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SQL Databases Rock
Chase Douglas

Chase Douglas | March 03, 2017

SQL Databases Rock
Relational SQL databases have a bad rap these days. Go ask all the startups you know what database technology they are using. Really, go ask. Ok, how many of them said MongoDB? All of them?! What’s wrong with SQL databases? As awesome as SQL databases are, there are not-so-awesome challenges you face when you start to use them. Let’s list ...
Introducing Redis Cache Cluster Support
Chase Douglas

Chase Douglas | March 01, 2017

Introducing Redis Cache Cluster Support
We are proud to release Cache Cluster support using Redis! Redis is an advanced in-memory key-value store that can be used for caching content and data. For example, Stackery itself uses Redis to cache authentication and account data to deliver fast responses from our Rest Api service. The addition of our Cache Cluster node continues our focus...
Serverless Hapi Services Using Stackery
Chase Douglas

Chase Douglas | February 21, 2017

Serverless Hapi Services Using Stackery
Why? Using serverless technologies for APIs provides multiple benefits: Requests are handled in parallel with unbounded horizontal scalability. Increased infrastructure efficiency because serverless functions run only when API requests are made. Infrequently accessed APIs no longer require base-line server instance costs. Ops overhead ...
You Can Use Node.js for Enterprise Apps! No, Really!
Chase Douglas

Chase Douglas | February 17, 2017

You Can Use Node.js for Enterprise Apps! No, Really!
There is a lot of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) online about whether you should use Node.js to write complex apps. People tend to use the term “enterprise” to describe such apps, though enterprises can have simple apps and startups can have complex apps. Here’s one example: Node.js for Enterprise applications!! Are you kidding? I’ll admit...
Using Relational Databases With Serverless Functions
Chase Douglas

Chase Douglas | February 09, 2017

Using Relational Databases With Serverless Functions
I love relational databases. Gimme some of that SQL love. Why? Well, the fact is they do a ton more than most non-relational databases. I don’t mean to sound silly, but the fad of using NoSQL databases for every use case is getting really old. Relational databases could use a hug, because no one seems to love them anymore, and yet they can do...
Realizing The Promise Of Functional Services
Chase Douglas

Chase Douglas | January 30, 2017

Realizing The Promise Of Functional Services
The Challenges Of Data Ingestion Functional services, like AWS Lambda and Azure Functions, are a hot topic in cloud service offerings. They are interesting for many reasons, including their scalability and isolation. But what I find most fascinating about them is how they can make it easy to create pipelines of message transformation. I have ...

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