Posts Categorized: Pythian

About MySQL 5.6

I am very excited and thrilled to use the latest release of MySQL 5.6 in production. This is probably the most notable and innovative release from many years, if not ever. I this post I take a detailed look at what is new in MySQL 5.6 and why I think its the best version of MySQL to date

Where is Oracle Block Change Tracking Today?

See Alex’s white on Block Change Tracking Internals that’s now published on My Oracle Support. Take a poll on Oracle BCT adoption. Learn about some unconventional uses of BCT such as incrementally updated standby. Get involved – share your experience.

How to Reduce Errors When Managing a Database

Want to reduce the possibility of making errors when managing a database? Hear Pythian founder Paul Vallee give an over view of Pythian’s FIT-ACER check list and see how it helped Pythian reduce errors rate from 1/year of services delivered to 1/ 6.3 years of services delivered.

Setting Up a Home Learning Lab

Thanks to virtualization and cheap, powerful hardware there are a lot of cost effective options available today for setting up a learning environment on your own. In this blog post I will make suggestions on how you can cheaply build yourself an IT Playground, I’ll also talk about some mistakes I made along the way to hopefully save you from adding a few grey hairs.

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