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Only few more hours, it is almost here. The long awaited Reference Architecture from SkySQL is going to make its first appearance at the MySQL User Conference in Santa Clara this week.
SkySQL is going to contribute to the evolution and innovation of MySQL from both coasts of the United States. A total of 10 between presentations, tutorials and events will help the MySQL users in Santa Clara and in Orlando in understanding how they can leverage the use of MySQL, improve performance, scalability and high availability. You can find the complete schedule of the MySQL UC and Collaborate 11 here (UC) and[Read more...]
While wearing my hat of Sales Engineer, I have been asked several times what is the difference between InnoDB and MySQL Cluster/NDB and when it makes sense to use one storage engine or the other. Some may probably think that this is a trivial question: the two engines are so different that there is really no point to compare them. The reality is not so clear though: there are many situations where I have found InnoDB stretched to the point where MySQL Cluster would have been a perfect fit, and other occasions were users implemented a solution based on MySQL Cluster and InnoDB would have been the perfect choice.
This is the reason behind my talk at the MySQL User Conference in Santa Clara: InnoDB vs NDB. I will co-present the session with my good old friend and ex-colleague Johan Andersson – if you know Johan, you may guess who will take[Read more...]
If you’ve been busy and haven’t registered yet, remember that early-bird pricing ends on 31/03/2011. From April 1-10, you’ll have to pay USD$100 more. A discount code for use (I think you save 20-25%): mys11fsd.
We’re full up in terms of the schedule. People are still asking for an opportunity to speak, and there are still opportunities in the Products & Services track. Please contact Yvonne Romaine at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this.
Might I also suggest that if you want to speak and there’s no longer an opportunity, you submit a five-minute talk for the Ignite MySQL event. Even though submissions[Read more...]
2011 seems to be a good year for both Google I/O and Apple’s WWDC. Google I/O sold out in 59 minutes and Apple’s WWDC sold out in under 10 hours. They’re both held at the Moscone Center and I guess the caps for attendance is usually set at about 4,000-5,000 attendees.
My only beef with this is that the rest of the world is forgotten. It’s only good for the developer sitting in North America (or a similar timezone). In fact folk that need to get corporate approval are probably also forgotten. Launching at 9 or 10am PST is past midnight in China and Singapore for example. Its even later in Japan. What about developers sitting in Sydney &[Read more...]
The OurSQL podcasts will eventually make it into the Blue Gecko blog. But, in the mean time, I’d like to summarize what Sheeri Cabral and I have been getting up to. As I mentioned in the OurSQL revival post we are working to bring you a podcast every week about something technical or community related. Since mid-December, we’ve recorded and published eight podcasts.
MySQL 5.5 release and our favorite updates to our favorite database
Today we're announcing Percona Live - a one day event to be held at the Bently Reserve on February 16th in San Francisco. Live is our way of showcasing some of the awesome work that has been going into MySQL recently - and the theme of this event is Beyond MySQL 5.1.
Our first guest speaker is none other than Jeremy Zawodny. Jeremy is well known in the MySQL community having been the original author of High Performance MySQL 1st Ed. He will be presenting on how Craigslist has already upgraded to MySQL 5.5 - and are running on Fusion-io SSDs in production.
Tickets are available for early bird registration at $50. To signup, or for more information please visit the percona website.[Read more...]
Proper interaction with relational databases is incredibly important in most pieces of software. The importance of this interaction is underscored by the fact that many software architectures have at least one entire layer or system devoted to data persistence and data loading. When dealing with critical data in enterprise level applications it becomes even more important to make sure your data is being stored and retrieved correctly.
As responsible developers, one of our goals should be to test database interaction and test it well. To help achieve this goal, we will take a close look at tools and[Read more...]
I’ll be going to foss.in this year, and am totally excited (the last time I spoke there was in 2007 – Paying it Forward: Harnessing the MySQL Contributory Resources – where I talked about moving from BitKeeper to Bazaar, using Launchpad, the MySQL Forge, and more). This time around, I will be giving a talk titled: MariaDB: The new M in LAMP. I feel a little nostalgia, because the MySQL ecosystem has evolved a lot since December 2007.
The database crew is going to be strong there, as we also have Gary Pendergast, my friend from MySQL (now Oracle) giving a talk titled: Tuning MySQL for Performance, Stability and Fail Safety.
We figured we’d have some kind of meetup, either over[Read more...]
