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Pythian Days

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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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HDFS Authentication Puzzle

HDFS authentication model changed in recent releases, but documentation is stale which can lead people into thinking HDFS is using very primitive authentication

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My Pythian Volunteer Day: Blood Donation

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Every employee at Pythian can use one workday per year to spend on activities to help the community. We call it a Pythian Volunteer Day. It’s up to the employee to decide what to use if for and when. This year I used my volunteer day to donate blood and this post is a short story about my experience.

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First Days as a Pythianite

What is like to work at Pythian? These are my observations based on my first days as a Pythianite.

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Log Buffer #310, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

There are so many great blogs out there regarding Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL and various other database technologies. Keeping track of all of them is no less than a Herculean task. This Log Buffer Edition is an effort to pick few of those great blog posts to appreciate the oceans of database blogs out there.

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Are You Paying Too Much for Database Support?

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Notwithstanding all the new shiny features the latest database release can provide; in this post I am going to put in dollars and cents the reasons why upgrading your database makes economical sense.

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Be Careful When Revoking UNLIMITED TABLESPACE

In this post I go through some tips and advice when revoking UNLIMITED TABLESPACE in Oracle, and look at how to form the experts.

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Structured vs Unstructured Big Data Architecture

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About MySQL 5.6

I am very excited and thrilled to use the latest release of MySQL 5.6 in production. This is probably the most notable and innovative release from many years, if not ever. I this post I take a detailed look at what is new in MySQL 5.6 and why I think its the best version of MySQL to date

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