Tag: Microsoft SQL Server

Log Buffer #154: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 154th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs. Let’s dive right in, shall we?

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Database Analyst Steals Credit Card Data

This blog post was inspired by a recent report of a Database Analyst at American Express stealing Credit Card data. It’s amazing how many companies still follow a mainly “perimeter security” approach when it comes to controlling access to sensitive information—their focus is on network security using firewalls, advanced authentication options, and so on. Even with such measures, it’s very common to setup strong barriers to the outside world but very little by way of internal limits; most internal people have some level of access to servers that store and process sensitive data.

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Log Buffer #153: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This is the 153rd edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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Connecting to Oracle with SQL Server 2005 x64

Using OLE DB to get SQL Server to connect to Oracle servers can be done quite easily, but there are a few little tricks you should know to make it go smoothly. Once it’s working it seems to work quite well. I hope this blog post will save you a few headaches.

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Log Buffer #152: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 152nd edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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Windows PowerShell for the SQL Server DBA

Most people think Windows administrators make a living with their right-hand—you know, right-clicking and left-clicking the user interface to get things done. I’ve spent a fair amount of time writing VBScript scripts to administer Windows servers and workstations and automating repetitive tasks. One reason for me moving into Windows PowerShell is its roots in the Microsoft .NET Framework, as I have done a fair amount of .NET programming. But what is Windows PowerShell anyway?

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Log Buffer #151: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 151st edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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Scalable Internet Architectures

My old friend and collaborator Theo Schlossnagle at OmniTI posted his slides from his Scalable Internet Architectures talk at VelocityConf 2009. The slides are brilliant even without seeing Theo talk and I highly recommend the time it takes to flip through them, for anyone who is interested in systems performance. If anyone took an mp3 of this talk I’m dying to hear it, please let me know. Here’s the slide deck. Let me know your thoughts.

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Log Buffer #149: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This is the 149th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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Webinar for EMEA, June 4: Migrating to an Open Source DB Platform

Paul Vallée, Pythian’s founder and Executive Chairman really opened our eyes. Paul talks about Oracle’s 11G features with the same enthusiasm he has for MySQL’s federated architecture, or for SQL Server’s peer-to-peer replication technology. You could hardly find anybody who presents his visionary views of the new technology trends like cloud computing, virtualization, or server consolidation with such a deep understanding of the topics. Here is your opportunity to confer with Paul Vallée on Thursday, June 4, 2009 12:00 PM–1:00 PM CEST (11AM–12:00 PM GMT) in a free webinar, Database Platform Migration.

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