Log Buffer #263, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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In this Log Buffer Edition, March madness with method continues with plethora of blog posts from across different database technologies. Enjoy this Log Buffer #263.


Pythian has got another feather in it’s star-studded cap. Congratulations are pouring in over Gwen Shapira of Pythian on becoming Oracle ACE Director.

Recently Chris Antognini had to analyse a row lock contention problem, and that resulted in a chic blog post.

This posting by Jonathan Lewis is about a problem as well as being about a hash join.

Timur Akhmadeev caught something extraordinary on instance.

Charles Hooper talks about Hyper-Extended Oracle Performance Monitor 6.0 Beta.


Mike Hillwig is making a sports analogy with a performance problem.

March madness is again here and Thomas LaRock is focussing on SQL Azure in his new blog series.

Jen Mcrown is slightly digressed from SQL Server a bit and in his meme asking, How do you balance mixing family, friends, peers, and co-workers on Facebook?

Have You Heard About the Microsoft TechNet Wiki? Kevin Kline asks.


Petri Virsunen has posted about a webinar covering data movement in real-time between Oracle and MySQL.

Vadim Tkachenko blogs about ext4 vs xfs on the SSD.

Pavan Venkatesh says that one SchoonerSQL node provides more throughput than nine Clustrix nodes.

Andrew Hutchings tells the real way to start hacking on OpenStack.

Artem Livshits shares a useful cloud database technologies comparison chart.



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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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