Tag: Inside Pythian

Hadoop FAQ – Getting Started

Hadoop

Following my “Building Integrated DWH with Oracle and Hadoop” webinar for IOUG Big Data SIG, I got a bunch of excellent follow up questions. The most frequently asked questions are: What is the minimum I need to do to get started with Hadoop? and How do I load data into Hadoop? Since so many people are interested in the same question, it makes more sense to answer on the blog.

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World’s Best Destination on Budget in 2013 for Your Data

No its not cloud or engineered system or JBOD, if you are wondering. Surely, it can be any of those thing, and anything else. It really doesn’t matter if your data resides in good, reliable, always-there hands. So what’s the destination of choice in this brand new year? Keep reading to find out.

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New Year, New Big Data Appliance

Shortly before we all went on break for the holiday, Oracle announced the new BDA X3-2. Now I have time to properly sit down with a glass of fine scotch and dig into the details of what is included in the release. Turns out that there are quite a few changes packed in. We are getting new hardware, new Hadoop, new Connectors and new NoSQL. Tons of awesome features are included. Let’s get into it.

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No Time Like the Present

Prepare your database for the apocalypse with these 10 easy tips.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS from Pythian’s EBS Teams, Oracle Style ;-)

Pythian’s friendly Oracle e-Business Suite DBAs would like to congratulate all of our friends, clients, Pythian colleagues, prospects, new team members whom we haven’t yet met (join us!), all database geeks, and blog readers for successfully completing 2012! Have a very peaceful Christmas and the happiest year ever in 2013! May all of your pagers be quiet, and your year-end maintenance be incident-free! ;) Here comes our Christmas card to you :)

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The First Pythian Tree Decorating Contest

All the submissions from Pythian tree decorating teams are in! the team names are anonymous until the votes are in.

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Pythian MoBros United!!

Movember is getting to and end… and what a ball we had at Pythian this month! The laughs, pictures and performances will stay in our memories for a long time, and on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc…

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Pythian’s 9th Oracle ACE

I have just received notification of my acceptance into the Oracle ACE program and will enthusiastically support and continue to be an evangelist for the Oracle offerings though most of my heart lies in the same place as many current and previous personnel at this fine company – the CORE database technology.

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When Disaster Strikes: Hurricane Sandy

We devoted the Palomino Newsletter this month to the important topic of disaster recovery, in light of the challenges posed by Hurricane Sandy. If you’re not already receiving our newsletter, you can subscribe here. Hurricane Sandy has been on many people’s…

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Reliability is Inherently a Property of Systems, Not of People

I’ll be blogging about reliability more in the coming days and weeks, but I’m going to quickly get warmed up with this post, pointing out two worthy reads in the domain of reliability.

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