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In The Node Newsletter
July 2023

Miss our announcement? Catch up here!

Earlier this month, we took the wraps off of three new cloud computing sites. In addition to the data centers, we announced new premium instances, doubled the capacity of our object storage, and introduced plans to launch a global load balancer. Read more. This month’s newsletter also includes another one of our latest blog posts detailing how to harness NoSQL capabilities in PostgreSQL.
Featured Guides
Database sharding is an architecture designed to help applications meet scaling needs through horizontal expansion. It can accommodate additional storage needs and more efficiently handle requests. This tutorial explains database sharding, its pros and cons, and provides examples of sharding approaches to consider.
Crossplane offers an open source extension to Kubernetes for creating a universal control plane. With Crossplane, you can orchestrate and manage your broader infrastructure entirely with Kubernetes tools. Crossplane’s extension of Kubernetes as a universal control plane lets it interface with virtually any external API. Read this guide to learn more.
New core sites in Chicago, Paris, and Washington, D.C. are now available, and we’ve introduced a new instance type in our Compute plan lineup: Premium CPU. Premium instances offer the highest level of performance for CPU-intensive workloads and guarantee an AMD EPYC™ Milan hardware class or better. Learn more about all the recent improvements, or browse Premium CPU documentation.
Functions are part of microservices architecture that allow you to segment “chunks” of code to perform repetitive tasks triggered by an event. Many cloud providers offer Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS), but you can also deploy serverless frameworks on cloud infrastructure. Learn about the similarities and differences between the most popular DIY Functions toolsets: OpenFaaS, Fission, and Knative in our blog post. (Interested in seeing Functions on Akamai? Take our survey.)
One of PostgreSQL’s unique features is the ability to support unstructured data using HStore and JSONB data types to provide similar functionality to a NoSQL database. Depending on your requirements, switching to a NoSQL database may not be required for your deployment and PostgreSQL may provide the best of both worlds. Learn basic HStore and JSONB operations to get started with expanding PostgreSQL’s capabilities in our blog post.
This month’s developer recap is chock-full of fresh developer releases as well as handy tips and tricks. Meet our first two “New Users of the Month”, read about the most recent major Terraform Provider update, and discover a new EdgeWorkers use case.
Open Source
Uptime Kuma can be the perfect replacement as a self-hosted monitoring tool. This article explores what it offers and provides step-by-step instructions to help you set it up.
Here’s a checklist of DevOps security strategies for your development teams to deliver secure and reliable applications faster
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Until next time,
Team Linode (now part of Akamai)
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