Posts Categorized: Pythian

Why Move to Cassandra?

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Nowadays Cassandra is getting a lot of attention, and we’re seeing more and more examples of companies moving to Cassandra. Why is this happening? Why are companies with solid IT structures and internal knowledge shifting, not only to a different paradigm (Read: NoSQL vs SQL), but also to completely different software? Companies don’t simply move…

Reading System Logs: SQL Server – Part 2

Greetings! Last time I talked about reading System Logs on the SQL Server box, explaining why it is really important that DBA(s) should scan through the logs once a day on a critical production system. As I mentioned in my previous blog post , sometimes there are messages logged in as information, and at times it can…

RMAN 11g : How to Restore / Duplicate to a More Recent Patchset

In an Oracle DBA’s life, you’ll be regularly asked to work on applying a new patchset on a database and then you will apply it starting from the development database to the production database and this process can be quite long depending on the organization you are working for. In an Oracle DBA’s life, you’ll be regularly asked…

DevOps: Applied Empathy

I enjoyed participating in a panel on DevOps culture by Electric Cloud last week. Our commendable hosts kept things light and productive despite the number of participants and breadth of topic. It wouldn’t be a culture discussion if we had failed to review the motivations for that (DevOps) culture: namely the evolve-or-die progression of tech business in general and software…

Real Life DBA: Finding Errors in SQL Server

I tend to spend time on a few different forums at times, mostly the StackExchange network, and find folks asking questions about various errors seen in the error log of an SQL Server instance. Most DBAs are aware that errors that SQL Server provides can be vague at times, so it takes a bit of…

Pillars of PowerShell: SQL Server – Part 1

Introduction This is the sixth and final post in the series on the Pillars of PowerShell, at least part one of the final post. The previous posts in the series are: Interacting Commanding Debugging Profiling Windows OS PowerShell + SQL Server is just cool! You will see folks talk about the ability to perform a task…

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