Tag: cloud

Log buffer #548: a carnival of the vanities for DBAs

This log buffer edition covers blog posts from Cloud, Oracle and MySQL. Cloud: Google Stackdriver lets you track your cloud-powered applications with monitoring, logging and diagnostics. Using Stackdriver to monitor Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Amazon Web Services (AWS) projects…

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Data modeling for cloud DW

In this blog post, I would like to share some options that you can consider to model your cloud DW for better query performance.  With a traditional EDW, we would either come up a STAR, Snowflake or similar schemas. These…

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Log buffer #547: a carnival of the vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer edition covers Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.

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Deploying Azure Kubernetes cluster with container health monitoring service

Microsoft Build 2018 recently wrapped up and it was an exciting three days of big announcements for many of Microsoft’s services. One small feature update which caught my eye is the revamped Azure Monitor container health service which rolled out…

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Log buffer #546: a carnival of the vanities for DBAs

This log buffer edition covers Cloud, Oracle and PostgreSQL.

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Google Cloud Platform quick tip: Cloud Shell boost mode for Docker development

I explained in an earlier post how I am using GCP’s Cloud Shell for all of my command-line needs all the time. Whenever you start your cloud shell, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) spins up a small compute instance with the…

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Oracle 18c Non-CDB databases in the Oracle Database Cloud Service (ODBCS)

Oracle is implementing a cloud first approach and hence the newest releases such as Oracle Database 18c first appear in the Oracle Database Cloud Service (ODBCS).  But only in the Container DB architecture for this PaaS offering.  However, that doesn’t mean…

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Google Cloud Platform quick tip: Cloud Shell launcher

I am useless without a shell. For anything from managing git repositories, editing files with vim, writing small scripts and programs in bash, python or java to controlling cloud environments I prefer a command line interface. So when I learned…

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Cost management (expenditure alerts) in the Oracle Cloud

Background As an Oracle Cloud user using it for my own purposes (mostly just testing), I’m very careful to always shut down services when not required so I don’t incur unnecessary charges. However, I’m always just a little bit worried…

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Trials and tribulations of reactivating an Oracle Cloud Account

I recently tried to reactivate an Oracle Cloud Account and it turned out to be quite a bit more difficult than anticipated. The purpose of this article is to assist others in this situation so they can go through the…

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