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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TCP RMEM Fault in Delphix Target on AWS

So you’ve deployed targets with Delphix on AWS and you receive the following error: It’s only a warning, but it states that you’re default of 87380 is below the recommended second value for the ipv4.tcp.rmem property.  Is this really an issue and do you need to resolve it?  As usual, the answer is “it depends” […]

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January 24, 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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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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SQL Server on Linux

I thought I’d do something on Oracle this week, but then Microsoft made an announcement that was like an early Christmas present-  SQL Server release for Linux. I work for a company that supports Oracle and SQL Server, so I wanted to know how *real* this release was.  I first wanted to test it out […]

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November 17, 2016

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DevOps and Source Control

The topic of DevOps and and Agile are everywhere, but how often do you hear Source Control thrown into the mix?  Not so much in public, but behind the closed doors of technical and development meetings when Agile is in place, it’s a common theme.  When source control isn’t part of the combination, havoc ensues […]

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September 30, 2016

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Do You Even TDM, (Test Data Management)?

Along with the deep learning I’ve been allowed to do about data virtualization, I’ve learned a great deal about Test Data Management.  Since doing so, I’ve started to do some informal surveys of the DBAs I run into and ask them, “How do you get data to your testers so that they can perform tests?”  “How […]

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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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Copy Data Management with Delphix on Exadata

I’ve been busy reading and testing everything I can with Delphix, whenever I get a chance.  I’m incredibly fascinated by copy data management and the idea of doing this with Exadata is nothing new, as Oracle has it’s own version with sparse copy.  The main challenge is that Exadata’s version of this is kind of […]

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Will the Real Revolutionary in Data Virtualization Please, Stand Up

While chatting on slack the other day, one of my peers asked if I’d seen that ESG Global had done a write up on Veritas Velocity.  Velocity is a product that won’t be available until the end of 2016 and is considered “Alpha”.  I was surprised that anyone allowed to participate in Alpha was able to publish a description […]

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Why Mask Data

I’ve been involved in two data masking projects in my time as a database administrator.  One was to mask and secure credit card numbers and the other was to protect personally identifiable information, (PII) for a demographics company.  I remember the pain, but it was better than what could have happened if we hadn’t protected […]

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August 15, 2016

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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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Joining Delphix and Not Fearing Hot Coals

Back in 2012, when I started to build a reputation as a mentor, the goal was not just to create my own path and set it afire, but for others to desire to make their own path before my footsteps cooled. Never Fear Hot Coals This week I joined Delphix.  Many acted as if this was pre-ordained and […]

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June 15, 2016

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Buckle Up, Baby!

So after over two years at Oracle, I’m moving on.  Yes, for those of you who haven’t seen the tweets and the posts, you heard right. OK, everyone-  cleansing breath. I worked with great people and did some awesome things in the community, blogged everything Enterprise Manager and talked over 1/2 the Oracle community into buying and doing […]

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June 7, 2016

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