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Pillars of PowerShell: SQL Server – Part 1

Introduction This is the sixth and final post in the series on the Pillars of PowerShell, at least part one of the final post. The previous posts in the series are: Interacting Commanding Debugging Profiling Windows OS PowerShell + SQL Server is just cool! You will see folks talk about the ability to perform a task…

Reading System Logs on SQL Server

Recently, while I was working on a backup failure issue, I found that it was failing for a particular database. When I ran the backup manually to a different folder it would complete successfully, but not on the folder that it was directed to when the backup jobs were originally configured .  This makes me suspicious about…

Pythian Introduces Cassandra Consulting & Operational Support

Over the past ten years, the technology industry has begun to adopt a whole new way of thinking about the database and data storage. This is largely the result of the fast moving, high-volume and non-traditional types of data that are being generated to support both internal business processes and real-time web applications. Using a NoSQL…

So, What Kind of Person Are You?

It’s my not-so-humble opinion that it takes a special kind of ‘someone’ to work in a successful and innovative collective such as Pythian.  We’re a diverse team of thought-leaders, technology forecasters, technical prodigies and individual contributors.  When we look for people to join our global company we’re looking for people who want to see that…

Prepare for the Leap Second

Catch up on how to handle the Leap Second and whether you’re ready for it with our previous updates on the impacts it will have on Cassandra and Linux.   Background Information A leap second will be inserted at the end of June 30, 2015 at 23:59:60 UTC.  There is a small time difference between the…

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