Hardware Rarely Solves Database Performance Issues

Fortified Data Hardware Upgrades Won't Always Solve Database Performance Issues

Database Performance Use Case Databases power mission critical applications at every company and when there are performance issues, very frequently companies decide to purchase new or upgrade their existing hardware to fix the issue. But the issue is that most database issues are not solved by upgrading the hardware based on our experiences. We have … Full story

Oracle and Microsoft Announce Historic Cross-Cloud Partnership

Fortified Data Oracle and Microsoft Announce Historic Cross-Cloud Partnership

Oracle and Microsoft announced a huge cloud partnership this month, and it’s a really exciting evolution for enterprises who are in both SQL Server and Oracle environments. For now, it looks like the cross-cloud capabilities only supports the Azure US East or  Oracle’s Ashburn data center, but the potential is a big relief to those … Full story

DevOps and the Spiritual Awakening

Growing up, my dad would often encourage me to focus on the small and simple things in life. It was his hope that, with this knowledge, I would accomplish great things. By playing, working, and socializing, the small things we learn create patterns of behavior. We are creatures of habit and the more we repeat … Full story

DevOps vs. Waterfall Model – Key Differences

Fortified Data The Personal DevOps Conversion

Read more about my own DevOps Conversion model here. You hear the word “DevOps” thrown around quite a lot. It has become a buzzword which is unfortunate because the term holds significant meaning. The level of potential reduced risk coupled with developer and administrator empowerment is astounding. When a DevOps methodology has been properly implemented, … Full story