Tag: database

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Next Virtual Learning Event

COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our lives this year. But in July, in spite of all the upheaval, the All India Oracle Users Group (AIOUG) still managed to hold its annual Oracle Groundbreakers Yatra conference. By moving the…

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Datascape Podcast Episode 44: Snowflake with Kent Graziano

Episode 44: Show Notes Snowflake is the only data platform built for the cloud for all your data and all your users. Today we have Kent Graziano, Chief Technology Evangelist at Snowflake, here on the show to discuss how this…

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The Top 10 Reasons to Add Pythian to Your Team

Let’s start with the obvious: Technology has changed a lot in the past ten years. And as technology has changed, so too have the reasons for augmenting your IT department with the expertise of a managed services provider (MSP). Ten…

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8 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Database Managed Service Provider

If you’re searching for a database managed service provider, congratulations are in order. You’re one step closer to being able to focus more fully on the strategic priorities of your business. But bear in mind that choosing the wrong provider…

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Oracle Database and Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Background A common question from Oracle customers is whether they can configure the Oracle Database to use: Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) A “Time-based One-time Password” (TOTP) code, which is usually a six-digit code generated from a hardware or…

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Conventions Make for Easy Automation

I talk a lot about implementing conventions, which usually results in easy automation. Here are examples of shell scripts you can run from any host to manage the Data Guard environment. You should be able to use the same framework…

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Getting started with Cloud SQL for SQL Server

Finally Cloud SQL for SQL Server is now available in beta. Announced at Google Next ‘19, Cloud SQL Server is a managed database service that makes it easy to set up, maintain, manage, and administer your SQL Server databases on…

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How to Reduce Exadata Core Count

During preparation for a client’s datacenter migration, we decided to move services one-by-one to the datacenter / hardware in order to keep the scope of changes controlled. To accomplish this, we also needed to resize the CPU count of Exadata…

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Running new Oracle DBSAT version 2.1.0 against Autonomous Database

Recently Oracle released the newest version of the “Database Security Assessment Tool” (DBSAT 2.1.0). This version is certified to run against Oracle Cloud DBCS (PaaS) and Autonomous Databases. Also, the Discoverer option can now find sensitive and personal data in…

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Handling a Cassandra transactional workload

Overview of Cassandra As previously mentioned in my notes on lightweight transactions, Cassandra does not support ACID transactions. Cassandra was built to support a brisk ingest of writes while being distributed for availability. Follow the link to my previous post…

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