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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The $50 Million Hyphen

There are a plethora of mishaps in the early space program to prove the need for DevOps, but Fifty-five years ago this month, there was one in particular that is often used as an example for all.  This simple human error almost ended the whole American space program and it serves as a strong example […]

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July 19, 2017

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DevOps and Webinars- July 19th and July 25th

Doing three or four webinars in a month doesn’t seem like a big deal until you actually try to do it…and present at two or three events and make sure you do everything for your job outside of that, too.  Suddenly you find yourself scrambling to keep up, but I’m known for taking on a […]

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July 18, 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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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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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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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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10 Things I Love About Tech- Python Edition

So since I already complained about what I hate about tech from a diversity and culture perspective, I felt I needed to explain all the things I love about tech and why I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Everyone would expect me to start with databases or virtualization, but I thought I’d keep everyone […]

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May 5, 2017

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