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NoCOUG Contest Take #1: The Es-cu-el Spell

As heralded by Iggy Fernandez and Gwen Shapira, NoCOUG has launched its Third International SQL vs. NoSQL Challenge. Pythian is sponsoring the challenge, so I decided not to take part in the contest. However, I’m still having a crack at the problem just for fun. Here is my first take on it.

Log Buffer #274, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Technical blogging has become more than just a way to tell the world what technologists did. It has become a vibrant medium through which the tech bloggers are sharing their experiences and teaching the interested audience. It has become an enabling technology. This Log Buffer Edition encompasses such vibrant blogs.

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.

How to Fail and Succeed and Never Give Up

The purpose of this blog isn’t to show off the results of my presentation at Collaborate conference, but to inspire you (and maybe myself in the future) and give you additional motivation to never give up on your dreams if you truly believe in them.

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