database administration Tag

I hear a lot of reasons people avoid a data warehouse: It takes too long to build, data warehouse projects are expensive and often end in failure, I’m good with a dedicated table to support each of my reports.  In future posts, we’ll look more closely at...

A few months ago, I received a call from a close friend who was very elated and very frustrated. She was elated because after many weeks of difficult conversations with her company’s IT department, she had finally received access to the data warehouse. At the...

(This is a multi-part series about the proper care & feeding of a Vertica cluster. There’s simply too much content for one post, so I’ll be splitting this up into a three-part series. Check back in a few days for the next installment.) Vertica is a...

One of the easiest-to-use diagnostic and troubleshooting tools we use here at InterWorks when working with Vertica clusters is Tableau. Vertica tracks a vast amount of information about cluster and database status. Diving into that data and quickly building visualizations and dashboards from these system...

You are not alone.  Passwords get lost, forgotten, or in my case, unintentionally altered.  I recieved a SQL dump from a client that happened to contain all the system tables.  When I uploaded the database it overwrote the local MySQL database's root password, which I...

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