Getting started with Oracle Database Backup Service in 2018

A few years ago I wrote an article on getting started with the Oracle Database Backup Service which can be found here. It’s no surprise that in the last few years things have changed significantly.  Trying to use this service…

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Google NEXT 2018: Google Cloud Platform and the Pythian partnership

On day one of the Google NEXT 2018 conference which has a sold-out attendance at San Francisco’s Moscone center, Google’s drive and mission for cloud dominance and on-boarding of enterprise clients couldn’t be more poignant. At this conference, Google Cloud…

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The latest news from Google Cloud Platform

I joined Chris Presley in an episode of one of his new podcasts, the Cloudscape Podcast, to share the latest news taking place around Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Some of the highlights of our discussion were: Google managed services –…

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HugePages for Oracle database in Oracle Cloud

I recently published a blog post about large pages support in AWS RDS for Oracle and someone asked me if and how it works on Oracle cloud. I didn’t actually know the answer and decided to look it up. Documentation…

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Optimizing CPU cores and threads for Oracle on AWS

About a couple of weeks ago, AWS introduced a new option to manage CPU cores and threads on EC2 or RDS instances. So now you can reduce the number of cores or threads per core for your AWS instances. It…

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Hugepages support for Oracle RDS

Recently, working with some performance problems on AWS RDS, I noticed that the customers had Oracle RDS instances that didn’t use the “Hugepages” memory. They had several Oracle RDS instances of different types and all of them had more than…

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SQL Server and Azure soft delete

Microsoft just announced the public preview for Azure Soft Delete of Storage Blobs. From the documentation, “When turned on, soft delete enables you to save and recover your data when blobs or blob snapshots are deleted. This protection extends to…

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Data modeling for cloud DW

In this blog post, I would like to share some options that you can consider to model your cloud DW for better query performance.  With a traditional EDW, we would either come up a STAR, Snowflake or similar schemas. These…

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Azure total cost of ownership calculator

Microsoft has released a new Azure Total Cost Ownership (TCO) Calculator. This calculator allows you to quickly enter in your current on-premises workload and review the expected savings or costs of moving to Azure. Workloads You simply enter in your…

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Azure Data Lake basics for the SQL Server DBA / developer and… for everyone!

The basics If you’re a Microsoft SQL Server DBA or developer and have not been introduced to the Microsoft Azure Data Lake and would like to understand what it’s all about and how to get started, this article is for YOU….

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