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Open Query training at Drupal DownUnder 2012

DrupalDownUnder 2012 will be held in Melbourne Australia 13-15 January. A great event, I’ve been to several of its predecessors. People there don’t care an awful lot for databases, but they do realise that sometimes it’s important to either learn more about it or talk to someone specialised in that field. And when discussing general infrastructure, resilience is quite relevant. Clients want a site to remain up, but keep costs low.

I will teach pre-conference training sessions on the Friday at DDU:

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SQL Locking and Transactions – OSDC 2011 video

This recent session at OSDC 2011 Canberra is based on part of an Open Query training day, and (due to time constraints) without much of the usual interactivity, exercises and further MySQL specific detail. People liked it anyway, which is nice! The info as presented is not MySQL specific, it provides general insight in how databases implement concurrency and what trade-offs they make.

See for the talk abstract.

Now available: Slides from Percona Live and Linuxcon Europe

The slides from last week’s talks I (co-)presented at Percona Live and Linuxcon Europe are now available from our web site.

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Ready to roll for Percona Live UK

All slides are done, all virtual images are completed and we’re ready to roll for tomorrow’s MySQL High Availability Sprint: Launch the Pacemaker tutorial at Percona Live UK 2011.

This is probably your very last chance to register for PLUK as there are only a handful of tickets left. You can still use my discount code, HaasPLUK11. See you tomorrow!

Busy weeks ahead!

I’m speaking at Percona Live, LinuxCon Europe, and And I just co-founded a new company.

I have a few busy weeks behind me, and even busier weeks ahead. If you’ve been wondering why recently I haven’t been updating this space too frequently, here’s why:

Yours truly and fellow ex-Linbiters Martin Loschwitz and Andreas Kurz have recently founded hastexo, an independent professional services organization focused on open-source high availability and disaster recovery. We are already offering both on-site and …

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OurSQL Episode 61: Security Blankets, Part 2

We go over the open calls for papers, upcoming conferences, conversations with Oracle, and finish up our 2-part series on MySQL security.

Calls for papers:
Call for papers for Percona Live: MySQL Conference & Expo 2012 is open! They opened it on Friday, September 15th and the call will close on Monday, December 5th. The MySQL Conference & Expo is Tuesday April 10 - Thursday, April 12, 2012 in Santa Clara, CA.

To submit a paper, first register as a speaker at and then go to My Account -> Submit Proposal.

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OurSQL Episode 60: Charming Data

This week we talk with Giuseppe Maxia (pronouncing his name correctly!) about new features in Tungsten replicator, and go over a lot of news.

There was a lot of news this week! There were three really big announcements at Oracle OpenWorld that relate to the MySQL community:

Oracle released a NoSQL database.
It’s an ACID-compliant key-value data store, with a Java API for put, delete and get operations and includes replication. The data partitioning and distribution is automatic and based on a hash function.

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Surge 2011 slides, recap

This year’s Surge conference was a great sophomore event to follow up last year’s inaugural conference. A lot of very smart people were there, and the hallway track was great.

I presented on three things: a lightning talk about causes of MySQL downtime; I chaired a panel on Big Data and the Cloud; and I showed how to derive scalability and performance metrics from TCP traffic. I’ve sent my slides to the Surge organizers, and I understand that they will be posting them as well as integrating them into the video of my session. In the meanwhile you can download my slides from Percona’s presentations page.

Further Reading:

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OurSQL Episode 58: Opening up Oracle's World

The main content this week is previewing Oracle OpenWorld's MySQL sessions.

Call for papers for Percona Live: MySQL Conference & Expo 2012 is open! The call will close on Monday, December 5th. To submit a paper, first register as a speaker at and then go to My Account -> Submit Proposal.

CouchConf NYC is happening on Monday, October 24th in New York City. CouchConf is a one-day conference focused on Couch NoSQL database technology for web and mobile applications. There will be numerous technology sessions presented by leaders of the Apache CouchDB project and other Couch experts.

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Speaking at Percona Live in London this October

Two of my proposals for Percona Live London on October 24-25 have been approved! Yes, I really had to propose them and get them approved like everyone else, although as I’m sure you can imagine, I had a good chance at being accepted :-) Not all of my talks were accepted, though.

I’ll be presenting a half-day tutorial on how to get great results when troubleshooting MySQL problems, and a conference session on how to use TCP packet headers to measure and analyze a surprising variety of aspects of MySQL performance and scalability.

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