Log Buffer #235, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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Oracle has launched Java 7, Steve Jobs has resigned, IBM has made new alignments with HP and so on. The industry is buzzing with the breaking news while one thing is rest assured that the brightest and most innovative days are ahead of the IT industry, and so blogging is anticipating some thrilling times ahead and so are the Log Buffer Editions. To get a peek of future, lets savor Log Buffer #235.


Good backup scripts usually write their output to some sort of log file so, checking the output is usually a straight-forward task. Andre Araujo, one of the leading Oracle DBA shares his take.

Steve Jobs is everywhere with is resignation and Oracle blogs are no exception. Kyle Hailey shares his inspiration.

Robyn, the adhd ocd dba, also pays her tribute to Jobs.

Jonathan Lewis shares a very interesting post about bitmap index.

Martin Bach blogs about essential tools for Exadata performance experiments and they include snapper too.

SQL Server:

Chris Shaw is engulfed in Denver User Group, the Colorado Springs User Group, SQL Saturdays and the PASS Summit and relishing it.

CTP has been made available earlier this week for SQL Server 2008 SP3 on Download Center. Read this MSDN blog post to get highlights of what has been updated.

We all get frustrated by little problems at work. One by one they are tiny but gradually they add up. Especially if they happen again and again every day. Tilovel09 also shares the same.

David Musgrave shares a quick tip regarding Using eConnect to update Customer or Vendor Addresses with a blank Address Line 3.

Don Pinto posts a blog about database engine permission basics on behalf of his colleague Rick Byham, a technical writer on the SQL Server Team.


According to a recent MIT Sloan Management Review study, top performing organizations use analytics 5 times more than lower performers. That’s pretty astounding, according to  Tokuview.

Dave Stokes is writing valuable blog posts about the new InnoDB features.

MySQL provides you with a nice utility for creating a backup of your databases. Tony Darnell blogs about scripting Backups of MySQL with Perl via mysqldump.

Mike Hogan shares his thoughts on the future of NoSQL companies.

Mark Mathews rambles that creating JDBC connections doesn’t have to be slow or not the reason to be using a pool.

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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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