Tag: dba

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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5 key skills you should expect from your DBA team in the era of cloud

Do businesses have the right skills and expertise internally to take full advantage of both the tactical and strategic benefits of the cloud? To help you determine what skills are needed on your team, we’ve developed a list of 5 key skills of modern DBAs in the era of cloud. And for a complete picture of what cloud means for your DBA team, Warner Chaves, one of Pythian’s principal consultants, has written a white paper outlining how database management is different in the cloud, and the key skills the modern DBA must have.

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SQL Server Default Configurations That You Should Change

Who here takes the time to adjust default values for SQL Server Configuration after installing it? Unless your company has specific Post-Installation Tasks procedures/document, SQL Server configurations are left as is until an issue comes along. If you are doing your…

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Oracle Service Secrets: quiesce tactically

In the second post in this series, Bjoern Rost, Principal Consultant at Pythian, explains how to temporarily disable connections during maintenance with the help of services.

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GNU Screen Utility for DBAs

Gleb Otochkin, Principal Consultant and Certified Oracle Expert at Pythian, explains how to use the GNU Screen utility for DBAs.

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Redshift Table Maintenance: Vacuuming

Michael Taluc, Big Data Consultant and Solutions Architect at Pythian, details the process of vacuuming in overall Redshift Table Maintenance.

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GoldenGate 12.2 Big Data Adapters: part 1 – HDFS

Gleb Otochkin, Principal Consultant and Certified Oracle Expert at Pythian, discusses the HDFS adapter for the newest version of GoldenGate.

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New ORAchk 12.1.0.2.6 beta

Gleb Otochkin, Principal Consultant and Certified Oracle Expert at Pythian, discusses Oracle’s recently released new beta 12.1.0.2.6 version for the Orachk utility, and why Oracle DBAs should be using it.

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Is the DBA Career Dead?

Felipe Ferreira, Pythian Database Expert and Microsoft MVP, explains how embracing the cloud as an emerging technology doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the DBA role.

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SQL 2016 – Improve Performance with the Query Store feature: Part 1

  After playing with this great new feature for some time and speaking about it during a SQL Saturday in Montreal, I can say that I am very excited about Query Store in SQL 2016! Performance tuning is our bread and butter…

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