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Pythian Acquires Blackbird.io
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Today, we officially announced the fact that Blackbird.io has been acquired by Pythian.  I first met its founder, Paul Vallee, in 2007. Paul reached out to me about joining Pythian to found a San Francisco presence.  At the time, I was one year into PalominoDB, and was having such a good time being my own boss and building a business that I politely declined.  Since then, Paul and I have caught up at PerconaLive (O’Reilly’s MySQL conf for you old schoolers) regularly - using the time to catch up, share successes (and failures), and discuss the marketplace at large.  We’ve also competed, healthily and as good sports.  


Over those 6 years since that first contact, I’ve also fallen in love with the world of open-source data, both big and small.  I’ve enjoyed working on the IOUG mysql conference, presenting


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How To Lower Churn
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Dealing with churn, is one of the most important elements of building a subscription business.  While some churn is inevitable over time, too much churn indicates a more fundamental problem: customers aren't finding value in your product.  

I wrote an article over at GigaOm on this subject including some examples about how to reduce churn from my experience at MySQL and Zendesk.

Having churn is like rowing a leaky boat. After a while, you spend more time bailing water than moving forward. By contrast, organizations that focus on reducing churn will find that their revenue grows every

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Discovering the WebScale-treasure chest
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Yesterday’s WebScaleSQL announcement marks yet another win for collaboration and openness.

It opens up a treasure chest of database innovations built by the Internet leaders in order to scale their services to hundreds of millions of users. While some code was available earlier, the commitments made now ensure higher levels of quality and greater ease of access. These innovations increase significantly the diversity of contributions in the MySQL and MariaDB community.

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OurSQL Episode 178: License to Use
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This week we discuss more software licenses, concluding our 3-part series on licenses. Ear Candy is what happens when ALTER TABLE crashes, and At the Movies is Jon Day of SkySQL presenting MaxScale.

Events
Percona Live

DB Hangops - every other Wednesay at noon Pacific time

Upcoming MySQL events (http://www.mysql.com/news-and-events/events/)

Training
SkySQL Trainings
Tungsten University trainings

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MariaDB outfit SkySQL takes on former HP public cloud manager as product chief
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Gigaom published today the news of the latest addition to the SkySQL Management Team. I'd like to share a couple of snippets from the news:

“Roger Levy says SkySQL will move into a relational database innovation phase now, rather than just trying to provide an alternative to Oracle’s MySQL.” - that’s how Giagom’s article today summary’s the latest news from SkySQL.

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FOSDEM MySQL Survey Positive for MariaDB
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FOSDEM in Brussels, Belgium was a great community event again this year. The MySQL community booth was maned by Oracle MySQL, Percona, Galera and MariaDB. Thanks Kenny, Liz & co for also organising a fun community dinner on Saturday! The MySQL dev room was packed with participants listening to some very interesting presentations, amongst them MaxScale, which got some considerable interest from the audience.

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Steven Sinofsky on Disruption
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There is a good article over at Re-Code by ex-Microsoft VP Steven Sinofsky called "The Four Stages of Disruption".  It describes the evolution of products and markets through disruption, drawing from Sinofsky's own insights and also building on the work of Everett Rogers ("The Diffusion of Innovations") and Clayton Christensen ("

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Using Amazon Web Services for MySQL at Scale Presentation
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PalominoDB CEO Laine Campbell presented this class at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference, NYC Oct 2013. The class is broken into two videos and is a total of 85 minutes.

Click here for Part 1 - Click here for Part 2

Laine will explain the options for running MySQL at high volumes at Amazon Web Services, exploring options around database as a service, hosted instances/storages and all appropriate availability, performance and provisioning considerations using real-world examples from Call of Duty, Obama for America and many more.

Laine will show how to build highly available, manageable and performant MySQL

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PalominoDB announces new Vice President of International Operations, Shiv Iyer.
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Shiv is the Vice President of International Operations at PalominoDB. He has been a database operations strategist for companies such as; LinkedIn, Microsoft, SUN, National Iran Oil Co. and lastminute.com.

He has taught and been a keynote speaker for database technology conferences globally, speaking on; Database Architecture, High Performance, Database Health Check, 24*7*365 DBA Operations, High Availability and Managed Database Service Operations.

He is a Database Architect specialist in PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle and SQL Server and passionate about DBA process automation and maximum return on investment from database infrastructure. He is the founder and CEO for Ask DB Experts, a boutique private label Database

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NPR on Software Patents
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A few years back, along with some folks at MySQL and in the open source community, we helped kick off a campaign against software patents in Europe.  This was a hot topic and surprisingly, it seemed no large companies were willing to step up the fight.  As a relatively young company, MySQL had a lot to lose if someone went on the attack against us using patents.  While we had a very small number of patents in our portfolio (mostly through acquisitions), we help them only for defensive purposes.  

It's been interesting to see some stories come out from NPR's Planet Money and This American Life shows that shed more light on software patents.

