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Lightning talks at Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013
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It happened last year at the previous Conference, and it's going to happen this year as well.

There will be a session of lightning talks during the conference, for the joy of both the audience and the speakers.

Lightning talks are fun and instructional micro events. Their official purpose is to give the audience a chance to learn something in a very limited amount of time. The real purpose is for the speaker to be as entertaining and memorable as possible within the allocated time.

The call for participation is open from now until February 10th. If you have something that you want to say in not more than 5 minutes, you can SUBMIT A PROPOSAL.

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Libdrizzle 5.1.2 released and Libdrizzle at FOSDEM
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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.
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Percona Live 2013 schedule released!
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I'm happy to report the release of the program schedule for the next Percona Live event, April 2013.

While you can see there are still some "TODO"s, and minor scheduling changes still to go, the overall reviewing process is complete, and the schedule is sound.

The committee has reviewed over 250 submissions in total, sessions and tutorials. It took two months to review the sessions and finalize the schedule. There were very good submissions, and it wasn't till I started building the schedule that I realized just how many.

You know the feeling: you're at a conference, and there's this time slot where you just can't make up your mind which session

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Solving replication problems with Tungsten replicator
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On Monday afternoon, Neal Armitage and I will be speaking at Percona Live in London. It will be a three hours tutorial about Tungsten replicator.

The contents of this tutorial are mostly new. We have released recently a new and easier way of installing different topologies, in the shape of cookbook scripts, which are distributed with the replicator tarball.

Using this cookbook, any user can simply install multiple topologies, from the simple master/slave to all-masters, fan-in, and star.

There are recipes for showing the replication cluster, switching roles between master and a chosen slave, taking over MySQL replication, installing direct slaves with parallel replication, testing each topology, and

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Scalable Databases for Startups
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One of the great things about the MassTLC unConference is the spontaneity of the ideas. In the morning I ran into an old colleague whose startup was looking at switching databases and struggling with the options. Hence, “Scalable Databases for Startups” seemed like a great topic, so I proposed it, and then was off and running full steam after lunch.

The session brought in a wide variety of firms. While there were several vendors there – Basho, Calpont, InterSystems,

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Meeting the MySQL Team at UKOUG (ICC Birmingham, December 3-5 | 2012)
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If you're planning to attend UKOUG in Birmingham on Dec 3-5, here's your guide to know more about Oracle's MySQL.

There's a MySQL stream on Monday 5th and we've a great list of sessions, including:



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FOSDEM 2013 conference, Call for papers
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For those who do not read opensqlcamp group — CfP for FOSDEM 2013 conference is open!

Original email from lefred:

“2013 is near… and so is the next FOSDEM edition !

This year again, MySQL will be represented by its Community.
If you want to discuss with friends of MySQL it’s the place to be in
February !

Like every year, FOSDEM takes place the first week-end of February in
Brussels.

We will again have a room in the H building (100 seat). The MySQL &
Friends dev room will be open all day Sunday, February 3rd.

Call for Papers is open until December 21st

https://docs.google.com/a/percona.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHF5VXdwa2FGUHIzTGI3ZGE4MkpaS2c6MA#gid=0

This year all submissions will be reviewed by a committee that will
create the schedule.
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Join us at ad:tech this week
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It certainly has been a tough week on the East Coast. In the Boston area, where I am located, we got grazed by Sandy – power outages, trees down, schools closed, and Halloween delayed. This though, pales in comparison to what our NY office had to endure. One of our co-founders for example is one of the first few to get his power back at his home on Long Island just yesterday. He considers himself lucky – one of the several pine trees that came down on his property was just a few degrees off from destroying his house (it ended up taking down the gutter instead). Needless to say, it’s going to be a long recovery for NY and NJ. If you are looking to help, see here.

Of course, NYC is known for its resiliency. The first post-Sandy event at Manhattan’s Javitis Conference Center, 

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My Talk Next Week at HighLoad++
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Next week I’ll be visiting Moscow to talk at Highload++. The conference will take place during Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd at the Radisson hotel. I will be giving my personal version of an indexing talk that my colleagues have given in meetups and conferences in the US.

