Log Buffer #276, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Jun 29, 2012 / By Fahd Mirza

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Sharing knowledge not only is beneficial to others, but also enhances one’s own knowledge and broadens the spectrum. Blogging is all about sharing and this Log Buffer Edition brings together some great blog posts from around the database arena.

Oracle:

Sometimes it is possible to build a very effective test case to reproduce a particular problem. Sometimes the test case drifts a bit offtrack. Charles Hooper shares his unique perspective.

Sit back and enjoy one of the interesting interviews of Oracle’s boss Larry Ellison.

You need to understand the application and its data, an undeniable philosophy by Jonathan Lewis.

Marco Gralike has been bugged by something in the database performance field for years.

How do people prototype their quantitative visualizations? Kyle asks.

SQL Server:

Jack Vamvas shares a tip about decreasing database risks with minimal spending.

Here is what Denny Cherry does with Standard Edition SQL Servers using Mirroring.

Free training: performance tuning with free tools! Yes, sounds good. John Sterrett shares.

Have you checked your datatypes lately? Allen Kinsel asks.

SQL Server Data Quality Services (DQS) is a knowledge-driven data quality product that is new to SQL Server 2012.  James Serra has more.

MySQL:

Doron Levari has yet another inspiring post about the ARM-based data center.

Sean Hull shares an accidental DBA’s guide to MySQL management.

Justin Swanhart is using the MySQL event scheduler to rotate the slow query log.

Table optimization is a necessary evil; tables sometimes need to be optimized to reclaim space or to improve query performance. Rich Prohaska has a hot post to tell you all about it.

Ulf Wendel talks about a failover standby using weighted/prioritized load balancing.

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