October, 2019

PostgreSQL Trends: Most Popular Cloud Providers, Languages, VACUUM, Query Management Strategies & Deployment Types in Enterprise

Scalegrid

PostgreSQL popularity is skyrocketing in the enterprise space. As this open source database continues to pull new users from expensive commercial database management systems like Oracle, DB2 and SQL Server, organizations are adopting new approaches and evolving their own to maintain the exceptional performance of their SQL deployments. We recently attended the PostgresConf event in San Jose to hear from the most active PostgreSQL user base on their database management strategies.

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Knowledge is power – how your QA/test teams can help you accelerate your value delivery 

Tasktop

As the digital demands of the business continue to escalate, software delivery teams are under extraordinary pressure to deliver more work faster.

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Database Metrics

SQL Shack

Summary There is a multitude of database metrics that we can collect and use to help us understand database and server resource consumption, as well as overall usage. This data can include hardware statistics, such as measures of CPU or memory consumed over time.

Open-sourcing Polynote: an IDE-inspired polyglot notebook

The Netflix TechBlog

Jeremy Smith , Jonathan Indig , Faisal Siddiqi We are pleased to announce the open-source launch of Polynote : a new, polyglot notebook with first-class Scala support, Apache Spark integration, multi-language interoperability including Scala, Python, and SQL, as-you-type autocomplete, and more.

CIO research: Cloud complexity of growing concern

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. My favorite slide, that I used in nearly every one of my presentations, is a simple statement; “You have one of the hardest jobs in the world.”. I see people nod their head, smile and sometimes pull out a phone and take a photo.

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Top Seven Browser Compatibility Testing Tools For Developers in 2019

DZone

Some valuable browser testing tools. When talking about website or web app development, one thing that developers are most concerned about is cross-browser compatibility. As you know, there are multiple things involved in creating a website, such as planning, designing, testing, etc.

PostgreSQL Connection Pooling: Part 1 – Pros & Cons

Scalegrid

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.

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Overlooked T-SQL Gems

SQL Performance

My good friend Aaron Bertrand inspired me to write this article. He reminded me of how sometimes we take things for granted when they seem obvious to us and don't always bother checking the full story behind them.

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Delta: A Data Synchronization and Enrichment Platform

The Netflix TechBlog

Google Analytics and Dynatrace – Why you need both

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. In this post, I wanted to share how I use Google Analytics together with Dynatrace to give me a more complete picture of my customers, and their experience across our digital channels. Whilst these tools have overlapping capabilities, I believe they are best used in parallel.

Solving Performance Hotspots With Memory Pooling in Go

DZone

Solve performance hotspots like solving a puzzle. You may also like: Optimizing Database Performance and Efficiency. Introduction. Igneous is an unstructured data management company. We move bytes back and forth — that’s what we do.

How to Improve MySQL AWS Performance 2X Over Amazon RDS at The Same Cost

Scalegrid

AWS is the #1 cloud provider for open-source database hosting, and the go-to cloud for MySQL deployments. As organizations continue to migrate to the cloud, it’s important to get in front of performance issues, such as high latency, low throughput, and replication lag with higher distances between your users and cloud infrastructure.

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150 successful machine learning models: 6 lessons learned at Booking.com

The Morning Paper

150 successful machine learning models: 6 lessons learned at Booking.com Bernadi et al., KDD’19. Here’s a paper that will reward careful study for many organisations.

How to Improve MySQL AWS Performance 2X Over Amazon RDS at The Same Cost

High Scalability

AWS is the #1 cloud provider for open-source database hosting, and the go-to cloud for MySQL deployments. As organizations continue to migrate to the cloud, it’s important to get in front of performance issues, such as high latency, low throughput, and replication lag with higher distances between your users and cloud infrastructure.

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How Netflix microservices tackle dataset pub-sub

The Netflix TechBlog

By Ammar Khaku Introduction In a microservice architecture such as Netflix’s, propagating datasets from a single source to multiple downstream destinations can be challenging.

Automation is a must-have for monitoring complex environments

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. As you know, applications are becoming exponentially more complex and dynamic thanks to cloud, containers and microservices.

Top Five Benefits of Mobile App Performance Optimization

DZone

Make your apps the best they can be! As of 2019, the number of apps on the Google Play store exceeds 2 million and that on the Apple store stands at 1.83 million. Now, if that is the competition, enterprises looking to cast their mobile apps, ought to do things differently.

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Are Computer Architects to Blame for the State of Security Today?

ACM Sigarch

When it comes to hardware support to mitigate software security issues, there is a significant gap between what is available in products today and known solutions.

Applying deep learning to Airbnb search

The Morning Paper

Applying deep learning to Airbnb search Haldar et al., KDD’19. Last time out we looked at Booking.com’s lessons learned from introducing machine learning to their product stack.

