Log Buffer #278, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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Some parts of the world are going through winter in swing while others are savoring summer (or suffering through it!). This variation in weather is beautifully in-sync with the variety of blog posts sprouting all over the web, especially regarding database technology. This mixed flavor of database blogs is captured once again by this Log Buffer Edition.


Chet Justice is wondering about his first triathlon.

Rob Reynolds writes about custom styles and skins for OBIEE 11g.

In case you missed the first webcast in the series of SOA and BPM Customer,  Bruce Tierney shares his insights.

Catch the early bird before it flies away with your $500, Karen Shamban says.

Do you wish you could proactively check your Purchasing data for known data integrity issues?

SQL Server:

Denny Cherry has a very insightful blog post about making technical writing easier.

If you would like to view the working directory on the powershell command line, like the pwd in Linux, then read this blog post by Jack Vamvas.

Chris Webb builds a simple BI solution in Excel 2013.

James Serra informs that SQL Server Reporting 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS) doesn’t require Internet Information Services (IIS).

John Sterrett sheds light on a day in the life of a service DBA.


Jonathan Haddad blogs about setting up RAID0 in Ubuntu 12.04 in AWS High I/O.

Oracle DBAs… You know you want MySQL! exclaims Sean Hull.

Are you getting better compression than InnoDB? Mark Callaghan asks.

The latest Oracle Critical Patch Update (CPU) details 6 new security fixes for Oracle MySQL, blogs Ronald Bradford.

There is no reasonable way to catch and diagnose errors on server side. It is nearly impossible to know exactly what went wrong.



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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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