Tag: AWS

The State of MySQL High Availability Going in to 2018

High availability for MySQL has become increasingly relevant given the ever increasing rate of adoption and implementation. It’s no secret to anyone in the community that the popularity of MySQL has become noteworthy. I still remember my start with MySQL…

Read More >

The Data Platform in the Age of Serverless Architecture

“The transformation of the superstructure, which takes place far more slowly than that of the substructure, has taken more than half a century to manifest in all areas of culture the change in the conditions of production. Only today can…

Read More >

Pythian helps the Australian Red Cross migrate to new cloud platforms

When the Australian Red Cross, a leading humanitarian aid and community services charity and an auxiliary to the Australian government, realized that their data platform was no longer performing optimally for their critical applications, they turned to Pythian for help….

Read More >

Five questions to ask when choosing your cloud provider

The end of the year is approaching—the perfect time for your business to review your budget for cloud-based projects for the upcoming year. Today’s biggest cloud providers are offering a similar set of basic services at comparable prices. How do…

Read More >

Oracle database upgrade on RDS AWS and SPM baselines

A couple of days ago I saw a question posted online asking about how AWS upgrades an RDS Oracle database and what happens with SPM baselines. To be more precise whether the existing Oracle SPM baselines would survive the upgrade…

Read More >

Sending email from Oracle with utl_smtp via Amazon Simple Email Service (SES)

Sometimes I want to send email from my own databases for testing purposes. Lacking a mail server, I opted to use Amazon’s Simple Email Service (SES).  SES is a paid product, with a free usage tier. For my purposes however SES…

Read More >

What Is New with AWS Data Migration Service?

I’ve already written about my experience with AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) a couple of times. But the DMS team in Amazon was not sitting still and was working on the service, adding new features and targets for replication. Let…

Read More >

Ansible and AWS Automation

Overview The goal was to create and manage a MySQL RDS instance and learn how to control AWS resources by using Ansible. With Ansible interacting with AWS it’s best to determine how hard or easy it is to build and…

Read More >

Oracle New Public Cloud Licensing Policy – Good or Bad?

A little while ago after a question from a customer about supporting Oracle products on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) I decided to take a look for any updates to the Oracle public cloud support policies. The document can be…

Read More >

Backup Oracle Databases to AWS S3

There are different options for backing up Oracle databases to Cloud, but using Oracle Secure Backup module to take backups into AWS S3 is one of the most efficient methods in terms of costs and backup/restore performance. In this post…

Read More >
Page 1 of 41234