Month: May 2016

Immature IT and the IT Horror Story

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect I have been in the IT industry for about 20 years. As many of you can relate, when you talk with non-IT family members and friends, they first ask you what you do. You answer and often they nod in confusion or boredom. Once...

Manual Creation of a SQL Profile

Andy Kerber (@dbakerber), Senior Consultant Occasionally as a DBA you will come across a query that works very well, but for some reason insists on using an index, even when you know that the index is not appropriate for that query. This problem may have multiple...

RHEL 7.0 Tuned Configuration

by Jeff Stonacek, Principal Architect In October of 2014, I wrote a blog describing how to use the Tuned daemon to make system settings persistent across reboots.  Specifically, disabling transparent HugePages (THP).  That blog was written with RHEL 6.x in mind. ...