Highload++ conference is targeted to address the issues of complex high traffic web properties. Most of these sites depend on databases to deliver their content, record the traffic and report the application activities in real time. As I learned early in my career at MySQL, the database schema and in particular the indexing strategy, are critical to achieve the highest possible performance out of the

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Presenting “MongoDB and Fractal Tree Indexes” at MongoDB Boston 2012
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I’ll be presenting “MongoDB and Fractal Tree Indexes” at MongoDB Boston 2012 on October 24th.  My presentation covers the basics of B-trees and Fractal Tree Indexes, the benchmarks we’ve run so far, and the development road map going forward.

I’ve been to this one day conference twice now and both times came away with a better understanding of MongoDB’s capabilities, use-cases, and many questions answered via their deep technical dives.  I highly recommend current MongoDB users and anyone considering a MongoDB project attend – it appears that seats are still available.

Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013, Call for Papers
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I'm honored to accept the role of conference chairman in the upcoming Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo, April 22th-25th, 2013, Santa Clara, CA. Here are a few administrative announcements:

Call for Papers

Call for papers is extended until Oct 31st. We've already received a good number of submissions, but wish to provide with another chance for latecomers. Now is a good time to submit!

The committee will begin the long reviewing process shortly.

Committee

Members of the reviewing committee are:

  • Roland Bouman (Pentaho)
  • Ronald Bradford (Continuent)
  • Laine Campbell (PalominoDB)
  • Colin Charles (MontyProgram)
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Report on XLDB Tutorial on Data Structures and Algorithms
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Bradley and I (Michael) gave the tutorial on Data Structures and Algorithms for Big Databases at the 6th XLDB Conference last month.

The tutorial was organized as follows:

  • Module 0: Tutorial overview and introductions. We describe an observed (but not necessary) tradeoff in ingestion, querying, and freshness in traditional database.
  • Module 1: I/O model and cache-oblivious analysis.
  • Module 2: Write-optimized data structures. We give the optimal trade-off between inserts
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MySQL Connect Conference: My Experience
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It was a great experience to attend the MySQL Connect Conference for the first time ever. Personally I was very much enthralled to present about "How to make MySQL Backups" besides attending different sessions to absorb more knowledge about the technical prospects of MySQL. One of the agenda items in my presentation was "MySQL Enterprise Backup" functionality and features. There were total of 40 attendees in the session, who were very much interested about the MySQL Enterprise Backup product and gave positive feedback as well as areas of improvements on our product. Some of our features brought lot of  [Read more...]
One year in!
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We've been fully operational for one year today. Time to take a quick breath and look back at a year that was among the most exciting in our lives, and time to look ahead to the next 12 months. In which things are likely to get even better.

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Percona Live New York Wrap-Up
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Tokutek sponsored the Percona Live MySQL / New York 2012 Conference which took place this past Monday and Tuesday.  I spent much of the time at our booth discussing TokuDB with conference attendees but also managed to attend the following presentations:

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Talking about Python at MySQL Connect 2012
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Love Python? Dig MySQL (http://www.mysql.com" target="_blank)? Want to meet Oracle’s MySQL Python Experts?

Come and join us at the MySQL Connect 2012 conference in San Fransisco next week, 29/30 September. My colleague Chuck and I are both giving 3 sessions in which we discuss MySQL Utilities and Connector/Python.

Overview of our session:

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Strange Loop Talk on Indexing
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At next week’s Strange Loop conference, I will give a talk on “Understanding Indexing”. The session is 10 am Monday, September 24th, and will be held in the Midland States Room.

Application performance often depends on how fast a query can respond and query performance almost always depends on good indexing. So one of the quickest and least expensive ways to increase application performance is to optimize the indexes. This talk presents three simple and effective rules on how to construct indexes around queries that result in good performance.

This is a general discussion applicable

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Upcoming speaking engagements: Oracle OpenWorld, DOAG Conference
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It's that time of the year again — the summer holidays are over and the conference season starts!

