Tag: MySQL

Amazon Lures Microsoft Customers with SQL Server RDS

Until very recently, SQL Azure was the only solution offering SQL Server on cloud, Google Cloud SQL offering only MySQL, and Amazon offering MySQL and Oracle. Not anymore! The online retail and cloud solution giant is now offering SQL server as part of its RDS service and also added ASP.NET support for AWS Elastic Beanstalk.

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Log Buffer #273, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Glamour from across the world is sparkling in the South of France, but even that has failed to eclipse the vivid aura of the database blogs from the realms of Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. This Log Buffer Edition covers this glamorous gala of innovation.

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Debugging IN vs OR Performance in MySQL

I was presented with test results that showed that IN query was about 100 times faster than OR query. Where OR query took minutes to run, IN query took seconds! Okay, I said to myself, it is time to start digging. Here are my findings.

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Log Buffer #272, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

We now know beyond a shadow of a doubt that new media technologies like Twitter and Facebook are not going to wipe-out blogs but are rather complementing them very nicely. It seems they were made for each other. This Log Buffer Edition enhances this match. Enjoy.

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Securing MySQL on Linux Systems

MySQL is one of the most, if not the most, popular relational databases chosen by internet based startups in the last decade. Although it is a very robust platform and offers many of the necessary features to support the database…

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Log Buffer #271, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

They say that “April showers bring May flowers”. Basically, nature brings different things in different colors aimed at improvement. That is also true for the blogging world. This Log Buffer Edition brings out different blog posts to improve the Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL worlds, so enjoy!

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MySQL News (May 10, 2012)

Here is a compilation of MySQL-related news and posts that I found interesting. Enjoy!

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Hardware Component Failures – Survey Results

When preparing for the the IOUG Collaborate 12’s deep dive on deploying Oracle Databases for High Availability, I wanted to provide some feedback on which hardware components are failing most and least frequently. I believe I have a reasonably good idea of the answer, but I thought that providing some more objective data would be better. I couldn’t find results from a more scientific research, so I decided to organize a poll. This blog post shows the results, which I promised to share with several groups.

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Log Buffer #270, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

As Summer begins in many parts of the world, not only is nature waking up, but many bloggers are also coming out of hiatus and the database blogsphere is seeing new sensational activity. This Log Buffer Edition includes blogging tidbits from Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. Enjoy!

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Collaborate 2012 as Seen by a MySQL DBA

I spent last week at Collaborate 2012 in Las Vegas, and it was a really great experience in many ways. I am a MySQL DBA and have been working with MySQL for most of my career, so Collaborate didn’t seem like an obvious choice. It turned out that I had so much to learn from Oracle professionals and the Oracle community that could be applied in the MySQL world. For me, an indication of a good conference is when you come back inspired and full of ideas.

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