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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Ozar Professional Salary Data- Post 1

So Brent Ozar’s group of geeks did something that I highly support-  a survey of data professional’s salaries.  Anyone who knows me, knows I live by data and I’m all about transparency.  The data from the survey is available for download from the site and they’re promoting app developers to download the Excel spreadsheet of […]

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January 18, 2017

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Smart Home Update

I make some odd New Year’s Resolutions and mine for 2017 was to add some smart home solutions to our home that made sense.  I’ve seen what can happen if you don’t plan these types of projects out well, (looking at you, Mark Rittman!) and the insanity that ensues! The following smart home goals were […]

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January 17, 2017

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2016 DBAKevlar Year in Review

How was 2016 for me? It was a surprisingly busy year-  blogging, speaking, working and doing. I posted just under 100 posts to my blog this year.  After I changed jobs, the “3 per week” quickly declined to “4 per month” after I was inundated with new challenges and the Delphix learning curve.  That will […]

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January 4, 2017

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Expanded ACE Recognition at RMOUG Training Days

The only thing that remains constant is change.   ~Heralitus This often is more apparent in technology than anywhere else.  Even with a group of Oracle evangelists and enthusiasts like the ACE program, which offers the opportunity for peers to recognize those that contribute to the community and help make it a better place. I’ve [often […]

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December 27, 2016

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The Twelve Days with Delphix

On the first day with Delphix, I provisioned with glee, an IT Manager Happy. On the second day with Delphix, I provisioned with glee, two SAP ASE and an IT Manager Happy. On the third day with Delphix, I provisioned with glee, three Oracle Databases, two SAP ASE and an IT Manager Happy. On the […]

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December 16, 2016

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My First Microsoft Pass Summit Conference

It’s Friday and the last day of my first Summit conference.  I’ve wanted to attend this conference for quite a few years, but with my focus on the Oracle side and scheduling date so close to Oracle Open World, I couldn’t justify it before joining Delphix.  When I was offered a spot to join the […]

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October 28, 2016

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User Group Boards, Voting, Oh Yeah and ODTUG

I think we’ve just about all heard enough about voting this election year, but I want to discuss a slightly different angle and that’s when it comes to user groups.  As most people know, I’m pretty passionate about everyone contributing time to your local and national user groups.  I also think it’s important to take […]

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October 20, 2016

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OTN Appreciation Day- Laura Ramsey Edition

I know it’s supposed to be an Oracle Technology Network, (OTN) Appreciation day, but for me, OTN is their OTN Community Manager, Laura Ramsey.  Ever since we first were introduced and I tried to do the right thing, making sure she was networked properly, she’s always made sure to be there for me and I appreciate […]

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October 12, 2016

Upcoming Events and Speaking Engagements- Fall 2016

My sabbatical from speaking is about to end in another week and it will return with quite the big bang. Oct. 14th First up is Upper NY Oracle User Group, (UNYOUG) for a day of sessions in Buffalo, NY.  I’ll be doing three talks:  Virtualization 101  The Limitless DBA  AWR and ASH with Database 12c   […]

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October 4, 2016

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Oak Table World 2016 Followup

The Oak Table network is a closed membership of about 100 technical scientists who have a passion for technology and the world around them.  These men and women, representing some of the brightest minds from each of their companies, are individuals who have built companies and major technical innovations. Initially, much of their research and work was presented […]

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September 22, 2016

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Installing Pibrella on Raspberry Pi 3 and GPIO Pins

With me traveling to Redwood City next week to visit HQ and then Oracle Open World the week after, I’m busy during many of my off hours preparing a new Raspberry Pi STEAM setup for a maker’s faire the beginning of October. I’d heard that many were having challenges with installing different HATs on their […]

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September 8, 2016

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Delphix Sessions at Oracle Open World 2016!

Oracle Open World 2016 is almost here…where did the summer go?? With this upon us, there is something you attendees need and that’s to know about what awesome sessions are at Oracle Open World from the Delphix team!  I gave my options up as is the tragedy of switching companies in late spring from Oracle, but […]

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August 31, 2016

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The Rosetta Stone of Database Platforms

This is a living document that I will continue to update and will add new database platforms to as I go along in my career.  I spend a lot of time translating database platforms I’ve worked in for all tiers of the technical business.  It just seems natural that we might need a location on […]

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Oak Table World 2016- Oracle Open World Edition!

Anyone who’s anyone knows to search out OakTable World at major events in the US and Europe, and Oracle Open World 2016 is no different! OakTable World 2016, (#otw16) will be held at the Children’s Creativity Museum again this year during the week of Oracle Open World.  The Oak Table members will be discussing their latest technical obsessions […]

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Upcoming Events and The Caffeine

So some unknowing fool gave me full access to a fridge of Starbucks caffeinated beverages, which should be against the law in this fine country.  Needless to say, my ability to type approximately 180wpm has offered me the opportunity to catch up and blog about what it’s like almost a month in employed with Delphix. […]

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July 14, 2016

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Top Reason I’ve Learned Everyone Should Use Delphix- Week 2

I’ve been going through some SERIOUS training in just over a week.  This training has successfully navigated the “Three I’s”, as in its been Interesting, Interactive and Informative.  The offerings are very complete and the knowledge gained is limitless. I’d also like to send a shout out to Steve Karam, Leighton Nelson and everyone else […]

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June 24, 2016

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