I'm very excited to be at Oracle Open World in San Francisco again, where I will pretty busy. On Saturday and Sunday I will attend MySQL Connect, primarily to man the Oracle Linux booth in the exhibition area. But I hope to catch some of the talks as well (I shared my favourite sessions with Keith Larson from the MySQL team in this interview). During Open World, I will help out manning the Oracle Linux demo pods in the exhibition grounds in Moscone South, where we will showcase Oracle Linux with Ksplice and related

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My speaking engagements - Q4 2012
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After a long pause in the speaking game, I am back.

It's since April that I haven't been on stage, and it is now time to resume my public duties.

  • I will speak at MySQL Connect in San Francisco, just at the start of Oracle Open World, with a talk on MySQL High Availability: Power and Usability. It is about the cool technology that is keeping me busy here at Continuent, which can make life really easy for DBAs. This talk will be a demo fest. If you are attending MySQL Connect, you should see it!
  • A happy return for me. On October 27th I will talk about open source databases and the pleasures of command line operations at
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XLDB Tutorial on Data Structures and Algorithms
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Next week Michael and I (Bradley) will be travelling to Silicon Valley to present a tutorial on Data Structures and Algorithms for Big Databases at the 6th XLDB Conference.

The tutorial, which is 4 hours on Monday afternoon, aims to cover the following topics (but it’s looking like we’ll have to drop several items for lack of time.)

This tutorial will explore data structures and algorithms for big databases. The topics include:

  • Data structures including B-trees, Log Structured Merge Trees, and Streaming B-trees.
  • Approximate Query Membership data structures including Bloom filters and cascade filters.
  • Algorithms for join including hash joins and
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ConFoo 2013: Call for Papers is Now Open!
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ConFoo is one of the most important web developer-oriented conferences. ConFoo 2013 will be held on February 25 through March 1 in Montreal, Canada.

We just opened call for papers and we are looking for the best PHP, Java, Ruby, DotNet,HTML5 experts who are willing to share their knowledge with the Canadian community. Candidates can submit proposals until September 23. Consult the call for papers page for details and to start submitting. That page also explains what expenses ConFoo can cover for speakers. You can also get advice on how to write proposals.

The call for papers is public, meaning that all proposals get published on the website for others to

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Speaking at MySQL Connect 2012
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At the end of September, the MySQL Connect 2012 conference will be held as part of Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. MySQL Connect is a two day event that allows attendees to focus on MySQL at a technical depth with presentations and interaction with many of the MySQL developers, engineers and other knowledgeable staff. There is also a range a international speakers to give broader knowledge to the presentations.

I am presenting a Hands-On Lab on Sunday 30th September 16:15 - 17:15 entitled HOL10474 - MySQL Security:

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FROSCON and VLDB
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Next week I (Bradley) will be traveling to FROSCON near Bonn, Germany, and then on to VLDB in Istanbul.

At FROSCON I’ll be talking about fast data structures for maintaining indexes. The talk will share some content with my upcoming MySQL Connect talk.

At VLDB, Dzejla Medjedovic will be presenting a talk on our paper on SSD-friendly Bloom-filter-like data structures. The paper is

Michael A. Bender, Martin Farach-Colton, Rob Johnson, Russell Kraner, Bradley C. Kuszmaul, Dzejla Medjedovic, Pablo Montes, Pradeep Shetty, Richard P. Spillane, and Erez Zadok.
Don’t Thrash: How to Cache Your Hash on Flash. PVLDB 5(11):1627-1637, 2012.

An earlier version of the paper appeared at


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Early Bird Registration Rate for MySQL Connect Ends on July 27
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If you haven't already registered for MySQL Connect, now is the time to do it.

Looking for the right reason to attend? Here are the TOP THREE REASONS...

