Category Archives: relational databases

mysql tricks: do instant table swap to mitigate mysql deadlock error.

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Amazon Redshift is an amazing database product

Redshift is : Fast like Ferrari Cheap like a Ford Fiesta Useful like a Minivan Self Driving Auto-magics like Tesla with Autopilot Key features: Really fancy features under-the-hood: -interleaved sort keys -columnar distributed storage -smart parallel execution -IO optimization (return … Continue reading

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basic database table creation and load from csv using mysql and postgres

Basic database table creation with MySql and PostGreSQL. The starting point to most data applications is getting the data feeds and populating the tables. here’s an example of the process I’m loading a stock_history table from yahoo finance api source. … Continue reading

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Why PostgreSQL is the better MySQL

Ever since MySql has been purchased by Oracle, it has been lagging in development in the open source space. MariaDB , Percona, Aurora are spin offs that try to address it.  MySql is the original M of the LAMP stack. … Continue reading

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