Using FreeRadius to Authorize Oracle Connections

Jared Still shows you how to setup the open source RADIUS server FreeRadius so it may be used to authenticate database connections.

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Our Commitment to You During COVID-19

In light of the continued spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) globally, we want to let our clients know how Pythian is prepared to continue providing the high standard of service you’ve come to expect. Our leadership team has developed an action…

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Advice for Remote Work Planning

With many companies investigating or enacting remote work options in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Pythian team would like to share their best advice to those companies considering a move to remote work. Here are some of our remote…

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Resolving an Availability Group Sync Issue – HADR_AR_CRITICAL_SECTION_ENTRY

We recently ran into an interesting issue on a three-node SQL Server Availability Group (AG) cluster. There was a cluster failure that impacted the availability group for a few minutes during which the replicas changed to resolving state. Once the…

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CRS-10051: CVU found following errors with Clusterware setup

I recently found this interesting message error in a CRS alert log from a client environment: 2019-08-26 16:33:53.277 [SRVM(9624)]CRS-10051: CVU found following errors with Clusterware setup : PRCW-1015 : Wallet pythiandb does not exist. CLSW-9: The cluster wallet to be…

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Defining “real-time’ or ‘streaming’ analytics and its use cases

This is the first in a series on real-time or streaming data analytics best practices, including terminology, system design and examples of real-world success. In this initial post, we’ll focus on terminology and possible use cases. When launching a multi-part…

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How to Read Oracle Traces from SQL*Plus

Let’s say you need to read trace files from Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). How do you do it? Here is an example of how to list and read those files using rdsadmin: SQL> select * from dba_directories; OWNER DIRECTORY_NAME…

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Getting started with Cloud SQL for SQL Server

Finally Cloud SQL for SQL Server is now available in beta. Announced at Google Next ‘19, Cloud SQL Server is a managed database service that makes it easy to set up, maintain, manage, and administer your SQL Server databases on…

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How to Quickly Ignore ORA Error on Agent Layer

I had a very specific situation where I wanted to ignore an error from a specific agent. It turns out that it is easier and quicker to ignore a specific error using an OEM Metric. How? By using an agent parameter….

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Datascape Podcast Episode 39 – February 2020 Cloud updates

In this episode, Warner Chaves, Stephane Frechette, Pierig LeSaux and I distill the most interesting, recent updates from Google, Amazon and Microsoft.

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