What You Should Know About Docker Containers for Oracle Data Integrator

Not long ago, Oracle adopted the Docker engine as one of the accepted platforms for its products and published a set of scripts and examples in the Oracle GitHub repository. This includes sets for rapid deployment of Oracle databases, Weblogic…

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Automation, PowerShell and Word Templates – Let the Technician Do Tech

In my work as a Database Consultant, I enjoy technical challenges, but it’s always a painful process when I need to transfer my technical knowledge into a report. Writing the report isn’t really the difficult part; the real challenge is…

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Automating Password Rotation for Oracle Databases

Password rotation is not the most exciting task in the world, and that’s exactly why it’s a perfect candidate for automation. Automating routine tasks like this are good for everyone – DBAs can work on something that’s more exciting, companies…

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Ansible and AWS Automation

Overview The goal was to create and manage a MySQL RDS instance and learn how to control AWS resources by using Ansible. With Ansible interacting with AWS it’s best to determine how hard or easy it is to build and…

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Running Containers in Amazon EC2 Container Service

Minto Joseph explains how to run logstash in Amazon EC2 Container Service.

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OTN Appreciation Day: public-yum

In the spirit of OTN Appreciation Day, Bjoern Rost, Principal Consultant at Pythian, talks about his favourite favourite Oracle feature: public-yum.

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7 Tips for Managing Infrastructure With Terraform

Kevin Pedersen, Team Manager, Service Reliability Engineering at Pythian, provides some considerations to keep your Terraform environment manageable.

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Building a Mature DevOps Practice: How to Create a Culture of Experimentation

Matt Szubrycht, Senior Engineer at Pythian, discusses the culture of experimentation, operational visibility, and continuous delivery/continuous integration in relation to DevOps culture.

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Monitoring Apache Cassandra Metrics With Graphite and Grafana

Yabin Meng, Datastax Enterprise and Apache Cassandra Consultant at Pythian, explores an alternative Cassandra monitoring solution to DataStax’s OpsCenter.

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Building A Mature DevOps Practice: Start With Why

Matt Szubrycht, Senior Engineer at Pythian, explains the role that DevOps plays in making your organization more competitive.

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