Recent Posts by Ines Sombra

On the state of HStore

Earlier this year, Engine Yard began to sponsor some exciting development as part of our first ever OSS Data Sponsorship. The sponsored team (which includes PostgreSQL hackers Oleg, Teodor, and Alexander) recently got back from PGCon EU where they gave two talks - Next Generation of GIN and Binary storage for nested data structures and application to hstore data type.

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Our first OSS data sponsorship: meet Oleg, Teodor, and Alexander

Engine Yard has been a long-time friend and sponsor of open source projects. Over the last few years we have made contributions to projects like JRuby, Travis CI, RailsInstaller, Vagrant, and many more. But in our long OSS sponsoring history there was something missing: a data-related open source project. That is no longer the case.

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How to Troubleshoot PostgreSQL Alerts

So you have your PostgreSQL application deployed on Engine Yard Cloud and everything is going great. You have enabled a few extensions, have added basic redundancy by spinning a database replica, and are busy developing new features. 

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Riak is GA on Engine Yard Cloud

Hello from NYC! We stopped by RICON East to share great news. We are thrilled to announce the General Availability of Riak on Engine Yard Cloud.

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Welcome Riak 1.3 to Engine Yard

Hello friends! A few months ago we rolled out support for Riak, Basho’s distributed key/value database, on the Engine Yard stack. Today we want to share with you the improvements we’ve made to the product, including the release of a brand new version, 1.3. We hope you are as excited about this release as we are. It includes major enhancements and features.

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Why we upgraded our PostgreSQL default to 9.2 and why you should, too

Hello again! Last week we launched the Early Access release of our very first NoSQL Database, Riak. This release is very important to us as Riak uses a new way to organize and manage instances that have a specific function. Exciting things are spawning from the flexibility that this model provides so expect our database stack to significantly evolve, improve, and grow this year!

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Welcoming Riak, now hosted on Engine Yard!

Happy 2013 from the Engine Yard Data Team! We hope the new year finds you developing exciting new applications. We’ve been quite busy, and today we are happy to introduce you to a new product. We dedicated a big part of last year to expanding and strengthening our relational database stack. We introduced PostgreSQL as a first class citizen and made it the new default for our platform. We also released new versions of MySQL and made improvements to the provisioning of MySQL. We are starting the new year by adding our first NoSQL datastore!

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Database Stack End of Life Announcements

Over the last year we’ve focused on aggressively expanding our database stack. With PostgreSQL 9.0, 9.1 and MySQL 5.1 and 5.5 available we’ve provided customers with many options and upgrade paths. We’d like to continue growing our stack and introduce new enhancements and features … but in order to move forward, we need to leave some things behind.

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A Year of Data at Engine Yard

2012 is almost over and we want to give everyone an update on what the Data Team has been working on. We have a new database version available for all customers, and a preview of what will be shipping soon. So sit tight because we have a lot to tell!

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PostgreSQL is Our New Default

PostgreSQL’s popularity is growing, and rightfully so: it’s reliable, performant, and competes well with traditional (and expensive) enterprise databases like Oracle and SQL Server. PostgreSQL is completely community driven and has a rich ecosystem of tools and documentation. A few months ago, we released full support for Postgres 9.1 in the Engine Yard database stack. Today we are happy to announce that we are making PostgreSQL the default database for all new Engine Yard Cloud applications.

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