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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Virtualizing Big Data in the Cloud

I’m in sunny Phoenix this week at the Data Platforms 2017 Conference and looking forward to a break in the heat when I return to Colorado this evening. As this event is for big data, I expected to present on how big data could benefit from virtualization, but was surprised to find that I didn’t […]

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May 26, 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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Delivering Migration Projects on Time

I did a couple great sessions yesterday for the awesome Dallas Oracle User Group, (DOUG.)  It was the first time I did my thought leadership piece on Making Sense of the Cloud and it was a great talk, with some incredible questions from the DOUG attendees! This points me to a great [older] post on things […]

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April 28, 2017

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The Chicken Before the Egg of Cloud Migrations

For over a year I’ve been researching cloud migration best practices.  Consistently there was one red flag that trips me that I’m viewing recommended migration paths.  No matter what you read, just about all of them include the following high level steps: As we can see from above, the scope of the project is identified, requirements laid […]

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April 18, 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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Oracle IOTs against SQL Server Clustered Indexes

I’m itching to dig more into the SQL Server 2016 optimizer enhancements, but I’m going to complete my comparison of indices between the two platforms before I get myself into further trouble with my favorite area of database technology. <–This is sooo me. Index Organized Tables Index Organized Tables, (IOT) are just another variation of […]

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April 11, 2017

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Indexing in Oracle, Fragmentation

I just uploaded my slides from Collaborate 2017 to Slideshare, but also, the findings missing from my slide deck I used for Oak Table World on War of the Indices- Oracle and SQL Server.  Feel free to download them here. As I tested out Oracle vs. SQL Server Index performance, I ran across this great […]

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April 5, 2017

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Collaborate 2017

Every year I make the trek to Vegas for the large Collaborate conference and 2017 is no different! It’s a busy schedule for me at Delphix, so buckle up and hang on for this next week’s events! Sunday, April 2nd, 9am-1pm Pre-Conference Hands on Lab Location: South Seas C  Session# 666 Registration is required for […]

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March 30, 2017

Preparing an AzureEnvironment- Part I

Azure is the second most popular cloud platform to date, so it’s where Delphix naturally is going to support second on our road to the cloud.  As I start to work with the options for us deploying Delphix, there are complexities I need to educate myself on in Azure.  As we’re just starting out, there’s […]

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March 30, 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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Refreshing VDB With Sales History Data

Now that I’ve loaded a ton of transactions and did a bunch of work load on my source database with the SH sample schema and Swingbench, I’ve noted how little impact to the databases using different cloud tools, (which will come in a few later posts) now I’m going to show you how easy it […]

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March 20, 2017

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Swingbench with the AWS Trial

Swingbench is a one of the best choices for easy loads on a database.  I wanted to use it against the SH sample schema I loaded into my Oracle Source database and I haven’t used Swingbench outside of the command line quite a while back, (my databases seem to always come with a load on […]

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March 13, 2017

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Manually Adding Sales History, (SH) Schema to 11.2.0.4

Most people know I like to do things the hard way… 🙂 When it comes to learning things, there’s often no better way to get a strong understanding than to have to take something apart and put it back together.  I wanted to use swingbench on my AWS deployment and needed the Sales History, (SH) sample […]

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March 10, 2017

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AWS Quirks and Fake News to the Delphix Admin Console

We’ve been working hard to create an incredible new trial version of Delphix that uses AWS, which is built with the open source product Terraform.  Terraform is a tool that anyone can use to build, version and manage a product effectively and seamlessly in a number of clouds.  We are currently using it to implement to […]

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February 20, 2017

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