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Business Intelligence
March 9, 2019

Tableau Performance Recipes

After multiple Tableau projects delivered, we see more and more of the same problems and same fixes. Patterns repeat. Thus we decided to publish a blog with Tableau Best practice. This blog is specifically for performance best practice. We will keep it as compact as possible so reader can get right to the core. Data […]

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Business
January 25, 2019

Pursuing a Simpler Life. Oracle’s Integration Cloud Service vs MuleSoft Cloudhub

Simplifying Application Integration Applications integration (or enterprise application integration) is the sharing of processes and data among different applications in an enterprise. Application integration has become a mission-critical priority for both small organizations and large enterprises alike, because by connecting disparate applications it becomes possible to reap the benefits of application collaboration, such as increasing […]

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Tips & Tricks
January 4, 2019

Google Voice with Hangouts setup

Google Voice with Hangouts setup Intro We can use combination of Google Voice+Hangouts to get US cell number and forward it to any other outside US number for calls and texts. Inbound and outbound. Long story short, you have US virtual number 100% free. And unlike WhatsApp and similar apps its fully native cell number. […]

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Cloud
Infrastructure as a Code (IaC)
Tips & Tricks
November 12, 2018

Terraform – Orchestration Automation on Any Cloud

Provisioning cloud platform resources is never as simple as AWS and other cloud service providers claim. Especially in hybrid or multi-cloud models creating cloud resources consistently is not always straightforward. Even when a only a single cloud provider is being used, a businesses’ demands for cloud infrastructure are rarely static. New operational requirements may call […]

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Business
Cloud
August 13, 2018

A New World for Cloud MSPs

A Multi-Cloud Centric Approach to Managed Services A Trend Toward Hybrid Over the years we have noticed several trends that reshaped the IT Managed Services industry and market we find ourselves in. From very traditional on premises data center management and system administration, to organizations jumping the gun and moving everything into the cloud – […]

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Tips & Tricks
August 5, 2018

Hugo + netlifyCms image Handling and Shortcodes

Hugo All media files are located in static/img folder of the repository. In markdown text link on the image would be: /img/YourImage. Inserting image in markdown have only 2 params image src and alt as: If you need some other params like dimensions of picture, you can insert html tags or use Hugo shortcodes. Hugo has some default shortcodes. figure is default shortcode for […]

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Database
NoSQL
July 16, 2018

A Manager’s Guide to the Database Galaxy in the Cloud – Part 7 (NoSQL – Graph Databases)

PART 7 In the last few blogs we examined a variety of different NoSQL databases and considered some of their appropriate domains and use cases. In this edition we conclude our multi-part database blog series by considering Graph database offerings from different vendors. This is done in an attempt to highlight some of the key […]

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Database
NoSQL
July 10, 2018

A Manager’s Guide to the Database Galaxy – Part 6 (NoSQL – Key Value Stores)

PART 6 In the last blog we considered different Wide Column Store databases and examined some facets of performance and associated costs. In this blog we look at another type of NoSQL databases, the much simpler Key Value Stores. Offerings from different vendors and examined in an attempt to highlight some of the key differences […]

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Database
NoSQL
June 29, 2018

A Manager’s Guide to the Database Galaxy – Part 5 (NoSQL Wide-Column Stores)

PART 5 In the last blogs we examined a variety of different database types and considered some of their appropriate domains and use cases. In this blog we look at actual NoSQL Wide Column Store offerings from different vendors, in an attempt to highlight some of the key differences between otherwise similar technologies. We also […]

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Database
June 15, 2018

A Manager’s Guide to the Database Galaxy – Part 3 (RDBMS)

PART 3 In the last blogs we examined a variety of different database types and considered some of their appropriate domains and use cases. In this blog we look at actual DBMS offerings from different vendors within each database type, starting with Relational databases and moving on to different types of NoSQL in future blogs. […]

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AWS
Benchmarking
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
May 4, 2018

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Benchmarking Oracle’s DBaaS against RDS – A Performance Comparison – Part II

he following Blog discusses the results of testing I/O performance of an Oracle Database running on Oracle’s Cloud X7 generation instances compared to the same database running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Oracle Stress Testing Tool (SLOB) was used to test the performance. The results suggest that it is possible to achieve almost double […]

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Database
April 27, 2018

A Manager’s Guide to the Database Galaxy – Part 2

PART 2 This is the second blog in our series comparing different database management systems. In the last blog we looked at different data structures and their corresponding database management systems. In this part of the blog series we will consider different use cases best suited to each system. Introduction All Database Management Systems have […]

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Database
April 20, 2018

A Manager’s Guide to the Database Galaxy – Part 1

Introduction With so many options and a consistently growing number of new technologies becoming available every year, the world of databases and data stores can be confusing or hard to keep up with. And with Oracle’s recent 18c release being mainly based around their autonomous database which may revolutionize the DBA domain all together, we […]

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Database
Oracle
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
April 9, 2018

Oracle 18c: Larry Ellison and the Autonomous Database

Although Larry started his presentation last week with a small faux-pas and members of the audience had to wait for the correct slides, waiting is definitely not something customers can expect from the Oracle Cloud with the new 18c Database. Everything will be better, faster, and most importantly “self-driving”. Highlights of the launch featured the […]

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Benchmarking
Datastax
NoSQL
March 12, 2018

Datastax Cassandra benchmark on OCI

In this blog, we show how we created a Datastax Cassandra cluster on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) using Terraform and benchmark Oracle Cloud baremetal machines running Cassandra stress. 1. Steps to Create the Cluster Go here to download the Terraform projectFollow the guide to setup your environment Edit the file env-vars and fill in all the relevant […]

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