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February 2022

Linode has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Akamai

Earlier this month, we announced that Akamai is acquiring Linode, creating the world’s most distributed compute platform from core to edge. It’s an exciting new chapter in the Linode story. Our CEO and founder, Chris Aker, provides his insight into what this means for us, for you, and the future of the cloud in Linode and Akamai. Akamai’s COO and GM, Adam Karon, provides his perspective in Building the Future — Akamai’s Outlook on the Linode Acquisition. Please read these posts as they highlight how combining the best of what Linode does with the best of what Akamai does will create a powerful force for developers, SMBs, and the enterprise.
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Many programs need to save or store data for later use and read data that is recorded. Although there are many ways to do this, the most common approach is to use a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS). MySQL is an industry-standard open-source RDBMS that software development projects have widely adopted. This guide provides an overview of MySQL and explains the main RDBMS concepts.
MongoDB is a document-oriented database and an alternative to traditional Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) applications. MongoDB is a NoSQL database that stores data in a more flexible and less structured manner. This guide provides an introduction to MongoDB and describes how it works. It also explains how MongoDB differs from SQL-based databases, including MySQL, and lists its main use cases.
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Managed Databases are now in beta for MySQL. Managed Database for MySQL allows you to easily deploy high-performance database clusters and defer management tasks like configurations, disaster recovery, backups, and data replication to us. Register now for the beta, and we’ll send you an email once access is given to your account.
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Until next time,
Team Linode
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