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Creating a MongoDB Replica Set on AWS

MongoDB is a good answer to the NoSQL problem, and if we are using it in a production account we should deploy it in a Replica Set. Here is a quick rundown on how to do that on a AWS EC2. What is a Read Replica A read replica is a install of MongoDB that is...

QlikSense Basics: Bucketing Data

When using Qlik, you may need to profile or categorize your numerical data. This makes it easy to convert continuous data into discrete data. With Qlik, this can be easily accomplished during data load using the Qlik Buckets card. Simply select the table with the data...

Microservices: What to read before you start

Microservices are a hard concept to explain to someone fresh to the field. I have written one overview post you can read here, but instead of listening to me go on and on about them, let’s change it up and read about some other peoples thoughts on micro services...

Why we switched from DynamoDB to MongoDB

If you’ve read my previous blog on the battle of vices and virtues between MongoDB and DynamoDB, you’ll know that in a general sense, they are on fairly even ground. Which one you prefer depends on what you value. Our people are well-versed in usage of both of these...