Log Buffer #318, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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News and views are an integral part of our modern daily life. When it comes to the information-hungry roles such as database professionals, such need becomes more pressing. Log Buffer is one way to keep abreast news and views from the world of Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL.


There is a significant SLOB 2 update, Kevin Closson informs.

Charles Hooper is grouping Data Sets by Week Number of the Month.

Chris Antognini has shared a script that is used to demo ITL deadlocks.

As Exadata Storage Indexes (SI) are purely memory structures located on the Exadata storage servers, care needs to be taken in how much memory they can potentially consume.

Connon McDonald says that it’s not about the outage, but….

SQL Server:

Richard Douglas is giving information about SQL Server events in the UK.

Thomas LaRock has been involved in virtualization projects for almost ten years now.

Kendra Little has five things about Fillfactor.

Kevin Kline suggests to use TPC database benchmarks to save money.

Here’s a quick mystery: You have a SQL Server with several jobs that appear to be running properly and on schedule, but many of them show no history.


How does InnoDB behave without a Primary Key? Jeremy Cole asks.

The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MariaDB Java Client 1.1.2.

Everybody loves free. It is the best marketing term one could use.

MySQL Cluster Manager 1.2.3 is now available to download from My Oracle Support.

When is a Subquery Executed?  Øystein Grøvlen writes.

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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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