Tag: cloud

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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Setting up a home learning lab 2018 edition

Back in 2013 I published a blog post about setting up a home learning lab. (You can find it here.) To this day it’s still a very popular post on our site. I was thinking about what I’d written and…

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Pythian creates a seamless “pipeline” between Google and AWS

Using machine learning, a software engineering company developed a solution on behalf of a global agriculture biotechnology firm. The accelerated process was able to analyze and derive insight from massive volumes of data. The app was developed to enable farmers…

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Is configuration management still relevant?

What is the role of configuration management in the world of immutable infrastructure and serverless architectures? Configuration management has come a long way and there are several mature solutions available. Everyone who chooses a configuration management tool needs to decide,…

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No DR is the worst DR!

What does a disaster recovery strategy mean to you? Disaster recovery (DR) is defined as a subset of business continuity and involves a set of policies, tools and procedures to enable the recovery or continuation of vital technology infrastructure and systems following a…

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Disaster Recovery in the Cloud, Are you ready? Join us for a live CrowdChat.

Disaster recovery (DR) is defined as a subset of business continuity and involves a set of policies, tools and procedures to enable the recovery or continuation of vital technology infrastructure and systems following a natural or human-induced disaster. Does your business have a…

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Log Buffer #539: A carnival of the vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer covers Cloud, Oracle, and PostgreSQL.

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Systemd timers as a replacement for Cron

Cron is not standard! Most distributions treat cron as if it were a standard, but almost no two distributions actually use the same cron daemon. Debian uses Dillon’s Cron which places an emphasis on being lightweight. CentOS uses Vixie Cron…

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Cosmos DB indexing fundamentals – SQL on the edge episode 15

As Microsoft’s premier NoSQL cloud offering, Cosmos DB offers some interesting design decisions and trade-offs that are necessary to understand in order to maximize the benefits of the product. In this blog post, we are going to cover indexing as…

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