Tag: cloud

Can you run Hadoop in the cloud?

As a solutions architect at Pythian, I often get questions from clients about the many solutions available to them to address their big data needs. Between Hadoop, cloud-based, and hybrid solutions, finding the best option for their unique needs can…

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Three Easy Steps For Consolidating Oracle Databases into Cloud Virtual Machines

Problem Having decided to move our Oracle databases to the cloud, we now want to build equivalent VMs as database servers.  This is simple enough when we have only one or a very small number of databases. But this can…

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Australian Red Cross gains speed, stability, and savings by optimizing 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….

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Online retailer gains business efficiencies with help from pythian’s cloud experts

A major online retailer joined forces with Pythian to help improve their efficiency delivering new service features. With the help of Pythian’s Cloud Consulting Services, the retailer determined that they needed to migrate their two large on-premises data centers to…

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Workload migration: Staying calm when it’s more than just lift and shift

To no one’s surprise, the world’s migration to the cloud is continuing to ramp up in both speed and volume. According to forecasts from Gartner, the worldwide public cloud services market will grow by 17.3% this year. Revenues are expected to total…

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Dismantling data silos through cloud integration

This is the fourth in a series of four posts on data integration and its importance for organizations. In this fourth and final post, we look at how to finally solve the data silo problem. Throughout the first three parts…

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Going from monolith to microservices: deciding when and how

As the migration of enterprise to the cloud accelerates, the monolithic approach to software development seems doomed to extinction. Cloud-based microservices are increasingly the preferred approach, and it’s easy to see why. Microservices break down large software projects into smaller,…

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Log buffer #558: a carnival of vanities for DBAs

This log buffer edition overs cloud, Oracle, PostgreSQL and MySQL. Cloud On December 4, 2018 Microsoft’s Azure Database for Open Sources announced the general availability of MariaDB. This blog intends to share some guidance and best practices for alerting on…

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High-performance computing: waiting for the cloud to catch up

High-performance computing (HPC) was once limited to organizations that could afford to buy and maintain systems costing tens of millions of dollars. The cloud has changed all that, creating a democracy in which teraflops are accessible to people well outside…

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Taking your hybrid cloud from automation to orchestration

Cloud computing has been accessible to enterprise for a little over a decade, and that milestone is significant. It’s fitting to think of the cloud as a technology that’s approaching its adolescence. Though it’s awkward and a challenge to understand…

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