Open source database influencing business strategy?
Open source database is not just a CIO priority but it is a business requirement. This is what we are hearing and experiencing through customer interactions. CIOs have long been familiar with the benefits of open source and open source database but with the advent of commercial vendors behind open source database and maturity of tools motivation for adopting open source database for business critical applications has increased significantly. Even the risks factors in switching from proprietary database to open source […]
Sachin Dabir | Founder & Director, Ashnik
Top 3 reasons Government agencies adopt open source technology
Having been involved in few engagements with some Government agencies in the region, I noticed that more and more of them are turning their eyes on open source technologies. And based on our observations, here are the top 3 reasons why the change of heart: 1. Cost effective. Services offered by Government are generally provided free for the public. Imagine if you run Governments like corporations, these free services can be considered as cost centers. Now the question is, why would […]
Michael Santana, BD Executive I Ashnik
Journey of a DBA from Oracle to PostgreSQL
In my 4 years of IT experience as an Oracle DBA, I have been involved in many projects, learnt varied new technologies and added many certifications to my pool. But for reasons best known to me, I had to relocate to Singapore. And soon after, I got a call from Ashnik. They had an opening for a DB Consultant, though for PostgreSQL Database. Somehow I was not comfortable with the idea of switching to another database. But again, here was a […]
Rajni Baliyan, DBA I Ashnik
Secure your DB, the Hollywood style!
Today I was discussing with a colleague, who found it strange, that some people use some random names for their database or their database directories. After pondering over it for a while, I thought its a good thing. Now if you were a hacker, and had somehow got access to my DB server, you will still have to guess the name of my database. So you will do a ” ps -ef | grep -i postgres “ Or if you are […]
Sameer Kumar I Senior Solution Architect, Ashnik
Installation steps for pgBouncer on PowerLinux
Our team has been excited ever since IBM and Enterprise DB announced availability of Postgres Plus Advanced Server on PowerLinux. Our team recently started engaging with IBM to evaluate the scalability of PPAS on PowerLinux and to determine how to fine-tune such setups. (It’s a work-in-progress and I am not sure how much I can share here. But if you are thinking of migrating your IT infrastructure to a much more cost effective stack of Power PC running RHEL and using […]
“I want you to be our sole contact point for database solution”
The other day, as our database consultant and engagement manager were discussing project implementation and solution with a customer, he made the above point. Though at that point of time we were a bit taken aback, when we discussed this back in the office, we realised actually it was a great compliment to our solutions skills. It turned out that, the customer was expressing his total trust in us with being his database solutions consultant for the PostgreSQL solution that we […]