Log Buffer #238, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Sep 16, 2011 / By Fahd Mirza

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Weather is changing and so is the technology. They both never remain the same. There are lots of variations in both of them. Technological storms and innovative rains are making the blogging grounds more fertile, and this Log Buffer Edition is also sprinkling some seeds in Log Buffer #238.


He blogs less, but when he blogs, it stays blogged. James Morle has written a gem of an article.

Why doesn’t Agile Development Methodology seem to work? Martin shares the Friday Philosophy.

10046 Extended SQL Tracing for a Session – What is Wrong with this Quote? None other than Charles Hooper expounds.

Martin blogs about collecting and analysing Exadata cell metrics.

Kerry Osborne ran into a really ugly SQL statement last week. It was the most expensive statement running on the system for the last several weeks. Fun goes on.

SQL Server:

There are four different ways we can evaluate policies against servers in our environment, Ryan Adams discusses the available options.

Grant Fritchey shares an interesting post about probe residual on hash match.

PowerShell for the Easily Frustrated N00b, or, “A Simple and Useful Command”? Jen McCown tells.

When maintaining a data warehouse, it is import understand the size and disk requirements of your tables over time. Matt Wollner shares his experience.

James Serra writes a blog post about installing SQL Server Denali on a virtual machine.


Yoshinori Matsunobu is happy to announce that MHA for MySQL (Master High Availability Manager and tools for MySQL) version 0.52 has been released.

MySQL has finally done the right thing, and announced new commercial extensions. Giuseppe Maxia also appreciates that.

Centralized Login Management Comes to MySQL and Georgi Kodinov is introducing PAM and Windows Authentication Support.

Cross-site databases are the next challenge facing today’s MySQL-based businesses. Continuent Tungsten enables multi-master with an innovative new architecture called System of Record that avoids data conflicts, ensures sites are ready for quick failover, and uses hardware resources efficiently. Eero Teerikorpi explains.

Adam Donnison carries on with his MySQL 101 – Changing data and schema, UPDATE, ALTER.

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