Log Buffer #204, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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Welcome to Log Buffer, the weekly roundup of happenings in the database world.

Lots to cover this week, so let’s get on with Log Buffer #204. Enjoy!


Pythian’s Gwen Shapira dabbles with MySQL and explores MySQL troubleshooting for the Oracle DBA.

Venkat Janakiraman explores how connectivity works for BI EE 11g on Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2008.

Iggy Fernandez explores SQL 101: Which Query is better, in part II to a post he covered in summer of this year.

Chet Justice, on Oraclenerd reviews how to use forgotten function OBIEE: Evaluate

Tanel Poder announces last chance for early-bird rates to sign up for the virtual conference on Systemic Oracle SQL Optimization featuring himself, Cary Millsap, Jonathan Lewis & Kerry Osbourne.


Lots going on at the IOD 2010 conference over the past week. Craig Mullins covers the event with news, a video of attendees, and the final keynote.


Sheeri Cabral shares how she determines MySQL fragmentation.

Baron Schwartz posts the third in a series of posts on MySQL limitations – one thread per connection. In case you missed them, part 1 covered single-threaded replication, part 2, the binary log, and part 3, subqueries.

SQL Server:

On In Recovery, Paul S. Randal invites readers to participate in a survey to determine wait times on systems. Chime in with your feedback by commenting on his blog post or sending him an email after reading the instructions. Paul is also calling for participants for T-SQL Tuesday #12 – Why are DBA skills necessary.

And lastly in Postgres news, PG West 2010 is happening next week. There are a number of posts on the need for replication in PostgreSQL 9.0. Joshua Drake stirred the pot, responded and created a Replication poll to find out what you really think. Cast your vote!

Happy Haunting weekend.

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