  • You'll get the chance to hear directly from users including PayPal, Verizon, Twitter, Facebook, Ticketmaster, Ning, Mozilla, CERN, Yahoo! and more, about best practices for deploying MySQL based solutions.
  • Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet the engineers developing and supporting the MySQL products, all in a single location. You'll be able to ask them all your questions and provide them feedback.
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Balada Para Un Loco – A Review of the MySQL, NoSQL, and Cloud Conference
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… Ya se que estás piantao, piantao, piantao…

For my lastest blog, a review of the MySQL, NoSQL and Cloud Conference, I’ll continue to use the tango metaphor. Balada para un loco (ballad for a crazy one) is a Piazzola classic and explains what I think of Santiago Lertora from Binlogic for single handedly putting together this event; he had to be piantao (slang for ‘crazy’) to pursue his vision to kick start the Open Source database community in South America into becoming as active as it is in the US and Europe. He was able to gather some renowned speakers such as our own Martin Farach-Colton, Sheeri Cabral from Mozilla, Max Mether and Massimo Brignoli from SkySQL, Colin Charles from Monty Program, Alejandro Kojima

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Pythian at MySQL NoSQL & Cloud Conference & Expo, Buenos Aires
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It’s with great pleasure that I announce that my friend and colleague, Francisco Bordenave, will be talking about MySQL Replication at 2:10pm on the 28th of June 2012. This is the 1st Latin American MySQL, NoSQL and Cloud Conference in Buenos Aires being held at the Hilton Hotel.
Replication is at the heart of many highly available MySQL installations. Francisco will be giving an introduction to replication, the fundamentals behind the feature and he will be disclosing some of his tips and tricks for monitoring and troubleshooting. He will also be talking about some of the awesome features that Oracle are releasing in the next major version, 5.6.

If you use replication for your product then this is one not to miss!

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Volver – MySQL, NoSQL, and Cloud Conference Latin America
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Volver,
con la frente marchita,
las nieves del tiempo
platearon mi sien…

Martin’s blog (Mi Buenos Aires Querido) was named after a tango, so I decided to follow his lead. The 4 lines of the refrain make reference to someone returning to Buenos Aires after 20 years, now looking a little bit older. I moved to the US about 15 years ago and have returned many times to visit. However, I have never gone back to participate in an event like this with so many renowned speakers from the




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Mi Buenos Aires Querido
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Next week, a couple of us at Tokutek will be heading to Buenos Aires for the MySQL / MariaDB Conference & Expo LA. Gerry Narvaja actually grew up in Buenos Aires. My own family is Argentinian. I spent several years there as a child, and my childhood home in South Carolina was Argentinian in spirit: absolutely no English, and the only grits that entered my house were served with tomato sauce and called polenta!

As some of you get ready to visit Buenos Aires, maybe for the first time, I thought I’d share an abbreviated list of my favorite things to do.

First of all, make sure to watch the really fantastic con movie Nueve Reinas. Not only is it a great movie, but much of it takes place in the Hilton where the conference will be

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Fractal Tree Indexing and Filesystems – HotStorage 2012
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Modern file systems are well equipped to deal with large writes. One area that remains challenging however is to efficiently write out “microdata”, such as metadata and small portions of large files, while showing good I/O utilization when the data is read back. This challenge is evident with mount options like “noatime” which disables updating file access time on reads. This kind of solution avoids the problem altogether. Another approach, delayed allocation, is meant to coalesce small writes in memory as long as possible before writing it out to disk. Filesystems like ext4 and Btrfs use delayed allocation to make a best-effort at reducing fragmentation and random I/O.

Isn’t there a way to fundamentally solve filesystem fragmentation and random I/O?

This week, I’ll be speaking at

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Open Database Camp at SouthEast LinuxFest 2012
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I’ll be attending this year’s US based Open Database Camp from June 8-10 in Charlotte, NC. The conference is co-located with SouthEast LinuxFest 2012.

It appears that OpenSQL Camp was renamed Open Database Camp since I see many database technologies listed on their site that do not use SQL as an access method. The final schedule of presentations shows lots of MySQL content for Friday. There is one session each for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB on Saturday. Sunday is “unconference” style, hopefully we can get more variety in those sessions.

I love attending this type of conference because I learn how real-world

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