Relational or NoSQL Database? Survey Results 


Last week, we posted a survey question: What type of database do you use for your application? We were curious to know which is most commonly used: relational, NoSQL or a combination of the two, as well as what the use case is. 18 respondents give us some insight into these questions. Check out the […]

3 of the Most Important Agent-Driven Metrics to Monitor 

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Amazon Web Services enables companies of all shapes, sizes and industries to quickly deploy and scale web-­based applications and sites. In order to succeed, visibility into your AWS infrastructure is key -­ you need to know what to monitor in order to stay on top of performance issues that may arise in your cloud stack. […]

Question of the Day: Relational or NoSQL Database? 


Stackdriver’s Question of the Day today: do you prefer to use a relational database such as MySQL, Oracle, or PostgreSQL or do you use a NoSQL database such as Cassandra, Hadoop, or MongoDB ? Take our 2-question poll below and check back on our blog next week for results. Create your free online surveys with […]

The Little Things: Why I Joined Stackdriver 


I have a passion for building great teams.  Building great teams is not easy and most organizations don’t stress the little things enough to make it possible.  While I was interviewing at Stackdriver, I met one of our engineers who told me the story of how he came to be part of the team.  He […]

Stackdriver adds process monitoring to Intelligent Monitoring 

Stackdriver adds process monitoring to its full-stack intelligent monitoring

Vote on Hacker News We’re very excited today to announce process monitoring, bringing the processes running on your instances into your Stackdriver monitoring dashboard and further increasing your visibility into your public cloud application stack. Often, the best way to know that a system is working as designed is by looking at a high level […]

Announcing the Stackdriver Community Hub 

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One thing we love about having really smart, interesting customers is seeing the projects and content that they create, both to help make their jobs easier and for knowledge-sharing purposes within their communities. We particularly love seeing those projects that involve new ways of utilizing the Stackdriver platform– from interfacing with languages like Clojure to […]

Managing the Missing Model in Angular 


AngularJS Boston Meetup Presentation – April 23, 2014   Angular is a fantastic framework, but many consider its lack of built in support for managing “Data Model(s)” a rather glaring omission. I feel it may actually be a good thing! In this presentation I cover my perspective of what a front-end data model might look […]

Search in the Cloud: Build Your Own or AWS? [Video Recap] 

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Last night, we hosted the second online meetup of the AWS Super Users Online Meetup Group.  This event  featured three great presentations given by experts from AWS, Hudl and GetHuman. Below you’ll find the full video of the event on Youtube as well as the presentations given. Below is Tom Hill’s presentation on Amazon CloudSearch. Here […]

Question of the Day: On-Site or In-App Search 


Stackdriver’s Question of the Day today: do you prefer to build your own search integration, do you use a pre-built platform like ElasticSearch or do you use a completely hosted solution like AWS CloudSearch? Anything you’d like to add? Jump to the comments section for a discussion, and make sure to join the AWS Super […]

DevOps Focus: Matt Trescot, StudyBlue 


Every so often, Stackdriver likes to put the focus on a developer or operations engineer who is doing great things in cloud computing. We pick their brains on what they’re doing that makes their lives easier and, with any luck, readers can leverage the best practices they share with us to make their own lives […]