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after the conference, mydumper, parallelism, etc

Though slides for my MySQL Conference talks were on the O’Reilly website, I placed them in my talks page too, for both dtrace and security presentations.

I also gave a lightning talk about mydumper. Since my original announcement mydumper has changed a bit. It supports writing compressed files, detecting and killing slow queries that could block table flushes, supports regular expressions for table names, and trunk is slowly moving towards understanding that storage engines differ :)

I’ve been using mydumper quite a lot in my deployments (and observing 10x faster dumps). Now, the sad part is how to do …

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MySQL Conference: what’s in a name?

This is just something that I realized this morning. There were some talks about how the “MySQL Users Conference & Expo” was renamed to “MySQL Conference & Expo” - thereby omitting the “Users” part. The talk was something like “So where are we, the users, in this story?”

But what I’ve just recalled was a discussion (was it previous year, or the one before that?) comparing the “PostgreSQL Conference” and the “MySQL Users Conference”, as it was named back then. In that discussion, the PostgreSQL people were bashing MySQL, saying that the “PostgreSQL Conference” was all about the database and whatever was around it, whilst the “MySQL Users Conference” clearly stated that the attendees were “just users”, not like real participants or members.

As I recall, it was a heat debate (and I apologize for not linking). I thought it was just semantics.

Anyway, here we are at 2009, there is no …

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The Future of MySQL

What is the future of MySQL? This is a question that interests many.

To be specific: Will there be significant performance improvements? Code contributions? Bug fixes? New features? Open Source licensed documentation? Will the users be happy with the Monthly Rapid Updates now released for the MySQL Community Server?

On another, more competitive level: Will there be successful forks? What will the MySQL AB founders do? What is Percona’s next move?

Julian Cash, known for his visionary photography, extended his scope during a Wednesday session at the MySQL Conference. Hard work during his predictive session gave me insight. I now know the answers.

However, I’m afraid I cannot share the revelations on this blog. What I can do, though, is to point to Julian Cash’s site “The Human Creativity Project”, and to the visible results of his other …

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Feedback from MySQL Cluster tutorial

Way back on Monday (at the MySQL Conference and Expo), I gave a full day tutorial on MySQL Cluster. I awoke early in the morning to a “oh ha ha” URL in an IM; but no, it wasn’t jetlag playing tricks with me. Luckily, this didn’t take much (if anything) away from the purpose of the day: teaching people about NDB.

Distracting-and-this-time-really-annoying-thing-of-the-day-2: It seems that O’Reilly had cut back on power this year, and there were no power boards in the room. A full day interactive tutorial, and nowhere to plug in laptops. Hrrm.. Luckily, having over the many years I’ve been speaking at this event, I’ve gotten to …

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MySQL Conference 2009 daily summary: Wednesday

Busy day again: today the Percona conference joined the regular schedule, so more stuff to attend!

What did I attend?

Maria In Depth, Monty Widenius, MontyProgram AB (Percona conference): Monty was discussing Maria performance-wise as opposed to his later session which was feature-wise). He did delve just a little bit into the decision making issues in MySQL and in his new company. He also spoke (and I believe this took the most weight of the session, even if not the most time) of his new company, what he wants to achieve and how.

Build Your Own MySQL Time Machine, (Sun Microsystems), Mats Kindahl (Sun Microsystems). A web based utility for creating online backups and performing a point in time restoration was presented. The system is based on MySQL 6.0’s new backup mechanism, and runs on a slave. The presenters showed how …

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Offshore monitoring of windfarms using GlassFish - MySQL Users Conference 2009 Day 3


John Powell from eMapSite stopped by at the Whisper Suite in MySQL Users Conference earlier today to talk about his GlassFish issue. The possible workaround was suggested and then the discussion became interesting on how GlassFish is used for offshore monitoring of windfarms and process weather forecasting data. Hear all about it and watch a flashy demo of their product in this video:


NetBeans, GlassFish, and MySQL is their development stack with a "very positive experience"!

Stay tuned for the stories entry.

And the complete picture album is available at:

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The Great Open Cloud Shootout: Videos and other links

Today’s Great Open Cloud Shootout was great fun — at least for me! I had the pleasure to tease these distinguished gentlemen with cloudy questions:

  • Lew Tucker, Cloud CTO, Sun Microsystems
  • Monty Taylor, MySQL Drizzle Geek, Sun Microsystems
  • Jeremy Zawodny, MySQL hacker, craigslist
  • Chander Kant, CEO, Zmanda
  • Thorsten von Eicken, CTO, RightScale
  • Prashant Malik, Cassandra Dude, Facebook
  • Mike Culver, Evangelist, Amazon Web Services

I tried to provoke the panelists with questions around some areas I had thought out:

  • So, what is a cloud anyway?
  • Who is the cloud for?
  • Why use the cloud?
  • Cloud adoption barriers
  • Are there cloud standards?
  • Cloud Business Opportunities
  • Cloud Competition
  • Databases & Clouds
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Video: Interview with Marc Delisle, of the phpMyAdmin project

I caught up with Marc Delisle (we have a relatively old interview with him on the MySQL DevZone) recently, and got him to give us an introduction to phpMyAdmin, the several books he’s written, and how the project gets new features from the Google Summer of Code. What’s really impressive? They continue winning awards (Marc won one from MySQL in 2009 as well!), and have a user base of nearly 18.5 million (this is downloads — not just users, considering how common it is in shared hosting environments). Watch the video for more.



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Video: Interview with Microsoft’s PHP Evangelist

I caught up with Zach Skyles Owens, a PHP Evangelist at Microsoft. If you missed the embed, watch the video. I have some sparse notes below.



I learned some new things:

  • Microsoft spends time working with the PHP community
  • They are porting applications to work with an SQL Server backend
  • They are ensuring that the language should “just work”, with the IIS and SQL Server stack. This is quite different from the usual AMP (Apache = server, MySQL = database, PHP = language) stack that we’re quite accustomed to.
  • There is a Microsoft Web Platform, and there’s a Web Application Gallery, that brings in …
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Offshore monitoring of windfarms using GlassFish - MySQL Users Conference 2009 Day 3


John Powell from eMapSite stopped by at the Whisper Suite in MySQL Users Conference earlier today to talk about his GlassFish issue. The possible workaround was suggested and then the discussion became interesting on how GlassFish is used for offshore monitoring of windfarms and process weather forecasting data. Hear all about it and watch a flashy demo of their product in this video:


NetBeans, GlassFish, and MySQL is their development stack with a "very positive experience"!

Stay tuned for the stories entry.

And the complete picture album is available at:

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