Posts Categorized: Pythian

The death of the MCM Program

In case you’re unaware, Microsoft sent a late night email on Friday August 30th announcing it would kill off the MCM, MCSM and MCA certifications as of October 1, 2013. These are top level certifications, requiring candidates to do more than answer multiple-guess questions, and that, when achieved, really separate the experts from the rest…

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 – Bloggers Meetup

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 is just few weeks away, and of course, we are organizing the Annual Oracle Bloggers Meetup — one of your top favorite events of OpenWorld. What: Oracle Bloggers Meetup 2013 When: Wed, 25-Sep-2013, 5:30pm Where: Main Dining Room, Jillian’s Billiards @ Metreon, 101 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (street view). Please…

PalominoDB CEO Laine Campbell to speak at LGBTQ MBA Conference

PalominoDB CEO Laine Campbell will be a special guest speaker at this year’s, Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA Conference. Calling her “…an experienced tech entrepreneur, CEO, world traveler and self-starter,” event organizers hope Laine’s involvement “will help ignite and encourage more members of the LGBT community to successfully pursue careers in tech or entrepreneurship.” Now in…

PGBR 2013 Porto Velho insights

It’s been 4 years since the last time I spoke at the Postgres Brazilia community event (last time I spoke was at PGCon 2009 Sao Paolo – PyReplica project) and seems that the community is still growing and vibrant. The talks given at the meeting were amazing. PalominoDB was there with two talks: “Postgres and…

Proactive FRA Monitoring Using OEM Metrics

As you know, thresholds for flash/fast recovery area (FRA) usage are set internally in a database to 85 and 97 per cent, and there are no ways to change the thresholds — at least none that are supported by Oracle. This might work fine in most cases, but being aware of changes in FRA usage can sometimes be helpful. You can then contact your DBA and suggest verifying your database’s settings.

Log Buffer #334, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer Edition starts with an awesome post by Dana Pylayeva from Rakuten LinkShare, a long term Pythian client, about her deep and insightful reflections about security. And as usual, it also brings together all the sparkling gems of Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. Enjoy!

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