Author: Chris Presley

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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Black Friday and Cyber Monday: the top 7 tips for getting your database ready

Black Friday has been an American tradition for decades. Today, along with Cyber Monday, Black Friday is a worldwide marketing juggernaut. And retail analysts are expecting the 2017 edition to set new records. The National Retail Federation estimates that 69%…

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Datascape podcast episode 18 – getting to know Postgres

On the show today we welcome Álvaro Hernández, the founder of Ongress. Ongress is a database and research company where they work mainly with Postgres in the database space, developing and researching new products. They also provide professional services for…

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Datascape podcast episode 17: key announcements from Microsoft Ignite

Today on the show we are going to be discussing the most interesting announcements that came out of the Microsoft Ignite Conference. To help us navigate this part of the Datascape, I have invited Warner Chaves back to the show….

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Datascape podcast: episode 16 – recapping Oracle OpenWorld 2017

Today we’re going to recap some of the most interesting concepts from the recently completed Oracle OpenWorld 2017 and to help us navigate this I have invited Simon Pane back to the show. Simon is an accomplished Principal Consultant, who…

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Datascape podcast episode 15 – machine learning primer for enterprise IT with Paul Spiegelhalter

Joining us today we have my esteemed colleague Paul Spiegelhalter. Paul is a data scientist and machine learning specialist with expertise in predictive analytics and algorithmic modeling across a number of industries, including computer vision, online advertising and user analysis,…

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