Log Buffer #283, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Besides of voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Celine Dion, the thing which ticks my heart to no bound is the blogs written by various bloggers covering Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL related technologies. This Log Buffer Edition is brimming with those chords in Log Buffer #283. Enjoy !!!

Log Buffer #282, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Blogging is the way to express an idea in an informal way by a person, who has either worked with it, or planning to work with it, or has seen it at work. In databases, ideas are the foundations of everything, and these Log Buffer Edition is presenting ideas from bloggers in Log Buffer #282.

Benchmarking NDB Against InnoDB on a Write-Intensive Workload

Last month, we evaluated Amazon’s new SSD offerings with an extensive series of performance benchmarks. As a followup, we’ve prepared a second series of benchmarks that specifically explore performance issues with a write-intensive workload on both NDB and InnoDB storage engines. Download a free PDF of our findings, and as always, we welcome your feedback,…

Log Buffer #279, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

In a typical organization, all work together to bring out a common good for the outside world. It’s interesting to see how all of these entities blog about technology, and there is more and more interest shown by managerial technologists about databases. This Log Buffer Edition appeases their appetites. Enjoy!

A Few Thoughts on OSCon and the Open Source Community

This past week I attended OSCon, the annual conference for open source’s true believers. And there was a religious fervor in the air, particularly from the point of view of someone more accustomed to Oracle conferences. The companies generating buzz were the small companies built around development of their own open source products. There are a surprising number of them out there, especially relating to multiple forks of a popular product like MySQL or Hadoop.

Palomino Evaluates Amazon’s New High I/O SSD Instances

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently introduced a new storage layer with SSD as its backend. Because their previous EBS storage has been challenging in the areas of I/O throughput and stability, we were extremely excited to run comparative benchmarks to offer a recommendation for customers considering upgrading to SSD. The opportunity to expand I/O throughput…

Exploring Configuration Management with Ansible

What is Ansible? Ansible is a configuration management and deployment system, like Puppet, Capistrano, Fabric, and Chef. Its aim is to be radically simple and let you use your existing scripts to help with cluster configuration and software deployment whenever possible. Here are the ways that Ansible differentiates itself. Simplicity Ansible does not include a client/server…

Log Buffer #278, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Some parts of the world are going through winter in swing while others are savoring summer (or suffering through it!). This variation in weather is beautifully in-sync with the variety of blog posts sprouting all over the web, especially regarding database technology. This mixed flavor of database blogs is captured once again by this Log Buffer Edition.

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