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FOSDEM 2013 Slides are available on [Plus]

I was at FOSDEM for the first time this year and it was very exciting.
I was very glad to see Percona, MariaDB and Oracle together.
If you’ve never been at FOSDEM, I recommend you to join us next year, this is truly a magical event!

You can find some of the slides on [Plus], enjoy! :

If you would like to add your slides, post a comment with the link.
And remember to visit this page for more slides about MySQL :

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[Plus] readers choice 2012 : Final results

It’s time to unveil the winners of the [Plus] readers choice awards!
Thank you again for your votes, remember that the real winner was the community, again.

I asked you to vote for what you used in 2012 and you’ve voted with your heart.
Here are the final results, congrats to the lucky guys and teams :

The most useful blogs in 2012 :

  1. MySQL Performance Blog
  2. The MariaDB Blog
  3. SkySQL Blog

Ok, the Percona team members provides the best technical blog about MySQL (and more), this year again. Of course, this blog is very useful and interesting, I recommend to read the comments too, they are often very informative.
There is a …

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MySQL Presentations from FOSDEM 2013


The Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting (FOSDEM) is a two-day event organized by volunteers to promote the widespread use of Free and Open Source software.

I attended for the first time over the weekend and was really impressed by the number of people there, the energy and the quality of the content. The event really lives up to it’s name and is very developer-focused.

In the end, I got the opportunity to make 2 presentations. The first is a general introduction to MySQL Cluster….

The second illustrates how you can realise the benefits promised by NoSQL data stores wihtout losing the consistency and flexibility of relational databases…

Impressions of FOSDEM 13

FOSDEM 13 is now over, I am on my way home and I would like to share some thoughts sparkled by the intense atmosphere that I have lived in these two days in Brussels.

I have to admit, I was tempted to skip FOSDEM this year: the last 3 weeks have been crazily busy and I travelled a lot, leaving my family alone for too long. But now I am glad I made the effort.
For once, I will leave the comments around the MySQL talks to others, I am sure there will be posts on the matter. In this post I want to cover some of the non-MySQL talks and discussions I have attended and heard. Of course the topics that have been discussed are still relevant for MySQL and for the future of the MySQL ecosystem.
First of all, the number of attendees was impressive. The organisers claim there were more than 5,000 open source enthusiasts, in my opinion the number was even higher. Every room was …

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Developing Libdrizzle

This weekend I am supposed to be giving a talk at FOSDEM on Libdrizzle.  Unfortunately my kids and I all fell ill on Thursday (my wife appears to be immune) so I had to cancel my plans (infecting 5000 people didn't seem wise :)

Instead I am writing this blog post about Libdrizzle and my part in it which covers some of what I was going to talk about.

History of LibdrizzleLibdrizzle started out as a from-scratch C connector for Drizzle and MySQL originally created by Eric Day.  It was designed to be high performance and use common standards to make it easy to work on.  In the summer of 2010 it was merged into the main Drizzle tree where development has been focused.  There were several attempts to split it out again but until now none were truly successful.

For a few years Brian …

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SkySQL Solutions Day, FOSDEM MySQL activity

February is turning out to be a busy month. I’ll be giving a talk about MariaDB at the SkySQL Solutions Day in Hamburg, alongside Sergei Golubchik. This happens February 1 2013.

I’ll also be in Brussels for FOSDEM and presenting at the MySQL & Friends devroom. Here I will talk about MHA and how you can get automated MySQL failover. I’ll also be hanging out at the CentOS booth with Karanbir Singh giving away MariaDB stickers all weekend. If you’re at FOSDEM, don’t forget to sign up for the …

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FOSDEM 2013, another nice open source event in Europe!
FOSDEM is a free event that offers open source communities a place to meet, 
share ideas and collaborate.
It is renowned for being highly developer-oriented 
and brings together 5000+ geeks from all over the world.

This year again, be sure that FOSDEM will be the place to be in February!

Do you have any doubts? Really ? Dude, repeat after me :

  1. Free event
  2. During a week-end
  3. Beer
  4. 5000+ open source geeks
  5. Beer
  6. MySQL and Friends devroom
  7. NoSQL devroom
  8. No registration needed (open source man!)

Ok, that sounds good?

Well, here are the informations to attend this terrific event :

  • How to register? : Are you kidding me?
  • When : 2 & 3 February 2013 (Hurry up guys!)
  • Where : Brussels (beers!!!)
  • Website …
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Libdrizzle 5.1.2 released and Libdrizzle at FOSDEM

Libdrizzle is getting better and better with every release, and to reflect this we have two announcements to make.

First of all, Libdrizzle 5.1.2 has been released.  This release has several major bug fixes and performance enhancements.  Changes are as follows:

  • Non-blocking Windows connections are now more stable
  • Improvements to Windows building
  • Unix Socket connections are now more stable
  • Memory allocation/freeing cleanups (for performance and ease of code)
  • Network packet buffer now much more flexible
  • Many performance improvements (the bundled drizzle_binlogs tool is now around 10x faster on my i7 laptop)
  • Several other minor bug fixes

API chages:

  • drizzle_query_str() has been removed, drizzle_query() with a 0 byte length parameter now does the same thing.

As always you can …

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[Plus] readers choice 2012 : It’s time to vote!

Oh yes, 2012 was an incredible year for the MySQL Community!
That’s why I would like to change the rules this year and I would like to offer you a new survey for this [Plus] reader’s choice 2012.

Community users, bloggers and events made the whole community last year, tell us how you used this community?
It will only take 5 minutes of your precious time, votes will be closed Jan. 31.

Vote for what you used! (with your heart, again…)

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Upcoming MySQL Conferences

I may not work on many MySQL related things any more but there are some MySQL ecosystem events that I am participating in.

First there is Percona Live London.  This event is on the 3rd and 4th of December at The Millennium Gloucester Conference Centre.  At this event I will be giving a talk on MySQL Compatible Open Source Connectors.  This will cover alternatives to the standard connectors and how to use them, it will be useful if you find the licensing behind the standard connectors prohibiting.  There is also a 40% off discount code you can use when registering, simply enter the promo code "Come2mytalk".

On the 2nd and 3rd of February is FOSDEM.  At …

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