Like a well-prepared community bracing for the impact of a natural disaster, databases must be equipped to face unforeseen challenges. In the world of databases, few things are as dreaded as running out of memory, a situation referred to as OOM. Enter Aerospike's savior: the stop-writes condition, a protective measure designed to avert the nightmarish scenario of OOM. It acts as a vigilant sentinel, ensuring your database stays far from the brink of unrecoverable states. Think of it as your emergency go-bag or the life vest under your seat, offering respite when you need it most, though you hope never to use it.
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Curated articles about application development and operations using Aerospike
In June of this year, Aerospike put graph developers front and center with the announcement of a new, developer-ready, real-time scalable graph database. Aerospike Graph is a massively scalable, high-performance graph database that simplifies building and deploying applications for highly connected enterprise-scale datasets.
YAML Schema Suggestions!
Aerospike's configuration format can be difficult to learn and lacks the ecosystem of more standard configuration formats. Using the asconfig tool, new in Aerospike tools 8.3.0, you can write an Aerospike configuration in a standard YAML format with schema validation and IDE suggestions.
In this blog post, I’ll cover new features and changes in the generally available (GA) release of Aerospike 6.4.This release concludes our secondary index storage offerings with the introduction of secondary index on flash.
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Aerospike is renowned as a very fast, very scalable database capable of storing billions or trillions of records, as well as being able to replicate the data to multipe remote database clusters. Hence, a common question which arises is: "How can I validate that two clusters are in sync?". This used to be a difficult problem, but new API calls in Aerospike v5.6 make this task substantially easier. In this blog we will look at one of these new API calls and use it to develop some code to show how a cluster comparator could be written.
Aerospike had the pleasure of hosting Theodore in a short internship for a school project exploring how companies work. He spent some time tinkering with the Aerospike database and documented his journey, which he shared with us. We in turn would like to share the work of this promising student, with his permission of course, with you. As this was Theodore's first time working with this technology stack, we've added a few [Editors notes] to help with some of the commands. So, without further ado, here's Theodore's report:
This blog explores the new Aerospike driver for LINQPad and its available features. Aerospike for LINQPad 7 is a data context dynamic driver for interactively querying and updating an Aerospike database using "LINQPad". LINQPad is a Graphical Development Tool designed for rapid prototyping, data modeling, data mining, drag-and-drop execution, interactive debugging/testing, quickly learn new frameworks/APIs (e.g., Aerospike API ), etc. The Aerospike driver for LINQPad is designed to support all LINQPad features.
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Aerospike is known for incredible speed and scalability. As a bonus, people using Aerospike often recognize a far lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) compared with other technologies. Optimizing the distribution of data between servers contributes to this low TCO and Aerospike's uniform balance feature allows for almost-perfect even distribution of data across the servers, resulting in better resource utilization and easier capacity planning. This blog post examines how this feature works.
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This article describes how queries in Aerospike allow applications to process query results as a stream of records, paginate over results, partition a query for parallelism, and resume execution at a later time.
Spring Data Aerospike now supports the latest version of Spring Data 3 for mapping of Java objects to the Aerospike database. Java developers can now leverage the power, speed and flexibility of the Aerospike database without having to write boilerplate code to transform their object to the database.