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Sessions I’d like to see at Percona Live in April

I’m really looking forward to this year’s Percona Live MySQL Conference. This is always THE event of the year for me in the MySQL conference circuit. It’s also the first year I haven’t been a speaker! I’ve been a speaker since 2007 but this year things were too uncertain for me to submit a proposal in time.

As usual, the real highlight of the conference is seeing and talking to everyone. Technical sessions are also great, but honestly I can usually study up on technical things without going to a conference. However, nothing can replace the benefit of meeting all the dedicated MySQL community members in the hallways and at meals, and talking to MySQL-related businesses in the expo hall. Year after year, this conference has been what makes things happen: technical innovations, product launches, business initiatives, career changes, you name it — …

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A weekend in Brussels: FOSDEM 2013!

I had the pleasure to actively participate in the MySQL & Friends Devroom at FOSDEM. Met old acquaintances and made new ones. I even got the chance to speak for roughly 30 minutes... And the room was packed. On top of that I also did some "booth duty", which is the same to say that I spent sometime at the Oracle's stand (together with Sveta, Lars and Lenka), where I took the opportunity to reach out to people. It was my first time at FOSDEM, and I was much impressed by the large amount of people and by the different number of brands and open source companies represented. A big thank you to Frederic, who organized the devroom event. Since I am sure he had some help, a big thank you to everyone who helped Frederic as well. It was great to be there and discuss MySQL (replication) with a lot of different people!

Get Me Some Query Logs!

One of my favorite tools in the Percona Toolkit is pt-query-digest.  This tool is indispensable for identifying your top SQL queries, and analyzing which queries are accounting for your database load.

But the report you get from pt-query-digest is only as good as the log of queries you give it as input.  You need a large enough sample of query logs, collected over a period of time when you have representative traffic on your database.

You also need the log to include all the queries, not just those that take more than N seconds.  The reason is that some queries are individually quick, and would not be logged if you set the long_query_time configuration variable to 1 or more seconds. …

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Are You Part of OurSQL Events?

OurSQL, the MySQL Database Community Podcast, lists events, conferences and training that are relevant to MySQLers around the world. Gerry and Sheeri get the information for events/conferences/training from Planet MySQL and Oracle, SkySQL and Percona websites. Often, webinars are posted to Planet MySQL a week or 2 before they happen, which is not enough lead time for the podcast. We usually record on Tuesdays and publish on Fridays, with the understanding that not everyone listens to the podcast on Friday. So on the podcast, we talk about events that are at least 1 week from publication date. For example, we are recording today (Tue 20 Nov) for a podcast that will be published Friday (23 Nov). We will talk about events, conferences and training that will happen Sunday, December 2nd or later.

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OurSQL Episode 110: The Key to 5.6

This week we present the MySQL Connect Keynote: Community Perspective—Why Upgrade to MySQL 5.6. This is the entire keynote panel, featuring Sarah Novotny of Meteor Entertainment as the moderator, and panelists Giuseppe Maxia of Continuent, Domas Mituzas of Facebook, Sheeri Cabral of Mozilla and Mark Leith of Oracle. We discussed the main features we thought would be useful to us as well as the community.

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Slides of my HOL on MySQL Cluster


Thanks everyone who attended my hands-on lab on MySQL Cluster at MySQL Connect last Saturday.

The following are the links for the slides, the HOL instructions, and the code examples.

I'll try to summarize my HOL below.

Aim of the HOL was to help attendees to familiarize with MySQL Cluster. In particular, by learning:

  1. the basics of MySQL Cluster Architecture
  2. the basics of MySQL Cluster Configuration and Administration
  3. how to start a new Cluster for evaluation purposes and how to connect to it

We started by …

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Herding Sphinxes to the SF-Bay MySQL Meetup – Oct. 11th

Calling all SF-Bay Area Sphinxes, Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 6:30 PM, Andrew Aksyonoff (CEO/Founder) will be speaking at the San Francisco MySQL Meetup.  He’ll take the audience into a world where Sphinx goes beyond ‘old-school’ fulltext search.  Into a reality where this unique engine performs blazing full-scans, easy multi-core and multi-box queries, and wicked (fast) [...]

Getting Started with MySQL Cluster, Hands-on Lab, Next Saturday, MySQL Connect


I'm speaking at MySQL Connect next Saturday, Sep. 29. My Session is a hands-on lab (HOL) on MySQL Cluster.

If you are interested in familiarize a bit with MySQL Cluster this is definitely a session for you.

I will start by briefly introducing MySQL Cluster and its architecture. Then I will guide you through the needed steps to install a local MySQL Cluster, connect to it (using the command line), monitor its logs, and safe shutdown it.

We will hence have a chance to see which are the most common commands using in MySQL Cluster administration (e.g. Cluster backup) as well as the most common operations (e.g. online datanode …

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Optimising Web Servers

I was lucky enough to attend PyCon-AU recently and one talk in particular highlighted the process of web server optimisation.

Graham Dumpleton’s add-in talk Web Server Bottlenecks And Performance Tuning available on YouTube (with the majority of PyCon-AU talks)

The first big note at the beginning is that the majority of the delay in user’s perception of a website is caused by the browser rendering the page. Though not covered in the talk for those that haven’t used the tool YSlow (for Firefox and Chrome) or Google’s Developer Tools (ctrl-alt-I in Chrome), both tools will …

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Sphinx events in New York City this fall

For some of you who situated near New York City I am happy to announce that you could attend two events related to leading Full-Text search engines in open source – Sphinx Search.

First meeting organized by NYPHP meetup on Tuesday, September 25th at IBM, 590 Madison Avenue, New York. I’ll be speaking about search services in cloud environment and distributed search tips and tricks. Event is free, please RSVP.

One week later on October 1st, I’ll be doing tutorial about MySQL and Sphinx “Full-text based services with Sphinx and MySQL” …

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