Trends in Retail

retail data

Every industry is getting transformed by data, with retail amongst the most dramatic and fastest paced. As consumers become  increasingly demanding, a seamless experience between the digital and in-store expectations for both customers and employees also evolve.     The retail industry is experiencing a…

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How Google Cloud and Pythian Keep Your Data—and Your Reputation—Secure

data security

While more organizations are migrating their critical workloads to the cloud for scalability and agility, the ever-increasing complexity of the cloud environment makes it more challenging to secure that environment. The ramifications of a data breach or cyberattack can be…

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Token-Based Authentication for ADB with IAM: Part 1

ADB authentication

Oracle has introduced an authentication mechanism that enables Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) users to use their Identity and Access Management (IAM) credentials to access the Autonomous Databases (ADB) transparently.       Earlier, IAM credentials could be used to access…

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How to Install SQL Server Reporting Services 2019

sql server reporting

  Problem You’re trying to install SQL Server 2019 and when you reach the feature selection SSRS is nowhere to be found. You also get this notification banner below:   Cause SSRS installation has been separated from Microsoft SQL Server…

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Securing your Application with Google’s WAF Cloud Armor

cloud armor

If you’re running an application on the public internet, security in this day and age is key. With the adage of defense in mind, you want to have multiple layers of checks as requests get further into your application layers…

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An Initial Test of Google’s AlloyDB Columnar Engine

alloydb columnar engine

Google just recently launched the public preview of their new customized cloud version of PostgreSQL called AlloyDB. This Google Cloud Platform (GCP) managed database service is not the same as their Cloud SQL PostgreSQL service that still exists and is…

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How to Kickstart Your Data Governance Program

kickstart data governance

In our previous discussions we reviewed the two primary dimensions to a data governance program. First are the functions necessary to be successful including compliance and risk management, policy, data management, literacy, and architecture. Second is the organizational model for how these capabilities…

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Datascape Episode 57: Building Big Data Platforms in Azure With Luan Moreno

datascape episode 57

Episode 57 Shownotes Welcome to another episode of the Datascape Podcast. On today’s show, Big Data expert and Microsoft data platform MVP Luan Moreno tunes in from Brazil.  Luan talks about the start of his career as a DBA, his…

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Slow Query in eBS AutoConfig with DB 19c

slow query

We recently completed a few e eBS R12.2 database upgrade installations and noticed an issue with a particular SQL running as part of the AutoConfig.       The query sql_id is 5da8tjzfafw6j and it looks like this (formatted): select…

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CVE-2022-21500 and Your Oracle E-Business Suite

CVE-2022-21500

Something  exciting happened a few days ago. It started with a tweet and a blog post, and has evolved into an official CVE-2022-21500. I thought it would be good to publish some details beyond the official MOS note document.  …

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