Posts Categorized: Pythian

Microsoft Hadoop: Taming the Big Challenge of Big Data – Part One

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Today’s blog post is the first in a three-part series with excerpts from our latest white paper, Microsoft Hadoop: Taming the Big Challenge of Big Data. As companies increasingly rely on big data to steer decisions, they also find themselves looking for ways to simplify its storage, management, and analysis. The need to quickly access large amounts of…

On the Road with Luan

For the months of September, October, and November, Microsoft SQL Server MVP Luan Moreno will be touring Brazil, Europe, and EUA for various speaking engagements. He’ll be sharing his SQL Server knowledge and insights during SQL Saturdays, conferences, and virtual conferences. “Pythian is a company that values and truly supports employees in sharing their knowledge at community events,”…

In-Memory OLTP – ORDER BY Behavior Clause Using Range Index

Some clients are beginning to thinking about the possibilities of migrating some disk tables to In-Memory tables — this process is not so simple. Migrating tables requires a new mindset as some things changed in the SQLOS and SQL Serve architecture. It is extremely important to know about the differences, the scenarios that can be…

Is X a Big Data product?

Virtually everyone in data space claims today that they are a Big Data vendor and that their products are Big Data products. Of course, if you are not in Big Data then you are legacy. So how do you know whether a product is a Big Data product?

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 – Bloggers Meetup

Guess what? You all know that it’s coming, when it’s coming and where… That’s right! The Annual Oracle Bloggers Meetup, one of your top favourite events of OpenWorld, is happening at usual place and time. What: Oracle Bloggers Meetup 2014 When: Wed, 1-Oct-2014, 5:30pm Where: Main Dining Room, Jillian’s Billiards @ Metreon, 101 Fourth Street,…

Using the ILOM for Troubleshooting on ODA

I worked on root cause analysis for a strange node reboot on client’s Oracle Database Appliance yesterday. The case was quite interesting from the perspective that none of the logs contained any information related to the cause of the reboot. I could only see the log entries for normal activities and then – BOOM! –…

Benchmark: TokuDB vs. MariaDB / MySQL InnoDB Compression

As the amount of data companies are interested in collecting grows, life becomes all the more difficult for IT staff at all levels within an organization. SAS Enterprise storage devices that were once considered giants are now being phased out in favor of SSD Arrays with features such as de-duplication, tape storage has pretty much been abandoned and…

Watch: 5 Best Practices for Launching Your Online Video Game

Warner Chaves, Principal Consultant at Pythian, has had the privilege of working with several companies on their video game launches, and is best known for his work with the highly anticipated release of an action-adventure video game back in 2013. Through his experience, he’s developed a set of best practices for launching an online video…

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