Micah Deriso

Micah Deriso
Micah Deriso is a Senior Director within Informatica’s Information Lifecycle Management group focused on big transaction data management and performance. Micah joins Informatica through the acquisition of TierData where he was a founder and vice president of Sales and Marketing responsible for the go to market strategy and product messaging. Prior to starting TierData, Micah held leadership roles within Hewlett Packard’s Software Group, OuterBay Technologies, iWay Software and Information Builders focusing on data analytics, data optimization and data integration. Micah graduated with a Management degree from St. Leo University.

Five Keys to Achieving Proactive Application Performance

Proactive performance management of systems and applications has always been an elusive goal for many organizations. We have enough fires to fight and issues to deal with in our day to day life to make searching for performance problems rank somewhere just below defragging our hard drives. At Informatica we talk with companies every day that try to manage their application performance proactively but lack the tools or process to make it happen. In this blog we will talk about the five keys to making proactive performance a reality. (more…)

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Big Data is Here to Stay – Now We Get to Manage It

It’s official, “big data” is here to stay and the solutions, concepts, hardware and services to support these massive implementations are going to continue to grow at a rapid pace. However, every organization has their own definition of big data and how it plays in their organization. One area that we are seeing a lot of activity in is “big transaction data” for OLTP and relational databases because relational databases often lack the true management capabilities to scale transactional applications into the higher TBs and PBs.  In this post we will explore some ways that your existing OLTP system can scale without crushing IT and your budget in the process. (more…)

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Comparing Native Oracle Database Tools Versus Third PartySolutions – The Missing Link Part 2/2

In my last blog we explored the difference between database tools and the solutions that are needed to make the tools useful in complex OLTP systems. In this post we will look at how the same concepts apply to tools offered by the database vendors for table level compression techniques. As the database functionality continues to evolve it is important to know how to best leverage these powerful enabling technologies from the database vendors to deliver value to the business. (more…)

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Comparing Native Oracle Database Tools to Third Party Solutions – The Missing Link Part 1 of 2

As one of the founders of Informatica’s Smart Partitioning capability, I am constantly asked, “Why can’t we just use (insert DB vendor here) tools to accomplish the same thing?”  What a great, simple, straightforward question…and what a nuanced answer!  Instead of talking about how great our technology is or walk through all the features and functionality, I thought it would be best to answer the actual question, “Why can’t we do this on our own?” In this two part series, we will explore the manual process of implementing Oracle database partitioning and compression in complex OLTP applications. (more…)

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