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Duplication: divide et impera

For me, every Monday morning starts with the same routine. I refresh some QA databases from PeopleSoft production one. Even though the process is almost fully automated (all commands are automatically generated) it takes several hours to perform the final steps because DUPLICATE FROM ACTIVE DATABASE performs image copies to the destination server. I am…

Log Buffer #337, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

The journey is old, but the milestones are new. It’s the same old quest for excellence. Innovative questions are being asked and answered in the blogs across the Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL branches of technologies. This Log Buffer Edition relishes just that. Let’s start this Log Buffer with the exquisite blog post by Dana…

Not so good news for MCM Aspirants

A few days back, late Friday (30th August 2013) MS has made an announcement – that they are cancelling the MCM Certification, not so good news for MCM aspirants. This announcement has upset many in the SQL Community including myself. I had my own reasons, and beliefs about not attending any of the certification exam…

The death of the MCM Program

In case you’re unaware, Microsoft sent a late night email on Friday August 30th announcing it would kill off the MCM, MCSM and MCA certifications as of October 1, 2013. These are top level certifications, requiring candidates to do more than answer multiple-guess questions, and that, when achieved, really separate the experts from the rest…

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 – Bloggers Meetup

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 is just few weeks away, and of course, we are organizing the Annual Oracle Bloggers Meetup — one of your top favorite events of OpenWorld. What: Oracle Bloggers Meetup 2013 When: Wed, 25-Sep-2013, 5:30pm Where: Main Dining Room, Jillian’s Billiards @ Metreon, 101 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (street view). Please…

PalominoDB CEO Laine Campbell to speak at LGBTQ MBA Conference

PalominoDB CEO Laine Campbell will be a special guest speaker at this year’s, Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA Conference. Calling her “…an experienced tech entrepreneur, CEO, world traveler and self-starter,” event organizers hope Laine’s involvement “will help ignite and encourage more members of the LGBT community to successfully pursue careers in tech or entrepreneurship.” Now in…

PGBR 2013 Porto Velho insights

It’s been 4 years since the last time I spoke at the Postgres Brazilia community event (last time I spoke was at PGCon 2009 Sao Paolo – PyReplica project) and seems that the community is still growing and vibrant. The talks given at the meeting were amazing. PalominoDB was there with two talks: “Postgres and…

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