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What to See & Do at Percona Live: MySQL Conference & Expo 2013
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It’s not too soon to be thinking about what sessions you’ll be attending while at Percona Live: MySQL Conference & Expo 2013. SkySQL’s team of MySQL and MariaDB database experts will be headed to Santa Clara in full force as sponsors and speakers of this annual meeting for MySQL database users. As you plan out your week, be sure to check out some of SkySQL’s talks, including:

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Tungsten University: Configure & provision Continuent Tungsten clusters
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Are you unsure of the steps needed to get your Continuent Tungsten cluster up-and-running? In this virtual course, we will teach you how to get from a single database server to a scalable cluster, or from a brittle MySQL replication system to a transparent, manageable Tungsten cluster.  We will discuss the benefits of leveraging Continuent Tungsten clustering with MySQL, and walk you through the
SkySQL and MariaDB Announce 2nd Annual MySQL & Cloud Solutions Day, Friday, April 26, 2013
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The MySQL & Cloud Solutions Day will take place at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, immediately following the Percona Live:  MySQL User Conference & Expo 2013

During this one day event, Monty Widenius and Patrik Sallner, SkySQL CEO, will share insights on the current and future trends pertaining to MySQL, MariaDB 10.0, and the Cloud.  The event will feature two technical tracks:  one focused on the MySQL database and related technologies, and a second on best practices for deploying database applications in the Cloud.  Speakers will also include SkySQL and MariaDB customers, users and

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Impressions of FOSDEM 13
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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,



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Impressions of FOSDEM 13
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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.  

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SkySQL and MariaDB Announce 2nd Annual MySQL & Cloud Solutions Day, Friday, April 26, 2013
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The MySQL & Cloud Solutions Day will take place at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, immediately following Percona Live: MySQL User Conference and Expo 2013

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Upcoming MySQL Events
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Oracle's MySQL team is running/participating to a number of events during the upcoming weeks and months. Don't miss this chance to learn about the latest developments straight from the source and to get all your questions answered!

Additional events will likely be scheduled down the road and posted on our events page (http://www.mysql.com/news-and-events/events/), but you can already register for the following ones:

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2012, the Best Year for MySQL (...so far, but more to come)
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It's the end of the year and, before the world ends ;-) , I feel the pressure to follow up on last year's article "2011, a great year for MySQL in Review". I'll adopt a similar format and mention things in context, covering products, marketing, momentum, etc. at a high level. I may have missed something and I hope my colleagues will contribute to the list.

I really do think it's been the best year for MySQL so far... well, at least since when I signed my contract with MySQL AB at the end of 2007. We're just at the beginning of our journey and I wish to the MySQL family, to our community and ecosystem an even better 2013!

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MySQL, An Ideal Choice for The Cloud
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As the world's most popular web database, MySQL has quickly become the leading database for the cloud, with most providers offering MySQL-based services.


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Percona Live London 2012 slides available
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Many thanks to all those who attended my talk at the Percona Live London 2012 conference!
I did put the location in the last slide, but just in case you missed the last slide (or missed my talk) you can find them here:
http://spil.com/perconalondon2012

I did receive a couple of questions afterwards (in the hallways of the conference) that made me realize that I forgot to clear up a couple of things.

First of all the essence of shifting the data ownership of a specific GID towards a specific datacenter and ensuring data consistency also means one Erlang process within that very same datacenter is the owner of that data. This does also mean this Erlang process is the only that can write to the data of this GID. Don’t worry: for every GID there should be a process that



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Redehost Transforms Cloud & Hosting Services with MySQL Enterprise Edition
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RedeHost are one of Brazil's largest cloud computing and web hosting providers, with more than 60,000 customers and 52,000 web sites running on its infrastructure.

As the company grew, Redehost needed to automate operations, such as system monitoring, making the operations team more proactive in solving problems. Redehost also sought to improve server uptime, robustness, and availability, especially during backup windows, when performance would often dip.

To address the needs of the business, Redehost migrated from the community edition of MySQL to MySQL Enterprise Edition (http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/), which has delivered a host of benefits:

- Pro-active database management and monitoring using MySQL Enterprise Monitor (http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/monitor.html),

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MySQL cloud database deployments via online configurator - free AWS trial
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SkySQL™ Cloud Data Suite now comes with 4 nodes system on AWS

Plus: AWS tips & tricks, updated administration console, new video tour & more

As with all new open source software products, updates are a continuous process and we’ve been busy since the launch of the SkySQL™ Cloud Data Suitelast September! Here is a snapshot of the latest developments with our Cloud Data Suite, a collection of software components that provides a highly available database solution in a cloud environment, based on MySQL & MariaDB, deployable in the Amazon Cloud, i.e. AWS.

