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The Cloud is Changing the Role of Database Administrators

Rachel Morgan | 03/20/2018 | Articles

DBAs Rejoice: Your Database is About to be Autonomous!   Vertical Trail Cloud Architect Eric Mader shares his expertise on cloud-based Relational Database Services in an article that was recently posted on SELECT, the online intelligence hub of the Oracle technology and database community. In his article, Mader discusses “one of the common misconceptions about any cloud-based…

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Accelerating innovation in Minneapolis Metro!

The greater Minneapolis market offers Vertical Trail the opportunity to work more closely with some of the leading manufacturing, healthcare, and technology companies in the country. As published recently by  The Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, Innovation Leader Magazine rates the Minneapolis Metro in the top 10 best cities in the U.S. for innovation.  …

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Changing IT Roles in a DevOps World

DevOps represents a paradigm shift for many organizations. In a nutshell, previously siloed Development and Operations teams are now working on a unified, cyclical pipeline. Implementing a DevOps practice is not as simple as creating a DevOps team or using a specific toolset, however. Like agile, it is an organization-wide methodology that requires a defined…

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No More Proof of Concept! Define, Align, Ascend Instead.

Robert Koury | 01/05/2017 | Offerings

At Vertical Trail, we see our clients continually reviewing and assessing the relevance and performance of new tools and technologies, especially around cloud adoption.  Companies often believe that building a Proof of Concept (POC) is a necessary starting point for determining whether a new technology can live up to its marketing promise.  For 2017, we…

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Reflecting on re:Invent 2016

Robert Koury | 12/13/2016 | Offerings

Featuring a host of relevant and compelling programming, enlightening keynotes and the seemingly effortless accommodation of over 32,000 attendees, AWS re:Invent 2016 was, in a word: terrific. I attended re:Invent to better understand – and share information with our customers about – the AWS future vision around two key points: (1) simplification of analytics offerings…

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