The love of Data, Database Engineering, Architecture, Entrepreneurship, and other assorted bits

Thank you England and WTF Big Data.

20 November 2014

I am freshly back from the UK. What a great trip. I was in London for the Rackspace Unlocked event and the London MongoDB meetup. First off, the Rackspace Unlocked event was really nicely done. I have to tip my hat to @Laurabpacheco and the team for ensuring the event was fantastic.

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Ansible for Database Management

21 October 2014

If you aren’t already familiar with Ansible, then I suggest you add it to your list of things to explore. Simply put, Ansible is an IT automation framework. But in my opinion, that description doesn’t really elaborate properly on it’s true power. Sure, there have been other automation platforms in the past, but they always seemed so crufty. I didn’t love using them.

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My next chapter at Rackspace

08 September 2014

When I first started using databases it was innocent enough. I just wanted to store some simple data. I think I was using MS Access via the JET Engine. Remember scott/tiger? I lost a lot of hair late at night pushing Oracle and our systems to the limits at Paypal.

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NOAA ocean data - A MongoDB example

20 August 2014

I am a geek for public data sets. I stumbled across this data set and wanted to use it for a sample for testing, teaching, etc. It’s a pretty cool example of a MongoDB use case, so I thought I would share.

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