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A chance for Cassandra Storage Engine
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Short version: It looks like DataStax has released an official C++ driver for their new CQL native protocol. This makes it possible to update MariaDB’s Cassandra Storage Engine to work with all column families in Cassandra 1.2 and up.

Long version: In case the above didn’t make any sense to you, here’s some background:

  • Cassandra Storage Engine was developed against Cassandra 1.1
  • Cassandra 1.1 had a client-server protocol based on Thrift API. It had a number of limitations, the most important was lack of support for streaming. These translated into limitations in Cassandra storage engine, for example, I could not support secondary indexes.
  • Cassandra 1.2 was released in February, and it had
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Luxbet, MariaDB and Melbourne Cup
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Yesterday was Melbourne Cup day in Australia – the biggest annual horse race event in the country, and in the state of Victoria it’s even a public holiday.

Open Query does work for Luxbet (part of Tabcorp), and Melbourne Cup day is by far their biggest day of the year in terms of traffic. It’s not just a big spike, there’s orders of magnitude difference so you can really say that the rest of the year is downright quiet (in relative terms). So, a very interesting load pattern.

Since last year Luxbet has upgraded from stock MySQL to MariaDB, and with our input made some other infrastructure modifications including moving to a pure solid state storage (FusionIO) solution as a SAN just won’t deliver the resilience and performance required. This

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MySQL yum repositories
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I think most people will agree that downloading RPMs from a website is kind of old fashioned when there are yum repos. After a number of user requests, we have now launched the official yum repos for MySQL.

Can’t wait? Neither can I. On a fresh install:

  • Download a setup package for your distribution from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/repo
  • yum localinstall mysql-community-release-distro-release.noarch.rpm
  • yum update
  • yum install mysql-community-server
  • This works for fresh installs. If you’re upgrading from an older version, read about upgrading first.

    What’s in the repo?


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    MySQL 5.6: no testcases for non-crashing bugs, either (and an incomplete bugfix)
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    I normally don’t write such posts, but this time I’ll do a little whining. I was looking at MySQL’s Bug#69581, which was also filed against MariaDB as MDEV-5102. With some effort (little for this particular bug), one can find out that Bug#69581’s counterpart in Oracle’s internal bug database is Bug#16862316, and the fix is in revision 5366 in MySQL 5.6.14.

    There are two problems, though:

    • The fix doesn’t include a testcase. We know, Oracle doesn’t publish testcases for crashing bugs, with a justification that it’s for security reasons. However, this bug is not a crashing
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    Studying for the New MySQL 5.6 DBA Exam
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    I have have been receiving a lot of questions about the new MySQL 5.6 DBA exam. Sadly I can not answer a lot of the questions until after my exam in early November. However I do know some good things about the new exams.

    First — No True or False questions. Oracle has set the standards on that policy and I had to update the ol’ 5.0 exams to make certain there the T/F questions were removed. Why is this important? Don’t you have a fifty/fifty chance on T/F questions? The trouble is that some of these questions were a wee bit tricky and needed parsing plus a full understanding of the subject to get them right. For fairness, it is easy to do without the T/F questions.

    Second — No more pick up to N answers. Once again, for fairness.

    Third — One exam for the certification. In the past the

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    EXPLAIN UPDATE/DELETE/INSERT in MySQL and MariaDB
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    MySQL 5.6 added support for EXPLAIN INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE. MySQL 5.7 made some improvements to EXPLAIN code. Also, 5.7 added support for EXPLAIN FOR CONNECTION, which looks very similar to MariaDB’s SHOW EXPLAIN. I was working on putting EXPLAIN INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE into MariaDB 10.0, so I’ve dug up some details and thought I’d share them:

    EXPLAIN UPDATE/DELETE

    EXPLAIN UPDATE looks like regular EXPLAIN SELECT:

    MySQL [dbt3sf1]> explain update orders set o_orderpriority='1-URGENT' where o_orderDATE='1998-07-21';
    +----+-------------+--------+-------+---------------+---------------+---------+-------+------+-------------+
    | id | select_type | table  | type  | possible_keys | key           | key_len | ref   | rows | Extra       |
    +----+-------------+--------+-------+---------------+---------------+---------+-------+------+-------------+
    |  1 | SIMPLE      | orders | range |
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    MEM 3.0: Getting started
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    Time to install MEM 3.0, and get its built-in agent working.

