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Charles Mahler

How to Choose the Right Database in 2023

This article was originally published in The New Stack and is reposted here with permission. Databases are often the biggest performance bottleneck in an application. They are also hard to migrate from once being used in production, so making the right...

Paul Dix Nga Tran

Compactor: A Hidden Engine of Database Performance

This article was originally published in InfoWorld and is reposted here with permission. The compactor handles critical post-ingestion and pre-query workloads in the background on a separate server, enabling low latency for data ingestion and high performance for queries. The demand...


Python Time Module: A How-To Guide

This post was written by Keshav Malik. Scroll down for the author’s bio. The Python time module is a powerful tool for working with times and dates in both simple and complex ways, allowing you to easily manipulate dates, format strings,...


InfluxData Achieves ISO 27001 Certification

SAN FRANCISCO – March 21, 2023 – InfluxData, creator of the leading time series platform InfluxDB, today announced it has received the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, a globally recognized standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). The certificate scope comprises the ISMS...


How to Get the Current Date and Time in SQL

This article was written by Pius Aboyi. Scroll down for the author’s bio. SQL databases have several functions that reduce the complexity of working with date and time. Using these functions and a date and time type column, you can depend...


IoT Sensors: What They Are and How to Use Them

This article was written by Rhuan Souza. Scroll down for the author’s bio. For a very long time, businesses in various industries have been using smart sensors. However, with the development of the Internet of Things (IoT), their significance has increased....

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