Disrupt or Die- Learning From History

As I continue to dig into the legacy we’re impacted by in technology, I had the opportunity to read Disrupt or Die, the new book from Delphix and Avamar founder, Jedidiah Yueh.  I was first concerned that the content wouldn’t be that interesting to someone from the deep technical like myself… To be honest, I […]

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October 10, 2017

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Free eBook: DevOps and the DBA, The Last Frontier!

The first edition of the free eBook is available for download at Delphix! It took us a bit to get the final updates to the eBook version completed and I want to thank everyone at Delphix who helped get the content updated with the latest additions, including the bossman, Eric Schrock and for helping me […]

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October 9, 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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Solaris Cluster and Decreasing Resource Needs After Upgrade

Delphix Engineering and Support are pretty amazing folks.  They continue to pursue for solutions, no matter how much time it takes and the complex challenges they’re faced with supporting heterogenous environments, hardware configurations and customer needs. This post is in support of the effort from our team that resulted in stability to a previously impacted […]

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August 30, 2017

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Archaic Data Transfer- A DBA Rant

There was a great post by Noel Yuhanna on how he deems the number of DBAs required in a database environment by size and number of databases.  This challenge has created a situation where data platforms are searching for ways to remove this roadblock and eliminate the skills needed to manage the database tier. I’ve […]

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The Security State of the Nation

Even though my social media profile is pretty available for Twitter and Linked in, I’m significantly conservative with other personal and financial data online.  The reversal of the Internet Privacy Rule, (I’ve linked to a Fox news link, as there was so much negative news on this one…) had everyone pretty frustrated, but then we […]

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August 23, 2017

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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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Upgrading an Amazon EC2 Delphix Target, Part IV

It’s finally time to upgrade our Linux Target!  OK, so we’re not going to upgrade the way a DBA would normally upgrade a database server when we’re working with virtualization. So far, we’ve completed: 1.  Updating our instances so that we’ll have a GUI interface if we’ll need one. 2.  Installed Oracle on the Linux […]

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August 7, 2017

Successful Evangelism

I’ve been asked what it takes to be a successful evangelist and realizing that what makes one successful at it, is often like holding sand in your hands- no matter how tightly you hold your fists, it’s difficult to contain the grains. The term evangelist is one that either receives very positive or very negative […]

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August 3, 2017

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Upgrading an Amazon EC2 Delphix Source, Part III

This is the Part III in a four part series on how to:  Enable VNC Viewer access on Amazon EC2 hosts.  Install DB12c and upgrade a Dsource for Delphix from 11g to 12c, (12.1)  Update the Delphix Configuration to point to the newly upgraded 12c database and the new Oracle 12c home.  Install DB12c and […]

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July 31, 2017

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Insider View of a Delphix VDB Rewind

I love questions-  They give me something to write about that I don’t have to come up with from my experience or challenges…:) So in my last post, Paul asked: I am not sure what happens to the other changes which happened while the release was happening? Presumably they are also lost? Presumably the database has […]

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May 10, 2017

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Its All About the DevOps Roll of the Dice

Different combination in the game of tech create a winning roll of the dice and other times create a loss.  Better communication between teams can offer a better opportunity to deter from holes in development cycle tools, especially when DevOps is the solution you’re striving for. It doesn’t hurt to have a map to help guide […]

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May 9, 2017

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Delphix Company Kick Off

I had the opportunity to attend Delphix‘s Company Kick Off last week in San Francisco.  This was my first time at an event of this nature and it was incredibly successful.  As Delphix had just promoted Adam Bowen and me to the Office of CTO, along with promoting Eric Schrock to the CTO position, I […]

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March 6, 2017

Delphix- Cannot Provision from Part of Timeflow

This was received by one of our Delphix AWS Trial customers and he wasn’t sure how to address it.  If any others experience it, this is the why it occurs and how you can correct it. You’re logged into your Delphix Administration Console and you note there is a fault displayed in the upper right […]

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February 23, 2017

Can AWS EC2 Instances “Exist” Without Any Volumes?

When tearing down an AWS Delphix Trial, we run the following command with Terraform: >terraform destroy I’ve mentioned before that every time I execute this command, I suddenly feel like I’m in control of the Death Star in Star Wars: As this runs outside of the AWS EC2 web interface, you may see some odd information in your […]

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February 13, 2017

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