Getting Started with SQL Server & Redis

When is SQL Server ‘not enough’ and/or ‘too expensive’ for your application performance scalability needs?  Caching is a popular mechanism used to accelerate response times and help applications scale while reducing the load on RDBMS systems, and save on resources. Redis is a widely used in-memory NoSQL database, which can be used as a database, […]

Building a data warehouse with AWS Redshift and Partners

Resources from my talk at NDC-Sydney on how to to quickly setup a cloud-based data warehouse using AWS Redshift and AWS Marketplace partners, Matillion ETL for Redshift and Yellowfin for Data Visualization – includes short pptx deck, You Tube screencast video and link to aws cli setup scripts via a Github repo #HappyBuilding

AWS, GCP, Azure Consoles Graded

I work with all three major public cloud vendors for various clients.  I find it interesting to observe the differences in their approaches to the design (and subsequent usability) of their web consoles. AWS The AWS console reflects the state of their services (and their market share).  It is consistent, clean and very usable.  It […]