Data Gravity and the Network

The network has often been viewed as “no man’s land” for the DBA-  Our tools may identify network latency, but rarely does it go into any details, designating the network outside our jurisdiction. As we work through data gravity, i.e. the weight of data, the pull of applications, services, etc. to data sources, we have […]

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Where is Goth Geek Girl, Week 37

It was a really busy summer and ended with me returning after a week of vacation in Singapore.  What should I do after a 17hr flight and jet lag?  Two webinars and a SQL Saturday event!  What better way to get over jet lag and get my game back on and just jump back in! […]

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September 13, 2017

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Understanding Data Gravity as a DBA

Data gravity and the friction it causes within the development cycle is an incredibly obvious problem in my eyes. Data gravity suffers from the Von Newmann Bottleneck. It’s a basic limitation on how fast computers can be. Pretty simple, but states that the speed of where data resides and where it’s processed is the limiting […]

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Latest Delphix Blog Post and Upcoming Webinars

In my latest blog post on the Delphix site, I continue my conversation with why DevOps is the next step for DBAs and how DBAs can embrace this next step in their evolution. This is an extensive series of blog posts, (four so far) to be followed by an ebook, a podcast and two webinars. […]

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August 10, 2017

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DevOps is Ruining the DBA?

Database Administrators, (DBAs) through their own self-promotion, will tell you they’re the smartest people in the room and being such, will avoid buzzwords that create cataclysmic shifts in technology as DevOps has.  One of our main role is to maintain consistent availability, which is always threatened by change and DevOps opposes this with a focus […]

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July 3, 2017

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Path to Better Presentations

I know you’ve read the title and are thinking, “Great, I’m going to learn how to write better presentations!”  The truth is, it’s about how conferences do call for papers timelines, abstracts, as well as how we manage our content. Timing Is Everything In recent years, there’s been a scramble to get on the schedule for […]

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June 29, 2017

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My Summer of SQL

I know that right sidebar on my blog has an AWFUL lot of Microsoft events on it.  There’s so many, I’ve begun to use the hashtag #MySummerOfSQL due to it.  For those of you that follow me with Oracle, it doesn’t mean that I’m leaving the Oracle community- not even close.  I’m as dedicated as […]

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June 22, 2017

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Where in the World is DBA Goth Girl- Week 24

I just returned from a week in Paris and it was fantastic! No amount of terrorist attack could hinder my enthusiasm for the week of vacation and although Tim and I were unaware a man with a hammer at Notre Dame would garner so much attention from the news outlets, I realized quick enough that […]

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Where in the World is Geek Goth Girl- Week 21

Happy National Goth Day!  Although I consider myself “Goth Lite”, it’s a national holiday in my little world and I’m pondering what books I’ll write after I run out of tech titles.  Needless to say, I’ve chosen the title, “Staying Geeky and Goth After 50” and chosen the following for the cover art: I’m considering […]

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May 22, 2017

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Where in the World is Goth Girl- Week 20, 2017

After looking at my upcoming schedule for 2017, I realized that I need to start posting on where and what conference(s) I’m at regularly. With that realization, I present “Where in the World is Goth Girl” posts that will help keep track of me, (before my husband has a homing device surgically implanted in my […]

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May 15, 2017

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Conference Networking- Tips to Doing it Right

I was in a COE, (Center of Excellence) meeting yesterday and someone asked me, “Kellyn, is your blog correct?  Are you really speaking at a Blockchain event??”  Yeah, I’m all over the technical map these days and you know what? I love the variety of technology, the diversity of attendance and the differences in how the conferences […]

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April 13, 2017

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Fixing Development Mistakes from the Command Line with Delphix TimeFlow

How many times have you had a developer come to you and say, “I just did a bad thing in the database.  Can you recover from what I just did?” With Delphix virtualization, we make this pretty easy to address from the user interface with a simple slider to recover from a PIT before the […]

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March 31, 2017

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Iceland is Awesome….and Colder than Utah

I ended up speaking at two events this last week.  Now if timezones and flights weren’t enough to confuse someone, I was speaking at both an Oracle AND a SQL Server event- yeah, that’s how I roll these days. Utah Oracle User Group, (UTOUG) I arrived last Sunday in Salt Lake, which is just a […]

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Why the DBA is Necessary to the Cloud- Part I

There are a lot of people and companies starting to push the same old myth regarding the death of the database administrator role in companies.  On the Oracle side, it started with release Oracle 7 and now is proposed with the introduction of cloud.  Hopefully my post will help ease the mind of those out […]

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March 2, 2017

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Clone…err, Cloud Wars

No, this isn’t a title for a future Star Wars movie, but our own future, foreseen by me, (as well as many others) from experience, research and discussions everyday. No, it’s not this dark and menacing…no sith lords. The Cloud We know who the main players in the current cloud arena are and how much they hold […]

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March 1, 2017

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Empowering Your Slides- Tips with PowerPoint

Ah, yes, it’s that RMOUG Training Days time of the year again! As a techie, I didn’t put a lot of time into my slides when I first started presenting, thinking I’d simply dazzle them with my amazing knowledge. What I found is that slide deck skills don’t just help your presentation, they help you tell the […]

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February 6, 2017

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My New Role at Delphix

I’ve been at Delphix for just over six months now.  In that time, I was working with a number of great people on a number of initiatives surrounding competitive, the company roadmap and some new initiatives.  With the introduction of our CEO, Chris Cook, new CMO, Michelle Kerr and other pivotal positions within this growing […]

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January 31, 2017

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