Posts Categorized: Pythian

Microsoft PowerBI: News from WPC

During the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) that happened last month, Microsoft made public some of the new functionalities that we can expect to see soon on Microsoft PowerBI. If you were on another planet in the last few months, and didn’t heard about PowerBI for Office 365, I’ve included a list of the set of tools…

SQL Server Error: 18056, Severity: 20, State: 29

Howdy everyone, One of the most frequent error messages I come across when dealing with SQL Server, particularly SQL Server 2008 R2, is Error 18056, Severity: 20, State: 29. Not only do I constantly see this error message in the SQL logs, but also in the Microsoft community forums. I often see inquiries likes, “I have SQL…

On the Road with Laerte

For the month of October, Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Laerte Junior will be touring Brazil and Europe for various SQL Server-related speaking engagements. “Thankfully, I am working at a company that fully supports their employees to speak and participate in community events.” Laerte says. “I can travel to Europe for 5 SQL Server conferences, and then…

Managing Files with SaltStack

Before we begin, take a look at my previous two blog posts, SaltStack for Remote Parallel Execution of Commands and Using SaltStack for Configuration Management. We manage files using configurations management much for the same reasons that we manage packages and services – we want/need consistency across all of our boxes, and to spend our time…

12c: Fun with WITH!

Last night I couldn’t sleep and what else you’re going to do? I was thinking about Oracle stuff. In Oracle version 12, Oracle has enhanced the WITH clause – traditionally used for sub-query factoring – to allow the declaration of functions and procedures. This can be (ab)used to create a very interesting scenario, that is not very…

Some Observations on Puppetrun with Foreman

After joining Pythian I was introduced to several configuration management systems and Puppet was one of them. Foreman is a system management tool which can be integrated with Puppet to manage puppet modules and to initiate puppet runs on hosts from web interface. This is very useful if you want to configure large number of…

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