Author Archives: halberenson

Amazon RDS Customers: Update Your SSL Certificates by March 23, 2015

Amazon RDS customers who use SSL to connect to their databases should read this post on the AWS Security Blog.  X.509 certificate expiration may not be a topic database professionals typically worry about, but in this case you need to.

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Android, the anti-productivity OS

After 7 months of torture I have abandoned Android and my LG G3 and returned to my Lumia 1020 Windows Phone.  The 1020 now feels thick, even clunky, and after the G3’s 5.5″ screen the 1020’s 4.5″ screen feels tiny.  … Continue reading

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Where’s Windows?

Being busy with a full-time job (REMINDER: What I post here are my own views and are not in any way associated with my employer) I haven’t been able to post in a while.  A long weekend affords an opportunity … Continue reading

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Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

Take a look at Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Update – Read Replicas, 9.3.5 Support, Migration, Three New Extensions  for some news.

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Landed. Hiring.

I’ve landed at Amazon Web Services as Vice President of Relational Database Services (RDS).  And I’m hiring! Please keep in mind that this is my personal blog and the content does not necessarily represent the view of Amazon!  

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On the Threshold with Windows Phone (amongst other things)

Microsoft is working on its next Windows release (isn’t it always) and most rumors point to it being a release code-named Threshold.  The rumors also suggest developers may see Threshold before the end of this year, but general availability is … Continue reading

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72 hours with Android

I went ahead and replaced my Nokia Lumia 1020 with an LG G3.  I selected the G3 over a Samsung or Sony device for a couple of reasons, one being stronger recommendations and some of the reviews I read, but … Continue reading

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