Log Buffer #328, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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There is a tsunami of blog posts out there as Oracle has made public its 12c database and SQL Server and MySQL with numerous new offerings. This Log Buffer Edition covers a few salient blog posts.


Among the major ETL tools in the market , Oracle Data Integrator outshines not just for a couple of reason. Oracle has invested a lot in developing the tool after it took over from Sunopsis.

You want to learn more about innovative features of WLS 11g and 12c? You want to get answers about the roadmap and capabilities?

Kristin Rose tells us that 12c  offers the latest innovation from Oracle Database Server Technologies with a new Multitenant Option, which can help accelerate database consolidation and Cloud projects.

If you have been using the classic Oracle Enterprise Manager Command Line interface ( EMCLI ), you are in for a treat, according to Adeesh Fulay.

Oracle BI Applications (OBIA) is a product for delivering industry best-practice dashboards and analysis over enterprise sources such as ERP, HR, SCM, and CRM systems.

SQL Server:

Prashanth is sharing a script in finding No of Processors, Speed, and its current usage based on samples being gathered at frequent intervals.

Backup or dump, which do you prefer to take? Tom has often referred to a database backup as a database dump.

Wes Brown is building flast file connectors dynamically for SSIS.

Kevin Kline is keen on MySQL, NoSQL, and NuoDB.

Kenneth Fisher is sharing ordering steps in a SQL agent job.


Phil Hildebrand offers to learn from his mistake as DBA.

Colin Charles shares some MariaDB related news from the Red Hat front.

MySQL 5.6 introduced major advances to monitoring made via PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA, but also made a change in how it binds to the network by default.

Justin Swanhart is comparing Amazon Redshift and Shard-Query features and performance.

Alexandar Robin is talking about MySQL and Hadoop integration.

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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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