Tag: MySQL

Log Buffer #198, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to Log Buffer, a weekly review of the database industry. This week’s issue Log Buffer #198 is generously published by Sam DeFilippis, who manages Oracle Notes blogs, with latest postings on Oracle GoldenGate.

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Pythian Speaking @ Oracle OpenWorld 2010

If you’re attending Oracle OpenWorld 2010 in San Francisco, Sept. 19-23, 2010, be sure to stop by one of Pythian’s many sessions. We’ll be all over the show, with experts Alex, and Marc speaking as listed below. Or, you might find Paul, Alex and others attending the bloggers meetup, participating in Oracle ACE/ACE Director activities, or at some of the User Group or OPN sessions on Sunday. Drop us a line on twitter @pythian while you’re at the show to connect with Pythian.

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Log Buffer #197, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Log Buffer #197 marks the middle of summer, and the fact that we’re a mere two weeks away from our 200th edition.

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Log Buffer #196, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to Log Buffer, the weekly roundup of database industry news.

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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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