Log Buffer #342, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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Naysayer within us keep on erecting new obstacles, especially when it comes to the creativity. Our database bloggers are winning this fight within and producing gems of blogs. This Log Buffer edition celebrates their victory.


Andy Baker is shrinking a Linux OEL 6 virtual Box image (vdi) hosted on Windows 7.

So what is Active GridLink for RAC? Ruma Sanyal tells us.

Curtis is installing Oracle Golden Gate 12c (12.1.2) along side Oracle Database 12c (

Reza Rahman is revealing as how you helped shape Java EE 7.

Many times, during the process of creating a new Coherence application, developers do not pay attention to the way cache queries are constructed.

SQL Server:

From the sunny Charlotte, 2013 PASS Summit is warming up the minds and hearts of SQL Server professionals.

Microsoft announced the release of SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

Jen has blogged live from Pass Summit.

Kenneth has shared a query to compare indexes between two tables.

SQL Server – Understanding Allocation Units – In Row Data, LOB Data & Row Overflow Data.


MariaDB can now print query’s EXPLAIN into the slow query log! The feature is based on SHOW EXPLAIN technology.

Do you have the background necessary to take full advantage of Tungsten Replicator in your environments?

MySQL 5.6 added support for EXPLAIN INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE. MySQL 5.7 made some improvements to EXPLAIN code.

How do you use the Federated Storage Engine? Morgan Tocker explains.

Measuring Max Replication Throughput on Percona XtraDB Cluster with wsrep_desync.



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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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