Tag: conferences

OATUG Forum Online (or, the 2020 Version of Collaborate Las Vegas)

Hi everyone! It’s been a very busy year for me, so I haven’t had much time to blog. But, here we go! This isn’t a technical post, but more of an opinion piece. I’ve split this post into two parts….

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Three Announcements from Oracle OpenWorld You Probably Didn’t Hear

The buzz from OpenWorld this year was the permanently free Oracle Cloud offering, the new Exadata X8M (reportedly capable of 12 million I/O per second!), Oracle Autonomous Cloud at Customer, and the new Blockchain table. Here are three interesting or…

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Conference review Percona Live Santa Clara 2018

Percona Live Santa Clara, an annual event where open source database users, developers and enthusiasts come together, was held in April at the Santa-Clara convention centre. Pythian was well represented once more with no less than five presentations and a…

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PerconaLive Santa Clara 2017 in Review

PerconaLive Santa Clara 2017 happened last week and Pythian is pleased to have been able to sponsor the event. I really enjoyed several of the keynotes. In particular was Baron Schwarz’s keynote on Observability and Distributed Monitoring. Booking.com’s Monitoring without…

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LISA16 conference highlights: change is coming!

Chris Stankaitis, Team Manager, Site Reliability Engineering at Pythian, reflects on the theme of change at LISA16.

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How do you define IT innovation?

Find out how the experts answered at Pythian’s Velocity of Innovation event in San Francisco Once again, I had the pleasure of moderating another Velocity of Innovation event this past November in San Francisco. Both panelists and guests brought with them…

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Does your business need to become data-driven?

This summer I had the pleasure of moderating panel discussion that brought some of IT’s most innovative thought leaders together with some of North America’s top CIOs. This is the second in our series of posts that outline the discussions that took place at our Velocity of Innovation event this summer in New York. This post concentrates on a discussion about the importance of data as a driver of success.

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Attending tech conferences

  Now that I am in management, and have been for some time, I have still been attending tech shows and presenting at them a few times a year. When I came back to Pythian in February 2011, we had…

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A Look Back on SREcon14

The landscape of the systems administration field is shifting. As the trend continues towards Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and other *aaS offerings, the traditional role of systems administration is being challenged. While this traditional model will remain (well beyond its…

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COLLABORATE minus 3

Musings about COLLABORATE, the 9th version of which is happening in Las Vegas USA from April 7-11 2014.

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