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Dear Abbey: “I Want to Write a Technology Book”

On September 27 2013, Oracle Database 12c: Install, Configure & Maintain Like a Professional from Oracle Press is hitting the streets. This is the work of four seasoned Oracle database authors including yours truly. With contributing author work having been handled by Marc Fielding, Fahd Mirza, and Michael McKee, this brings to four the number of…

Why Upgrade to Oracle 12c

Oracle 12c: Making the Impossible, Possible?

Pythian’s Oracle team has had the opportunity over this last year to explore, test, and assess every aspect of Oracle’s latest database release. Oracle 12c, and we have to say, it’s very impressive. See our top 5 reasons to upgrade and share your reasons.

Pythian’s Third Annual Geek Pride Day

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The day has arrived, and it’s probably one of our favorite days at Pythian – Geek Pride Day! Since May 25 (the “official” day according to Wikipedia) falls on Saturday, we celebrated it a day early so everyone could participate. For the third year in a row, our 250+ global Pythianites have had the opportunity…

Online Retailers Have 3 Seconds to Make Mom Happy

Mother’s Day is coming up fast. May 12th 2013 is just around the corner, and if you have not already done so, make sure you go out and get mom a special gift as soon as possible. If you need a hand picking something great, take a look at this Mother’s Day gift guide by…

My First 6 Months Working at Pythian

“What have I gotten myself into?” ran through my head during the first week of training at Pythian. The environment was great, the people were great, and the work was great, but many doubts ran through my head as I ran from training meeting to training meeting. How am I going to retain all this…

How Different Datatypes Affect Performance

When I was in high school, my practical arts teacher asked us to create a miniature of a structure. This meant looking at the blueprints of an existing structure and using it to create a small replica. I thought that this would be a great opportunity to learn more about reading blueprints and understanding what…

Big Data is the Commercial Supercomputing in the Age of Datafication

Modern commercial supercomputing in the age of Datafication is what we today call Big Data. I think a better term for it would be Data Supercomputing but the industry has already spoken so Big Data it is. The architecture shifted from environments that required massively-parallel compute-intensive number crunching to massively-parallel data-volume-intensive processing.

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