Monthly Archives: June 2011

It is summer time !

Right now the weather in Paris is pretty hot. People tend to take large breaks to lunch. Our employees decided to turn this situation into a team building event. Every day, two different persons cook summer recipes for everyone. It is going on for a week or so and I can tell you as a […]

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Auto partitioning on Postgresql – Part 1

We will share a simple approach to migrate existing tables to partitioned versions of them with Postgresql. The partitions will be created on demand with just a few lines of codes. It is useful during off-line migration, and can be used in production with applications that don’t do so much INSERT. Approach Let’s say you […]

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Search engine vs Database in BI part 1: data structure

BI apps face a real data deluge these days. The engineers need new approaches to deal with this. Is a search engine, well known for handling humongous data sets, adapted to a BI context ? Business intelligence is the science of gathering and structuring data to help making decisions. We will call Business Intelligence BI […]

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The importance of optimism in a project

Being optimistic is not the most apparent quality of a co worker: we culturally prefer realist people, people that can evaluate the half both half empty and half full. In France, we tend to be a bit too much pessimistic and sarcastic From my point of view, optimism is a key factor to success. Philippe […]

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