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Ghosts of MySQL past, part 8.1: Five Years
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With many apologies to David Bowie, come 2009 it was my 5 year anniversary with Sun (well, MySQL AB and then Sun). Companies tend to like to talk about how they like to retain employees and that many employees stay with the company for a long time. It is very, very expensive to hire the right people, so this is largely a good plan.

In 2009, it was five years since I joined MySQL AB – something I didn’t quite originally expect (let’s face it, in the modern tech industry you’re always surprised when you’re somewhere for more than a few years).

The whole process of having been with sun for 5 years seemed rather impersonal… it largely felt like a form letter automatically sent out with a certificate and small badge (below). You

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Why Oracle won’t kill MySQL
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Join 15,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. 1. MySQL does not compete with Oracle It’s a myth that MySQL somehow poses a threat to Oracle. Oracle’s customers tend to be large enterprises running apps like e-business suite. These are certified to run on Oracle, and further they sit close to finance. MySQL […]
Oracle's MySQL Connect 2013 conference summary
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Although, hosting the event on a weekend, which is an inconvenience to those who have family, and ignoring the fact that it's Oracle's third MySQL Connect event, I would have to say that this year's Oracle MySQL Connect conference was the best one yet. This past year, I have been mostly heads-down working at +LinkedIn so I haven't been paying close attention to what Oracle has been doing for +
MySQL documentation writer wanted
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As MySQL is thriving and growing, we're looking for an experienced technical writer located in Europe or North America to join the MySQL documentation team.

For this job, we need the best and most dedicated people around. You will be part of a geographically distributed documentation team responsible for the technical documentation of all MySQL products. Team members are expected to work independently, requiring discipline and excellent time-management skills as well as the technical facilities to communicate across the Internet.

Candidates should be prepared to work intensively with our engineers and support personnel. The overall team is highly distributed across different geographies and time zones. Our source format is DocBook XML. We're not just writing

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On the clarity of licensing
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Being clear in licensing is a great benefit to users. I’m quite proud that with Drizzle we got to a really simple situation:

  • server is GPLv2
  • client libraries are BSD licensed and are fresh implementations

We had the complete okay from Sun to have libdrizzle be BSD licensed and for us to work on that.

MySQL tech writer position on Oracle jobs site
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Just in case you missed this, last week I announced that my team is looking for an experienced technical writer. Now the job offer has gone live on the Oracle website. Have a look! That's the EMEA job site, but the position is actually available for Europe or North America. The job offer should appear on the American site soon, too.

If you want to join a great team, or if you know someone suitable who does, don't hesitate to contact me!

MySQL documentation writer wanted
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As MySQL is thriving and growing, we're looking for an experienced technical writer located in Europe or North America to join the MySQL documentation team.

For this job, we need the best and most dedicated people around. You will be part of a geographically distributed documentation team responsible for the technical documentation of all MySQL products. Team members are expected to work independently, requiring discipline and excellent time-management skills as well as the technical facilities to communicate across the Internet.

Candidates should be prepared to work intensively with our engineers and support personnel. The overall team is highly distributed across different geographies and time zones. Our source format is DocBook XML. We're not just writing documentation, but also handling publication. This means you should be familiar with DocBook, and



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MySQL Curriculum Developer Wanted
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If you want to be part of the team that creates the official Oracle training on MySQL and meet the following criteria ...

  • Experience of course design
  • Experience with databases such as MySQL
  • Fluent in English - written and spoken
  • Keen to keep on learning
... then this is the opportunity for you! Learn more about our open position for MySQL Curriculum Developer here.
ZFS: could have been the future of UNIX Filesystems
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There was a point a few years ago where Sun could have had the next generation UNIX filesystem. It was in Solaris (and people were excited), there was a port to MacOS X (that was quite exciting for people) and there was a couple of ways to run it on linux (and people were excited). So… instead of the fractured landscape of ext3, HFS+ and (the various variations of) UFS we could have had one file system that was common between all of the commonly used UNIX-like variants. Think of being able to use a file system on a removable drive that isn’t FAT and being able to take it from machine to machine (well… Windows would be a problem, but it always is).

There was some really great work done in OpenSolaris with integration between the

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Oracle Missed at MySQL User Conference...Not!
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The MySQL UC this past week was the best in years.   Percona did an outstanding job of organizing the main Percona Live event that ran Tuesday through Thursday.  About 1000 people attended, which is up from the 800 or so at the O'Reilly-run conference in 2011.  There were also excellent follow-on events on Friday for MariaDB/SkySQL, Drizzle, and Sphinx.

