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The latest thought leadership pieces from EDB, including company and PostgreSQL announcements

Ken Rugg

Can MongoDB make a decision?

Is ACID a Priority or Not? Can MongoDB Decide?

Ken Rugg Aug 20, 2018

If I’m honest, I think of MongoDB as more of a “data store” than an actual database. This may be a controversial opinion these days, but I don’t think it’s a hard position to support. Granted, MongoDB does a great job storing data for a particular use case and can be highly optimized for that purpose. But, as applications inevitably evolve, Mongo’s single-use case formula where applications leverage the document store to optimize one access path to the data starts to unravel.

DBAs' roles are changing

The Changing Role of the Database Administrator

Ken Rugg Aug 16, 2018

Not that long ago, the role of the DBA was comprised of a lot of mechanical tasks, including upgrades, basic system maintenance, backups and recovery...

Navigating the maze to cloud

What Is Involved in Migrating Database Workloads to the Cloud?

Ken Rugg Aug 2, 2018

Picking up on our last post on moving databases to the cloud, now, let’s look at what is involved with migrating your database workload to the cloud...

Moving to the cloud

Can My Database Move to the Cloud?

Ken Rugg Jul 20, 2018

With so many workloads being migrated to the cloud, this is a question we get all the time. For anyone making this move there are many choices to make...

Databases in the Cloud: Today's Realities and Tomorrow's Promise

Ken Rugg Jul 12, 2018

EDB recently had the pleasure of inviting Noel Yuhanna to present at a webinar we hosted—Databases in the Cloud: Today's Realities and Tomorrow's...

Postgres Vision 2018

Postgres Vision 2018 Day Two Recap

Ken Rugg Jun 8, 2018

That’s a wrap! Another Postgres Vision is now in the books and it was a resounding success. The EDB team took to Cambridge to host our 3rd annual...


Containers: A Hype Machine Becomes the Real Deal

Ken Rugg May 31, 2018

A few short years ago, I recall attending a conference where the goal was to title your presentation with the word “Docker” in as many times as...

GDPR Could Become a Costly Millstone that Slows Down Business Agility

Ken Rugg May 10, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been one of the large ticket items for IT departments in the last year. According to PWC, 68% of...

What Gartner’s ‘State of the Market’ Report Says About the Importance of Flexibility in Data Management

Ken Rugg Jan 25, 2018

Technology managers are rapidly modernizing their data infrastructures to achieve greater flexibility in today’s hypercompetitive marketplace. They...

We Shouldn’t Be Surprised MongoDB Dropped Off This Year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant

Ken Rugg Nov 29, 2017

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