The latest release of DBD::Oracle is now ready and can be found at: CPAN DBD::Oracle. It is a Perl module that works with the DBI module to provide access to Oracle databases. The release has been fully tested with the latest version of DBI (1.601). I also included a list of the changes and/or fixes in this release.
Taking a look at the social graph and what it means for the database. The social graph; at it’s heart it’s about people and their connections, learning about people who are in your world, can be a powerful tool for accelerating the use of an application. “The social graph has transformed a seemingly simple application such as photos into something tremendously more powerful.” We’re interested about what people are saying about us, and about our friends. Social applications are compelling.
How do you prove to a website who you are? It’s not what you give to the site, but what the site knows about you! If you have a good eBay rating, can you take that over to Craigslist? What we want in Identity 2.0 is a way to make identity user-centric, not site-centric, so a person can move their identity around. How do we solve this you ask.
Yesterday I presented “Best Practices for Database Administrators” at the MySQL User Conference and Expo. There are links to the slides and video in this post.
has finally happened! The first public release of the MySQL plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control is out. In the last few months, more and more people showed interest in the potential plug-in, and even few guys from Oracle contacted me independently of each other with their own reasons to have a MySQL plug-in available. This interest accelerated the fermentation of thoughts in my brain, and I got down to work. Pythian generously sponsored my development time. Here are the details. The first release version is 0.42 because that’s obviously the perfect number to start something good.
There’s no video for Jacob Nikom’s December 2007 Boston MySQL User Group meeting, but the slides for “Measuring MySQL Server Performance” can be downloaded here.
Ever wished the listener.log file was a table in the database? Wish no more! About three years ago, I sent this recipe in an email to my co-workers. Just recently, Shakir re-sent it after using the method in an emergency. Since it seems to have proved its value, I now offer it to our readers. Have a look.
Over-the-Top Tales from the Trenches: Bringing order to the chaos of every day DBA life – So you have got your nice MySQL Master-Slave replication pair setup. Everything is sweet, then the master dies/restarts or you have a slightly extended network outage. You log into the machine and check out why the slave threw an error or if your monitoring is slow, why the slave is lagging by 2 hours. You run SHOW SLAVE STATUS\G
I have a client with refreshes scheduled using MV refresh groups, and it took me a while to recall the view name, asking around and RTFM’ing. Since this situation comes up regularly, I wrapped up a quick script that parses job content, takes in account MV refresh groups, and outputs the database link(s) involved. I think it could be useful to few others so here it goes.
After the interesting comment storm on Doug’s blog when he posted some of Tim Gorman’s comments on the value of data in his career experiences as compared to the value of the applications manipulating that data, I hesitate a little to post this. But, I can’t stop myself because it’s such an interesting insight! So here it is!