Log Buffer #193 – A Carnival of The Vanities for DBAs

Jul 2, 2010 / By Vanessa Simmons

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Welcome to Log Buffer, the weekly roundup of DBA industry happenings.

Read on for the latest updates in Log Buffer #193. Don’t forget, we’re always looking for volunteer editors to publish and host an issue of Log Buffer. If you’d like this to be you, contact the Log Buffer coordinator.

ODTUG/Kaleidoscope 2010 roundup:

Sheeri Cabral has posted slides and a summary of the first ever MySQL track at ODTUG/Kaleidoscope, citing a successful event.

Tim Hall, on Oracle-Base blog gives a daily report on the event summarizing his take on day 1 & 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Following the ODTUG/Kaleidoscope Oracle ACE Director’s briefing Alex Gorbachev continues the conversation on best practices with a blog post and encourages you to add your comments.

Marc Fielding, of Pythian’s consulting group suggests the following reads this week:

Pinal Dave who tries to clear up confustion and misconceptions about Statistics on SQL Blog Authority.

SQL Master noting a SQL Server 2008 Security gotcha, from a discussion he has on sql server security during interactions with the SASSUG user group.

On SQL Aloha, a post from Brad McGhee, who poses the question: Does your company have a SQL server DR plan? A quick poll he conducted provides scary results and he offers a list of resources for DBAs without a complete and tested DR plan in place.

Sramana Mitra, who writes about Oracle’s next move: data security, now that the Sun acquisition is complete.

OracleNerd outlining strategies for how to receive free passes to Oracle OpenWorld 2010.

Peter Finnigan talking about database forensics on his Oracle security blog, and the release of a new redo log mining tool to extract DDL from redo logs.

In other news, Willie Favero gives readers a heads up that the DB2 Catalog and directory are about to go through some major changes.

Guiseppe Maxia, The Data Charmer, learns a new programming language as he tries to integrate MySQL Sandbox and Cluster.

Dave Page on his Postgres blog, highlights what SQL injection attacks are and how DBAs can avoid them after another malicious attack targeting websites running Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS).

Happy Canada Day for those north of the border, and for our friends to the south, Happy Independence Day and enjoy a great 4th of July weekend.

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