Author: Chris Presley

Setting up a home learning lab 2018 edition

Back in 2013 I published a blog post about setting up a home learning lab. (You can find it here.) To this day it’s still a very popular post on our site. I was thinking about what I’d written and…

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Cloudscape podcast – episode 2: February 2018 roundup of the key AWS, GCP and Azure updates

Welcome to another episode of the Cloudscape Podcast. Today on the show we are joined by Greg Baker who will discuss AWS, John Laham will discuss Google Cloud Platform and Warner Chaves will discuss Microsoft Azure. Inside this episode we…

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Datascape podcast Episode 22 – moving 10,000 servers to the public cloud

Today’s guest is Pierig Le Saux, an expert in Service Reliability Engineering and Systems Administration, providing architectural guidance on complex issues and leading technical projects here at Pythian. Pierig joins us to talk to us about his experience in a…

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Cloudscape podcast – episode 1: cloud vendor news and updates for January 2018

Welcome to the first episode of the Cloudscape Podcast. In this series we will be looking at the most current developments in the public cloud sphere and bringing you all the information from an array of industry experts. On today’s…

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Datascape podcast episode 21 – what’s a solutions architect?

On today’s show we welcome Adam Muise and John Laham to talk about the idea of the Solutions Architect. Both of our guests are currently employed at Pythian but have done work in design and development at other big companies…

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You might already own the last car you’ll ever buy

Chris Presley host of the datascape podcast discusses Tony Seba’s predictions of the immanent disruption of the auto, oil and gas industries.

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Datascape podcast episode 20 – Microsoft Azure SQL DW with Warner Chaves

What is Microsoft Azure SQL DW? How does it compare to SQL Server? Find the answers to these questions and more in this episode of the podcast.

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An update to “autonomous RVs will disrupt the airline business”

I wanted to post an update to my article Autonomous RVs Will Disrupt The Airline Business. I need to give credit to a discussion with my father where we were discussing the points I’d made. I got something wrong in…

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Analytics is no longer a second class citizen

Early in my DBA career, when we were architecting systems, OLTP or transnational systems were designed for a much higher degree of availability than any other system. This is because they were typically used to serve a customer or critical…

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Exploring couchbase server – datascape podcast episode 19

On today’s show we welcome Terry Dhariwal to take us further into our exploration of NoSQL databases and talk about Couchbase Server. Terry started his career as a developer in 2003 after completing a computer science degree. His love of…

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