Tag: cloud

Datascape podcast episode 21 – what’s a solutions architect?

On today’s show we welcome Adam Muise and John Laham to talk about the idea of the Solutions Architect. Both of our guests are currently employed at Pythian but have done work in design and development at other big companies…

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Datascape podcast episode 20 – Microsoft Azure SQL DW with Warner Chaves

What is Microsoft Azure SQL DW? How does it compare to SQL Server? Find the answers to these questions and more in this episode of the podcast.

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A look at current “Infrastructure as Code” Trends

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you have probably heard the term “Infrastructure as a Code” thrown around. Infrastructure as Code – largely made possible by the rise of Cloud Infrastructure – has revolutionized automation because it was…

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Replicating in Google Cloud SQL using Tungsten

While investigating alternatives to migrate to Google Cloud SQL, I encountered a lack of support for external masters. However, it’s possible to overcome this limitation by replicating into Google Cloud SQL using Tungsten replicator. Cloud SQL is Google’s database-as-a-service solution,…

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Analytics is no longer a second class citizen

Early in my DBA career, when we were architecting systems, OLTP or transnational systems were designed for a much higher degree of availability than any other system. This is because they were typically used to serve a customer or critical…

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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…

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Understanding Cosmos DB Request Units–SQL On The Edge Episode 13

As part of their cloud offerings, all major providers (Microsoft, Amazon, Google) have developed very exciting and interesting NoSQL/NewSQL offerings. Microsoft Azure’s is called Cosmos DB, a rebranding of the product initially known as DocumentDB. Cosmos DB is no longer…

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Architecting a Modern Data Warehouse – Live Webinar

Join Pythian and DBTA for a live roundtable webinar Architecting a Modern Data Warehouse Live Roundtable Webinar Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET REGISTER TODAY Today, the world of decision-making, along with the data sources…

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Why should you consider the Cloud for a modern data warehouse?

  Your data warehouse modernization strategy can make or break your ability to derive value from traditional data sources (for example, your operations and financial data) as well as emerging data sources such as IoT data from devices and sensors,…

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Idempotent and Nullipotent in Cloud

I was going through the documentation of Oracle Cloud IaaS, when I came across a vaguely familiar term “Idempotent”. One great thing I feel strongly with all this Cloud-mania is the recollection of various theoretical computing concepts which we learned/read…

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