Tag: Non-Tech Articles

First Days as a Pythianite

What is like to work at Pythian? These are my observations based on my first days as a Pythianite.

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5 Tips for Career Success at Pythian

In homage to my three month anniversary at Pythian, I’ve comprised the following list of five tips for anyone who is considering a future within our corporation.

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World’s Best Destination on Budget in 2013 for Your Data

No its not cloud or engineered system or JBOD, if you are wondering. Surely, it can be any of those thing, and anything else. It really doesn’t matter if your data resides in good, reliable, always-there hands. So what’s the destination of choice in this brand new year? Keep reading to find out.

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Still a Lot of Database Offerings…

The CORE database audience has been well served at this year’s version of the UKOUG forum. Many of the shows we attend concentrate on the late-breaking components of the vendors’ new offerings. The attendees are hungry for this information and having it delivered in a 4-5 day package is very helpful.

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Un-Horror Show

The mix of presentations at the UKOUG this year offers a plethora of education for a variety of attendees’ areas of concentration and I, being primarily a CORE database person, will easily find food for thought for sessions to attend when not tied up elsewhere.

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The “You” in User Group

Time for my user group rant again. Every time I am poised on the edge of taking another pilgrimage to an Oracle technical event I descend into this user group smoke screen ( a good thing) and spout rhetoric about how amazingly valuable they are. User groups are frequented by the salt of the tech user community.

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Pythian MoBros United!!

Movember is getting to and end… and what a ball we had at Pythian this month! The laughs, pictures and performances will stay in our memories for a long time, and on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc…

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Concrete Advice for Abstract Writers

The main difficulty in writing good abstracts is that you are trying to accomplish multiple goals in the same short text: You are trying to convince the abstract reviewer that the topic is interesting, that you are an expert on the subject matter and that you will be educational and entertaining. Here are my tips.

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Amazon RDS – Prime Time? Time Will Tell

A client of ours is just getting started with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and I wonder as time marches on how popular this cloud solution is going to play out for them and Amazon as a valid/useable service offering.

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Reliability is Inherently a Property of Systems, Not of People

I’ll be blogging about reliability more in the coming days and weeks, but I’m going to quickly get warmed up with this post, pointing out two worthy reads in the domain of reliability.

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