Archive for August, 2008

Final Week for Database Survey

This is the last week to participate in a database usage survey. If you haven’t already done so, please take a few minutes to answer 25 questions.

LewisC

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Last Week For Database Survey

This is the last week to participate in a database usage survey. If you haven’t already done so, please take a few minutes to answer 25 questions.

LewisC

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Logan’s Planet

My 5 year old son, Logan, likes to draw pictures. The other day he drew me a map of the house and the neighborhood. He made sure to include the local Walgreen’s because that’s his favorite store.

Last night he decided to draw me a picture of an asteroid field, some suns and a space ship. I thought he did an excellent job.

planet image

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Database Survey hits 250

It hasn’t been 2 weeks yet but the database survey I posted has hit 250 responses. I’m shooting for 400-500 responses total. While peeking at the data, I noticed that MySQL has had a good response and plenty of respondents. I didn’t see any DB2 responses (for primary database) but there were plenty of Oracle responses (not as many as MySQL though). It’s too bad that there hasn’t been much in the way of a … Read the rest!

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Over 200 Responses in Less than 2 Weeks

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Over 200 Responses in Less than 2 Weeks

Less than two weeks ago, I posted my Database Survey. As of just a few minutes ago, I have had 215 responses. That’s pretty awesome. I’d like to get at least twice that though.

I haven’t looked deeply at it yet to see if there are any trends. I think it will be best to wait until the survey is closed. I did look at some of the responses, kind of as a quality check. … Read the rest!

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Infoworld Picks MySQL as Best Database

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Infoworld Picks MySQL as Best Database

Infoworld published the 2008 Bossies, Best Of Open Source Software. There are 8 categories and none of them are database:

  • Collaboration
  • Developer tools
  • Enterprise applications
  • Networking
  • Platforms and middleware
  • Productivity applications
  • Security
  • Storage

I had to look through several of them before I found the database category under Platforms and middleware. Slide 4 is the magic slide:

It says:

Database

While SQLite3 is extremely convenient for development and testing databases, and PostgreSQL has powerful Generalized
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High Performance MySQL: Review

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High Performance MySQL: Review

High Performance MySQL, Second Edition

Optimization, Backups, Replication, and More

By Baron Schwartz , Peter Zaitsev , Vadim Tkachenko , Jeremy Zawodny , Arjen Lentz , Derek J. Balling

Second Edition June 2008

Pages: 708

ISBN 10: 0-596-10171-6 | ISBN 13: 9780596101718

When I first read about this book, I figured many sections would be over my head. I was pleasantly surprised when I started reading it. In the Preface, the authors say (and I … Read the rest!

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Change in Posting Schedule

Well, I guess it’s time to hang it up (not totally). While I enjoy writing topics for this blog, it looks like I will have to put it on the back burner. I’ve changed jobs and am spending an extra 2 – 2.5 hours per day in traffic; that’s better than 10 hours per week. If I had access to mass transportation, those would be some very productive hours. Unfortunately, that’s not the case and … Read the rest!

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