Log Buffer #299, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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Screenings, shows, premieres, and parties… Where were the stars spotted this week? No not on the red carpet in LA, but in this Log Buffer Edition. The stars of Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL are twinkling. Get mesmerized!!!


Pythian’s very own Marc Fielding is revealing the hints behind the Automatic SQL Tuning Advisor.

Paul listened to the last IT Conversations podcast of all time, hence this blog post.

How to force ADF to speak your language (or any common language), Blueberry coder tells us.

Mani found interesting that _px_trace gave some insight into the DOP and its funtionality.

SQL Server:

Let’s talk licensing and virtualization for SQL Server with Kevin Kline.

Jason Brimhall is doing a blog series for the 12 Days of pre-Christmas.

James Serra is offering a solution to VSTA editor error in SSIS 2012.

Brent Ozar blogs about sp_Blitz v16: Snapshots, Recompiles, ShrinkDB, and more.

John Pertell is quickly building a database sandbox using SSDT power tools.


Here are 5 Tips for migrating your MySQL server to a Galera Cluster.

Mark Callaghan is dealing wth binlog rotation at scale.

Yoshinori Matsunobu is discussing improvements in 5.6 regarding non-persistant connection performance.

What a Google whitepaper would do for you! Sumeet Sheokand tells.

Matt Reid provides a guide on how to validate IPv4 addresses and netmasks.

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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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