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What Is MongoDB’s _id Field and How to Use It

December 22, 2019

MongoDB’s users are well known for valuing the database’s capacity for growth. After all, the system’s tagline is “for giant ideas,” and for good reason.  The system supports extreme scalability and has been designed to store exceptionally large numbers of documents. Among all the data that …


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Thoughts on the VividCortex Acquisition

December 20, 2019

I visited the Austin office this past week, my last trip to SolarWinds HQ for 2019. It’s always fun to visit Austin and eat my weight in pork products, but this week was better than most. I took part in deep conversations around our …


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Holt-Winters Forecasting Simplified

December 15, 2019

Holt-Winters forecasting is a way to model and predict the behavior of a sequence of values over time—a time series. Holt-Winters is one of the most popular forecasting techniques for time series. It’s decades old, but it’s still ubiquitous in many applications, including monitoring, …


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How Does AI Benefit the Tech World?

November 25, 2019

For some, artificial intelligence (AI) can be a scary technology. There are so many articles on the web about how AI will end up replacing X% of IT jobs by Y year. There’s no reason to be afraid of AI or machine learning. If …


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Warning! A Robot Will Do Your Job Soon

November 8, 2019

Everyone take a deep breath and calm down. The likeliness of a robot taking over your job any time soon is very low. Yes, artificial intelligence (AI) is a growing trend, and machine learning has improved by leaps and bounds. However, the information technology …


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The Database Future Is in the Cloud

October 16, 2019

I’ve written before about the disappearing DBA, and how the database administration role itself is evolving. I believe the days of tuning indexes are ending, one page at a time. Cloud database services such as AWS RDS and Azure SQL Database are accelerating this …