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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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Business
Cloud
February 14, 2018

Choosing the Right Cloud Service Provider (CSP) for 2018: Things to Consider

Choosing a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) isn’t easy. Much like finding and falling in love with a significant other, selecting and committing to the correct CSP can be like a marriage; with all the risks and benefits. Therefore it is important for companies to make carefully considered decisions when choosing a CSP as a partner […]

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Database
NoSQL
February 10, 2018

A Manager’s Guide to the Database Galaxy – Part 4 (NoSQL Document Stores)

PART 4 In the last blog we examined different relational database offerings and considered some of their unique features and differences. In this blog we will compare and evaluate different NoSQL offerings, starting with Document Stores. This is done in an attempt to highlight some of the key differences between otherwise similar technologies. We also […]

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AWS
Benchmarking
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
December 17, 2017

OCI and AWS 10Gbit network test

n this blog we will compare the network performance of instances in OCI and AWS. The Network is a sensitive resource in multi-tenant environments, and is usually one of the first contributors leading to diminished performance when the environment is oversubscribed. In AWS there is a concept of Placement groups. Network performance is optimized between […]

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Database
Oracle
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
December 14, 2017

Create a physical copy of your local database in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with no backup.

The focus of this article would be cloud specific steps rather than repeating already well known steps in the net.Its purpose is only to give you an idea for an use case and should not be used in a production environment. The high level setup: Source:Two nodes (VirtualBox) Oracle Linux 7.Oracle Grid Infrastructure 12.2 .Oracle […]

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Database
Oracle
November 24, 2017

Oracle Standalone DB -> RAC + Standby Migration

High Level Project description In this article we describe migration of Standalone Oracle DB to 2 Node RAC with Physical Standby, from one datacenter (DC1) into another datacenter (DC2) without direct connectivity between the datacenters. The goal is to switch to DC2, and in DC2 “RAC primary + standby” configuration needed to be activated immediately. […]

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