Log Buffer #354, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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The new year is here with a bang, and the rythem of everything new is propagating into the database technologies, hence providing database bloggers ample material to write about. This Log Buffer Edition covers all that and more.


Do you know that DB12c sqlldr is a little smarter…finally ? Now, *.ctl file is not always necessary.

ODI – High performance data movement using Datapump.

Informatica PowerCenter 9.5.1 Hot Fix 2 is now available in the Business Intelligence (BI) 11g media pack for download and use with BI Applications 7.9.x.

This was tested on Oracle 11.2. If you create a tablespace with a datafile with autoextend on, the file’s maxsize cannot be less than its size. If it is, you get an ORA-02494

Oracle Exadata X4 (Part 2): The All Flash Database Machine?

SQL Server:

Stairway to SQLCLR Level 1: What is SQLCLR?

Relational database or graph database? Why not have both?

SQL Server 2014 Hybrid Cloud Scenarios: Migrating On-Premises SQL Server to Windows Azure Virtual Machines

An AlwaysOn Bug with Service Broker Transmission Queue


MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.3.15 Is Now Available.

New MySQL web installer, Have you tried it yet?

One of the most important config for InnoDB is the innodb_buffer_pool_size.

XtraBackup Complains of Missing perl-DBD-MySQL.

High-Velocity Data—AKA Fast Data or Streaming Data—seems to be all the rage these days.

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About the Author

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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