Chart your course with sar

The sar (system activity reporter) is a Linux utility that actually started life long ago in System V Unix. In spite of its ancient origins, sar is still quite useful, and has even been enhanced in recent versions of Linux….

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Automating password rotation for Oracle databases

Password rotation is not the most exciting task in the world, and that’s exactly why it’s a perfect candidate for automation. Automating routine tasks like this are good for everyone – DBAs can work on something that’s more exciting, companies…

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Cloning Oracle grid infrastructure using Ansible

Sometimes your organization may decide to move to new hardware, to new data center and you, as an Oracle DBA, would need to be involved in preparation and configuration of new servers at new location. It is very often that…

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Azure SQL managed instance: new member of the family!

SQL Server is one of Microsoft’s strongest enterprise software products. Both in terms of revenue and industry reputation, it is widely adopted for its ease of use while at the same time offering high end features in terms of security,…

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Datascape podcast episode 2 – running SQL server on Linux – say whaaat??!

SQL Server is a conventional RDBMS created in partnership between Microsoft and Sybase in ~1989. Since then, SQL Server has only ever run on the Windows operating system. Infoworld ranked SQL Server as the second most popular database (along with…

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Goals for my clients in 2017

Warner Chaves outline the goals he is setting for his clients in 2017.

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What’s eating my database? Where to focus performance efforts using Oracle AWR

Jared Still, Pythian Principle Consultant and Oracle ACE, explains how to determine the periods of highest activity using Oracle AWR.

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GNU screen utility for DBAs

Gleb Otochkin, Principal Consultant and Certified Oracle Expert at Pythian, explains how to use the GNU Screen utility for DBAs.

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Pythian at Cassandra Summit 2016

Vanessa Simmons, Director of Business Development at Pythian, provides a sneak peek of Pythian programming at Cassandra Summit 2016.

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SQL On The Edge #10 – SQL 2016 columnstore improvements

Warner Chaves, Microsoft MVP and MCM, explores the Columnstore indexes feature and explains why it’s important, and where you can leverage this functionality.

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