Log Buffer #307, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Feb 15, 2013 / By Fahd Mirza

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If you are looking for some of the great blog posts of the week in database technologies like Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL, then Log Buffer #307 is the place to be. Enjoy!


When Jeremy Schneider writes, it stays written. He relishes and shares how to troubleshoot OEM  12c Cloud Control Auto-Discovery.

Chris Kawalek informs that Oracle VM provides SAP customers with a fully supported and certified virtualization environment for the Oracle database.

Peter Lorenzen is hardening the Apache HTTP Server.

Andrew Reid is running a simple test of V$SEGSTAT_NAME and V$SEGMENT_STATISTICS.

Did you know that an authentication function in APEX is not used the way a function actually should be used? Denes Kubicek asks.

SQL Server:

Derek is writing a guide about SQL Server Database Optimization.

Rohit Garg is blogging about an issue of backup not starting for database with full text catalog.

James Serra is sharing slides of :DBA: Transitioning to a BI Role” Presentation.

Brent Ozar has posted that VMWare HA isn’t sufficient for SQL Server high availability.

Not exactly groundbreaking information, but were you aware that you can run SQLIO with multiple files?

Mladen Prajdi? is sharing his speaking engagements.


TempoDB’s timely DBaaS for the Internet of Things, ScaleBase 2.0, and more.

Giuseppe Maxia is provisioning an Oracle slave using Tungsten and MySQL Sandbox.

Let’s join Kristian Nielsen in taking the first steps with MariaDB Global Transaction ID.

Here is a high-level comparative overview of the features regarding MySQL 5.6 vs. MariaDB 10.0.

Justin Swanhart is recommending some talks at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo.

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