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David Axmark & Monty Widenius will be Berliners on June 18th - SkySQL & MariaDB Roadshow
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Join us at the next MySQL & Cloud Database Solutions Day hosted by SkySQL & MariaDB in Berlin on June 18th

It’s a beautiful day in Berlin today and we’re putting the final touches to next week’s MySQL & Cloud Database Solutions Day, which takes place on Tuesday June 18th in the facilities provided by Bitkom in Berlin Mitte.

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High Availability for Drupal Part 2 - The Contenders
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When looking at high availability for any CMS, and particularly for Drupal, the list of contenders for part or all of the solution is growing and can be daunting. We'll take a look at the various parts of a solution and what options we have.

Go Cloud?

It seems nearly every answer to every problem in IT these days is "The Cloud", but is it?

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SkySQL Merges With MariaDB Developers To Create ‘Next Generation Open Source’ Database Company
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SkySQL today announced that it has signed a merger agreement with Monty Program Ab, creators of the fastest growing open source database technology: MariaDB.  This merger reunites key members of the original MySQL AB developer and services teams. Their aim is to develop MariaDB into a truly interoperable, NewSQL open source database in collaboration with its customers, partners and the community. The company also pledges to further evolve its offering for users of the MySQL database.

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SkySQL named 2013 Top 100 Europe winner, more dates added for MySQL & Cloud Database Solutions Day
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We were delighted last week to find out that we’d been named one of the ‘2013 Top 100 Europe’ winning companies by the Red Herring editorial team. Congratulations to all companies involved!

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Latest Addition to MySQL & Cloud Database Solutions Day: Calpont CTO Jim Tommaney joins as guest speaker
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Join us next Friday in Santa Clara for a free day of learning and fun from the SkySQL & MariaDB gang & their partners

We’re proud to announce that Jim Tommaney, CTO of Calpont, has just signed on to speak at the MySQL & Cloud Database Solutions Day, hosted by SkySQL and MariaDB - taking place next Friday, April 26, directly after Percona Live: MySQL Conference & Expo.

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Speaker Details For MySQL & Cloud Database Solutions Day, hosted by SkySQL & MariaDB, in Santa Clara
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Check out who’s talking, and about what, at our annual event on all things MySQL, MariaDB and Cloud - straight after Percona Live!

As we mentioned earlier this week, we’re gearing up for Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo in a few weeks.

But of course, we’re getting particularly excited as we prep for the 2nd annual SkySQL and MariaDB MySQL & Cloud Database Solutions Day, which takes place on the day (Friday, April 26) right after Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo.

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Gearing up for the Percona Live: MySQL Conference & Expo!
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Join the SkySQL and MariaDB Crews in Santa Clara and Save on Registration

Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo 2013 starts in just 3 weeks, and it’s the premiere event for MySQL users, open-source enthusiasts, and the technology movers ‘n shakers that make up the rich and diverse MySQL ecosystem.

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Exciting Group of Speakers for MySQL & Cloud Solutions Day, Friday, April 26th in Santa Clara
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Agenda includes speakers from Calpont, Codership/Galera, Craigslist, MariaDB, SkySQL and the OpenStack Foundation

Today, SkySQL and MariaDB jointly announce an exciting lineup of speakers for their MySQL and Cloud Solutions Day on Friday, April 26th, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. This year’s agenda will feature database and cloud tutorials, as well as keynotes, featuring speakers from Calpont, Codership, Craigslist, MariaDB, SkySQL and the OpenStack Foundation.

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Palomino DB is Hiring!
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PalominoDB is looking for good people for the following positions:  Mid-level and senior MySQL DBAs in US, Asia/Pacific, and Europe, Devops engineers in US, Asia/Pacific and Europe, and BI architects and engineers.  Technologies are MySQL, Postgres, Cassandra, Couchbase, HBase/Hadoop, Amazon Web Services, Chef, Puppet, Ansible and most monitoring/trending solutions. We support open-source software, have a non-profit program and work virtually so you can work from anywhere.  If you know someone that might be interested, please do pass this along to them. Contact us today!

Palomino DB is Hiring!
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PalominoDB is looking for good people for the following positions:  Mid-level and senior MySQL DBAs in US, Asia/Pacific, and Europe, Devops engineers in US, Asia/Pacific and Europe, and BI architects and engineers.  Technologies are MySQL, Postgres, Cassandra, Couchbase, HBase/Hadoop, Amazon Web Services, Chef, Puppet, Ansible and most monitoring/trending solutions. We support open-source software, have a non-profit program and work virtually so you can work from anywhere.  If you know someone that might be interested, please do pass this along to them. Contact us today!

MariaDB Foundation vs. Open Database Alliance
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So lots of folks are talking about the newly announced MariaDB Foundation. Some folks are confused as to what happened to the Open Database Alliance?

The MariaDB Foundation members include Monty Program, SkySQL, David Axmark, and Allan Larsson.

The Open Database Alliance members include Monty Program, FromDual, Open query, Percona and SoftMethod. [SkySQL was not founded when the ODBA was announced.]