What made this conference different was the renewed energy around MySQL and the number of companies using it.  
  • Big web properties like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Craigslist continue to anchor the MySQL


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    Linux Documentation Writer Wanted!
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    The Oracle Linux and Virtualization Documentation Team is seeking an experienced Technical Writer
    with a focus on writing documentation for the Oracle Linux product. (The MySQL Documentation Team is part of that group as well.)

    Applicants should be located in either Ireland, the UK, Sweden, Norway,


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    Linux Documentation Writer Wanted!
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    The Oracle Linux and Virtualization Documentation Team is seeking an experienced Technical Writer
    with a focus on writing documentation for the Oracle Linux product. (The MySQL Documentation Team is part of that group as well.)

    Applicants should be located in either Ireland, the UK, Sweden, Norway,


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    MySQL 5.0 and 5.1 available on Solaris 11
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    The installation through the Solaris repository is as simple as typing:

    $ pkg install mysql-50

    to obtain MySQL 5.0.91 (status Jan 18, 2012) or click on this link to launch the interactive installer.

    $ pkg install mysql-51

    to obtain MySQL 5.1.37 (status Jan. 18, 2012) or click on this link to launch the interactive installer.

    SAP Netweaver 7.0, ERP 6.0, CRM 5.0, CRM 2007, SCM 5.0, SCM 5.1, SRM 5.0 are support for ABAP stack on Solaris 11
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    using one of the two databases

    • Oracle 11.2.0.3
    • MaxDB 7.8.2.26 

    with SAP Kernel 7.20_ext are supported on Solaris 11. The details are documented in the SAP note 1643799 (access for SAP customers only).

    MySQL at the core of commercial open source
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    Oracle last week quietely announced the addition of new extended capabilities in MySQL Enterprise Edition, confirming the adoption of the open core licensing strategy, as we reported last November.

    The news was both welcomed and derided. Rather than re-hashing previous arguments about open core licensing, what interests me more about the move is how it illustrates the different strategies adopted by Sun and Oracle for driving revenue from MySQL, and how a single project can be used to describe most of the major strategies from

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    Various Anniversaries
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    This week, ten years ago, I was in London for MySQL AB‘s first “train the trainer” course, also meeting (for the first time) my first boss at MySQL Kaj. I’d been hired mid August as employee#25, also doing training but actually primarily as tech-writer for the MySQL documentation (taking over from Jeremy Cole, and essentially I was the documentation team for quite some time . So from this you can deduce that yes, I was hired without meeting either Kaj or anyone in-person! I don’t think we even had a phone call, only email. Oh the days   [Read more...]
    Wikileaks Cable Offers New Insights Into Oracle-Sun Deal | PCWorld Business Center
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    WikiLeaks Cable Offers New Insights into Oracle-Sun Deal (PC World)

    Nothing too new or shocking in there, but the cable does offer some interesting insights.
    Hiring a MySQL Curriculum Developer
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    My colleague Antoinette is hiring a MySQL Curriculum Developer. To raise awareness, here's her blog post again:

    Looking to join Oracle’s MySQL team? Our training team is hiring a MySQL curriculum developer!

    You can find the job description and apply here.

    While the job description refers to Dublin as location, applicants can actually be based pretty much anywhere. Your curriculum development/design experience, database & MySQL expertise and proficiency in English will matter most than location.

    If you have experience in designing and developing training courses, and are passionate about databases in general and MySQL in particular, we look forward to hearing from you!
    Hiring a MySQL Curriculum Developer
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    My colleague Antoinette is hiring a MySQL Curriculum Developer. To raise awareness, here's her blog post again:

    Looking to join Oracle’s MySQL team? Our training team is hiring a MySQL curriculum developer!

    You can find the job description and apply here.

    While the job description refers to Dublin as location, applicants can actually be based pretty much anywhere. Your curriculum development/design experience, database & MySQL expertise and proficiency in English will matter most than location.

    If you have experience in designing and developing training courses, and are passionate about databases in general and MySQL in particular, we look forward to hearing from you!
    Tech Writer Wanted for MySQL Workbench & Connectors
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    The MySQL Documentation Team is looking for a senior technical writer. Main areas to cover are MySQL Workbench and MySQL Connectors. The position is for EMEA.

    Candidates should be prepared to work intensively with our developers and support organization when writing documentation. Being a distributed team,  we meet mostly on IRC and coordinate our work through email and versioning systems such as Subversion. The base format we're using is DocBook XML, and we're not just writing but also processing and publishing all our documentation ourselves.

    This means you

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    Tech Writer Wanted for MySQL Workbench & Connectors
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    The MySQL Documentation Team is looking for a senior technical writer. Main areas to cover are MySQL Workbench and MySQL Connectors. The position is for EMEA.

