Log Buffer #270, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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As Summer begins in many parts of the world, not only is nature waking up, but many bloggers are also coming out of hiatus and the database blogsphere is seeing new sensational activity. This Log Buffer Edition includes blogging tidbits from Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. Enjoy!


Oracle’s timeline, copious benchmarks, and internal deployments prove Exadata is the world’s first (best?) OLTP machine. Kevin Closson has more.

Tim Hall has been playing around with Fedora 17 beta in preparation for his server upgrades, which will be released at the end of the month.

Jonathan Lewis is going to have a live debate on Clustered Indexes with respect to the Oracle and SQL Server.

When it comes to RAC internals, Riyaj Shamsudeen‘s name comes to the mind. He has produced another gem.

Charles Hooper dishes out another brain teaser, which is related to 10046 Extended SQL Trace.

SQL Server:

Valentino Vranken demonstrates how you can convert complex XML into simple CSV using XSLT in SSIS.

Jack Vamvas has started seeing the SDD_Service  migrating physical servers to Virtual Servers (VMWare 4.1) as part of Virtualization and database servers project.

Jen McCown showers some advices extracted from a comic.

Michelle Ufford has made some discoveries and learned something new.

How is Microsoft IT using the Cloud? Kevin Kline discusses.


Sean Hull posts ten things to remember about MySQL backups.

Ever come accoss a situation where you have to load a flat text file into MySQL with data provided in single column? Kedar shares his experience.

Shlomi Noach is doing a webinar review — Webinar review: Zero-Downtime Schema Changes in MySQL.

Maciej Dobrzanski shares an interesting behavior of a MySQL benchmark on EC2.

Here is an interesting article from Vadim about SSD.

Henrik Ingo posts about the winners of the 2012 MySQL Community Awards, which were announced at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo.

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About the Author

I am in love with Oracle blogging since 2007. The blogging coupled with extensive participation in Oracle forums, plus Oracle related speaking engagements, various Oracle certifications, teaching, and working in the trenches with Oracle technologies enabled me to get Oracle ACE award. I was the first ever Pakistani to get that award. From Oracle Open World SF to Foresight 20:20 Perth, I have been expressing my love for Exadata. These days for the last some years, I am loving the data at Pythian, and proudly writing their log buffer carnivals.

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