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With Its MySQL Database-as-a-Service CERN Empowers Scientists
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The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research. Founded in 1954 and located near Geneva on the Franco-Swiss border, CERN was one of Europe’s first joint ventures. Today, it has 20 member states. The organization uses the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study fundamental particles and the origin of the universe.

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Google Docs sharing and its cloudy usability
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Background: SkySQL is a distributed company. Nearly all of us work from home. To be productive, we need to emulate the best aspects of collaborating as if we were working next to one another. Given that nearly all of us had worked under similar distributed conditions at MySQL AB, we knew what we were getting into when we were founded. Obviously, we wanted to learn from our past experiences when making our choices for tools and processes.

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Configuring email in the Cloud
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What a relief! A few simple configuration steps gives me new hope for coping with email.

It unlikely matters to you, but it does to me: My inbox is down to zero. That is, both my two inboxes are empty. I get work email to my @skysql.com address and private email to my @arno.fi, both of which have been suffering from bad email habits.

Inspired by years of discussions with Giuseppe Maxia, who is living proof that proper IT tools make geeks work smarter, faster and better, I bought the book "lifehacker". The first one out of over 100 hacks is labeled "Empty Your Inbox (and Keep It

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MySQL, MariaDB and Databases in the Cloud
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There's definitely more and more buzz on and around cloud computing and different solutions to support it nowadays!

This was evident while visiting LinuxCon/CloudOpen in San Diego a few weeks ago, where I spoke about high availability solutions for MySQL. Most cloud sessions were highly attended, and I could sense an excitement in the air with regards to the cloud. It was also evident, however, that there is only a small percentage of people today truly taking advantage of the cloud. It seems that despite all the excitement, there is a large portion of potential users who don't know how to use the cloud, or what the benefits and potential drawbacks are.

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5.6, 10... Why Would You Care?
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Sitting at the Hilton in San Francisco, listening to the MySQL Connect opening Keynotes, sparks interesting thoughts. Thoughts about the future of MySQL, the Oracle stewardship, the MariaDB alternative and the advantage of the solutions provided by the MySQL Ecosystem.
But there is something missing. I know something is not part of this picture, but I can't figure out what it is.
At the end of keynotes and pane,l I turn to the exhibitors area, an approx 800 sq ft., 50% occupied by Oracle. At the bottom left corner stands my answer. 
The small yellow cubic hive of AWS was at the top of the rollup that reminds of MySQL and RDS, admittedly the most used version of MySQL in the cloud so far. And here is the missing part. 

New great features in 5.6 Release





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5.6..10. How does it matter?
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Sitting at the Hilton in San Francisco, listening to the MySQL Connect opening Keynotes, sparks interesting thoughts. Thoughts about the future of MySQL, the Oracle stewardship, the MariaDB alternative and the advantage of the solutions provided by the MySQL Ecosystem.
But there is something missing. I know something is not part of this picture, but I can't figure out what it is.
At the end of keynotes and pane,l I turn to the exhibitors area, an approx 800 sq ft., 50% occupied by Oracle. At the bottom left corner stands my answer. 
The small yellow cubic hive of AWS was at the top of the rollup that reminds of MySQL and RDS, admittedly the most used version of MySQL in the cloud so far. And here is the missing part. 

New great features in 5.6 Release Candidate and





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When You’re Ready for the Cloud, SkySQL Will Be There To Help You Make the Most of It
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When SkySQL opened its doors two years ago, we purposely set out with the goal to build trusted and value-for-money services for users of MySQL and MariaDB databases. We focused on offering a quality alternative for those deploying open source systems - and we feel that we have succeeded. Our plan was to build a service business and customer base that will create a strong platform on which to develop our own products in collaboration with key customers. Red Hat is the only other successful start-up that I am aware of having taken a similar approach of first building a successful services business before developing products.

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SkySQL Cloud Data Suite - Enterprise meets the Cloud
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Look! You can see the heart beating!


In case you are wondering, no, nobody in the family is expecting another baby…


I thought I had to start the post with this picture. Today I feel a bit like the day I went to the hospital for a pregnancy scan. As you may expect, seeing the baby moving was incredibly emotional, and I can feel some similar emotions with this announcement.


Many of you already know that today SkySQL has announced and will release the very first version of our very first product, the







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Scale Up, Partitioning, Scale Out
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On the 8/16 I conducted a webinar titled: "Scale Up vs. Scale Out" (http://www.slideshare.net/ScaleBase/scalebase-webinar-816-scaleup-vs-scaleout):


ScaleBase Webinar 8.16: ScaleUp vs. ScaleOut from ScaleBase
The webinar was successful, we had many attendees and great participation in questions and answers throughout the session and in the end. Only after the webinar it only occurred to me that one specific graphic was missing from the webinar deck. It was occurred to me after answering



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Avoiding a MySQL Data Blackout in Amazon
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MySQL data rules the cloud, but recent experience shows us that there's no substitute for maintaining copies of data, across availability zones, when it comes to Amazon Web Services (AWS) data resilience. In this video (recording of our 8/23/12 webcast), we survey technologies for maintaining real-time copies of your data and the pros & cons of each. We conclude with a live demonstration of a
Amazon EC2 now powered by high performance storage (benchmark)
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A while ago I had a discussion with someone about the future of server infrastructure. Among other things, we were wondering whether companies will continue to run on dedicated servers or if eventually everyone just ends up in a Cloud environment. During the discussion I raised a point that in principle Cloud is a great idea that will keep attracting more and more people, but it is missing one important piece that stops many from using it – a high performance storage. Apparently, this has just changed.