    [ If you want some tips on What's New, have a look here. ]

    I’ve downloaded the Monitor Server and the agent zipped s/w for Linux & Win from http://edelivery.oracle.com:

    mysqlmonitor-3.0.0.2887-linux-x86-installer.bin
    mysqlmonitoragent-3.0.0.2887-linux-glibc2.3-x86-32bit-installer.bin
    mysqlmonitoragent-3.0.0.2887-windows-installer.exe
    

    The Monitor install

    So, on my Oracle Linux machine:

    ./mysqlmonitor-3.0.0.2887-linux-x86-installer.bin

    It all installs fine. No issues, if you’re used to MEM 2.3.

    Double check your configuration_report.txt :

    MySQL
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    MEM 3.0: Getting started
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    Time to install MEM 3.0, and get its built-in agent working.

    [ If you want some tips on What's New, have a look here. ]

    I’ve downloaded the Monitor Server and the agent zipped s/w for Linux & Win from http://edelivery.oracle.com:

    mysqlmonitor-3.0.0.2887-linux-x86-installer.bin
    mysqlmonitoragent-3.0.0.2887-linux-glibc2.3-x86-32bit-installer.bin
    mysqlmonitoragent-3.0.0.2887-windows-installer.exe
    

    The Monitor install

    So, on my Oracle Linux machine:

    ./mysqlmonitor-3.0.0.2887-linux-x86-installer.bin

    It all installs fine. No issues, if you’re used to MEM 2.3.

    Double check your configuration_report.txt :

    MySQL
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    MySQL Tech Tour @Barcelona, 7th Nov.
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    We’re on the move again. Come and join us on the 7th of November at the Oracle office in Barcelona. Find out more details about what was announced at MySQL Connect, as well as what’s next…

    For more information about this event please visit the link below:

    http://www.oracle.com/us/dm/29173-emeafm13045970mpp010-oem-2020763-es.html


    MySQL Tech Tour @Barcelona, 7th Nov.
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    We’re on the move again. Come and join us on the 7th of November at the Oracle office in Barcelona. Find out more details about what was announced at MySQL Connect, as well as what’s next…

    For more information about this event please visit the link below:

    http://www.oracle.com/us/dm/29173-emeafm13045970mpp010-oem-2020763-es.html


    MySQL Connect 2013: ps_tools
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    During my talk and hands on labs at MySQL Connect 2013 I used several views, functions, and procedures from ps_helper and ps_tools.

    The slides from the two talks can be downloaded from Thanks For Attending MySQL Connect or from the MySQL Connect 2013 Content Catalogue.

    You can read more about ps_helper on Mark Leith’s blog and you can download ps_helper from github.

    To get ps_tools, download

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    Zendcon
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    Zendcon is a difficult conference if you work in an exhibit hall booth. At other shows, attendees ask general questions about MySql or how Oracle is guiding products. Zendcon is much more pointed. When is 5.7 multisource relication going to be available? How does Visual Explain work? How can I make sure replication goes back to semi-sync after going async? It is a great show but the level of questions are a notch or two higher than most other shows.



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    Webinar recording: MariaDB Query Optimizer - Improving query performance
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    Last week, we at SkySQL had a webinar titled MariaDB Query Optimizer - Improving Query Performance with yours truly as the author and presenter. The recording is now available online at the above link.

    The webinar is an overview of all important parts of the MySQL/MariaDB query optimizer. Special attention is given to the new optimizer features and differences between MySQL and MariaDB.

    MySQL Connect slides
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    Thank you for attending MySQL Connect 2013.

    The Saturday session 50 Tips for Boosting MySQL Performance [CON2655] was sold out. It shows the interest in practical recipes to solve performance problems. Maybe the topic of a book as suggested by the audience ?

    On Monday, the tutorial Enhancing Productivity with MySQL 5.6 New Features [TUT8131] was less crowded due to MySQL 5.6 Replication Tips and Tricks [TUT8133]  happening at the same time, again tips and tricks are more popular

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    Deep Dive Technical Buffet on last day of MySql Connect
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    Proving this it is the show for in-depth technical information, MySql Connect finished with a bang. Six different two hour plus deep dive tutorials were offered and all had very good attendence. Many of the attendee were seasoned Oracle DBAs eager to gorge at this buffet of technical knowledge.

    The crowd for Ligaya Trumele’s Getting Started
    with MySql
    was packed with
    Oracle DBAs who were amazed at the simplicity of the MySql architecture once they figured out the concept of multiple storage engines.

    Luis Soares had a tutorial that was everything you ever wanted to know about 5.6 replication plus a look multi source that will be in 5.7. His discussion on how and when binlogs are written and the impact if that timing on replication was intense, detailed, and worth the price of the show itself.



