Author: Gwen Shapira

BAAG, Best Practices and Multiple Choice Exams

Even though all of us DBAs come from a wide variety of cultures, I’m willing to bet that every one of us had to work his way through a multiple choice test. If you ever took an Oracle certification exam, you know what I mean.

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On the Difficulty of Data Migrations (Especially to NoSQL Databases)

I’ve been reading a lot of NoSQL blogs recently, and one thing that bothers me is that many of the leading NoSQL bloggers seem to have very different experience in operations that I’ve had. Here’s an example:

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Log Buffer #184, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This is the 184th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs. I’ve edited a couple of Log Buffers before, but this is the first time I get to post directly to the Pythian blog. Just one of the many perks of being a Pythian employee ;)

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