Log Buffer #257, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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With new year many new projects, new technologies, new frameworks and new ideas are springing up at the speed of light and bloggers in the database arena are keeping up with this pace and this Log Buffer Edition is also living up to that pace and covers some of those posts in Log Buffer #257.


What could possibly be common about Latch: row cache objects, session_cached_cursors and a database link? Alex Fatkulin opines.

Laurent Schneider has a post about How to bypass the login banners?

Big data is big news these days. But you don’t base IT investment decisions on magazine headlines. Tom Kyte will be doing a web seminar.

Jonathan Lewis is once again viewing the figures and numbers of his blog.

Surachart Opun, yet another Pythian ACE, is blogging about his experience regarding GI PSU patching.


There are lots of properties in SSAS that have no useful purpose, or whose purpose is somewhat obscure, and one property Chris Webb has always wondered about is the DependsOnDimension property of a dimension.

Thomas LaRock blogs about as how to jumpstart your career as a DBA.

Mike Hillwig is fascinated with using a six character code as a data type.

Mike Walsh has a piece of advice; Don’t splint your database server to death.

To copy a table from another SQL Server Instance is easy. Create a Linked Server on the destination server and reference the Linked Server in the SELECT statement. Jack has full post.


Please mark you calendars for the MySQL sessions at Collaborate this April in Las Vegas. Dave Stokes suggests.

Baron Schwartz asks for more details about SchoonerSQL performance.

Chris Calender talks about resolving the bison.exe m4 Invalid argument Error when building MySQL/MariaDB/XtraDB on Windows.

Pavan Venkatesh says that one SchoonerSQL node is equavalent to 9 Clustrix nodes.

Gearman is a queue and load balancing system for an arbitrary number of workers which enables distributed computing across many nodes. Dathan Pattishall has more.

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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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