Google Cloud Platform quick tip: Cloud Shell boost mode for Docker development

I explained in an earlier post how I am using GCP’s Cloud Shell for all of my command-line needs all the time. Whenever you start your cloud shell, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) spins up a small compute instance with the…

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Why your data hub belongs in the cloud

Whether your core infrastructure is on-prem or in the cloud, there’s only one choice for your data hub
The public cloud effectively provides you with three options:  Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service or Software as a Service. And with IaaS, people often face the choice of “rent vs buy”.

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Locally debug your serverless function

Serverless architecture opens an exciting new space for building cloud-native and event-driven applications. By going serverless development teams focus on business logic while leveraging managed services. But this new approach raises new questions. When all the infrastructure is on the…

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Oracle 18c Non-CDB databases in the Oracle Database Cloud Service (ODBCS)

Oracle is implementing a cloud first approach and hence the newest releases such as Oracle Database 18c first appear in the Oracle Database Cloud Service (ODBCS).  But only in the Container DB architecture for this PaaS offering.  However, that doesn’t mean…

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Google Cloud Platform quick tip: Cloud Shell launcher

I am useless without a shell. For anything from managing git repositories, editing files with vim, writing small scripts and programs in bash, python or java to controlling cloud environments I prefer a command line interface. So when I learned…

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Cost management (expenditure alerts) in the Oracle Cloud

Background As an Oracle Cloud user using it for my own purposes (mostly just testing), I’m very careful to always shut down services when not required so I don’t incur unnecessary charges. However, I’m always just a little bit worried…

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ProxySQL behind a load balancer in Google Cloud

Introduction In this article we will explore one approach for deploying ProxySQL behind a load balancer in Google Cloud. While considering the deployment of ProxySQL, one has basically the following options: Install ProxySQL on existing application server(s) Provision dedicated ProxySQL…

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SQL Server and Azure – hybrid partitioning – a low-cost solution to retain your data

It’s already a fact: cloud is here to stay. As time goes by, we have a better understanding of how it really works as well as its real pros and cons. But here is the most important lesson: We don’t…

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First touch penalty on AWS cloud

A couple of weeks ago I had a discussion about AWS RDS with one of my colleagues and he mentioned some unexpected IO problem during migration. It was during production cutover when they switched from the old environment on-prem to…

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Trials and tribulations of reactivating an Oracle Cloud Account

I recently tried to reactivate an Oracle Cloud Account and it turned out to be quite a bit more difficult than anticipated. The purpose of this article is to assist others in this situation so they can go through the…

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