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Thirteen signs of DBA fudging
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If you are a director, manager or project manager who works with DBAs, you probably have had the nagging suspicion at one time or another that a DBA’s assertions regarding his or her practices lack an empirical or scientific basis, or are simply deflections intended to pass the buck.

Manager: Mr. DBA, the application is really slow. Do you have any idea what’s wrong?

DBA: Oracle is very complex. It could be any of 100 different possible causes. I will begin checking each. Anyhow, what makes you think it is the database?

Some DBAs are professional, thoughtful scientific-minded contributors. But the sad truth is that many DBAs lack the …

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MySQL Gotchas on Debian (and Ubuntu)
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Blue Gecko works with clients who run many different operating systems.  Our preference generally is RedHat Enterprise Linux or CentOS, but we have customers who range far and wide from there including Solaris, Windows, SuSE, and (more and more) Debian and Ubuntu.

As we’ve become more familiar with Debian and Ubuntu we have found that those customers who use the MySQL packages that are distributed with these OSs have a few quirks to be aware of.

Baron Schwartz posted a long description of one of these, the challenge with …

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MySQL Editions and Support- what do I get with community?
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The new licensing that was announced by Oracle earlier this month caused some FUD in the community that was addressed last week in an updated graphic comparing support and binary options and blog post from Oracle.  However, one of our customers sent me this earlier this week –

We are now re-evaluating whether we want to renew our MySQL Enterprise License.  As hard as I tried, I am still confused at what we get from the license we paid …

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100% subscription renewal
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I’m happy to note (this is internal Open Query happiness but I’m pleased to share) that so far we have a 100% renewal rate for our Proactive Services for MySQL subscriptions. Some of the early clients have grown in the initial period and are have now moved to a higher # of hours (this can also be changed upward during a term), which is of course excellent both for the clients and for us.

I was in eager anticipation of this time since the introduction of the concept late last year, as it is of course the essential proof of whether a subscription service actually works over time. Ideally, you’d want …

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