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Log Buffer #430: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This Log Buffer Edition cuts through the crowd and picks some of the outstanding blog posts from Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL.


  • Continuous Delivery (CD) is a software engineering approach in which teams keep producing valuable software in short cycles and ensure that the software can be reliably released at any time.
  • Query existing HBase tables with SQL using Apache Phoenix.
  • Even though WebLogic with Active GridlLink are Oracle’s suggested approach to deploy Java applications that use Oracle Real Applications Clusters (RAC), …
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Learn to stop using shiny new things and love MySQL

A good portion of the startups I meet and advise want to use the newest, hottest technology to build something that’s cool, but not technologically groundbreaking. I have yet to meet a startup building a time machine, teleporter or quantum social network that would actually require some amazing new tech. They have awesome new ideas with down-to-earth technical requirements, so I kept wondering why they choose this shiny (and risky) new stuff when all they need is a good ol’ trustworthy database. I think it’s because many assume that building the latest and greatest needs the latest and greatest!

It turns out that’s only one of three bad reasons (traps) why people go for the shiny and new. Reason two is people mistakenly assume older stuff is slow, not feature rich or won’t scale. “MySQL is sluggish,” they say. “Java is slow,” I’ve heard. “Python won’t scale,” they claim. None of it’s true.

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What technologies are you running alongside MySQL?

In many environments MySQL is not the only technology used to store in-process data.

Quite frequently, especially with large-scale or complicated applications, we use MySQL alongside other technologies for certain tasks of reporting, caching as well as main data-store for portions of application.

What technologies for data storage and processing do you use alongside MySQL in your environment? Please feel free to elaborate in the comments about your use case and experiences!

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.

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Typical “Big” Data Architecture

Here is the typical “Big” data architecture, that covers most components involved in the data pipeline. More or less, we have the same architecture in production in number of places[...]

Box is Hiring!

We're growing like crazy and looking for awesome people across the entire company, but in particular we want to add a few good MySQL DBAs to our team.  I know there is a lot of competition out there for database experts, and for good reason.  MySQL is used at so many companies, and as they grow from small startups to some of the largest in the world they all need experts to help grow their databases.
Why choose Box?
Our TechOps team is awesome.  Our developers are great to work with. We're growing fast.  There are many difficult things -- common pain points -- that we already handle well.  The list of interesting, challenging problems we have yet to tackle is long.  You'd be able to choose to work on what interests you most.
Box is aiming to be the market leader in enterprise file sharing; it's an amazing opportunity to start here early and see the infrastructure grow to a massive scale and …

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MariaDB: the new MySQL? Interview with Michael Monty Widenius.

“I want to ensure that the MySQL code base (under the name of MariaDB) will survive as open source, in spite of what Oracle may do.” -- Michael “Monty” Widenius. Michael “Monty” Widenius is the main author of the original version of the open-source MySQL database and a founding member of the MySQL AB company. [...]

Measuring the scalability of SQL and NoSQL systems.

“Our experience from PNUTS also tells that these systems are hard to build: performance, but also scaleout, elasticity, failure handling, replication. You can’t afford to take any of these for granted when choosing a system. We wanted to find a way to call these out.” – Adam Silberstein and Raghu Ramakrishnan, Yahoo! Research. ___________________________________ A [...]

451 CAOS Links 2011.01.25

VMware grows 41%. Evidence of Java infringement disputed. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# VMware announced full year revenue growth of 41% to $2.9bn.

# Alleged evidence of infringing Java code in Android disputed.

# Oracle nominated SouJava, the Brazilian Java User Group, to a seat in the JCP Executive Committee.

# The Document Foundation launched LibreOffice 3.3. …

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451 CAOS Links 2010.10.15

The future of the JCP. A new Mozilla CEO. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# Mike Milinkovich explained why the Eclipse Foundation will support Oracle’s plans for Java 7, and outlined its concerns about the Java 8 JSR.

# Stephen Colebourne outlined the choices facing Java Community Process executive committee voters: pragmatism or bust, before later proposing a third option: a split in the …

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LCA Miniconf Call for Papers: Data Storage: Databases, Filesystems, Cloud Storage, SQL and NoSQL

This miniconf aims to cover many of the current methods of data storage and retrieval and attempt to bring order to the universe. We’re aiming to cover what various systems do, what the latest developments are and what you should use for various applications.

We aim for talks from developers of and developers using the software in question.

Aiming for some combination of: PostgreSQL, Drizzle, MySQL, XFS, ext[34], Swift (open source cloud storage, part of OpenStack), memcached, TokyoCabinet, TDB/CTDB, CouchDB, MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase….. and more!

Call for Papers open NOW (Until 22nd October).

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