MongoDB Europe 2017 Recap

It’s November, time for MongoDB Europe event. For the second consecutive year, London hosted all the MongoDB experts to share what is new and exciting about the most popular NoSQL database in the world. After I missed the event last…

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The importance of Oracle database related kernel parameters (aio-max-nr) (with bonus track)

We tend to configure a server following Oracle best practices for the kernel parameters, but what once was a server of a couple instances, soon becomes a huge and heavy environment with four, six or ten instances running on it…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday: The Top 7 Tips For Getting Your Database Ready

Black Friday has been an American tradition for decades. Today, along with Cyber Monday, Black Friday is a worldwide marketing juggernaut. And retail analysts are expecting the 2017 edition to set new records. The National Retail Federation estimates that 69%…

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Log Buffer #529: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer Edition covers Cloud, Oracle, SQL Server and PostgreSQL.

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Datascape Podcast Episode 18 – Getting to know Postgres

On the show today we welcome Álvaro Hernández, the founder of Ongress. Ongress is a database and research company where they work mainly with Postgres in the database space, developing and researching new products. They also provide professional services for…

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Tips for preparing for the AWS Cloud Architect Associate Exam

Networking is a pivotal concept in cloud computing. Knowing it is a must to be a successful Cloud Architect. Of course you won’t be physically peeling the cables to put RJ45 connectors on but you must know various facets of…

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Coming to UKOUG 2017? Meet up with Pythian

UKOUG Applications Conference & Exhibition, Tech17 is just around the corner. The event will take place December 4-6, 2017 in Birmingham England. It is the largest gathering of UK Oracle Database professionals, and we’re really looking forward to it! Pythian…

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Standardizing the Oracle GoldenGate Home Path (OGG_HOME)

I don’t work with Oracle GoldenGate extensively but when I do I find it somewhat remarkable that there aren’t more standards with something as simple as the Oracle GoldenGate software home path (OGG_HOME). With the Oracle Database, in recent years…

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A Serverless Audio Transcription Pipeline

Having attended Serverlessconf NYC a few weeks ago, and given my undying excitement around all things serverless, lately, I’ve been quite entrenched in the numerous possibilities of serverless architectures. Also, I’ve been itching to build something, as I haven’t had…

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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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