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A Few Tips and Tricks for AWS EFS for Small Storage Sizes

A Few Tips and Tricks for AWS EFS for Small Storage Sizes

AWS EFS (Elastic File Storage) is AWS managed network store for EC2 servers (and on-prem too if you are that way inclined). Its a really handy tool for sharing configuration files, data or anything you want between clusters of EC2's or just keep it around in case of a...

What MongoDB is and what it does well

What MongoDB is and what it does well

MongoDB is a very popular database, in fact, we love blogging about it. But what is MongoDB? And what are the best things to do with it, and what shouldn't I do with it? I get asked this a lot so here are the answers to these questions. Don't worry if you're not a...

Azure First Thoughts: Drinking From the Blue Fountain

Azure First Thoughts: Drinking From the Blue Fountain

Recently The Cloud at OptimalBI has taken a more bluish tinge. We have always liked a little Microsoft here at OptimalBI Ltd with our C#s and our SQL Servers, and as such our ventures over to the land of the long blue cloud were inevitable. Azure is one of the fastest...

Fishing in an Azure Data Lake

Fishing in an Azure Data Lake

In my previous post about Azure Data Lake Store, I went over how to create one and what it can be used for.  So assuming that you've created one and started to stock it with data and information - just how do we go about fishing out what we want? Let's talk about...

Paying the Piper – Azure Pay-as-you-Go

Paying the Piper – Azure Pay-as-you-Go

So it got near the end of the month for my "free" Azure trial and I need to change it up to a pay-as-you-go subscription if I want to keep playing with it. Switching to a Pay-as-you-Go subscription Assuming that you want to continue enjoying the azure goodies you will...

Qlik Continuous Classroom – Worth it?

Qlik Continuous Classroom – Worth it?

Recently, I have been spending some time learning QlikSense. This time happened to coincide with a 3-day free trial Qlik was having for their Continuous Classroom. This created an opportunity to compare free and paid content. This is a quick rundown or whether or not...