How QAD workers get access to Pixelbooks in minutes, using Grab and Go

This article was originally posted on Google Cloud Blog, click here to read the original. Author’s note: Today’s post is by Scott Lawson, Director of IT Architecture at QAD, provider of cloud-based software and services for global manufacturing companies. QAD…

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8 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Database Managed Service Provider

If you’re searching for a database managed service provider, congratulations are in order. You’re one step closer to being able to focus more fully on the strategic priorities of your business. But bear in mind that choosing the wrong provider…

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DBAs and the Cloud: Evolving Roles and New Challenges

Do businesses have the right skills and expertise internally to take full advantage of both the tactical and strategic benefits of the cloud? To help you determine what skills are needed on your team, we’ve developed a list of 5 key skills of modern DBAs in the era of cloud. And for a complete picture of what cloud means for your DBA team, Warner Chaves, one of Pythian’s principal consultants, has written a white paper outlining how database management is different in the cloud, and the key skills the modern DBA must have.

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Keep Your Teams On-Track During COVID-19 and Beyond

It could be that your organization was working remotely long before the arrival of COVID-19. Even if that’s the case, you’re now dealing with challenges you couldn’t have imagined back in March. But here’s some good news: Agosto, a Pythian…

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Hands On Transfer Learning with Keras

Transfer learning is an approach where the model pre-trained for one task is used as a starting point for another task. It’s extremely useful in scenarios where there are limited data available for model training, or when training a large…

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OATUG Forum Online (or, the 2020 Version of Collaborate Las Vegas)

Hi everyone! It’s been a very busy year for me, so I haven’t had much time to blog. But, here we go! This isn’t a technical post, but more of an opinion piece. I’ve split this post into two parts….

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How Pythian and Google helped reduce pesticide use in high-value crops

Semios is a Vancouver-based data analytics company for growers of high-value crops such as almonds and apples. It uses a combination of machine learning, in-crop wireless networks and half a million IoT sensors across 80,000 acres to offer real-time monitoring…

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Datascape Podcast Episode 41 – Choosing a Public Cloud for Oracle Database

You can run Oracle anywhere. It’s very flexible, which means anywhere you can get a VM, you can run it, including a virtual box on your laptop. There’s even have a free edition (XE) if you don’t have large data…

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Tips that Help Alleviate Pressures on DataOps

Data is hard. Its always been hard, and it’s not getting easier. We always have more of it, there are more sources to integrate, it changes all the time, the quality is questionable, and the business wants it all right…

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How Pythian Is Flattening the IT Disruption Curve

COVID-19 is creating a perfect storm of disruption, chaos, and challenges for organizations in both the private and public sectors. The current pandemic is almost certainly adversely affecting every institution, while a few might be able to draw a few…

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