Log Buffer #200, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Aug 20, 2010 / By Vanessa Simmons

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Hello, and welcome to Log Buffer, a weekly blog about happenings in the database industry. Today is a celebration of the 200th edition of Log Buffer, and we’d like to give a special shout out to all of our guests hosts over the past 4 plus years. Their contributions have been invaluable in helping to grow Log Buffer into the community source of favorite database-related blog posts that it is today.

We’ve come a long way since our inaugural issue, Log Buffer #1, published July 14, 2006. This week enjoy mix of contributed links and the latest posts from past contributors.

Mart Rittman (Log Buffer #11) reminds everyone that OBIEE 11gR1 is available for download. His colleague, Venkatakrishnan J follows up with posts on a few new and important features including reporting on CLOBs – Lookups, map views – integration with Mapviewer, handling double columns – ID/description interoperability, lookup tables – sparse and dense lookups and vertical clustering.

Adam Machanic, of SQLblog.com and host of Log Buffer #21 is reflecting on 6 plus years of blogging in the database world, and wants to know who his readers are.

Lewis Cunningham (Log Buffer #32) notes that the call for abstracts is open for ODTUG/Kaleidoscope 2011. Submission deadline is October 26, 2010. He also talks about a problem with success and offers good advice to make sure you’re not getting “crusty”.

Coskan Gundgobar (Log Buffer #49) responds to a slow system waiting on library cache lock and credits Tanel Poder’s scripts as the solution.

Jeremy Schneider (Log Buffer #55) points out that DBCA is missing from the 11gR2 ASM/grid installation.

Hubert Depesz Lubaczewski (Log Buffer #57) writes about OMNIPITR – hot-backups on slave – they really work.

Edie Awad (Log Buffer #73) references 5 interesting posts in his Monday, August 16th roundup including working with long columns, and database performance for developers.

Robert Treat (Log Buffer #127) shares on his personal opinion on what people should do following the announcement that OpenSolaris is cancelled and is to be replaced with Solaris 11 Express.

Gary Myers (Log Buffer #181) has a little fun with passwords on Sydney Oracle Lab.

Kent Milligan suggests to process your DB2 for i indexes in parallel and thus improve the overall performance of your database server.

Steve Karam, the Oracle Alchemist reports strange behaviour with MEMORY_TARGET.

Chris Presley shares Paul White’s post on viewing another session’s temporary table.

While a few have fallen off the map, it’s nice to see many members of our database blogging community still going strong.

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