How Cloud Spanner helped Merpay easily scale to millions of users

Editor’s note: To launch a new mobile payment platform, Mercari needed a database solution strong on scalability, availability, and performance. Here’s how Cloud Spanner delivered those results. E-commerce companies need to connect customers to their services securely, reliably, with zero downtime. When Mercari, Inc. launched a new mobile payment platform, we chose Cloud Spanner as part of our data portfolio, which provided us...

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The MySQL/MariaDB ‘SHOW INDEX’ Statement, With Examples

This article shows you how to use the MySQL SHOW INDEX statement to list the details of indexes and keys in a table. To use the SHOW INDEX statement, you will need to know which database and table you wish to view index information for. Looking to list the databases and tables on your system? What Are Indexes? Indexes are a tool that allows a database to quickly lookup data in a table for a certain column. Usually, when searching...

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The MySQL (and Maria DB) TRUNCATE Command, With Examples (And Warning!)

MySQL (and its functional equivalent, MariaDB) have two things named TRUNCATE – so watch out which one you want to use or suffer dire consequences! This article outlines the difference and usages of the MySQL TRUNCATE function and TRUNCATE TABLE statement – they share similar names but do very different things. TRUNCATE Function – Truncating a Number to a Certain Number of Decimal Places First, the TRUNCATE function....

New Redis Enterprise for Anthos and GKE

Among forward-looking developers, the open-source Redis in-memory data structure store is a popular option for anyone looking for a database, cache, and message broker. At Google Cloud Next 2019, Redis Labs, the home of Redis announced Redis Enterprise, a fully managed Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) running on Google Cloud. This week at RedisConf 2021, we are building on that collaboration to bring Redis Enterprise for Anthos and Google...

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Distributed SQL Tips and Tricks – April 21, 2021

Welcome back to our bi-weekly tips and tricks blog where we recap some distributed SQL questions from around the Internet. We’ll also review upcoming events, new documentation, and blogs that have been published recently. Got questions? Make sure to ask them on our YugabyteDB Slack channel, Forum, GitHub, or Stack Overflow. Let’s get into it: Importing a Large Table Using Smaller Transactions When first playing around with...

How ShareChat built scalable data-driven social media with Google Cloud

Editor’s note: Today’s guest post comes from Indian social media platform ShareChat. Here’s the story of how they improved performance, app development, and analytics for serving regional content to millions of users using Google Cloud. How do you create a social network when your country has 22 major official languages and countless active regional dialects? At ShareChat, we serve more than 160 million monthly active users who...

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