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Log Buffer #237, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Oracle users across the globe keep searching for easier ways to accomplish time consuming tasks, or keep searching for the solutions of errors and issues and then often land on valuable blog posts. In quest for this Log Buffer Edition, we also landed upon some chic blog posts across database technologies and hence this Log Buffer #237.

Going Postal (with Dancer)

The Dancer plugin mechanism primary aims to provide a way to encapsulate pieces of functionality that can be re-used by different applications. But, it’s so light-weight and handy, that’s it’s easy to also use it to encapsulate parts of the application itself. In that way, it’s very reminescent of the concept of role. Let’s look at this example.

Oracle Exadata vs SAP HANA

Before I left on vacation, Mark Fontecchio organized a short video conference between myself and John Appleby. The idea was to compare Oracle Exadata with SAP HANA in a shot video discussion. Unfortunately, video part didn’t really work but we did end up with at least a podcast — Here it is.

My Broken Planet MySQL feed..

Having recently joined Pythian’s MySQL team, in anticipation of my first blog post, I was eager to add my blog feed to Planet MySQL for aggregation. Unfortunately in my haste I pasted the link to my blog as opposed to the blog feed and as the link was erroneous, Planet MySQL recursed back up the url until it reached a valid feed. Unfortunately for me, that was the main Pythian Blog feed and as a result all Pythian blog content is now getting aggregated under my name.

Log Buffer #236, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Don’t restrict your database blogging diet to just your blog reader or to your casual surfing on the net. Scour the brave bold world of database blogs from end to end. Huh? difficult? That is why we have brought you another Log Buffer Edition. Covering Oracle technologies to the SQL Server forays before culminating at the adventures in MySQL, here is the Log Buffer #236 for your eyes.

Hadoops Everywhere

We don’t pay enough attention to Hadoop. By “we” I mean DBAs, the rest of the world is paying plenty of attention to Hadoop. Recently, I started asking my customers and fellow DBAs about Hadoop adoption in their company. Turns out that many of them have Hadoop. Hadoop shows up in large companies and small ones, in established industries and in startups. Its everywhere. Let me tell you what it is and why it’s important.

Curious Case with MySQL Replication

MySQL Replication is a powerful tool and it’s hard to find a production system not using it. On the other hand debugging replication issues can be very hard and time consuming. Especially if your replication setup is not straightforward and you are using filtering of some kind. Let’s look at an issue I had..

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