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SQL, ANSI Standards, PostgreSQL and MySQL
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I have recently been working with the Donors Choose Open Data Set which happens to be in PostgreSQL. Easy enough to install and load the data in PostgreSQL, however as I live and breath MySQL, lets load the data into MySQL.

And here is where start our discussion, first some history.

SQL History

SQL – Structure Query Language is a well known common language for communicating with …

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Improving performance – A full stack problem
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Improving the performance of a web system involves knowledge of how the entire technology stack operates and interacts. There are many simple and common tips that can provide immediate improvements for a website. Some examples include:

  • Using a CDN for assets
  • Compressing content
  • Making fewer requests (web, cache, database)
  • Asynchronous management
  • Optimizing your SQL statements
  • Have more memory
  • Using SSD’s for database servers
  • Updating your software versions
  • Adding more servers
  • Configuring your software correctly …
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MMUG11: Talk about binlog servers at Madrid MySQL Users Group meeting on 29th January 2015
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Madrid MySQL Users Group will have its next meeting on Thursday, the 29th of January.

I will be giving a presentation on the MySQL binlog server and how it can be used to help scale reads and be used for other purposes.  If you have (more than) a few slaves this talk might be interesting for you.  The meeting will be in Spanish. I hope to see you there.

Details can be found on the group’s Meetup page here: http://www.meetup.com/Madrid-MySQL-users-group/events/219810484/

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MMUG9: Madrid MySQL Users Group meeting to take place on 20th Noevember 2014
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Madrid MySQL Users Group will have its next meeting on the 20th of November. Details can be found on the group’s Meetup page.

We plan to talk about pstop, which I’ve announced earlier and also the latest changes in MariaDB and MySQL since our last meeting.  The meeting will be in Spanish. I hope to see you there.

La próxima reunión de Madrid MySQL Users Group tendrá lugar el jueves 20 de noviembre. Se puede encontrar más detalles en la  …

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pstop – a top-like program for MySQL (based on performance_schema)
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I have been working with MySQL for some time and it has changed significantly from what I was using in 5.0 to what we have now in 5.6. One of the biggest handicap we’ve had in the past is to not be able to see what MySQL is doing or why.

MySQL 5.5 introduced us to performance_schema. It was a good start but quite crude. MySQL 5.6 gave us a significant increase in stuff that allows you to see what is going on inside MySQL. That’s great, except it’s hard to read, the documentation is good, but not oriented at the DBA but more at the MySQL developer (that’s what it seems like at least). So most of us have ignored it. Others …

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MariaDB 10.1 Brings Compound Statements
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A very old post of mine in 2009, MySQL’s stored procedure language could be so much more Useful suggested that it would be nice if MySQL could be adapted to use compound statements directly from the command line in a similar way to the language used for stored procedures. I’ve just seen that this seems to be possible now in MariaDB 10.1. See the release notes.

I now need to look at this. So thanks, it looks like this feature request is now available.

Making MySQL Better More Quickly
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With the upcoming release of MySQL 5.7 I begin to see a problem which I think needs attention at least for 5.8 or whatever comes next.

  • The GA release cycle is too long, being about 2 years and that means 3 years between upgrades in a production environment
  • More people use MySQL and the data it holds becomes more important. So playing with development versions while possible becomes harder.  This is bad for Oracle as they do not get the feedback they need to adjust the development of new features and have to best guess the right choices.
  • Production DBAs do want new features and crave them if it makes our life easier, if …
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MariaDB 10.0 upgrade goes smoothly
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I have been meaning to update some systems to MariaDB 10.0 and finally had a bit of time to get around to that.  The documentation of specifics of what’s needed to go from MariaDB 5.5 to 10.0 can be found here and while it’s not very long it seems there’s little to actually do.

Having already upgraded some servers from MySQL 5.5 to 5.6 the process and appropriate configuration changes were very similar so all in all a rather non event.

One thing which is always a concern if systems can not …

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MySQL Slave Scaling and more
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Jean-François talks about binlog servers. Take a look here: http://blog.booking.com/mysql_slave_scaling_and_more.html

Making Real-Time Analytics a Reality — TDWI -The Data Warehousing Institute
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My article on how to make the real-time processing of information from traditional transactional stores into Hadoop a reality has been published over at TDWI:

Making Real-Time Analytics a Reality — TDWI -The Data Warehousing Institute.


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