Building SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances in the Cloud with Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct

Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) is a new feature of Windows Server 2016 that takes the ‘software-defined storage’ concept to the next level. The value proposition is that instead of deploying expensive SAN hardware, similar results can be achieved by pooling…

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Replicating Users and Tablespaces with Oracle GoldenGate

Gleb Otochkin explains how to replicate users and tablespaces using Oracle GoldenGate.

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Log Buffer #501: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer Edition covers Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL blog posts.

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Duplicate Indexes in MySQL

Valerie Parham-Thompson explains why duplicate (redundant) indexes are sometimes helpful.

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Using the MariaDB CONNECT Engine to Merge Heterogeneous Data Sources

Find out how to use MariaDB CONNECT Engine to merge heterogeneous data sources in this how-to blog post from Valerie Parham-Thompson.

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Extended Events – Fetching API CURSORS

Forum questions can sometimes cause distractions for me because they pique my interest at times, especially when I see someone say “Extended Event (XE) session is not showing the expensive query”. Extended Events are just… The particular forum question that…

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Investigating IO performance on Amazon EC2

I published a blog post called “Investigating IO Performance on Amazon RDS for Oracle” recently, and soon after posting it I received several questions asking if IO worked the same way on EC2 instances. My immediate though was it did,…

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Running Containers in Amazon EC2 Container Service

Minto Joseph explains how to run logstash in Amazon EC2 Container Service.

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Log Buffer #500: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

As the festive season starts, bloggers across Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL have been producing some sparkling blog posts. This Log Buffer Edition highlights a few of them this week.

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Pythian’s Top Five Technical Blogs of 2016

The technical community had plenty to get excited about in 2016. From SQL Server announcements and upgrades to an increased focus on cloud migration, there was plenty to keep on top of. While these subjects certainly topped our list of most-viewed blog…

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