Log Buffer #286, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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With the summer approaching in Australia and winter making inroads in Canada, the contrasts are also vivid in the blog posts of Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. Relishing this distinguished medley, this Log Buffer Edition is blossoming with new blog posts.


Julian Dontcheff throws some light on the seldom-discussed Bloom Filters.

Gokhan Atil is creating AWR reports and sending them via email.

Do you know you get a database failure each time you create a new database with DBCA? Kamran asks.

Some of us write every day, and some of us only when motivated. That day, Morgan was motivated.

Maria Colgan cannot believe it’s time for OpenWorld again!

SQL Server:

Laurentiu Cristofor blogs about South Korea’s worst security breach so far.

Bob Dorr was looking at data from a customer in a different time zone (UTC+1) from his this week. It involved SQL Server AlwaysOn (HADRON), and he found that lining up the timestamps in the various logs was challenging.

Converting hexadecimal values to varbinary and vice versa is now easier using the XQuery functionality available from SQL Server 2005.

Gcmouli wrote about connection loss errors in the SSMS Query editor.

A common problem for some SQL Server applications are cases where data typically ascends. Ian Jose has more.


Oracle is the most powerful database system in the world. However…

A fine step-by-step post by Mark Grennan about installing PostGIS 9.2 on RedHat 6.2.

Kris Buytaert gives Gentwerpen Devops meetup and conference season updates.

Top 10 MySQL Tips and Mistakes for PHP Developers by Toney Darnell.

One of the MySQL bugs celebrating a birthday today is Bug #30994, which  Hartmut Holzgraefe filed five years ago.

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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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