Log Buffer #348, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Nov 27, 2013 / By Fahd Mirza

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With the holiday season fast approaching (or is it slow?), data bloggers have already adopted a festive mood, and this Log Buffer edition jubilantly captures and reflects that, and much more.


On December 4, 2013, Oracle will host a customer webcast to acquaint customers with the Oracle SuperCluster M6-32, Oracle’s most powerful engineered system for in-memory Oracle Database performance, Database-as-a-Service and application consolidation.

The ETL logic in BI Apps uses parameters in packages, interfaces, load plans, and knowledge modules (KM) to control the ETL behaviors.

Bobby says that the default degree may cause performance problems.

Need an excuse to extend your trip to Brazil after Oracle CloudWorld São Paulo?

Are you ready to take the next step to modernize your manufacturing plants but not sure what tools are available?

SQL Server:

Bob Pusateri is very happy to be making the trek up to Appleton, Wisconsin to speak at  FoxPASS  next week!

What To Do If Your Database Catches Fire?

SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) – October 2013 update

As Thanksgiving Approaches, Remember What SQL Server Pros Can Get By Giving

There are a lot of SQL Server management tools for monitoring your environment—but using ones that keep DBAs like you ahead of the game and proactively finding problems before your user base does have greater value.


You may think that you already know what the opposite of “DISABLED” is, but with MySQL Event Scheduler you’ll be wrong.

MySQL has an exceptional track record of introducing minor fixes that cause major breakages.

You should take care when changing schema in a MySQL/InnoDB database cluster.

Connector/Python v1.1.3 is available for testing since last week. It is a “beta” release.

Query optimization versus caching

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