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Watch: Hadoop vs. Oracle Exadata

Every data platform has its value, and deciding which one will work best for your big data objectives can be tricky—Alex Gorbachev, Oracle ACE Director, Cloudera Champion of Big Data, and Chief Technology Officer at Pythian, has recorded a series of videos comparing the various big data platforms and presents use cases to help you…

New leafmisscount Option in Flex Cluster 12c

In the Oracle RAC previous version we have worked with the option “misscount” of crsctl, which applies for all the servers because there was only one kind of servers, but in the new version of Oracle (12c) we have a new kind of RAC configuration, the “Flex Cluster”. With Flex Cluster we have two kinds of servers “Hub nodes”…

Challenge Me! Capturing SQL Server Data with PowerShell

Hello PowerShell lovers! If you are reading this blog post, then you are likely interested in attending my session at SQLBits (well, so far it is an abstract. Hopefully I will be selected!) Any data professional who is responsible for performance tuning, has their way of gathering data to troubleshoot and solve issues. But what…

Capturing SQL Server IO Latencies for a Period of Time with PowerShell

Today’s blog post is a demonstration of the PowerShell approach to Paul Randal’s recent blog post, Capturing IO Latencies for a Period of Time. Since wait statistics were properly implemented in SQL Server, it turned into a powerful resource to diagnose and troubleshoot SQL Server issues. Paul Randal is, IMHO, one of  the best names in this technology….

Watch: The Most Underrated Features of SQL Server 2014 — Part 3

Since its release back in April, SQL Server experts across the globe are becoming familiar with the top features in Microsoft SQL Server 2014—the In-Memory OLTP engine, the AlwaysOn enhancements, and more. But we couldn’t help but notice that there are a few features that aren’t getting the same attention. Warner Chaves, a Microsoft Certified…

Pythian at LISA14

Pythian is a sponsor at the LISA conference this year, where we’ll be participating in a panel discussion, invited talk, and a birds-of-a-feather session. Bill Fraser, Principal Consultant in Pythian’s SRE practice notes that this year is different for Pythian. “While members of our team have attended LISA in the past, this marks the second…

Watch: The Most Underrated Features of SQL Server 2014 — Part 2

Since its release back in April, SQL Server experts across the globe are becoming familiar with the top features in Microsoft SQL Server 2014—the In-Memory OLTP engine, the AlwaysOn enhancements, and more. But we couldn’t help but notice that there are a few features that aren’t getting the same attention. Warner Chaves, a Microsoft Certified…

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