Ansible Inventory Automation Using Consul and Orchestrator

Here at Pythian we get a lot of exposure to new technologies and implementation strategies via the work we do internally and for our clients. The most noteworthy technology stack that I’ve seen get a lot of traction in the…

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Setting up MySQL Monitoring With New Relic Infrastructure Pro

If you have a New Relic Infrastructure Pro license, and unmonitored MySQL servers, there’s now an easy solution at your fingertips. With the New Relic MySQL integration you can monitor and graph almost any detailed metric you could possibly want….

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Installing OCI Command Line Utilities in Linux and Windows

There are multiple documented methods for installing the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure command line utilities (oci). Some methods work better than others, but sometimes none of them meet your needs. This is a story of getting the installation done to meet our needs.

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How to Connect from Cloud Functions to the Private IP Address of Cloud SQL in Google Cloud

Cloud functions allow you to run single-purpose functions without having to manage instances in Google Cloud. Cloud SQL is Google Cloud’s managed SQL service. For better security, it’s best practice to disable public IP in Cloud SQL. In terraform, the…

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101 Series: Oracle in Google Cloud – Part 2 : How I Built the GC VM with Ansible

Setup the gcloud Account, JSON File, and the SSH Keys Explaining the Ansible GC Compute Modules

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Scaling ProxySQL rapidly in Kubernetes

It’s not uncommon these days for us to use a high availability stack for MySQL consisting of Orchestrator, Consul, and ProxySQL. You can read more details about this stack by reading Matthias Crauwels’ blog post How To Autoscale ProxySQL In…

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How to deploy machine learning on Google Cloud Platform

In this blog post, I will describe a few takeaways on how to deploy or submit Machine Learning (ML) tasks on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). If you have less experience as a ML engineer or if you are a solution…

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Harnessing the power of Jinja2 with Ansible

Configuration files management is the core component of every configuration management tool. Templates are one of the best methods for creating configuration files as they allow dynamic variables. Ansible has a template module that uses Jinja2 in its core. Jinja2…

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How to accurately measure data guard lag events

If you work with Data Guard, the lag between the primary and standby database is an informative but difficult metric to measure. I’ve encountered some “solutions” that use the COMPLETION_TIME in (G)V$ARCHIVED_LOG for the standby destination as the time of…

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How to build a cost-effective serverless blogging platform on GCP – Part 2

Welcome back to the 2nd part! Last time, we set up the tools that allowed managing the blog as a set of configuration and Markdown-formatted files stored in a source code repository. Now it’s time to deploy the blog on…

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