Navigating the Digital Transformation: Our Top 7 Cloud and Data Resources

In the midst of the digital transformation, more businesses than ever before are leveraging their data and cloud computing platforms to shift how they operate in and keep up with the rapidly changing environment. In order to get the most…

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How Cloud Computing Has Transformed Over the Last Decade

As we look back on the past ten years, cloud computing may be considered one of the largest transformations in technology, heavily adopted by users of all kinds. Regardless of the industry, it’s no secret that the cloud has transformed…

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Ten Tips When Working from Home During These COVID-19 Times

During this COVID-19 time, business is no longer as usual. Recently I have had a few contacts asking me for tips on how to work remotely. Why? Well, I have been working from home for ten years now. Working remotely, …

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The Shift in Top Big Data Analytics Trends for 2020

The Shift in Top Big Data Analytics Trends as We Enter 2020

In 2019, we forecasted and highlighted the top trends in big data analytics. Today we will be revisiting this topic to explore how the trends have progressed as time has evolved. As we dive deeper into the digital age, the…

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Harnessing the power of Jinja2 with Ansible

Configuration files management is the core component of every configuration management tool. Templates are one of the best methods for creating configuration files as they allow dynamic variables. Ansible has a template module that uses Jinja2 in its core. Jinja2…

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How to accurately measure data guard lag events

If you work with Data Guard, the lag between the primary and standby database is an informative but difficult metric to measure. I’ve encountered some “solutions” that use the COMPLETION_TIME in (G)V$ARCHIVED_LOG for the standby destination as the time of…

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Listener over Infiniband on Exadata (part 1)

Nice topic, right? Beautiful thing to work with when you have Oracle Engineered Systems. So, why would you configure a listener over the InfiniBand Network? How does that make sense in your environment and how would you leverage that? Background…

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How to run RHEL5/Centos5 in Google Cloud

Google cloud instances run on top of KVM hypervisor. In newer KVM versions, such as the one used in Google Cloud, virtio-scsi is used instead of an older virtio-blk storage backend. The virtio-scsi disk devices looks like: In RHEL6, a module…

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Lessons learned from debugging application performance in Cloud

Lift and shift migration using tools like Cloudendure is the fastest way to migrate ‘on premises’ systems to Google Cloud. When the migration is complete, the environment can be refactored to use cloud-native capabilities. During application testing after a recent automated…

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Setting up MySQL encrypted replication on MySQL 5.7 with GTID

In this blog post, I’ll walk you through setting up encrypted replication on MySQL 5.7 with GTID enabled. I will walk you through how to create sample certificates and keys, and then configure MySQL to only use replication via an…

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