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    OL 4 MySQL: Extending my VM’s root f/s online
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    Ok, so after all the things that have been announced @MySQLConnect, I’ve got to play around with them. First stop: space (no.. not ‘the final frontier’).

    I need more space on my f/s to get installing. I was a bit of a scrooge when I created my Oracle Linux virtual machine, so now I’m paying the price.

    Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/mapper/vg_ol63uek01-LogVol01
                          7.1G  5.7G  1.1G  85% /

    As I’m using Virtual Box, I’ve added a new SATA Controller vmdk of 10G, SATA Port 1 and then start it up.

    fdisk -l

    Will be able to identify the new & unused partition:

    [root@ol63uek01 ~]# fdisk -l
    Disk /dev/sda: 8589 MB, 8589934592 bytes
     255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1044 cylinders
     Units = cylinders of
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    OL 4 MySQL: Extending my VM’s root f/s online
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    Ok, so after all the things that have been announced @MySQLConnect, I’ve got to play around with them. First stop: space (no.. not ‘the final frontier’).

    I need more space on my f/s to get installing. I was a bit of a scrooge when I created my Oracle Linux virtual machine, so now I’m paying the price.

    Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/mapper/vg_ol63uek01-LogVol01
                          7.1G  5.7G  1.1G  85% /

    As I’m using Virtual Box, I’ve added a new SATA Controller vmdk of 10G, SATA Port 1 and then start it up.

    fdisk -l

    Will be able to identify the new & unused partition:

    [root@ol63uek01 ~]# fdisk -l
    Disk /dev/sda: 8589 MB, 8589934592 bytes
     255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1044 cylinders
     Units = cylinders of
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    MySQL Tech Tour – Coming to a town near you.. probably..
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    http://www.oracle.com/us/dm/29127-emeafm13045970mpp014-oem-2019447.html

    Come hear me talk about whats new with MySQL and loads of other interesting things.. come see the raspberry pi project in the flesh

    Sign up today!

     

     

     

     


    Data Analytics at NBCUniversal. Interview with Matthew Eric Bassett.
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    “The most valuable thing I’ve learned in this role is that judicious use of a little bit of knowledge can go a long way. I’ve seen colleagues and other companies get caught up in the “Big Data” craze by spend hundreds of thousands of pounds sterling on a Hadoop cluster that sees a few megabytes [...]
    MySQL Fabric Presentation
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    MySQL Fabric Presentation

    http://www.slideshare.net/nixnutz/mysql-57-fabric-high-availability-and-sharding#!

     

    Excellent presentation by Ulf Wendel 


    MySQL 5.7 Fabric: any good?
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    MySQL 5.7 has sharding built-in through MySQL Fabric (Lab Release). And, MySQL has scaled the marketing team to handle 500.000 customer requests/s – or, was it MySQL 5.7 query throughput? Whatever. MySQL Fabric frees you from implementing sharding yourself. MySQL Fabric simplifies the management of MySQL Replication clusters of any size.

    Is it any good? Yes, but MySQL must not stop here. This is not enough. MySQL is still a little too much behind trend setters.

    MySQL 5.7 Fabric: High Availability and Sharding from Ulf Wendel

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    MySQL Enterprise Backup: PITR Partial Online Recovery
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    Here’s a look at using MySQL Enterprise Backup in a specific example:

    Consider a Backup Policy

    – Full Backup of the environment. – Complemental Incremental backups & online BinLogs. And the Restore: – Logical Restore. – Online, Zero impact. – Partial, single database, group of tables.

    The Backup

    A working environment, with 4 databases, of which 2 will require restoration. Full backup with MySQL Enterprise Backup:
    mysqlbackup --user=root --socket=/tmp/mysql.sock \
      --backup-dir=/home/mysql/voju5/backup/ \
      --with-timestamp backup

    Test preparation

    Create 4 different databases, where the structure & content is the same.
    create database v5_1; use v5_1; create table `voju5` (
      `ID` int(7) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
      `Name` char(20) NOT NULL DEFAULT '‘,
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    MySQL Enterprise Backup: PITR Partial Online Recovery
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    Here’s a look at using MySQL Enterprise Backup in a specific example:

    Consider a Backup Policy

    – Full Backup of the environment. – Complemental Incremental backups & online BinLogs. And the Restore: – Logical Restore. – Online, Zero impact. – Partial, single database, group of tables.

