FOSDEM has a call for papers open until Sunday, November 6th. FOSDEM is one of the largest free and non-commercial open source events, taking place in Brussels, Belgium on February 4th and 5th. There will be a Developer’s room that's near and dear to our hearts called "MySQL, MariaDB and friends".
Josh Berkus of PostgreSQL Experts spoke at OS Bridge this
summer on Data Warehousing 101:
Everything you never wanted to know about big databases but were forced to find out anyway (http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/database-soup/data-warehousing-101-slides-video-up-47456 has video and slides)
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 …
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 http://www.percona.com/live/mysql-conference-2012/user/register and then go to My Account -> Submit Proposal.
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. http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/nosqldb/overview/index.html
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.
Collaborate Call for papers is open until Sunday October 14th - http://events.ioug.org/p/cm/ld/fid=15
Collaborate is an Oracle Technology and Applications conference put on by IOUG, OAUG and Quest. It is the largest independent Oracle conference, and we are planning on having a one-day track there. Collaborate is at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from Sunday April 22nd - Thursday 26th, 2012.
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, October 12, 2012 in Santa Clara, CA.
This week we have feedback about Gazzang - Gazzang is using encryptfs for their encryption. According to their launchpad project page at https://launchpad.net/ecryptfs, "eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise-class stacked cryptographic filesystem for Linux".
The main topic is the 2nd part of events:
What events log and where the event logs are
How errors show up in the error log
How events and their actions get logged to the binary logs (aka events and replication), including how the "ignore" and "do" replication limitations work with events. Manual page: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/stored-programs-logging.html
This week is all about events - events in MySQL, and calls for papers for 2012 conferences.
Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo call for papers opens soon. http://www.percona.com/live/mysql-conference-2012/
MySQL Community Reception (free, no need to be registered to Oracle OpenWorld) - Tuesday, October 4, 2011 7-9 pm at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Foothill G. RSVP for the *free* MySQL Community Reception.
This week we speak with Calvin Sun, the Development Manager of the InnoDB Team, and has been working on InnoDB at MySQL and Oracle for 5 years. He mentions that not only is the InnoDB team hiring, but nobody has left the InnoDB team in several years, so the team is very stable.
We grabbed Calvin at OSCon Data, where Oracle announced the new features of MySQL 5.6 released on labs.mysql.com. Remember that the labs releases are for testing only and not supported in production use.
At this year's Open Source Bridge in Portland last month, Eric Redmond presented 'A Dozen Databases in 45 minutes'. It’s really about 20 minutes of theory and 25 minutes of the dozen databases, so for this first of a 2-part series, we present the theoretical side of things.
ACID - atomicity, consistency, isolation,
BASE- basically available, soft state, eventual consistency (there's also a good article by Lewis Cunningham that explains ACID vs. BASE in the context of cloud computing.
This week we talk about time formats and time zones in MySQL - including how changing the system time changes TIMESTAMP values but not DATETIME values. We also talk about how to handle and store microseconds in MySQL.