Back from Barcelona and VMworld Europe. In the past three weeks, I've logged 14k miles, on 10 flights, and delivered three sessions, and had two sessions listed in the Top Ten for each event. And in a week, I get to do it all over again at Microsoft Ignite. If you are heading to Ignite, stop by the booth and say hello. We've got plenty of stickers and buttons and maybe a few pairs of socks, too.
As always, here is a bunch of links I hope you will find interesting!
It's been a while since I've posted about autonomous vehicles, so I decided to fix that.
And then I decided to double down by sharing info about a self-driving truck. I love living in the future! Next we'll have self-tuning databases!
And there it is, the other shoe dropping. Microsoft, AWS, and now Oracle are all on the AI train and offering self-tuning systems. If you are an operational DBA, it's time to think about a pivot.
Microsoft continues to make progress in the area of data security, because they know that data is the most critical asset any company (or person) owns.
And this is why the Microsoft announcement matters more than any AWS product announcement. Faster storage and apps don't mean a thing if your data is breached.
Goodbye Uber, I won't miss you, your questionable business practices, or your toxic work culture.
Some advice for everyone in the wake of the Equifax breach: be nice until it's time to not be nice.
It's been a fun two weeks, but you are looking at two very tired friki cabezas atop the Arenas de Barcelona: