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Meteor, SQL and other databases

Since its inception, the Meteor platform has been built around using MongoDB as its core database which is great for us at Compose because we know MongoDB. But there's more to the world than just MongoDB and the Meteor developers and community know t…

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Getting Started with Your MongoDB Using Compose

Hi! So you want to get with the multiple, or singular, database joys of Compose. For this walkthrough we'll be setting up a MongoDB database so grab your keyboard controller and mouse and press ⓧ to continue. So where do we start You find yourself on…

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Compose Tooltime 2015

It's that time of the year when we write about what people inside Compose are using as part of their everyday toolkit. At Compose, we don't have any mandatory tools; we prefer people to gravitate to the tools they are most comfortable with – it's the…

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Database Stats In Your Hand with Numerous & Compose

There are some database numbers you need, some you just need to watch and some you need to watch on your Apple Watch, or iPhone or Android smartphone. The numbers in question for us were database statistics and results which we wanted stripped down t…

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PostgreSQL's Future Is Looking Up-sert

The next edition of PostgreSQL, version 9.5, is pencilled in to arrive in the third quarter of this year, but the big features are already landing and we're tracking them at Compose. Top of the list of most wanted features is "upsert", the ability to…

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Re-updates for Redis and RethinkDB

It's a busy week of upgrades at Compose. You'll have seen that we brought our Elasticsearch 1.5.2 upgrade forward for security reasons, but it's far from the only upgrade this week as we make RethinkDB and Redis updates available for users to move t…

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Mongo Retooled - or "Whatever happened to --dbpath"

With the arrival on MongoDB 3.0, one of the less discussed changes is the complete reworking of the MongoDB tools such as mongodump. The first thing anyone notices is that the --dbpath option has gone and, if you like to work with your MongoDB files…

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Elasticsearch 1.5.2 is Coming to Compose

TL;DR: Elasticsearch users can now upgrade to version 1.5.2 of the search-oriented database. By the end of the week we will be working with all our customers to bring their installations up to that version. This is an important update so read on to…

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Compose Capsules - What They Are & What You Need to Know

Recently, we got a support query... "What's a capsule? I see it mentioned in various Compose related messages but it's never explained". And it's our bad for not having really explained what capsules are, but then here at Compose, capsules are just p…

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Mongo on the RocksDB

When MongoDB 3.0 arrived, it brought with it the ability to plug in storage engines into MongoDB. We anticipated that last year when we wrote about The Coming of the MongoDB Storage Engines. At that time, it was expected that RocksDB would be playing…

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