Inside Pythian

Trends and Data – Notes from Strata NYC 2011

I’ve attended the Strata conference in NYC last week. Its been many years since I’ve last attended a conference without presenting in it. I decided to attend the conference since it is considered the foremost data science conference. And I was very much interested in what those data scientists are up to. I share some of it here.

Pythian & Oracle Database Appliance in the News

Today was a busy day in the news for Pythian, as Oracle released Oracle Database Appliance. Pythian is now offering fixed-price services to migrate to ODA and support it on an ongoing basis. Small and midsized business can leverage Pythian’s Oracle expertise and take full advantage of the cost and performance advantages of ODA.

Advocating For Our Clients – Part 1 Cultural

What do companies need from their database professional, MySQL or otherwise? How can we exceed those expectations as a remote team?  This is my first in a series of blog posts discussing exactly how we do so at PalominoDB – regardless if the technology is MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Oracle or ottherwise. Cultural:  The majority of…

Hadoops Everywhere

We don’t pay enough attention to Hadoop. By “we” I mean DBAs, the rest of the world is paying plenty of attention to Hadoop. Recently, I started asking my customers and fellow DBAs about Hadoop adoption in their company. Turns out that many of them have Hadoop. Hadoop shows up in large companies and small ones, in established industries and in startups. Its everywhere. Let me tell you what it is and why it’s important.

Exadata “technology that most changed his life”, says Oracle ACE & Pythian DBA Fahd Mirza

Pythian’s Oracle ACE, Fahd Mirza appears in this month’s Community: Peer-to-Peer review “In With the New”, as published in the September/October 2011 issue of Oracle Magazine. Fahd states that “Oracle Exadata Database Machine” has most changed his life – changing the game, and setting very high standards of performance, support, scalability, reliability and unification. Shout out to Fahd from your peers at Pythian!

PalominoDB’s Proactive Support

I’m rather passionate about what we do here at PalominoDB.  When I tell people about what makes us different from the competition, I often discuss the proactive work we do.  We are not a reactive company.  We know that proactive reviews are what keep a database up and running smoothly, and we definitely want to…

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