ScaleGrid Fully Managed Hosting for Redis™ Now Available on Azure

Scalegrid

PALO ALTO, Calif., October 2, 2019 – ScaleGrid, a rapidly growing leader in the Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) space, has just launched their new fully managed Hosting on Azure for Redis™ service. This management solution for Redis™ allows startups up to enterprise-level organizations automate their Redis™ operations on Microsoft Azure dedicated cloud servers, alongside their other open source database deployments, including MongoDB , MySQL and PostgreSQL.

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Open Sourcing Mantis: A Platform For Building Cost-Effective, Realtime, Operations-Focused…

The Netflix TechBlog

Improved content validation for Synthetic browser and clickpath monitors

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. With the release of Dynatrace 1.178, we’ve added a new type of content validation capability for synthetic browser and clickpath monitors. The contains visible text option mimics the Find (Ctrl+F/Cmd+F) functionality of a web browser.

22 Reasons Why Test Automation Fails For Your Web Application

DZone

Automation testing in progress. I can relate to the feeling where you wish to achieve flawless automation testing in the blink of an eye! On the other hand, I also understand the apprehension that is causing you to delay test automation.

Measuring CPU performance with X-Ray and pgbench.

n0derunner

Nutanix X-Ray is well known for being able to model IO/Storage workloads, but what about workloads that are CPU bound? X-Ray can run Ansible scripts on the X-Ray worker VMs, and by doing so we are able to provision almost any application.

In-toto: providing farm-to-table guarantees for bits and bytes

The Morning Paper

in-toto: providing farm-to-table guarantees for bits and bytes Torres-Arias et al., USENIX Security Symposium 2019. Small world with high risks did a great job of highlighting the absurd risks we’re currently carrying in many software supply chains. There are glimmers of hope though.

Using the Platform

Tim Kadlec

The other day I was listening to the latest Shop Talk Show podcast while out for my morning run. They had Jen Simmons on the show, talking about (among other things) the standards process. It’s a great conversation, as you would expect—Jen’s super smart and has been doing great, meaningful work for a long time. Among the things that she discussed is the care that has to go into new browser features because once shipped, it’s there for good.

ML Platform Meetup: Infra for Contextual Bandits and Reinforcement Learning

The Netflix TechBlog

Faisal Siddiqi Infrastructure for Contextual Bandits and Reinforcement Learning?—? theme of the ML Platform meetup hosted at Netflix, Los Gatos on Sep 12, 2019. Contextual and Multi-armed Bandits enable faster and adaptive alternatives to traditional A/B Testing.

Faster reaction time to service outages with Davis AI

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. Imagine that your critical services have been running for weeks without incident when suddenly your Tomcat cluster is stuck and your service completely fails. This situation represents an Ops team’s worst nightmare.

Cross-Browser Testing: Best Practices and Useful Resources

DZone

Wine testing.browser testing.what's the difference? In the earlier days of web development, executing cross-browser testing used to be very easy.

HammerDB: Avoiding bottlenecks in client.

n0derunner

HammerDB is a great tool for running Database benchmarks. However it is very easy to create an artificial bottleneck which will give a very poor benchmark result.

“I was told to buy a software or lose my computer: I ignored it.” A study of ransomware

The Morning Paper

“I was told to buy a software or lose my computer. I ignored it”: a study of ransomware Simoiu et al., SOUPS 2019. This is a very easy to digest paper shedding light on the prevalence of ransomware and the characteristics of those most likely to be vulnerable to it.

How to maximize CPU performance for PostgreSQL 12.0 benchmarks on Linux

HammerDB

HammerDB doesn’t publish competitive database benchmarks, instead we always encourage people to be better informed by running their own.

Open-sourcing Polynote: an IDE-inspired polyglot notebook

The Netflix TechBlog

Jeremy Smith , Jonathan Indig , Faisal Siddiqi We are pleased to announce the open-source launch of Polynote : a new, polyglot notebook with first-class Scala support, Apache Spark integration, multi-language interoperability including Scala, Python, and SQL, as-you-type autocomplete, and more.

Resolve performance incidents faster with Dynatrace Real User Monitoring for SAP GUI (Preview)

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. If you work with SAP ABAP, you may have noticed that finding information about SAP application and transaction performance involves scaling a high barrier to entry. While powerful, SAP performance management tools like the SAP Solution Manager are also complex.

Why I Returned to Windows

DZone

[link]. I’m a Unix guy. Note that I did not say Linux. When I started my career, many small to mid-sized companies were running on minicomputers from companies such as IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), PR1ME Computer, and others.

Understanding APIs: What They Are and Why They Matter

Rigor

Reading time 4 min People all over the world consume data on a daily basis across a variety of networks, geographies, and devices.

Stop explaining black box machine learning models for high stakes decisions and use interpretable models instead

The Morning Paper

Stop explaining black box machine learning models for high stakes decisions and use interpretable models instead Rudin et al., arXiv 2019. With thanks to Glyn Normington for pointing out this paper to me. It’s pretty clear from the title alone what Cynthia Rudin would like us to do!