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David Barbarin

Azure SQL Managed instances, Business Critical Tier and high availability

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Last blog of this year 2018 with SQL databases and Cloud Azure and this is not trivial choice. <Speculation mode> I would say year 2019 could be important for all stakeholders. Cloud transformation has begun in many forms at customer shops and we heard about some big actors who are coming in Switzerland including Azure or Google. Data Platforms services will not be an exception in some degree of magnitude … <end of speculation mode>….

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Christophe Cosme

Pass summit – day 4

By | Big Data, Business Intelligence, Cloud, Database Administration & Monitoring, Development & Performance | No Comments

Optimizing Multi-Billion Row Tables in Tabular in 2018   I wanted to attend the session moderated by Marco Russo to see his approach of optimizing performance in Tabular model The first thing to understand is how the data is stored and organized in a Tabular model. It is of course using the xVelocity in-memory capabilities with the Vertipac column storage layout engine. It organizes the data, compressing  it by column,  in combination with a dictionary…

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Elisa Usai

Pass summit – dbi visit day 3

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The Microsoft data platform is evolving The third day began with the Keynote help by Rohan Kumar the Corporate Vice President of Azure Data by Microsoft The main message was “Hybrid data platform is the way for the future” and Microsoft is working in this direction. The use of AI and analytic to transform the customer business is also a key driver for the Microsoft data platform, which is building to enable this easily. Rohan…

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Christophe Cosme

Pass summit – dbi visit day 1

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Designing Modern Data and Analytic Solution in Azure After having explained the pros and cons of Azure and the decision drivers for going to an Azure Architecture, some interesting messages were delivered like the decoupling of the storage and compute aspect on Azure, even if some of services still combine both. Another message that we all know but is essential to remind on a regular basis is that cost control is an important aspect. Developers…

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David Barbarin

First steps into SQL Server 2019 availability groups on K8s

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A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft announced the first public CTP version of next SQL Server version (CTP2). It is not a surprise, the SQL Server vNext becomes SQL Server 2019 and there are a plenty of enhancements as well as new features to discover. But for now, let’s start with likely one of my favorites: availability groups on Kurbernetes (aka K8s). As far I may see from customers and hear from my colleagues as well,…

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Cesare Cervini

Adding a timeout in monitoring probes

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A few months ago day, as I was writing the documentation for a monitoring probe, I suddenly realized that that probe, along with others I wrote during that time to monitor Documentum installations, had all a big, unexpected flaw. Indeed, it struck me that if it hang for some reason while running, it could stay there well after the next monitoring cycle had begun, which could too be affected by the same problem, and so…

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Petre Radut

Configure AFD with Grid Infrastructure software (SIHA & CRS) from very beginning.

By | Cloud, Database Administration & Monitoring, DevOps, Operation systems, Oracle | No Comments

Introduction : Oracle ASM Filter Driver (Oracle ASMFD) simplifies the configuration and management of disk devices by eliminating the need to rebind disk devices used with Oracle ASM each time the system is restarted. Oracle ASM Filter Driver (Oracle ASMFD) is a kernel module that resides in the I/O path of the Oracle ASM disks. Oracle ASM uses the filter driver to validate write I/O requests to Oracle ASM disks. In this blog I will…

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Oracle Team

ATP vs ADW – the Autonomous Database lockdown profiles

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By Franck Pachot . The Oracle database has always distinguished two types of workloads: transactional (OLTP) and datawarehouse (VLDB, DWH, DSS, BI, analytics). There is the same idea in the managed Oracle Cloud with two autonomous database services. To show how this is old, here is how they were defined in the Oracle7 Tuning Book: The definition has not changed a lot. But the technology behind DSS/DWH has improved. Now, with In-Memory Column Store, Smart…

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