It stands to reason: The larger the organization, the more complicated the task of managing its diverse cloud operations. It’s a sure bet that whatever cloud strategy your company began with bears little resemblance to the cloud infrastructure currently in place. And that goes double for the cloud setup you’ll be using months and years from now.

That’s why one characteristic dominates all others when implementing any cloud program: Openness. Whatever services and processes you’re using today have to be designed to accommodate tomorrow’s innovations — whatever form they may take. …

If you are looking to become a JavaScript developer, there are a number of things to consider before jumping into the fray. Whether you develop solely on the front end (for a web browser or other client) or server-side using Node.js, you will need to learn a number of things that will help you on your path to becoming a professional JavaScript developer.

Learn the Basics

First, you will need to learn the basics of the language. However, most projects (whether in Node or on the front end) require you to have at minimum a familiarity with (and more often than not expertise…

It’s always a bonus when two promising, up-and-coming technologies fit well together. An example is the use of Redis to create a low-level cache that improves the performance of Rails models.

In-memory databases and cloud-hosted apps are finding favor for their speed and convenience, particularly when used in tandem.

The outlook is rosy for in-memory databases, although they won’t make their disk-based counterparts obsolete anytime soon. Eventually, however, DRAM prices will drop low enough to make in-memory databases suitable for bread-and-butter applications, not just the forecasting and planning apps that benefit most from in-memory’s high performance.

Companies already use a mix of fixed-disk, solid-state, flash, and cloud storage. The ability to find just the right combination of storage options for your changing data loads is the key to keeping performance high…

In 2014, Google indexed 200 Terabytes of data (1 TB of data is equal to 1024 GB, to give you some perspective) — and this only accounts for about .004% of the entire internet. Basically, the internet is a massive place with unlimited information.

So in an effort to decrease searching and increase developing, Morpheus Data has published this massive list of free resources for DevOps engineers and System Admins — or really anyone who wants to build something useful with the help of the internet.

All these resources are free, or offer some kind of free trial or free…

Curious how MongoDB got its name? Here’s your quick history lesson for the day.

Example of a MongoDB query. Source: MongoDB.

The company behind MongoDB

MongoDB was originally developed by MongoDB, Inc., which at the time (2007) was named 10gen. The company was founded by former DoubleClick founders and engineers, specifically Dwight Merriman, Kevin P. Ryan, and Eliot Horowitz.

At first, 10gen wanted to build an open-source platform as a service. The company wanted all of the components of its software to be completely open-source, but could not find a database that met their needs and provided the type of scalability needed for the applications they were building.

The platform 10gen was working on was named Babble and…

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