Tag: cloud

Azure cli on Mac

Microsoft Azure has a really good, intuitive GUI interface where you can do a variety of tasks. But for me, as a DBA working most of my time in command line, sometimes it’s much easier to log on and run command from…

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Log Buffer #439: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer Edition covers some nifty blog posts from Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.

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VMware Debuts SQL Server DBaaS Platform

Yesterday at VMworld, VMware announced its entry into the managed database platform market with the introduction of vCloud Air SQL. This new service is an on-demand, managed service offering of Microsoft SQL Server. It’s meant to further the adoption of…

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Amazon RDS Migration Tool

Amazon has just released their RDS Migration Tool, and Pythian has recently undertaken training to use for our clients. I wanted to share my initial thoughts on the tool, give some background on its internals, and provide a walk-through on the functionality it will be most commonly used for.

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Thoughts on Google Cloud Dataflow

Google Cloud Dataflow is a data processing tool developed by Google that runs in the cloud. Dataflow is an easy to use, flexible tool that delivers completely automated scaling. It is deeply tied to the Google cloud infrastructure, making it…

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Log Buffer #435: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Sun of database technologies is shining through the cloud technology. Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL and various other databases are bringing forth some nifty offerings and this Log Buffer Edition covers some of them.

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Power BI General Availability

In the last months I’ve been keeping an eye on the Power BI Preview, the new version of the Power BI cloud solution that was completely revamped compared to the first Power BI v1. This last Friday, July 24th, Power BI…

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Lessons Learned with Kubernetes

Trend Towards Kubernetes Three trends in computing have come together to make container orchestration the next obvious evolution of internet service delivery.  The first is the trend to pack an increasing number of segregated services into larger and larger servers…

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Licensing Oracle in a public cloud: the CPU calculation impact

Based on previous findings on CPU counting in public clouds, we look at an example where it makes a big difference: software licensing, particularly Oracle. Additional licensing costs resulting from CPU counting can dwarf any cost savings on infrastructure. We talk about how this happens, and show an example.

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Virtual CPUs with Google Compute Engine

After looking at how virtual CPUs are handled in Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, we explore CPU definitions and CPU performance under the Google Compute Engine platform.

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