Log Buffer #313, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Posted in: Technical Track

Looking for the answers to the questions like: “Should I patch now or wait a little?” or “What quirks are there in that stunning new features?” The limitations of that fancy index type, any working examples of a particular add-on, are best found in the blogs. This Log Buffer Edition provides you a window to those blogs out there.


Scott Wesley is dishing out the reasons why you should upgrade your APEX environment.

In case you haven’t already noticed, PeopleTools 9.2 is out and available for download!

Since two thirds of sensitive data in most organizations resides in databases, consolidation onto private clouds represent an opportunity to improve information security and compliance.

BITeamwork has been out since Oracle Open World 2012, but since its involvement with several customers, the product has evolved into a really amazing software offering.

Andrew Reid is giving a simple example, tested on Oracle 11.2, which shows how to use V$SQL_BIND_CAPTURE to see the value of bind variables used in a WHERE clause.

SQL Server:

Steve Bolton is sharing a rickety stairway to SQL Server Data Mining.

What to Do When You Can’t Wipe an Infected System? Brian Kelley answers.

Policy Based Management has 4 evaluation modes, and if you are not already familiar with them, you can go here to get more information.

James had someone ask him the other day: If they are using SSIS 2012 Project Versions, are there any benefit to using TFS?

Did you know that when you deploy projects to the SSIS catalog in SSIS 2012, the previous version of the project is kept in the server?


Here is how to run your own Web SMS Portal with PointSMS.

Sven is blogging about flexible Fail-over policies using MySQL and Global Transaction Identifiers.

Daniel van Eeden is running Percona XtraDB cluster in a sandbox on Ubuntu.

What other pluggable authentication plugins would you like in MariaDB? Colin Charles asks.

Why is MySQL Performance at Low Concurrency important? Peter Zaitsev questions.

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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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