Log Buffer #347, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Nov 22, 2013 / By Fahd Mirza

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What do swaying palms, turquoise water, white sandy beaches and absolutely pristine fauna remind you of? Correct! It’s Log Buffer. This Log Buffer brings you beads of blog posts related to data dexterity crafted by leading bloggers across the planet.


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Oracle 12c has increased the maximum length of character-based columns to 32K bytes.

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Martin has applying PSU in the lab environment.

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SQL Server:

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Since MariaDB aims to be a compatible/drop-in replacement to MySQL, it’s crucial that in 10.0 it supports all the 5.6 options/system variables.

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