If you like to keep your ddl backed up in some source management tool like svn or cvs and want to do it individually for stored procedures, events, triggers, tables and such rather than having a single file you can easily do so using the below. You could even include the –skip-dump-date or –skip-comments and use the below to compare ddl daily checking for alterations thus making sure you are aware of any ddl changes done on the database.
mysqldump -u$user -p$password -h$hostname -P$port --no-create-info --no-data --no-create-db --skip-opt $dbname > "$path"/"$dbname"_triggers_"$date".sql
mysqldump -u$user -p$password
This time OSI Days is doing special theme around Open Source Databases. Please see their call for paper below. It will be interesting to see how many MySQL papers are being presented there. I am submitting a couple of them. Please spread the word so that we can see an increased MySQL participation there. I think they are sponsoring quite a bit of speaker travel and accommodation.
Open Source Databases | OSI Days 2010 is the premier FOSS Databases conference being organised at Asia's largest Open Source Conference - OSI Days 2010. We invite you to come and lead a tutorial / session or participate in Panel Discussions at OSI Days 2010 on a specific Open Source Database. The last date for submitting a proposal[Read more...]
Come and speak at Asia’s largest Open Source Conference, OSI Days. We invite you to come and lead a tutorial / session or participate in Panel Discussions at OSI Days 2010. The last date is 15th June 2010.
I’ll be giving a talk tonight at the Ignite MySQL! For those of you who don’t know about this format, I suggest that you check out Ignite!. The basic premise is:
Fast-paced, fun, thought-provoking, social, local, global—Ignite is all of these and more. It’s a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have an idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd.
My talk will be called Backups Don’t Make Me Money
Backups aren’t exciting or glamorous. They don’t make you money and there’s no such thing as a valid backup. But, understanding your restores is exciting! Let me draw you a few pictures of database[Read more...]
Two reminders for upcoming appearances: This Saturday I’ll be presenting a 24-hour art collaboration with Evan Roth at Seven on Seven at the New Museum. On Monday I’ll be in Durham, North Carolina to speak at Duke University. If you’re interested in the latter, leave a comment and I’ll make sure you get the details. We don’t have a ton of room but I’d like ma.tt readers to be able to attend. After that I’ll be in Houston briefly if anyone wants to do a meetup.
LinuxTag is the most important place for Linux and open source software in Europe. Last year, LinuxTag had over ten thousand attendees, and over 300 speakers. This year, the 16th LinuxTag will be June 9-12, 2010 at the Berlin Fairgrounds in Germany.
LinuxTag seeks exciting and suitable proposals for presentations in the conference tracks. The Call for Papers ends today.
I am proud to be a member of the LinuxTag Program Committee. Although a lot of proposals have already been submitted, there are some topics missing that I’d personally like to see covered. So, if you’re up for a last minute submission, get your inspiration from the following[Read more...]
The attendees were not satisfied with the first answer RMS gave to Brian, that Harish Pillay (Chief Technical Architect, Red Hat Singapore), chose to ask RMS what more he had to say, with regards to the letter he’d written. He answered quite candidly in this video, which Brian chimed in for as well.
At foss.my 2009, Brian Aker asked Richard Stallman at his keynote, about the Oracle/Sun acquisition (with a focus on MySQL), with regards to the parallel licensing approach used by MySQL. Brian was referring to:
As only the original rights holder can sell commercial licenses, no new forked version of the code will have the ability to practice the parallel licensing approach, and will not easily generate the resources to support continued development of the MySQL platform.
from Richard’s Letter to the EC opposing Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL. Listen to the discussion between Brian and Richard.
We’re supporting the OpenSQL Camp, which will be held in Portland on November 14.
One of my objectives for the camp is to make progress on a universal storage engine API, to make it possible to use the same storage engines in MySQL, PostgreSQL, Ingres, or any other database. I’m also looking forward to hearing other people’s great ideas.
After OpenSQLcamp, I’ll be attending Supercomputing’09. Supercomputing and database hardware technology seems to be converging. Many of the fastest databases today look like a supercomputer with disks attached. Will there be other kinds of convergence? For example, what kind of convergence will we see between multicore computing and cluster computing? Today we program multicore machines very differently from clusters. I think in the future that difference will vanish.
As a frequent traveler for my MySQL consulting (last 4 weeks were Sydney, San Francisco, New York and Vancouver), I like to keep abreast of any local tech event that includes MySQL that I may be able to attend.
Now there is a consolidated location that you can use, the Open Source Events Calendar. Kudos to the MySQL Community team members Lenz Grimmer and Giuseppe Maxia who have put this together.
We need your help. If you have a local event, please submit your event request. This projects needs the support of all.
You will also find valuable conference information including dates for close of proposals. A great tool for scheduling your upcoming conference year.
Another year and another successful OSCON has been concluded. While I didn’t attend this year’s conference, let me hereby offer some reflections — basing it on reading blogs and talking to attendees both in person and over Twitter (I’m glad to see both the @MySQL and @MySQL_Community Twitter accounts have a large and quickly growing list of followers).
Let me start by highlighting the[Read more...]
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