Log Buffer #432: a carnival of the vanities for DBAs

Posted in: Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, Technical Track

Yet again, this log buffer edition brings some rich blog posts from Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.


  • Installing Oracle XE, ORDS and Apex on CentOS
  • Major Growth is Expected in the DBaaS Space. Are Your Skills Ready?
  • How to Hide Actions in OBPM 12c Workspace
  • You can configure auto refresh for ADF BC cached LOV and this works out of the box, no special coding is needed.
  • Search and Replace in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeller

SQL Server:

  • Polyglot Persistence is a fancy term meaning that when storing data, it is best to use multiple data storage technologies, chosen based upon the way data is being utilized by individual applications or components of a single application.
  • HOW TO: Recreate SQL Server Statistics In a Different Environment
  • New SQL Server Management Studio 2015/June – with Check for Updates!
  • Power BI General Availability Announced: July 24, 2015
  • Ensuring Columns Are Always Present In A Table Returned By Power Query


  • Using MySQL sandbox for upgrade testing
  • Bypassing SST in Percona XtraDB Cluster with binary logs
  • Bypassing SST in Percona XtraDB Cluster with incremental backups
  • innodb_fast_checksum=1 and upgrading to MySQL 5.6


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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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