Log Buffer #283, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Posted in: Technical Track

Besides the voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, and  Céline Dion, the thing that makes my heart pound is the blogsphere covering Oracle-, SQL Server-, and MySQL-related technologies. This Log Buffer Edition is brimming with these chords. Enjoy!!!


Angela Poth says that the Oracle VM templates enbale Oracle RAC deployments up to 10 times faster than VMware vSphere.

Jang Vijay Singh thinks Fusion applications design patterns (i.e. ‘FUNCTIONAL’ design patterns) are one of the most important resources to become publicly available as a result of Fusion apps development.

Andy Colvin talks about Exadata Flash Write-back.

Shashi Kumar blogs about browser-based UI Customization with Oracle Identity Management 11gR2.

Brendan Tierney compiles a list of links to the 2 different sets of Big Data videos that Oracle has produced over the past 12 months.

SQL Server:

Denny Cherry has found some great things for you to read.

Brent Ozar is taking sp_BlitzUpdate out to the farm.

Mike Hillwig cranks that your server is not a workstation.

Your company’s data is pretty darn important. Your ability to interact with and glean insights from this data is key to a business in just about every industry. Mike Walsh has more.


Here’s a good blog post about character sets in MySQL.

Henrik Ingo draws some conclusions regarding the state of MySQL forks.

With two of the bigger Open Source projects, Kris Buyaert talks about the certification program questions that pop up.

Daniel Van Eaden is having fun with performance schemas.

Petri Virsunen guides us to avoid a MySQL data blackout in Amazon.



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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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