ScaleGrid Now Supports PostgreSQL 14.4

ScaleGrid Now Supports PostgreSQL 14.4

ScaleGrid customers can now deploy new and upgrade existing PostgreSQL deployments to version 14.4 released a couple months ago. This new version comes with a wide range of different improvements, mainly in terms of performance, monitoring and security. In this blog post, we will highlight a few of the main improvements in this version of…


[Tutorial] How to Deploy MySQL on Ubuntu 20.04

[Tutorial] How to Deploy MySQL on Ubuntu 20.04

In this blog post, we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to install and set up a MySQL server both manually on the Ubuntu 20.04 operating system, as well as by using ScaleGrid’s managed database service. In the following sections of this tutorial, we will help you through every step to successfully set…


PostgreSQL Streaming vs Logical Replication – Comparison

PostgreSQL Streaming vs Logical Replication – Comparison

Replicating the information stored on your database is essential for distributing data and ensuring you have a backup that can be used for disaster recovery, in case something goes wrong. PostgreSQL replication comes in two forms, and both have their niche uses. Understanding how to apply one or both of these data replication methods can…


PostgreSQL EXPLAIN – What are the Query Costs?

PostgreSQL EXPLAIN – What are the Query Costs?

Understanding the Postgres EXPLAIN cost EXPLAIN is very useful for understanding the performance of a Postgres query. It returns the execution plan generated by PostgreSQL query planner for a given statement. The EXPLAIN command specifies whether the tables referenced in a statement will be searched using an index scan or a sequential scan. Some of…


Bring Your Own Cloud Available for DigitalOcean

Bring Your Own Cloud Available for DigitalOcean

Since our release of our fully managed dedicated database hosting on DigitalOcean, we have gotten many questions regarding the potential support for Bring Your Own Cloud on DigitalOcean. Today we can proudly announce that full support for BYOC on DigitalOcean is available in our console. With BYOC on DigitalOcean, you get all the benefits of…


How to Install PostgreSQL 12 on Ubuntu 20.04 DigitalOcean

How to Install PostgreSQL 12 on Ubuntu 20.04 DigitalOcean

PostgreSQL Features and Use Cases PostgreSQL is an open-source Object-relational Database Management System (DBMS). It’s an advanced database management and analysis system that’s mainly used for eCommerce platforms, payment transactions, and various data warehousing solutions. It has been around for over 30 years and is regularly updated every year, supports various SQL functions like triggers,…


How to Migrate Redis™ Data Using Redis-Shake

How to Migrate Redis™ Data Using Redis-Shake

Migrating ScaleGrid for Redis™* data from one server to another is a common requirement that we hear from our customers. Two of the main reasons we hear are often due to migration of hardware, or the need to split data between servers. Typically, you want to migrate with minimal downtime while using the standard Redis…


How to Deploy PostgreSQL on DigitalOcean

How to Deploy PostgreSQL on DigitalOcean

PostgreSQL is a widely-used, enterprise-grade, and open-source relational database management system and is the fourth most popular database in the world according to DB-Engines. It is an RDBMS that is rapidly growing within the developer community. DigitalOcean, a fast-growing cloud provider that’s increasing in popularity amongst developers and companies, is a great host to consider…