Log Buffer #236, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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Don’t restrict your database blogging diet to just your blog reader or to your casual surfing on the net. Scour the brave bold world of database blogs from end to end. Huh? difficult? That is why we have brought you another Log Buffer Edition. Covering Oracle technologies to the SQL Server forays before culminating at the adventures in MySQL, here is the Log Buffer #236 for your eyes.


Tim Hall decided that he wanted to dual boot a server with Fedora 15 and Oracle VM 3.0.1 and then it was all emotional after that.

Arup Nanda has lucidly explain as how to set up Oracle Connection Manager.

RLWrap is a great too to enhance the user experience with SQL*Plus by allowing it to make use of the GNU readline library. Martin Bach explains.

Charles Hooper‘s analytical eye is still on “Oracle Database 11g Performance Tuning Recipes“ book.

Richard wants to know how many columns a histogram will be collected on given certain conditions and Nial answers.


Lenz Grimmer is tasting many things and shares what he has been up to lately.

Natural primary keys or surrogate keys?  Like some others, Giuseppe Maxia doesn’t take an immovable stand on either side.

Have you ever had a spreadsheet file or a large .csv file that you wanted to manipulate, but you want more power than a spreadsheet program could offer?

The way Hadoop shows up in all companies, and the way DBAs don’t pay Hadoop much attention, reminds Ben Mildren a lot of how MySQL started showing up in the enterprise. Pythian’s Gwen Shapira has more.

Over the past two weeks Lachlan Mulcahy has been working on XtraBackup Manager as much as he can.

SQL Server:

Eric Nelson is back to the future with HTML, JavaScript and CSS.

The most common question Susan Ibach gets when talking about certification is what should I study? She answers that in a fabulous blog post.

Andrew Coates shared the TechEd Australia LightSwitch Decks and Resources.

Michael J. Swart dishes out ACID properties by example and also the counter example.

Thomas LaRock has started a blog series about some of my favorite PASS Summit memories.



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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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