Log Buffer #291, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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While Flex Baumgartner was jumping from the outer space, bloggers of database technologies were adventuring into the vistas of new technologies and sharing their experiences through their blogs. This Log Buffer Edition jumps right into the middle of the database blogosphere.


Jason Lamon is doing OpenWorld 2012 recap and talking about Fishbowl solutions alignment with Oracle’s WebCenter strategy.

Andrew Reid has stolen another idea.

Which tools should be used for data migration between environments? Paula Speranza-Hadley asks.

Anand Akela blogs about Infrastructure and Platform as a service in Private Cloud at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

This year’s Perth AUSOUG conference doesn’t end on day 2 – you are given three options to extend your learning into day 3. Scott has more.

SQL Server:

Should a placement firm tell you what they are billing the client? James Serra asks.

Conquer your fear of virtualization with Kevin Kline.

Jason Strate is blogging on translating compatibility views in SQL Server to their respective dynamic management objects.

SQL Server has many facets and behaviors that are often misunderstood and do not always work quite as we may have expected. Mark Broadbent has more.

Mike Hillwig uses xp_cmdshell quite a bit in his environment and shares the experience.


MySQL for Excel 1.1.0 GA has been released as pointed out by Reggie Burnett.

Greg Sabino Mullane strongly encourages the use of PostgreSQL.

MySQL 5.6 offers the groundbreaking online DDL operations for InnoDB, Shlomi Noach notes.

Marco Tusa is wondering about Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), as time marches on.

Has this ever happened to you: When attending a party or any other convention, you enter the hall, see a gang of nice people drinking, smiling, laughing, doing small talk. Then, you say “hi” to them, and in response, you get just and empty stare somewhere above your head? Igor Babaev asks.



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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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