Category Archives: Database

Challenges of Hyperscale Computing (Part 3)

Back in Part 2 I discussed the relationship between failures and the people resources needed to address them, and demonstrated why at hyperscale you can’t use people to handle failures.  In this part I’ll discuss how that impacts a managed … Continue reading

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Amazon moving off Oracle? #DBfreedom

A bunch of news stories, apparently coming off an article in The Information, are talking about Amazon and Salesforce attempting to move away from the use of Oracle.  I’m not going to comment specifically on Amazon, or Salesforce, and any … Continue reading

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16TB Cloud Databases (Part 1)

I could claim the purpose of this blog post is to talk about Amazon RDS increasing the storage per database to 16TB, and to some extent it is.  It’s also an opportunity to talk about the challenges of a hyperscale … Continue reading

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The beauty of Amazon RDS Multi-AZ

I’m working on a blog post that tracks advances in high availability from the 1950s until today.  It will be way too long for most to read, but I’ll eventually finish writing it since it amuses me.  In the mean … Continue reading

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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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SQL Server 2014 Delayed Durability/Lazy Commit

I am having a lot of fun watching everyone get excited over SQL Server 2014’s Delayed Durability feature, mostly because I invented it back in 1986.  At the time no one was particularly excited by the idea.  It’s possible someone invented it … Continue reading

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WinFS, Integrated/Unified Storage, and Microsoft – Part 4

I knew that the Cairo Object File Store (OFS) was in trouble my first week at Microsoft.  I’d been asked to attend a design meeting for OLE DB that would start at 6PM.  On Friday.  Why such a seemingly important … Continue reading

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