Posts Categorized: Pythian

Do AWR Reports Show the Whole Picture?

AWR report is a great source of aggregated information on top activities happening in our databases. I use data collected in AWR quite often, and obviously the easiest way of getting the data out from the AWR is by running the AWR report. In most cases that’s not an issue, but there are certain scenarios when…

Script to Collect Database Information Quickly

As a DBA there are occasions where we are required to collect details from a database which can be used for further analysis. For example, getting the status of the database (i.e. File Size, Free Space, Status of the database, and who is the current owner of the database). This kind of information is required,…

Log Buffer: Marching from 2013 to 2014

Pythian’s cherished Log Buffer carnival is celebrating the year 2013, while looking passionately towards yet another promising year for 2014. So much digital water has flown under the bridges in 2013, and Log Buffer covered it all from the eyes of bloggers across database technologies like Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, and big data. Almost 50…

2013 in Review — SQL Server

It’s that time of year. When I take some time away from work, hide out, and reflect on the past year. 2013 was a big year for Microsoft, particularly SQL Server, Windows Azure, and HDInsight. While I’d love to recap every Microsoft moment that excited me, there are too many to count, so I’ll just…

Log Buffer #355, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

It’s no secret anymore that social networks like Facebook are fast loosing their hyper-active charm. But ask anybody about blogging, and its still there and the future is as solid as rock. Innovation, creation, and quality content with public engagement is what makes it lasting. This Log Buffer acknowledges that fact for the database bloggers.

My first week at Pythian

“You are lucky,” the taxi driver told me when he picked me up at the Ottawa Airport. “It began snowing right after your flight landed.” I personally like snow — just like the Chinese saying, “heavy snow brings heavy harvest”. Yes, I am lucky to be able to work at Pythian where the world’s top…

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