – Pros & Cons

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, ‘threads’ were a programming novelty rarely used and seldom trusted. In that environment, the first PostgreSQL developers decided forking a process for each connection to the database is the safest choice. It would be a shame if your database crashed, after all. Since then, a lot of water has flown under that bridge, but the PostgreSQL community has stuck by their original decision.

The Best Way to Host MongoDB on DigitalOcean

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MongoDB is the #3 open source database and the #1 NoSQL database in the world. It’s a cross-platform document-oriented database that uses JSON-like documents with schema, and is leveraged broadly across startup apps up to enterprise-level businesses developing modern apps.

Follower Clusters – 3 Major Use Cases for Syncing SQL & NoSQL Deployments

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Follower clusters are a ScaleGrid feature that allows you to keep two independent database systems (of the same type) in sync. Unlike cloning or replication, this allows you to maintain an active, point-in-time copy of your production data. This extra cluster, known as a follower cluster, can be leveraged for multiple use cases, including for analyzing, optimizing and testing your application performance for MongoDB , MySQL and PostgreSQL.

ScyllaDB Trends – How Users Deploy The Real-Time Big Data Database

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ScyllaDB is an open-source distributed NoSQL data store, reimplemented from the popular Apache Cassandra database. Released just four years ago in 2015, Scylla has averaged over 220% year-over-year growth in popularity according to DB-Engines. We’ve heard a lot about this rising database from the DBA community and our users, and decided to become a sponsor for this years Scylla Summit to learn more about the deployment trends from its users.