MariaDB 10.0 Multi-source Replication at Percona Live UK 2014

Percona Live UK is upon us and I have the privilege to present a tutorial on setting up multi-source replication in MariaDB 10.0 on Nov 3, 2014. If you’re joining me at PLUK14, we will go over setting...
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SIOUG and HROUG Fall Conferences, 2014!

I’ve just returned from my honeymoon in Venice with the wonderful Tim Gorman, but before we enjoyed our week in this picturesque city, we spent a week doing joint keynotes and two sessions each on...
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The Power of the Oracle Database Proxy Authenticated Connections

We recently received this inquiry from a client: “Can an Oracle database account support two passwords at once so we can roll out updated credentials to application servers gradually rather than...
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Log Buffer #394, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This week’s log buffer edition collects some of the insightful blog posts from Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. Oracle: Oracle StorageTek T10000D Tape Drive achieves FIPS 140-2 Validation. Oracle is...
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First Rows

I received an email earlier on this year asking me my opinion of the first_rows option for the optimizer mode. My correspondent was looking at a database with the following settings: optimizer_mode=first_rows _sort_elimination_cost_ratio=4 He...
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on the road again: OTN APAC tour and rest of 2014

I should be packing right now. But as much as I love travelling, I yet have to grow fond of packing. So instead I am updating my blog which I have neglected a bit over the past months. But excuses are...
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Website Outage Warning : 26 Oct 2014 20:00-00:00 GMT

Just a quick note to say the website will be out of action this evening for 3-4 hours. There have been a couple of random failures recently. With nothing in the logs to work with, I figured I’d try...
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If Hadoop Disappears, Will the Label on Your Distro Matter?

In the next year we’ll see Hadoop disappear, so said Cloudera co-founder and chief strategy officer Mike Olson in his keynote at the O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World conference last week. Olson...
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Glorious Data Visualizations for Your Friday

If you’ve read here for more than a hot minute, you’ll know that I love me some data visualization. This love affair dates back to when Paul (@ppedrazzi) pointed me to Hans Rosling’s...
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Enabling Cloud-Scale Data Centers

These include:Support for network and storage convergenceSupport for virtualization, automation, and customizationEase of network provisioning, configuration, and managementLow powerVery scalable, efficient,...
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