Posts Categorized: Pythian

An overview of Riak

At PalominoDB, we constantly evaluate new technologies and database options for our clients’ environments. NoSQL databases are especially popular right now, and Riak is an increasingly-recommended option for highly available, fault-tolerant scenarios. Moss Gross attended an introductory workshop, and shares his findings here. For more on Riak, please see the Basho wiki. What is Riak?…

Amazon Lures Microsoft Customers with SQL Server RDS

Until very recently, SQL Azure was the only solution offering SQL Server on cloud, Google Cloud SQL offering only MySQL, and Amazon offering MySQL and Oracle. Not anymore! The online retail and cloud solution giant is now offering SQL server as part of its RDS service and also added ASP.NET support for AWS Elastic Beanstalk.

Error Installing Oracle VM: File “/usr/lib/anaconda/network.py”

I just installed 3.1.1 Oracle VM server on my sandbox for training purposes and faced the same issue I did when installing versions 3.0.3 and 3.0.1. I quickly found a workaround that worked for me. But as a follow up, I decided to search though Google and MOS in order to see if there has been any good development in resolving the issue from others.

Happy Geek Pride Day!

Geeks, freakazoids, nerds, dweebs, it’s that time of the year again: May 25th i.e., International Geek Pride Day!! Here are some snapshots of the Geeks at Pythian celebrating in style today.

Querying connection information in MongoDB

As with all other database platforms, daily administration and troubleshooting of MongoDB often begins with analyzing database activity. It can be helpful to see all connections from within MongoDB, which you can do by running: db.$cmd.sys.inprog.findOne({$all:1}); or db.currentOp(true); where the “true” makes the command include idle connections. But often there’s so many connections that unless…

My SLOB IO Testing Index

As SLOB takes the IO testing on Oracle Instance level, you need to watch for several things before you declare official testing results. My suggestion is: Don’t take any result for granted. You need to assess those before stating that you are done.

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