Tag: dba

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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Log Buffer #444: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer Edition covers some blog posts of Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL from this past week.

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Log Buffer #443: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer Edition finds and publishes blog posts from Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.

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Oracle 12c – Adaptive Query Optimization

Scenario: A user complains that a batch job that is critical for the month end business processing is taking more time than expected. As a DBA you quickly check and identify the sql statement that is running, compare the current execution…

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Sales: Eliminating the Status Quo

The Challenging Sale Working for Pythian as a sales person is challenging, exciting, rewarding, and challenging. “But Ben you said challenging twice!” It’s not an easy job (read: challenging) because we disrupt the status quo, bringing new value to our…

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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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