Author: Chris Presley

Episode 14 – The Impact of Automation on the DBA Career

In this episode we are going to continue talking about the evolution of the DBA career, specifically as it pertains to automation. Today we are under more pressure than ever to automate our tasks. This is driven by cloud-first initiatives…

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How to hold a great team meeting with remote employees

I want to talk about something that I initially did very poorly when I first became a remote manager in hopes you can learn from my mistakes – Team Meetings. When I started having my first team meetings as a…

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Episode 13 – Serverless Computing—The Next Evolution of Cloud Systems

In this episode we will be talking about serverless computing otherwise also known as ‘functions as a service’. Now if you’re a data person, before you change the channel, stick around for 60 more seconds! The reason we’re going to…

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Episode 12 – Why You Should Be Paying Attention to CosmoDB

Recently Microsoft announced Azure Cosmos DB, the successor for DocumentDB. One of our Datascape regulars, Warner Chaves, called me up to tell me how excited he was and how significant he thinks that this development is to cloud-based databases. By…

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Six Tips to Help Managers Manage Remote Employees

In my tenure with Pythian of almost 10 years, as a remote employee and as a manager, I have a lot of experience managing remote employees, in different geographies and time zones. As a remote worker myself, I am very…

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Episode 11: Recapping Percona Live & What’s Going On with MySQL?

Today we welcome Derek Downey to the show. Derek is the Practice Advocate for the OpenSource Database practice at Pythian, helping to align technical and business objectives for companies and clients. Derek has also been a presenter at Percona Live…

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Autonomous RVs Will Disrupt the Airline Business

Autonomous RVs (which are coming soon) will disrupt the Airline business by providing a much better travel experience at a competitive price.

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Datascape Podcast Episode 10 – Getting Transactional with Hadoop

In this episode we discuss using Hadoop as the data store for a public facing, web based application. We talk about some of the challenges and how they were overcome.

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Datascape Podcast Episode 9 – What’s Up with Oracle These Days?

With the hype around cloud and cloud first initiatives, automation, DevOps, and very specialized cloud-based databases, I wondered what was going on with one of the datascape’s old faithful technologies, Oracle Database.

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Datascape Podcast Episode 8 – SQL Server 2017 & Microsoft Data Amp

In this episode, Warner joins us again, this time to discuss the Microsoft Data Amp 2017 event and dive into detail about all of the new and exciting announcements that were made. We dive into data migration services, the managed instance concept, today’s expectations of DBA’s, and much more!

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