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A few short years ago, I recall attending a conference where the goal was to title your presentation with the word “Docker” in as many times as possible. This was a guaranteed way to generate buzz, because containers were a hype machine. And, although everyone was very hyped about containers at the time, few knew what they actually were. Yet, for all the buzz and perceived complexity, containers were actually a fairly simple concept. They packaged all the software, executables, and […]

Well, many of you would wonder why this question is being raised again. Considering that open source has been around for over 25 years and has been an integral part of your enterprise software needs. You might even be thinking, ‘does it matter if it is open source or not, since everything I am consuming is a cloud-based service’. The common thread in these arguments is that enterprises have started taking open source software for granted and it has become an […]

Imperva, a provider of data and application security solutions, is actively running a research effort with the express goal of identifying attack methods on databases. They call their project StickyDB, a database decoy designed to deceive a would-be hacker into targeting their databases. Once hackers engage the database decoy and reveal their methods, Imperva has more knowledge to counter new exploits and harden their customer’s data security. Recently, the Imperva research team uncovered a technique targeted at their database decoy leveraging code […]

Financial Services Institutions Look to Open Source Today’s financial services institutions must innovate and evolve their technology to remain competitive during a time of great disruption. The need for rapid innovation and increasing digitalization is shining a light on the IT complexity many financial services institutions now face — untangling years of layered legacy systems. Legacy IT systems dominate many large financial services institutions, and it is safe to say that highly customized applications are a major issue. Many financial services […]

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 12 March 2018 – PGConf APAC has announced its third user conference, which will be held on March 22–23, 2018 in Singapore. Known to be the only large-scale PostgreSQL conference in Asia Pacific, PGConf APAC aims to create a platform for the developer community to network, exchange ideas, and get better equipped on Postgres. “This event is a part of the effort to grow the PostgreSQL community by increasing awareness and knowledge to enhance PostgreSQL adoption […]

PostgreSQL has long been a popular database, loved by developers and database administrators for its ease of use, comprehensive and intuitive documentation, and reliability. Anyone at EnterpriseDB® (EDB™) could tell you that interest in PostgreSQL (also known as Postgres) has been growing rapidly in recent years, but that might be considered biased. Now, an unbiased source, DB-Engines, has announced that 2017 was a banner year for interest in Postgres. So much so that DB-Engines named Postgres “DBMS of the Year 2017”. DB-Engines is a website […]

Use case: “Real Time Bancassurance data exchange program”- To incorporate ACORD standard to exchange policy, commission & premium related information with its partner broker bank and Insurance firm, in near real-time via XML SOAP messages and roll out similar data exchange program across different operating countries using a sustainable solution that could be deployed over any environment with ease. Goal Statement: To implement an industry-standard, robust, scalable, automated and near real-time data exchange solution for commission reconcile and payouts. Challenge: The […]

In a recent support case, I came across a customer who used a clever way to create streaming replication base backups–by taking a Google Cloud instance and cloning it. With the proliferation of cloud computing, it’s very convenient to be able to create a block-level clone of a VM within minutes or even seconds, and it would be much faster than any program like scp or rsync. They had found it to be faster than pg_basebackup for sure, on the order of several […]

Virtual machines are by far the most prevalent deployment model for data centers – close to 99%. What was once a revolutionary idea has transformed into the best practice standard for data center deployments. Virtualization has evolved into a very well established and understood technology that is also extremely robust and reliable. And, the largest growth in cloud deployment today is in fact still in virtual machines. But that is about to change. Today’s great interest in containers is impossible to ignore, for […]

You must be hearing the term Polyglot Persistence quite often. So I thought, why not take our readers through what exactly it is, the role it plays and more. Let’s start with the basics – Polyglot Persistence is the idea of using various, right-fitting databases to store data for either single or multiple applications. In the new-age world, most applications need to connect with multiple databases; and each with different types of data stored in different ways. This is where Polyglot […]