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Pythian will be at the MySQL Conference in Santa Clara, taking in all the material we can, processing it, and spewing out what I hope will be some useful blogs. Watch this space!
Second day at IOUG 2007.
First day at IOUG 2007.
I’m sure everyone has heard about TJX’s recent data security “problems”, if that’s what you can call “the largest known customer record theft of all time”. This eWeek article adds valuable details and analysis on how TJX had a data encryption.
Big insider news on James Governor’s blog. They are giving the bigwigs (Gartner, IDC, Forrester et alia) a run for their money in technology analysis. The news is this, MySQL has signed a million euro deal with…..
As promised, here is the first part of the series based on the MARSS posters — The Dirty Dozen — concerning the importance of clear communication between DBAs.
I enjoyed the event and the venue very much. The presentations very generally very good, and to my surprise some of them were somewhat lighter than I would expect. However, that might actually play positively in extending the audience — there are only so many freaks interested only in hardcore performance and internals.
I was reading a couple of items on gapingvoid which inspired me to use our blog for a conversation with our customers (and with potential Pythian DBAs) about what it’s like to work with Pythian. What exactly does an on-site DBA get from working with Pythian Remote DBAs? Find out here.
Pythian has been a rapidly expanding company over the ten months I’ve been here. About a dozen new employees have come on during that time, making the total 40. I have a few observations on habits and qualities new DBAs can bring to their jobs.