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Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016 - CFP and Community voting
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The call for participation for Percona Live Data Performance Conference 2016 is still open. Deadline for submission is November 29th.

There are two immediately noticeable novelties in this edition:

  • The name change. Not "MySQL & Expo" but "Data Performance Conference." It makes the conference open to a broader set of topics.
  • The community voting. Proposals can get evaluated by the community before the review committee takes decisions.

I think it's a good choice. Other conferences adopt the same method. The …

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MariaDB CONNECT Storage Engine JSON Autodiscovery
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The MariaDB CONNECT storage engine offers access to JSON file and allows you to see a external JSON file as a MariaDB table. A nice feature of the CONNECT storage Engine is its capability to auto discover a table structure when the table correspond to external data. In our case the CONNECT storage engine will automatically [...]

Developer meeting & community meetup summary
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MariaDB 10.1 shipped a few days ago, so it’s now a good time to focus on another important event. Last week we had a three day MariaDB developers meeting. It took place in Amsterdam (Oct 13-15). Meetings like this tend to have a great impact on the roadmap of the product. was very kind to offer their facilities for the developer meeting.

Thank you!

The day before the developer meeting there was a MySQL meetup arranged at eBay’s office in …

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MySQL Community Reception at Oracle OpenWorld
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If you are in San Francisco on October 27, 2015, please come along to our MySQL team reception at Jillian's at Metreon. You do not require an Oracle OpenWorld pass to attend, all we ask is that you please register in advance.

We look forward to seeing you there!

MySQL-Sandbox 3.1.01 - First release after the change
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I have released MySQL-Sandbox 3.1.01, which is the first release after the move to GitHub. While the changes are not so spectacular (it's a minor release, with mostly bug fixes), I am pleased to see that the move has started producing collaboration. Two of the changes were provided by Daniël van Eeden and Mark Leith, who have scratched some of their own itches by providing useful patches.

All in all, this period of working with GitHub …

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Percona Live Amsterdam: Community Dinner, last updates
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Registration for the Percona Live Amsterdam conference community dinner at is ongoing. Please note the following:

  • By Monday noon the kitchen will make the necessary purchasing. At this time we will have to give them a number, which we will not exceed.
  • The number we will give them is $(number of registrants Monday 12:00) + X, X being a constant
  • Those X tickets will be available until Tuesday 12:00
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What would you like to see in MySQL 5.8?
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By my count MySQL 5.7 added over 150 new features, and some of my favourite ones are based on community ideas and contributions:

  1. Statement Timeout (contributed by Davi Arnaut)
  2. Disabled Storage Engines (suggested by the community)
  3. MySQL Command Line client Ctrl+C support fixed (bug …
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Improving Sakila database
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The Sakila sample database was created almost 10 years ago, as a sample set of data for MySQL courses and examples.

The database was developed by MySQL employees, with substantial contributions form the community.

Recently, the database was updated to use some of the features in MySQL 5.7. As a result, we had two sets of samples, one to use with MySQL 5.0+, and one that only loads with MySQL …

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Sample employees database migrated to GitHub
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It's migration time. There was another project that I use often and was still in Launchpad. The Sample Employees Database is now on GitHub, under the same license it had before (CC A-SA 3).

Figure 1 - Employees database
This database is interesting because it is not too small (like Sakila) and not too big. It has enough data to allow you to test in a non trivial way.
Installation and testInstalling the database is easy:

$ git clone …

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New MySQL Sandbox 3.1 - GitHub, and usability
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I have three pieces of information to share about MySQL::Sandbox:

  • Version 3.1.0 has migrated from Launchpad to GitHub
  • This version is released under the Apache license. Both these changes are meant to improve and promote cooperation on the project.
  • There is an important change related to usability. When using replication with MySQL::Sandbox and MySQL 5.6+, the server UUIDs become more readable (see below).

First, some words on the location changes. About two …

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