BioGPS powered by CouchDB now, time to relax.

As we hinted in our earlier post, we have now officially moved our gene query engine from Oracle to CouchDB. We quietly completed the migration last Friday, and so far, everything has run pretty smoothly. There were no significant visual changes in the user interface, so the only change that you may have noticed is significantly improved performance. For those interested in some technical...
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Powering BioGPS from the cloud? Experiencing Amazon EC2

As a preview of a big upcoming change in BioGPS, we have been working for several months on a migration of our database from Oracle to CouchDB. We are also moving our gene annotation to the cloud by hosting our CouchDB instance at Amazon EC2. We have generally been extremely happy with the performance and stability of EC2 during our internal testing. However, last Thursday morning we experienced...
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No more security warning from IE

Ed note: This is the first technical post here on the BioGPS blog. As we encounter and solve more roadblocks in our BioGPS development process, we thought we’d share them with our users and other developers. Feel free to read or ignore, depending on your interest! Up until now, we’ve forced the whole BioGPS website to be served through the “https” protocol. We were using...
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