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Episode 417: Alex Petrov on Database Storage Engines

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Episode 417: Alex Petrov on Database Storage Engines

Alex Petrov, author of Database Internals explains the ins and outs of database storage engines. What are they? How do they differ?  What problems do they solve? Host Adam Gordon Bell spoke with Alex about these questions as well as how information is stored on disk, different strategies for building indexes and the difference between […]

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Episode 397: Pat Helland on Data Management with Microservices

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Episode 397: Pat Helland on Data Management with Microservices

Pat Helland, who has been working on building data management systems since 1978, talks to host Akshay Manchale about Data Management at scale with Microservices. Pat talks about trends in storage and computing, state management, immutable data storage, and idempotent computation. He also talks about various ways to look at data — “inside” vs. “outside,” “prescriptive” […]

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Episode 381: Josh Long on Spring Boot

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Episode 381: Josh Long on Spring Boot

Josh Long, developer advocate at Pivotal, discusses Spring Boot with host Simon Crossley, and the features that it provides to efficiently develop production ready enterprise web applications. With 18 years of experience the Spring Framework is certainly mature, and Spring Boot is an attempt to package many of the standard patterns of enterprise development to […]

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Episode 371: Howard Chu On the Lightning Memory-Mapped Database (LMDB)

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Episode 371: Howard Chu On the Lightning Memory-Mapped Database (LMDB)

Howard Chu, CTO of Symas Corp and chief architect of the OpenLDAP project, discusses the key technical features of the Lightning Memory-mapped Database (LMDB) that make it one of the fastest, most efficient, and safest embedded data stores in the world. Host Gavin Henry spoke with Chu about B+tree data structures, multi-version concurrency control, memory-mapped […]

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364: Peter Zaitsev on Choosing the Right Open Source Database

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364: Peter Zaitsev on Choosing the Right Open Source Database

Peter Zaitsev of Percona discusses with host Nate Black how to choose the right open source database and why you may need multiple databases. Topics include: vendor lock-in and the role of cloud database services, the value of experience, judging what use cases databases are bad at, why there is no free lunch when it […]

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