Author: Chris Presley

Datascape Podcast Episode 6 – Discussing Google Next Conference with John Laham

Today on the show we are talking to John Laham about the Google Cloud Next Conference which took place earlier this month in San Francisco. John currently works at Pythian as a Cloud Solution Architect focusing primarily on the Google…

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Datascape Podcast Episode 5 – Exploring Cassandra Database

Today we are talking to John Schulz about the Cassandra Database System. We are going to explore the basics and compare it to conventional Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), include some use cases, best practices and a few helpful tips for getting started learning Cassandra.

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Datascape Podcast Episode 4 – Discussing Oracle Licensing in the Public Cloud

Bjoern Rost (@ROST) explains Oracle licensing on prem and in the public cloud.

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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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