photo by Gonzalo Iza
This article lists some of the key capabilities that Delphix provides over and above Storage Snapshot based cloning solutions to meet the increasing business demand for Agile Development.
I’ve blogged about this before in
First it is useful to contrast the distinct goals and implementation behind Storage Snapshots and Delphix.
The primary use for storage (more...)
Delphix is tightly integrated with PostGres, Oracle, Sybase and SQL Server but here is an example of impressively easy workflow with DB2 which can be setup with a few extra scripts.
A second wave of cloud migration is now happening after the initial hiccups of
- Misaligned Expectations
- Increased Data Exposure and Administrative Surface Area of Risk
- Choice of newer better cloud options now available after initial “wrong choice”
Reaction to Shadow IT:
A significant amount of public cloud use over the past few years was done without IT oversight and approval. As companies develop their formal cloud (more...)
Credit: Matthias Weinberger (CC2)
What is Devops?
As has been noted many of times, DevOps is a term that is hard to define.
DevOps is a term that is so easily misapplied in the enterprise that it’s popularity threatens adoption.
If you can’t define it for the bean counters – it might as well not exist at all.
– Tim O’Brien, Gleanster
Thus being able to clearly define DevOps is crucial to its success.
read the full IDC report on Virtual Data here.
Here are some key sound bites from the report:
“Data has turned IT departments into business enablers. Data acts as a tax on IT operations when IT departments cannot do what businesses need them to do because they are too busy ‘keeping the lights on.’ ”
“When we bought Delphix, the original reason was all of the terabytes we were avoiding. But now, the main benefit for (more...)
Software is eating the world
- We see taxis being beaten out by Uber and Lyft.
- We see hotels being undercut by Airbnb.
- We see brokerage firms undercut by Ameritrade and Etrade.
- We see retailers under cut by Amazon.
Today it’s all about developing software that makes access to your product easier.
We are also seeing the same thing happen in IT where cloud such as AWS is undercutting industry hardware vendors like Oracle, Netapp, EMC
Steve Jobs sets a great perspective on the journey of simplicity. It starts from simple, goes through complexity and ends up in simplicity.
“When you start looking at a problem and it seems really simple, you don’t really understand the complexity of the problem. Then you get into the problem, and you see that it’s really complicated, and you come up with all these convoluted solutions. That’s sort of the middle, and that’s (more...)
I don’t know if you are ever asked to compare to AWR periods. AWR period comparison is pretty easy if you have access to the two periods in the same AWR repository. AWR in the same repository can be compared with
SELECT * FROM TABLE(
120, -- start snapshot id
121, -- end snapshot id
[db_id of target,
[instance id] ,
122, -- start snapshot id
123 -- end (more...)
Here is a short video
D3 Show Reel from Mike Bostock on Vimeo.
Here is a longer tutorial video
Data-driven Documents from London Web Standards on Vimeo.
NOTE: these”slides” are active pages. You can click on the pages and interact with them.
They are in live d3. Try this page for example and click on one of the points in the graph