Accelerating Your Analytics Journey: Part One

Data. According to Merriam Webster, data is “information in digital form that can be transmitted or processed.” Sounds simple. Sounds like something that’s everywhere. However, smart, influential business leaders will tell you data is important. It’s powerful. It’s a key…

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Let’s Deal with High Read Latencies in Cassandra

High latency values may indicate a cluster at the edge of its processing capacity, issues with the data model—such as poor choice of partition key or high levels of tombstones—or issues with the underlying infrastructure. Below are some major reasons…

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Consuming Tweets Using Apache Beam on Dataflow

Apache Beam is an SDK (software development kit) available for Java, Python, and Go that allows for a streamlined ETL programming experience for both batch and streaming jobs. It’s the SDK that GCP Dataflow jobs use and it comes with…

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Pythian’s New Single Sign-on (SSO) Solution for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS)—Part One

Our mission at Pythian is to help you Love Your Data. Because security is a crucial part of managing your data, we’re pleased to tell you about the identity management (IdM) solution we’ve developed to make it easier for Oracle…

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Archive Read-Only Data from RDS SQL Server to Partitioned S3 Buckets

Overview Here’s a scenario we’ve seen in many businesses; your SQL Server database has grown to the point that performance has degraded significantly, and your business no longer meets the intended RTO (recovery time objective). In this case, your database…

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Costs—Part One: Budgets and Forecasting

Cost is a crucial part of selecting a cloud service provider. It’s important to understand the capabilities of different providers to maintain control of your costs. This blog post assumes the reader is familiar with OCI CLI (Command Line Interface)….

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Five Ways Your Machine Learning Model Is like Cookie Monster

At the highest, simplest level, a machine learning (ML) model is an algorithm that ingests data and spits out insights, predictions or recommendations. It has two important phases—first you have to train your model (training) then you let the model…

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Replicating MySQL to Snowflake with Kafka and Debezium—Part Two: Data Ingestion

Here we go again Hello, and welcome to this second part of my “Replicating MySQL to Snowflake” series. If you landed here from a web search and missed part one, you can take a look here: part one. What’s up?…

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Oracle April 2021 Update Security Improvements on TLS (Transport Level Security)

If your application uses Java 1.7 that connects to Oracle Database securely over TCPS (Transmission Control Protocol with SSL), and you keep your security patching up to date, the latest Oracle April 2021 security updates may raise some challenges for…

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Enable Oracle Flash Cache on Red Hat Linux

The Oracle Smart Flash Cache feature was originally introduced in the 11gR2 version of Oracle Database. It works as an extension of the buffer cache in System Global Area (SGA). With this feature, instead of removing least recently used (LRU)…

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