The mission of the MariaDB Foundation…well, it’s not on the MariaDB Foundation web page yet, but the blog announcement says:

In its mission statement, the MariaDB Foundation exists to improve database technology,

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OurSQL Episode 115: Do You Make the Grade (part 4)?
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This week, we continue our series going through the Operations Report Card as it applies to database administrators. This week in Ear Candy, we talk about a hidden client value for max_allowed_packet (separate from the session variable). In At the Movies, we present Karen Tegan Padir of Enterprise DB presenting The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same.

Events
Oracle's "Scale with MySQL" seminars:
Madrid, Tuesday 27 November

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When Disaster Strikes: Hurricane Sandy
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We devoted the Palomino Newsletter this month to the important topic of disaster recovery, in light of the challenges posed by Hurricane Sandy. If you're not already receiving our newsletter, you can subscribe here.


Hurricane Sandy has been on many people's minds of late; mine not least.  Having lived the last 4 years of my life in Manhattan and on the Jersey Shore, the loss of lives, the destruction of homes, business and memories, and the disruption of so much has me in shock.  I grew up in Louisiana, and hurricanes were a way of life.  You didn't do something hoping that a hurricane would not come by.  You assumed a hurricane would come.  At least, that's how I was taught.  That's the mentality I try to bring into my architectures, my process and my


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When Disaster Strikes: Hurricane Sandy
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We devoted the Palomino Newsletter this month to the important topic of disaster recovery, in light of the challenges posed by Hurricane Sandy. If you're not already receiving our newsletter, you can subscribe here.


Hurricane Sandy has been on many people's minds of late; mine not least.  Having lived the last 4 years of my life in Manhattan and on the Jersey Shore, the loss of lives, the destruction of homes, business and memories, and the disruption of so much has me in shock.  I grew up in Louisiana, and hurricanes were a way of life.  You didn't do something hoping that a hurricane would not come by.  You assumed a hurricane would come.  At least, that's how I was taught.  That's the mentality I try to bring into my architectures, my process and


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OurSQL Episode 114: Do You Make the Grade (part 3)?
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This week we continue part 3 of the Operations Report Card and how it relates to database administration. This week we talk about the section on "Operational Practices", and it covers how operations are run. In Ear Candy we present different tools for finding a machine's external IP address, and in At the Movies we present a video about MySQL Security from when Sheeri was touring Latin America in July.

Feedback
Webyog's blog noted that the OurSQL blog/podcast was among the Top MySQL Blogs You Should Be

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OurSQL Episode 112: Do You Make the Grade (part 2)?
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This week, we go through the "Modern Team Practices" part of the Operations Report Card, and how it applies to DBAs.

Events
Oracle's "Scale with MySQL" seminars:
Scale with MySQL Seminar, London, Tuesday 30 October
Bucharest Romania, Tuesday 13 November
Madrid, Tuesday 27 November

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New strength for Continuent
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It is public news now that Continuent has three new hires. I am particularly pleased with the news, as we are improving the team in three different directions:
  • Services and management, with Ronald Bradford, with whom we have crossed paths several times, first in the MySQL community activities, then as colleagues at MySQL AB, and again in community cyberspace.
  • Development, with Ludovic Launer, a senior developer with a long experience in development and software architecture. This is an excellent injection of new blood for our development team.
  • Sales, with Robert Noyes, who has worked in enterprise sales for 25 years, and comes at the right moment to reinforce our business in the moment of its biggest growth that I have seen since I joined the company.
Welcome to our new colleagues!
31 Essential Blogs for Startups & Scalability
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Read the original article at 31 Essential Blogs for Startups & Scalability

So many blogs, so little time! Here’s our list of the best we’ve found. Currently our favorite reader is Pulse pictured left. Starting to play around with flipboard too.

Nuts & Bolts Technical

Slashdot
One of the original tech blogs, that still covers lots of breaking news, and difficult topics. Very technical, with probing commentary. Beware the actual comments though, as they’re often full of immature

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The Right Language for Your Open Source Audience
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No doubt, Open Source is essentially an international business. Open Source vendors who solely focus on one region that might not even be an English-speaking one, will struggle. They will be forced off the road by competitors with an international focus who benefit from economies and communities of scale.

Being an international company does not mean that English is supposed to be the only language throughout your business. It rather means that picking the right language is critical to reaching your target audience. Of course, your target audience and regions depend on your business goals.

International Mindset

First of all, Open Source vendors should always adopt an international mindset, no matter where they are located. One major business goal for them is to reach maximum product distribution and adoption on a global scale through community development efforts,

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Endet die Glanzzeit von MySQL?
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Ein auf Open Source spezialisierter deutscher Freelance-Journalist, Ludger Schmitz, hat in einem Blog-Eintrag auf Enterprise CIO Forum von IDG Deutschland seine tiefe Enttäuschung über Oracle und dessen Behandlung von MySQL zum Ausdruck gebracht. Anlass waren die Ergebnisse einer Anwenderbefragung (hier und hier), welche Matthew Aslett von der Abteilung Commercial Adoption of Open Source (CAOS) beim Marktanalysten The 451

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