Author: Martin Heller

Review: YugabyteDB does PostgreSQL proud

When I reviewed YugaByteDB 1.0 in 2018, it combined distributed ACID transactions, multi-region deployment, and support for Cassandra and Redis APIs. At the time, PostgreSQL support was “on the way,” meaning incomplete and barely tested. Fast forward t…

Review: Databricks Lakehouse Platform

Data lakes and data warehouses used to be completely different animals, but now they seem to be merging. A data lake was a single data repository that held all your data for analysis. The data was stored in its native form, at least initially. A data w…

Review: The 10 best JavaScript editors

JavaScript programmers have many good tools to choose from—almost too many to keep track of. In this article, I discuss 10 text editors with good support for developing with JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS, and for documenting with Markdown. Why use an edit…

What is OLAP? Analytical databases

Online analytical processing (OLAP) databases are purpose-built for handling analytical queries. Analytical queries run on online transaction-processing (OLTP) databases often take a long time to return answers. There are several reasons for this.Fi…

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