Log Buffer #289, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Oct 5, 2012 / By Fahd Mirza

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Oracle Open World 2012 was all about Cloud, 12c, Exadata, Fusion, SuperClusters, social media, content management, and much more. From operating systems to databases, and from applications to interactive media, professionals all around the world presented, attended, and networked in San Francisco. MySQL’s professionals also rocked massively. SQL Server bloggers remained actively contributing to the tech space. This Log Buffer Edition covers it all and more.

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Oracle:

Celebrated Oracle Press author Michael S. Abbey celebrates the Oracle Open World and covers it live.

Gwen Shapira, Pythian’s Big Data Queen, has smashed it again at OOW.

Marc Fielding shares a few thoughts about Exadata’s eighth rack, the new kid on the block of Exadata configurations.

If the Cost Based Optimizer was a car, what would its bumper sticker say? Iggy Fernandez asks.

Antony Reynolds shares his account at Oracle Open World.

Eddie Awad notes down the latest and final news from OOW2012.

SQL Server:

John Sansom blogs about being a consultant and the complex issues involved.

Carla Sabotta has a good blog post about Upgrading to SSIS 2012.

Roger Doherty discusses about Trust Services. It’s a .NET encryption framework for protecting sensitive data stored in Windows Azure Data Management technologies, including SQL Database (formerly known as SQL Azure), Tables, and Blobs.

Andrew Kelly talks about backup file naming conventions.

John Gallardo has a nice take on DataContext.Log and Windows Phone.

MySQL:

James Day advises to act NOW to maximise the chance of your bugs being fixed before 5.6 is declared production ready!

Reggie Burnett has a tutorial about Code-based migrations, which is a new feature as part of the Connector/Net support for Entity Framework 4.3.1.

Simon Mudd is pondering over consequences of the ySQL-5.6, GTID, and binlogs on slaves.

Shlomi Noach has compiled yet another set of MySQL 5.6 feature set.

Multi-source replication for MariaDB is here according to Michael Monty Widenus.

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