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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Oracle New Public Cloud Licensing Policy – Good or Bad?

A little while ago after a question from a customer about supporting Oracle products on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) I decided to take a look for any updates to the Oracle public cloud support policies. The document can be…

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Log Buffer #505: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer Edition searches through various blogs of Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL and picks a few contemporary ones.

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DBAs: The 5 key skills you will need in the cloud

In this new landscape, your role as a DBA will change significantly. Getting ready for the cloud now will set you apart from your peers, making you an indispensable resource to your organization. Here are just a few reasons you need to get your cloud skills up to speed

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Backup Oracle Databases to AWS S3

There are different options for backing up Oracle databases to Cloud, but using Oracle Secure Backup module to take backups into AWS S3 is one of the most efficient methods in terms of costs and backup/restore performance. In this post…

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Log Buffer #504: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This edition of Log Buffer covers Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and MySQL.

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MySQL may return results in non-deterministic order with ‘order by’

Whenever we want a query’s results sorted, you may think of using the clause “order by.” You are correct: most of the time, MySQL will return the results in expected order with “order by.” Be careful, though. Sometimes MySQL may return…

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Parting With ocm.rsp Isn’t Really Sweet Sorrow…

Now that we’re well into 2017, let’s sit back and ask the question: “What was the best news of 2016 in the Oracle ecosystem?” The 12.2 beta ? (no, that was announced in October 2015 :)) The fact that we…

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