Yesterday I received an e-mail announcing a new EC2 instance type – hi1.4xlarge. It features 16 logical CPUs (35 ECUs), 60GB of RAM, and… two 1TB SSD-based disk volumes! These are great specs that should work for nearly any database. Even assuming someone has a MySQL database larger than 2TB, not all tables will

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MySQL on S3: performance with storage located across the continent
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Can OLTP database workloads use Amazon S3 as primary storage? Now they can, thanks to the Cloud Storage Engine (ClouSE), but the question is: how fast?


To answer the question about performance, we decided to run db_STRESS benchmark on a MySQL database in Amazon EC2.  We compared 3 configurations:

  • “Across the street storage”: ClouSE with data stored in S3 in the same region (US Standard)
  • “Across

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OblakSoft Cloud Storage Engine Newsletter, June 2012
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ClouSE version 1.0b.1.2 and WordPress on S3 / Yapixx refresh is released

OblakSoft is pleased to announce the release of ClouSE version 1.0b.1.2 and WordPress on S3 / Yapixx refresh.

This release addresses performances and usability issues reported by our early adopters.  Thank you all for your feedback.

  • Support for MySQL 5.5.25

Now ClouSE supports MySQL thru 5.5.25.  To keep the distribution small, we don’t build binaries for MySQL prior to 5.5.14 anymore.  If you need one, please contact us.

  • Weblob content type improvement

Now the content type for Weblobs is set based on their name.  Previously, the content type for all Weblobs was set to application/octet-stream, which could lead to undesirable Web Browser

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ARM based data center. Inspiring.
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In a previous post I wrote ARM based servers. Since then, and thanks to all the comments and responses I got, I looked more into this ARM thing and it's absolutely fascinating...

Look at this beauty (taken from the site of Calxeda, the manufacturer):

What is it? A chip? A server? No, it's a cluster of 4 servers...

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Do You Have What it Takes? Looking for a Few Daring Open Source Engineers...
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At a time when most companies are doing all they can to maintain the status quo, SkySQL is daring to imagine a new “normal”. We’re on a mission to change the way companies interact with and manage their data, both in the enterprise and in the cloud. Along with our strategic partners, in particular MariaDB, we’re working to develop new open source database solutions that challenge proprietary enterprise solutions and business models.

To help us achieve our goal, we’re looking for a few daring open source engineers to join our team and take on the status quo:

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Join SkySQL & Maria DB at the first ever MySQL/NoSQL/Cloud Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 26-28th
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Hosted by Binlogic, the MySQL/NoSQL/Cloud Latin American Conference at the Hilton Buenos Aires in Argentina, June 26-28th, will bring together key members of the of open source database community for two intense days of technical talks and tutorials on popular open source databases like MySQL, MariaDB, and Drizzle; NoSQL databases such as MongoDB and CouchDB; and related technologies such as the Soir and Sphinx search engines.

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Why shared-storage DB clusters don't scale
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Yesterday I was asked by a customer for the reason why he had failed to achieve scale with a state-of-the-art "shared-storage" cluster. "It's a scale-out to 4 servers, but with a shared disk. And I got, after tons of work and efforts, 130% throughput, not even close to the expected 400%" he said.

Well, scale-out cannot be achieved with a shared storage and the word "shared" is the key. Scale-out is done with absolutely nothing shared or a "shared-nothing" architecture. This what makes it linear and unlimited. Any shared resource, creates a tremendous burden on each and every database server in the cluster.

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SkySQL Raises Additional 2.5 Million Dollars From California Technology Ventures
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Yesterday, it was announced that SkySQL has raised an additional 2.5 million dollars in Series A funding from California Technology Ventures.

This comes along with the news of the new CEO, Patrik Sallner, taking the CEO role at SkySQL on July 1st.

Here are some relevant snippets:

“SkySQL also announced today that CTV, a venture capital fund that makes direct investments in technology and life science companies globally, invested an additional $2.5 million as part of the company’s recent A round of funding. With this latest investment, SkySQL has collected EUR 6 million to fund further growth.”

“About California Technology Ventures, LLC
California Technology Ventures, LLC is a venture capital fund that makes direct investments in technology and life science companies. CTV has built a strong reputation for its entrepreneurial approach to investing and

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