Posts Categorized: Pythian

What to Consider When Selecting a Data Service Provider

Today’s blog post completes our series dedicated to data infrastructure outsourcing, with excerpts from our latest white paper. In the first two posts, we discussed the growing trend toward data outsourcing, and conducted a high level analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the three sourcing options. To protect the wellness of an organization’s data…

Watch: Hadoop in the Cloud

The Pythian team has received many questions about big data in the cloud, and specifically about Hadoop. Pythian CTO, Alex Gorbachev shares some of his recommendations in our latest video:

Watch: In-Memory Option for Oracle 12c

Back in September at Oracle OpenWorld 2013, Larry Ellison announced the Oracle Database In-Memory Option to Oracle 12c. Today, one of Pythian’s Advanced Technology Consultants, Christo Kutrovsky shares his thoughts on the new feature in our latest video. Stay tuned for updates while it’s being tested out in the field.

Developing a Data Infrastructure Sourcing Strategy

Today’s blog post is the second of three in a series dedicated to data infrastructure outsourcing, with excerpts from our latest white paper. The trends in our first blog post reveal that enterprises are looking for outside help with their data infrastructure not to reduce costs, but to: Improve service quality Increase productivity Access specialized…

Data toons: Cirque du DBA

It’s not uncommon for database administrators (DBAs) to feel like ring masters at the circus. But what happens when you free up in-house DBAs by outsourcing database management? This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at pythian.com/blog.

Why is Affinity Mask Negative in sp_configure?

While looking at a SQL server health report, I found affinity mask parameter in sp_configure output showing a negative value. name                                minimum     maximum     config_value run_value ———————————– ———– ———– ———— ———– affinity mask                       -2147483648 2147483647  -1066394617  -1066394617 Affinity mask is a SQL Server configuration option which is used to assign processors to specific threads for improved…

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