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AWS RDS Proxy review

RDS Proxy has just recently became generally available and I decided to make a small test, since our company needs connection pooling and is very zero downtime oriented. We were thinking of running our own EC2 instances with SQL Proxy in the past, but now that this service became available on AWS it was a no-brainer

Migration from MongoDB to TokuMX – Big performance gain

Benchmark About a month ago I’ve done some benchmarking. I’ve compared TokuMX, TokuMXse, MongoDB 2.6, MongoDB 3.0 and WiredTiger. My use case is mainly based on constant selects and updates, all at the same time. Inserts were made before actual select/update test. Here are my results: As you can see, TokuMX performed best. This benchmark

Network Weathermap – Network Map Tool

Recently I came across a neat program written in PHP, called Network Weathermap (http://network-weathermap.com). It helps you with drawing a network map and shows live data on it. I never seen it before, although it’s been around for quite a while. I decided to post a tutorial of it because there are still people out

Sysadmin Open Source Landscape

Idea I decided to take up a small side project. That is the reason why I didn’t write new blog posts in last month or two. (No I didn’t run out of topics to talk about ) The idea of a project came out of all those questions on the web, where people ask what

GMVault – Probably your nr. 1 email backup solution for Gmail

GMVault program It’s a neat little program I just recently discovered that lets you backup and restore your Gmail account along with your chat logs. It’s open source, can run on Mac, Windows and Linux. It’s really robust, prone to network/IMAP errors and fast. So far I used fetchmail to backup my Gmail emails, but