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Pieter Vincken

Pieter Vincken

Ordina - Cloud Architect

Hasselt, Belgium

I rarely see problems, just sometimes too many solutions. That’s why K’nex was my favorite pastime as a child. Nowadays, I build cloud platforms for the financial sector so organizations don’t have to worry about their IT infrastructure but can focus on their clients.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • Cloud Native
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud & DevOps
  • Cloud Architecture
  • cloud
  • Cloud & Infrastructure
  • Cloud Technology
  • Cloud Automation
  • Cloud Computig
  • Cloud Native Infrastructure
  • Cloud Containers and Infrastructure
  • Cloud strategy
  • financial services

Performing databases migrations without overtime

Have you ever had a database migration fail on production because of a random NULL value somewhere? Ever had a hard time identifying all the possible scenarios in a database migration? Have you ever had to debug a database issue, without having access to the production database? Ever had to wait for a database copy of multiple terabytes worth of relation data? Validating that your database migrations work before running them on production databases should be a standard practice. However, writing test cases that cover all (or even most) cases isn’t easy nor feasible for a multitude of reasons. Data quality in production might not be 100% or not all data might have the constraints that are currently present due to previous migrations. Testing the migration on actual production (like) data is often a cumbersome and slow process, if it’s possible at all. Postgres.ai’s Database Lab Engine provides a way to quickly and easily create copies of PostgreSQL databases. In this talk we’ll show how this can be used to make sure your database migrations don’t fail.

How to be prepared for the next Log4J?

If you’re a Java developer or you use tools that are written in Java, you are likely familiar with the Log4Shell vulnerabilities of 2021. Due to the high CVE score and the widespread use of the dependency, virtually every IT company had to update some part of their stack to remediate the vulnerability.

During this talk, we’ll discuss how automation helped us in quickly and safely updating our Log4J dependencies. We’ll discuss how the automation works and how you can get started yourself! During the live demo, we’ll showcase the update process of a vulnerable component from making the required code changes all the way to deployment in production. Finally, some key takeaways will be shared on how to adopt this solution in your organisation.

Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/PieterVincken/join-2022-patching-3rd-party-software-like-a-boss
Talk JOIN 2022: https://youtu.be/fAEbRmD4-G0

Pieter Vincken

Ordina - Cloud Architect

Hasselt, Belgium

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