Log Buffer #357, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Posted in: Technical Track

This Log Buffer captures the excitement which is flowing unbridled after the new year frenzy, and the blogosphere is bubbling with new and novel technical features, tricks and tips. Enjoy!!!


Jeffrey Kemp asks. Need to change the label of an item on-the-fly?

As a system grows, it accumulates technical debt – improvements and cleanup that your really ought to get around to doing.

Sometimes statements take longer than you’d like to complete. This can happen for a number of reasons including data changes, table growth, stale statistics and the occasional optimizer bug you haven’t encountered before.

The JSON-P API as described in JSR-353 is a limited API for working with JSON; but at the basic level it will do the job. It is possible to add a few utility methods that can make your code, in my eyes, prettier.

Oracle Database 11gR2 ( installation on Oracle Linux 6.4

SQL Server:

Finding “Active” Rows for the Previous Month (SQL Spackle)

How do you configure where your database backups are created? Do you have problems updating all of your backup jobs if the backup location needs to change?

Stairway to Advanced T-SQL Level 2: Writing Subqueries

Getting Starting with Change Data Capture (CDC) in SQL Server – Part 1

In this article, Gail Shaw looks at how you can identify common types of deadlock, the difference between a deadlock and severe blocking, and how to avoid and fix the most common deadlock types.


Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 GA release now available.

In MySQL 5.7.2 a new include file “–source include/force_myisam_default.inc“ made its appearance in most of the .test files in the MTR suite.

Daniel thought it would be nice to be able to query the FOSDEM schedule for the MySQL devroom with SQL.

Replicate from Oracle to Oracle, Oracle to MySQL, and Oracle to Analytics.

They say there are two hard things in software development: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors.

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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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