Friday, August 01
So, I got an email in my inbox about the MongoDB World conference and new features in MongoDB 2.8, and I'm like, yawn, wake me up when you have document-level locking and pluggable storage engines.
... two new features available in MongoDB 2.8: Document-Level Locking and the Pluggable Storage Engine.Oh.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Saturday, August 02 2014 12:00 AM (+rSRq)
Redis, for example, throws out all the hard stuff; it's single-threaded and stores all the data in RAM (with snapshots and a replay log on disk), but it can still achieve 100,000 operations per second on commodity hardware.
But yeah, I've been building database applications for... 25 years... And for most of that time I've been the database expert for the dev team or the DBA or both. So all the weirdness seems natural to me now.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, August 02 2014 12:28 AM (PiXy!)
Yeah, I suppose to an outsider, embedded software would seem to be a black art, too. It's all in what you are familiar with.
It's a bit strange that even a field as concentrated as Software Engineering now has so many sub-specialties which are completely unrelated. Neither of us would understand compiler jocks, for instance. Or folks working on 3D rendering.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Saturday, August 02 2014 06:04 AM (+rSRq)
I use databases all day, but they're, well, legal databases, which means they are to real databases what a law library is to the Internet. When I started doing this, the main DB we used was a flat-file system (and this is not "way back when flat-file systems were all we had and walked uphill both ways in the snow" - it was 2009!) Things have improved a little bit since then in that catastrophic data loss is not a -regular- occurrence...
Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Saturday, August 02 2014 02:17 PM (zJsIy)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Friday, August 08 2014 05:38 AM (RqRa5)
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