Author: Chris Presley

Datascape Podcast Episode 3 – All About Data Lakes with Danil Zburivsky

I started hearing the term ‘data lake’ a few years ago but didn’t pay a ton of attention to it. Today, the term’s still around and so is the hype. According to this article on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_lake) the term is…

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Datascape Podcast Episode 2 – Running SQL Server on Linux – Say whaaat??!

SQL Server is a conventional RDBMS created in partnership between Microsoft and Sybase in ~1989. Since then, SQL Server has only ever run on the Windows operating system. Infoworld ranked SQL Server as the second most popular database (along with…

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Datascape Podcast Episode 1 – Discussing the Future of the DBA Career

For much of my career as a DBA, I spent a lot of time working on issues that technology and software are eliminating. Issues like space management, performance management, building new systems and configuring complex availability options like Clustering. Why…

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I’m launching a podcast!

Chris Presley announces the launch of The Datascape Podcast.

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Three Ways to Raise Your Cloud Comfort Level

Pythian’s Chris Presley outlines three ways enterprises can test-drive the cloud.

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Key Considerations for Moving a Database to the Public Cloud

Chris Presley, Solutions Architect at Pythian, covers considerations you should take before starting your cloud migration project.

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To apply or not to apply that Cumulative Update (CU)

Chris Presley, Solutions Architect at Pythian, discusses the pros and cons of applying Cumulative Updates on SQL Server.

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Converting Hortonworks Sandbox to run on Hyper-V

Chris Presley, Solutions Architect at Pythian, details how to convert Hortonworks Sandbox to run on Hyper-V.

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SQL Server on Linux – No April fools

Chris Presley, Solutions Architect at Pythian, discusses Microsoft’s announcement of SQL server on Linux.

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2013 in Review — SQL Server

It’s that time of year. When I take some time away from work, hide out, and reflect on the past year. 2013 was a big year for Microsoft, particularly SQL Server, Windows Azure, and HDInsight. While I’d love to recap…

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