Log Buffer #213, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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Warm welcome to the Log Buffer, a weekly amalgamation of database news across different technologies. Let’s get warmed up with sizzling Log Buffer #213.


One of the leading performance gurus, Kellyn Pederson is letting us know how she is finding the initial months at Pythian and she rightly praises her fabulous team mates Mark Brinsmead, Paul Logan, and Andy Klock.

The famous Oracle Database Junkie – Arup Nanda, blogs more about Interested Transaction Lists.

Universal Connection Pool, Oracle’s next generation connection pooling solution ,can be a bit tricky to set up, especially when a JNDI data source is to be used, says Martin in his latest blog post.

Have you ever wonder why that weird line shows up in the Predicate Section of an execution plan on Exadata? Then read this blog post by Kerry Osborne.

Jonathan Lewis once again identified that there’s a bug (or change) in the way that enqueues (locks) are handled that can make both statspack and AWR reports “lose time”.

SQL Server:

Ryan Adams shares his two sessions about Mirroring and Policy Based Management Server at his blog, which he presented at SQLSaturday #57 in Houston.

Many congratulations to Tim Mitchell, who has just received notification from the Microsoft MVP Award Program that he has received the MVP award for SQL Server for 2011.  This is his second year to be awarded. Way to go Tim.

Drew Minkin discusses as why SQLSkills’ Master Immersion Event on Internals and Performance is Critical to BI. He gives out ten glowing reasons for that.

Jorge Segarra is trying to bring everyone up to speed on what’s going on with SQLU with his latest blog post.

In a graphical and commentory-oriented post, Pradeep Adiga tells as why he likes the Configuration Manager in SQL Server Denali.


Craig S. Mullins once again applies famous quotes to the database professional in a very interesting post.

Adam Gartenberg announces that NOVA will be airing an hour-long episode dedicated to the IBM Watson computer and its forthcoming attempt to win at Jeopardy!

DB2 provides the facility to extend SQL functionality through user-defined functions that can then be evaluated in the SQL statement. Troy Coleman tells us more about them here.

Save the space, save the money. It’s as simple as that. Dave Beulke sheds light at that from DB2 perspective.



Because who doesn’t love free? Alexis Bauer Kolak graciously reveals some free webinars here.

Florian shares his slides which he presented at linux.conf.au 2011 about ‘Roll Your Own Cloud’.

Peter Zaitsev discusses a performance problem with Innodb and DROP TABLE at his blog.



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I have been in love with Oracle blogging since 2007. This blogging, coupled with extensive participation in Oracle forums, plus Oracle related speaking engagements, various Oracle certifications, teaching, and working in the trenches with Oracle technologies has enabled me to receive the Oracle ACE award. I was the first ever Pakistani to get that award. From Oracle Open World SF to Foresight 20:20 Perth. I have been expressing my love for Exadata. For the last few years, I am loving the data at Pythian, and proudly writing their log buffer carnivals.

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