    The Backup

    A working environment, with 4 databases, of which 2 will require restoration. Full backup with MySQL Enterprise Backup:
    mysqlbackup --user=root --socket=/tmp/mysql.sock \
      --backup-dir=/home/mysql/voju5/backup/ \
      --with-timestamp backup

    Test preparation

    Create 4 different databases, where the structure & content is the same.
    create database v5_1; use v5_1; create table `voju5` (
      `ID` int(7) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
      `Name` char(20) NOT NULL DEFAULT '‘,
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    Oracle MySQL LAMP Stack event Tomorrow in London with Zend – Free Food! ;-)
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    So folks, bit short notice I know, but i’ll be talking at LAMP stack event tomorrow in London. Loads of interesting stuff about MySQL and the other pieces of the LAMP Stack. You can register here:

    http://www.oracle.com/us/dm/17128-emeafm13045970mpp005-oem-1989140.html

    Agenda is below..

    Agenda 09:00 Registration and welcome coffee 09:30 Welcome and Introduction
    Simon Deighton, MySQL Sales Manager, Oracle 09:45 Features and news around Oracle Linux and Oracle VM
    Wayne Lewis, Principal Sales Consultant – Oracle Linux & Virtualisation, Oracle 10:30 Coffee Break

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    Madrid MySQL User Group
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    Ayer por la tarde se hizo la 2ª reunión de Madrid MySQL User Group. Para todos los que están en Madrid o cerca, os animo a ir, a compartir experiencias, dudas, cuestiones, etc. alrededor del tema “MySQL”. No tengais miedo!

    Si os apetece apuntaros al siguiente (fecha pendiente por ahora), mirad a ver http://www.meetup.com/Madrid-MySQL-users-group/.

    Ánimo.


    Madrid MySQL User Group
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    Ayer por la tarde se hizo la 2ª reunión de Madrid MySQL User Group. Para todos los que están en Madrid o cerca, os animo a ir, a compartir experiencias, dudas, cuestiones, etc. alrededor del tema “MySQL”. No tengais miedo!

    Si os apetece apuntaros al siguiente (fecha pendiente por ahora), mirad a ver http://www.meetup.com/Madrid-MySQL-users-group/.

    Ánimo.


    What do Wikipedia, Facebook and ZEDGE have in common?
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    On Tuesday Sept.10 I went to PHP TechTalks with Rasmus Lerdorf, Sebastian Bergmann, and Stig Bakken. Great initiative by Stig Bakken @ Zedge. The TechTalks focused on new features and best practices and for PHP 5.4 and 5.5.
    Great feeling of going to the roots of LAMP and MySQL. Thanks for the invite Stig!

    (For more have a look at https://zedgetechtalksphp.eventbrite.com/).

    Running a Java Application To Demo The Cluster
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    So it’s all well and good having a nice MySQL cluster running on some tiny hardware, but what can you do with it?

    Well in order to demo the software at some upcoming techtours my colleague put together a little Java application to showcase what can be done.

    I want to run my raspberry pi’s headless so in order to get this to work I needed to install a vncserver

    sudo apt-get install tightvncserver

    Once this is installed make a note of the display you set up and check you can connect to it via a vnc client.

    Install the java application

    configure the config file for the MySQL credentials

    Run the java application in a shell window on the remote VNC session making sure the screen variable has been set accordingly

    export DISPLAY=1:4

    When you have it all working it should look like

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    Monitoring The Cluster Using the LCD Panel
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    I thought it would be nice to have a display on pi1 (the primary node) so found an LCD kit that hopefully I could write a little script to hack around to display the status of each data node.

    So I purchased the Adafruit Char 16×2 LCD Plate from:

    https://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi-expansion-boards/raspberry-pi-blue-and-white-16×2-LCD-kit

    Then set about soldering it all up

    tada!

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    Testing your shiny New MySQL Pi-Cluster
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    So you’ve done all the hard work, now what?

    We need to test that everything is working. Ie:

    • That the Management Daemon can see the NDB instances.
    • That the NDB instances are running on the two cluster nodes
    • The MySQL client can connect and talk to the NDB presented tables

    start the MySQL client

    and execute the following command to show available NDB nodes:

     

    show global status like 'ndb_number_of%';

     

    mysql -uroot -p[password you set when first running mysql]

    root@cgepi1:/var/lib/mysql-cluster# mysql -uroot -phelpdesk
    Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
    Your MySQL connection id is 2
    Server version: 5.5.25a-ndb-7.3.0-log Source distribution
    Copyright (c) 2000, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
    Oracle is
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