    Candidates should be prepared to work intensively with our developers and support organization when writing documentation. Being a distributed team,  we meet mostly on IRC and coordinate our work through email and versioning systems such as Subversion. The base format we're using is DocBook XML, and we're not just writing but also processing and publishing all our documentation ourselves.

    This means you

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    InnoDB Recovery forces
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    I just answered in yet another bug report where user experiences problem because OS crash damaged InnoDB tablespace. I wonder why users don't use InnoDB recovery. Looks like I need to create an entry in Domas-style:


    IF YOUR TABLESPACE

    IS CORRUPTED

    TRY

    FORCING INNODB RECOVERY

    http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/forcing-innodb-recovery.html

    Warning and error information in stored proceures
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    I got this question second time this week, so I think it is worth writing a blog post about this topic.
    Question was "Why I get error in EVENT which calls a STORED PROCEDURE which already has HANDLER?"
    This changed in version 5.5 after fix of Bug #36185, Bug #5889, Bug #9857 and Bug #23032. Explanation is in this commit:


      The problem was in the way warnings/errors during stored routine execution
    were handled. Prior to this patch the logic was as follows:
    - when a warning/an error happens: if we're executing a stored routine,
    and there is a handler for that warning/error, remember the handler,
    ignore the warning/error and continue execution.
    - after a stored routine instruction is executed: check







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    InnoDB Recovery forces
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    I just answered in yet another bug report where user experiences problem because OS crash damaged InnoDB tablespace. I wonder why users don't use InnoDB recovery. Looks like I need to create an entry in Domas-style:


    IF YOUR TABLESPACE

    IS CORRUPTED

    TRY

    FORCING INNODB RECOVERY

    http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/forcing-innodb-recovery.html

    Warning and error information in stored procedures
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    I got this question second time this week, so I think it is worth writing a blog post about this topic.
    Question was "Why I get error in EVENT which calls a STORED PROCEDURE which already has HANDLER?"
    This changed in version 5.5 after fix of Bug #36185, Bug #5889, Bug #9857 and Bug #23032. Explanation is in this commit:


      The problem was in the way warnings/errors during stored routine execution
    were handled. Prior to this patch the logic was as follows:
    - when a warning/an error happens: if we're executing a stored routine,
    and there is a handler for that warning/error, remember the handler,
    ignore the warning/error and continue execution.
    - after a stored routine instruction is executed:







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    From Collaborate 11: Diagram of actions which should be performed when error found.
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    This year I was speaking at Collaborate 11 about actions one need to perform when find her SQL application behaves wrongly.


    New thing which was not presented in my earlier notes is simple how-to of how to deal with replication errors. You can find this in second presentation.


    Slides are here: part 1 and part 2.


    I also created PDF diagram which can be print and used as visual aid for cases when you meet an error. You can download it here or at the Conference website here (see file for




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    From Collaborate 11: Diagram of actions which should be performed when error found.
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    This year I was speaking at Collaborate 11 about actions one need to perform when find her SQL application behaves wrongly.


    New thing which was not presented in my earlier notes is simple how-to of how to deal with replication errors. You can find this in second presentation.


    Slides are here: part 1 and part 2.


    I also created PDF diagram which can be print and used as visual aid for cases when you meet an error. You can download it here or at the Conference website here (see file




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    Oracle is not to blame for Sun’s open source failings
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    Oracle announced on Friday that it is to discontinue its commercial interest in the OpenOffice.org project, prompting a barrage of criticism from the open source faithful with regards to its approach to the open source applications project, and community in general.

    The company was accused of being community-hostile, for example, and comparisons were also made to Colonel Gadhafi, while a translation of the press release into “plain English” apparently shed new light on the announcement.

    In truth though, the language used in

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    Life at Oracle
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    It's now been 12 months since Oracle absorbed Sun. A lot has happened in that time, and the good news is that Sun's technology has a new lease on life. Reviewing my blog entries over the last 2 or 3 years, most of them were focussed on MySQL and T-series systems. Lots of good things are happening with both product lines.

    As for me, I've been working on SPARC Supercluster. More on this topic later... ;-)

    Life at Oracle
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    It's now been 12 months since Oracle absorbed Sun. A lot has happened in that time, and the good news is that Sun's technology has a new lease on life. Reviewing my blog entries over the last 2 or 3 years, most of them were focussed on MySQL and T-series systems. Lots of good things are happening with both product lines.

    As for me, I've been working on SPARC Supercluster. More on this topic later... ;-)

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