Tag: MySQL

Log Buffer #195, A Carnival of The Vanities for DBAs

A short post marks Pythian’s 195th edition of Log Buffer, a blog of blogs encapsulating what’s going on in the world of database administration.

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Log Buffer #194, A Carnival of The Vanities for DBAs

We’re well into summer and almost at our 200th edition of Log Buffer, a blog of blogs about the database world.

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Log Buffer #193 – A Carnival of The Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to Log Buffer, the weekly roundup of DBA industry happenings.

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ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2010: Best Practices

For me, ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2010 started on Friday with the ACE Directors briefing. Best practices topic was touched there slightly and I twitted about it. I decided that the feedback deserves a blog post so I’m simply quoting the conversation here. If you have anything to add, you know where to find the comment box.

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Keeping Up

I’ve just wrote few bits about learning a new technology and after skimming through my Google Reader, I noticed a great post by Gwen Shapira — Deliberate Practice. That’s reminded me about another aspect of learning that I didn’t mention — learning is a continuous process.

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Notes on Learning MySQL (as an Oracle DBA)

So how does an Oracle DBA go about learning MySQL?
Obviously you start by reading the docs. Specifically, I looked for the MySQL equivalent of the famous Oracle “Concepts Guide”.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t exist. I couldn’t find any similar overview of the architecture and the ideas behind the database. The first chapter of “High Performance MySQL” had a high level architecture review, which was useful but being just one chapter in a book, it lacked many of the details I wanted to learn. Peter Zaitsev’s “InnoDB Architecture” presentation had the kind of information I needed – but covered just InnoDB.

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Log Buffer #191, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to Log Buffer, the weekly roundup of database blogs.

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Log Buffer #190, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to Log Buffer, the weekly roundup of database blogs. We’re back this week with a short Log Buffer #190. Only ten more issues, and we’ll be celebrating our 200th edition post.

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Log Buffer #189, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to Log Buffer, a weekly review of the database industry. This week’s issue Log Buffer #189 is generously published by Iggy Fernandez, editor of the quarterly journal of the Northern California Oracle User Group (NoCOUG).

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BAAG, Best Practices and Multiple Choice Exams

Even though all of us DBAs come from a wide variety of cultures, I’m willing to bet that every one of us had to work his way through a multiple choice test. If you ever took an Oracle certification exam, you know what I mean.

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