Author - Michael Patrick

The Evolution of the DBA Role

evolution of the DBA role

As I interface with large clients as a Technical Account Manager (TAM) at Percona, one thing I have noticed is the evolution of the DBA role.  With the rise of the cloud, DBAs seem to be spending less time doing traditional DBA roles of performance tuning, configuring backups, and so on.  Instead, DBAs are […]

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Why Enterprises are Moving to Containerization

enterprise moving to containers

As a Technical Account Manager, or TAM for short, I am fortunate to work with some large clients.  Most all of them are in some state of increasing their usage of containerization.  There are a number of reasons for this, but let’s explore a few of the biggest reasons.
Why Containers?
Almost everyone has deployed Virtual […]

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A Day in the Life of a Technical Account Manager

technical account manager percona

So, what do you do when you love technology but are ready for a change in the day-to-day activities of a DBA?  One consideration is to become a Technical Account Manager, or TAM for short.  At Percona, a TAM is an account manager who is also technical (the big “T” in TAM).  While everyone’s […]

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Implementing a Database Center of Excellence

Database Center of Excellence

In your organization, who decides what database platform will be utilized for that new application being built?  For many groups, that decision is made by the Development Team while for others, it is the Database Team.  But, which is best equipped to make that decision?  As is usually the case, the answer lies in […]

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Achieving Disaster Recovery with Percona XtraDB Cluster

Disaster Recovery with Percona XtraDB Cluster

One thing that comes up often from working with a variety of clients at Percona is “How can I achieve a Disaster Recovery (DR) solution with Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC)?”  Unfortunately, decisions are sometimes made with far-reaching consequences by individuals who often do not well understand the architecture and its limitations.  As a Technical […]

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