Database performance

Posted by Edouard on 12 Mar 2019

This port is the first in a series about the challenges behind database performance and how to accurately assess it. In future posts, we will dig more into the specifics of benchmarks and design choices.

The Penrose stairs of performance

If you are following database innovation you can see that nearly every database vendor out there has at least one benchmark putting them in the first place. With every vendor selling the fastest database there is, you end up in a Penrose stairs situation where everyone is faster than everyone.

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Tags: memory, optimization, process, software, performance

Secure by default

Posted by user on 18 Jul 2017

The security debacle. As a database user or administrator, you may have learnt that MongoDB recently took a very serious hit. A hit of over 28,000 hacked installs.

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Tags: Security, quasardb, Uncategorized

Time series in quasardb

Posted by user on 10 Apr 2017

At first an interrogation - At the beginning, there was a question. Why are we waiting for machines to give us an answer? Why aren't we able to analyze everything in real time?

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Tags: analytics, big data, quasardb, time series, Uncategorized

C++ Braced Initialization

Posted by user on 05 Mar 2017

Since C++ 11 it's possible to use braces for construction and initialization. Although this is something you could ignore for the code you write, it's obviously important to know for the code you may read.

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Tags: cpp, braces, initialization, Uncategorized

When noexcept?

Posted by user on 12 Dec 2016

In a previous post, we had a look at the new constexpr keyword that has been introduced in C++ 11. Today we'll study another new fancy specifier: noexcept.

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Tags: cpp, noexcept, Uncategorized

Demystifying constexpr

Posted by user on 22 Nov 2016

C++ 11 and C++ 14 came with a lot of new features. People tend to focus on lambdas and rvalue references, but today I’d like to talk about constexpr.

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Tags: c++, constexpr, Uncategorized

Forward and backward compatibility in quasardb

Posted by user on 04 Jul 2016

I think the number one request from all our existing customers is to have as much as backward compatibility as possible with quasardb.

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Tags: compatibility, quasardb, Uncategorized

Right to data

Posted by user on 04 May 2016

Computers have been invented to compute large amounts of data at very high speed, relative to the human brain speed. In a sense, computers have always been about "big data". Although "big data" is probably more a marketing term than a technical one, we must acknowledge that we are at a threshold where data mining can be done on such amounts that new approaches are emerging.

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Tags: activepivot, big memory, hadoop, nosql, quartetfs, quasardb, spark, Uncategorized

C++ complexity: it's a feature

Posted by user on 22 Jan 2016

One of the constant reproaches we can hear about C++ is that it is too complex, too hard, too unsafe and has too many features, really these r-value references are useless and dangerous and why would you need variadic templates anyway, and "lol" you are still managing memory manually in 2016.

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Tags: cpp, programming, rant, Uncategorized