Log Buffer #369, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

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The Log Buffer carries on with the sparkling blog posts gathered from all across Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL.

The VISIBILITY column in USER_INDEXES is used to check that each change has worked.

Oracle Utilities Application Framework V4. has been released with Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing V2.

There has been a good deal of activity in the Enhancement Request (ER) Community which is being piloted in Procurement.

A personalized customer experience is already beginning to overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator.

A common request is to produce query zones which are aligned with the base product zones.

SQL Server:

How to centralize your SQL Server Event Logs.

Use Extended Events to Get More Information About failed SQL Server Login Attempts.

DAX: Topn is not a Filter

Sometimes, you just want to do a search in a SQL Server database as if you were using a search engine like Google.

Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 6: PowerShell Modules.


Name Change: MySQL Connect Becomes “MySQL Central @ OpenWorld”.

How to identify and cure MySQL replication slave lag.

MySQL, the original brand, the one developed by the MySQL team at Oracle, is steadily evolving.

Labor Day: Let’s upgrade a Galera Cluster.

Upgrading temporal columns from MySQL 5.5 to MySQL 5.6 format.

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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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