Log Buffer #326, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Jun 28, 2013 / By Fahd Mirza

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Just like the new car model excites the car enthusiasts, the new version of the database products fascinates the database professionals. A plethora of blog posts sprung up as the new versions of databases are released. Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL now have new things to offer. This Log Buffer shares that excitement and anticipation.


Samer Forzley of Pythian explains why you should upgrade to Oracle 12c.

Abhinav Agarwal informs that Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Bundle Patch is now available for download.

Yury Velikanov presents a step by step guide to have the brand new shining Oracle 12c RAC on your laptop.

Janice J. Heiss is giving an overview of batch processing in Java EE 7.

Bethany Lapaglia makes public the best practices regarding OEM 12c configuration.

Thanos also lets us know, like many others, that Oracle Database 12c is generally available.

SQL Server:

Which loads faster – 2008, 2008 R2, or 2012? Ted Krueger asks.

Koen Verbeeck shares data visualization tips and tricks.

Here is a preview of the Visual Studio 2013.

If you want to try out the Windows 8.1 preview right now, you can. Be aware that when you install the Windows 8.1 preview, you will have to re-install all your apps.

Prashant is sharing different approaches to find free space in all disk drives with PowerSQL.


Percona Server 5.6.12-60.4 second Release Candidate is now available.

One of the new features of MySQL Workbench 6.0 is Table Data Search. The main purpose of this was to ease data searching through the whole instance.

Matt Lord has improved the two way communication.

The MySQL Connect content catalog is now live! MySQL Connect, taking place in San Francisco Sept 21-23.

If you are building MySQL (5.6 in this case) on Windows and starting from a new/plain machine, there are some headers/libs/etc. missing that many distributions contain and/or that are easy to add.

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