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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Provisioning a VFile App to Connect to a VDB

I ran across an article from 2013 from Straight Talk on Agile Development by Alex Kuznetsov and it reminded me how long we’ve been battling for easier ways of doing agile in a RDBMS environments. Getting comfortable with a virtualized environment can be an odd experience for most DBAs, but as soon as you recognize how similar […]

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February 10, 2017

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TCP WMEM Fault in Delphix AWS Target

So you thought you were finished configuring your AWS target, eh?  I already posted a previous time on how to address a fault with the RMEM, but now we’re onto the WMEM.  Wait, WM-what? No, I fear a DBAs work is never over and when it comes to the cloud, our skill set has just […]

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February 10, 2017

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Preparing AWS for the Delphix Trial

There are more configurations for AWS than there are fish in the sea, but as the rush of folks arrive to test out the incredibly cool AWS Trial for Delphix, I’ll add my rendition of what to look for to know you’re AWS setup is prepped to successfully deploy. The EC2 Dashboard View After you’ve […]

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February 8, 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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How to Avoid Disasters with Delphix

Delphix focuses on virtualizing non-production environments, easing the pressure on DBAs, resources and budget, but there is a second use case for product that we don’t discuss nearly enough. Protection from data loss. Jamie Pope, one of the great guys that works in our pre-sales engineering group, sent Adam and I an article on one […]

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February 1, 2017

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