Log Buffer #241, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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World has opened up in San Fransisco with the database bangs. MySQL and Oracle databases have scintillated the hearts of developers, DBAs, technology aficionados, and the mere spectators. That and plethora of news has also poured in from SQLServer melas. This Log Buffer Edition is proud to shed spotlight on all these happenings in this Log Buffer #241.


Oracle Open World remained shining as ever for Pythian again this year. Great news kept pouring in throughout the open world gala. Pythian is thrilled to share news of our big win: Oracle North America Titan Award for Oracle Exadata solution that was planned, deployed and is currently managed for online marketing corporation LinkShare in New York.

Pythian’s celebrated speaker Michael S. Abbey talks about cloudy end to a roller coaster week at OOW.

Pythian’s Application DBA expert, Maris Elsins is taking us back to school.

Marc Fielding shares his initial thoughts on Oracle database cloud services.

Pythian’s marketing queen Vanessa Simmons blogs about prizes for this year’s OOW11 Blogger’s Meetup.

SQL Server:

Chris Webb blogs about Excel subtotals when querying multidimensional and tabular models.

Tim Radney opines that its is all about giving so why not #sqlgive?

Richard Douglas is excited about UK SQL community having so many events in such a short space of time.

Expiring databases are a reality and policy-based management has become a necessity. Jorge Segarra has more.

Jen McCown has made us a cheatsheet of cool things!


MySQL @ #OOW11 is complete, and Keith Larson finished off with a very interactive session.

Oracle’s turn-about announcement of a NoSQL product wasn’t really surprising for O’Reilly Radar.

Baron Schwartz’ve been seeing a few occasions where Neil J. Gunther’s Universal Scalability Law doesn’t seem to model all of the important factors in a system as it scales.

Jervin Real talks about When Does InnoDB Update Table Statistics? (And When It Can Bite).

MySQL community is ecstatic about the Oracle Open World. Dave Stokes notices that MySQL tracks have been received warmly by the MySQL core in attendance and the Oracle family with its many branches.



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About the Author

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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