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While many attendees are repeat offenders, if 2013 is your first MySQL conference and you are relatively new with MySQL (say < 2 years experience), it can be daunting to determine which of the 8 or more concurrent sessions you should attend during the conference.
Here are my top recommendations that give you a good grounding in the various conference topics and a wealth of experience from known MySQL authorities, on important topics.
- A backup today saves you tomorrow by Ben Mildred at Pythian. Losing your data is a terrible experience. Learn what is needed to keep your data safe and you system highly available.
The riddle went unanswered, and Shlomi submitted it also to members of the review committee, getting only blank stares, including mine.Who will open your present,
Make you play pleasant,
Tidy your mess,
Do the same for all else?
Wanting to give away the pass at all costs, Shlomi then published a new post, …[Read more]
It happened last year at the previous Conference, and it's going to happen this year as well.
There will be a session of lightning talks during the conference, for the joy of both the audience and the speakers.
Lightning talks are fun and instructional micro events. Their official purpose is to give the audience a chance to learn something in a very limited amount of time. The real purpose is for the speaker to be as entertaining and memorable as possible within the allocated time.
The call for participation is open from now until February 10th. If you have something that you want to say in not more than 5 minutes, you can SUBMIT A PROPOSAL.
In addition to propose a compelling description that will …[Read more]
Libdrizzle is getting better and better with every release, and
to reflect this we have two announcements to make.
First of all, Libdrizzle 5.1.2 has been released. This release has several major bug fixes and performance enhancements. Changes are as follows:
- Non-blocking Windows connections are now more stable
- Improvements to Windows building
- Unix Socket connections are now more stable
- Memory allocation/freeing cleanups (for performance and ease of code)
- Network packet buffer now much more flexible
- Many performance improvements (the bundled drizzle_binlogs tool is now around 10x faster on my i7 laptop)
- Several other minor bug fixes
- drizzle_query_str() has been removed, drizzle_query() with a 0 byte length parameter now does the same thing.
As always you can …[Read more]
I'm happy to report the release of the program schedule for the next Percona Live event, April 2013.
While you can see there are still some "TODO"s, and minor scheduling changes still to go, the overall reviewing process is complete, and the schedule is sound.
The committee has reviewed over 250 submissions in total, sessions and tutorials. It took two months to review the sessions and finalize the schedule. There were very good submissions, and it wasn't till I started building the schedule that I realized just how many.
You know the feeling: you're at a conference, and there's this time slot where you just can't make up your mind which session to attend. As it turns out, …[Read more]
On Monday afternoon, Neal Armitage and I will be speaking at Percona Live in London. It will be a three hours tutorial about Tungsten replicator.
The contents of this tutorial are mostly new. We have released recently a new and easier way of installing different topologies, in the shape of cookbook scripts, which are distributed with the replicator tarball.
Using this cookbook, any user can simply install multiple topologies, from the simple master/slave to all-masters, fan-in, and star.
There are recipes for showing the replication cluster, switching roles between master and a chosen slave, taking over MySQL replication, installing direct slaves with parallel replication, testing each topology, and uninstalling all.
All the above will be demonstrated during the tutorial, with the addition of conflict prevention and more management …[Read more]
One of the great things about the MassTLC unConference is the spontaneity of the ideas. In the morning I ran into an old colleague whose startup was looking at switching databases and struggling with the options. Hence, “Scalable Databases for Startups” seemed like a great topic, so I proposed it, and then was off and running full steam after lunch.
The session brought in a wide variety of firms. While there were several vendors there – Basho, Calpont, InterSystems, ParElastic, and …[Read more]
planning to attend UKOUG in Birmingham on Dec 3-5, here's your guide
to know more about Oracle's MySQL.
There's a MySQL stream on Monday 5th and we've a great list of sessions, including:
- Rich Mason's keynote on how to Deploy, Scale and Save with Linux, Virtualization and MySQL
- Keith Hollman on stage to discuss how to Embrace Database Diversity
- Mark Swarbrick's lecture on Tips & Tricks for MySQL …
For those who do not read opensqlcamp group — CfP for FOSDEM 2013 conference is open!
Original email from lefred:
“2013 is near… and so is the next FOSDEM edition !
This year again, MySQL will be represented by its
If you want to discuss with friends of MySQL it’s the place to be in
Like every year, FOSDEM takes place the first week-end of
We will again have a room in the H building (100 seat). The MySQL
Friends dev room will be open all day Sunday, February 3rd.
Call for Papers is open until December 21st
This year all submissions will be reviewed by a committee that
create the schedule.
The committee is composed by :
* Andrew Hutchings (HP)