All work and no play makes us dull DBAs. Being a DBA can be a really thankless job. From Jr. Shutdown Immediaters to Sr. Rockstar Oracle DBA ACE OCM PMP LOL A+ BBQs, we’ve all trudged into work at some point in our careers only to find that we have
Fun articles that serve no real professional purpose beyond just being cool.
Industry Leader (Ace Comic)
More Friday fun from the World’s Leading DBA Comic! Related: Metrics That Matter: These Aren’t the Metrics You’re Looking For Improve Your Experience: DBA, Grow Thyself – Moving and Shaking in the Era of Data Dominance
Replication (Ace Comic)
Related: Loosely based on my (tongue-in-cheek) Replication Platform Comparison. Learn more about Oracle Golden Gate in the Enterprise! Don’t settle for the same technology every time. Deploy Outside the Box.
Happy Internet of Things Day!
April 9th, 2013 is Internet of Things Day! Happy Internet of Things Day! #IoT — Kevin Ashton (@Kevin_Ashton) April 9, 2013 The futurist in me wishes that meant it is the day we all sift through our Drawer of Things to find our favorite sensors and collect all the extra
Big Data #2 – Big Data Speaks (Ace Comic)
If you missed the first Big Data Ace Comic, check it out now! Related: See the first Big Data Ace Comic: Big Data Want to make visualizations that look better than a pie chart? Web Friendly Interactive Data Visualization with D3.js Size doesn’t matter: Just how big is your data?
Sensors Everywhere in the Internet of Things
Back in 1999 I worked on a project with the US Army that incorporated RFID scanners for logistics tracking. At the time it was an extraordinarily neat concept, using a combination of Oracle, Forms (in Developer/2000) and RFID tags/sensors to track inventory. As items were loaded onto trucks, a barcode
New Standards (Ace Comic)
Related: Don’t let yourself become part of the NoDBA team! Grow Thyself. If your conference tables look like this one (DBA on one side, developers on the other), maybe it’s time to rethink your relationship. DBA Team, Front and Center!
Big Data (Ace Comic)
For your weekend pleasure (and back after many years), a new Adventures of Ace, DBA comic! Don’t forget to check out Big Data #2 – Big Data Speaks!
Replication Platform Comparison
Based on my experience. Replication Platforms Hope this helps.
A BLOB Filesystem built with FUSE, node.js, and fuse4js
Here’s one for the “neato” category. This weekend I decided to try making a filesystem with FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace), a package which allows mountable filesystems to be customized and modified with a source other than disk. The data can come from anywhere, and it will take the traditional appearance