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Open Database Camp at SouthEast LinuxFest 2012
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I’ll be attending this year’s US based Open Database Camp from June 8-10 in Charlotte, NC. The conference is co-located with SouthEast LinuxFest 2012.

It appears that OpenSQL Camp was renamed Open Database Camp since I see many database technologies listed on their site that do not use SQL as an access method. The final schedule of presentations shows lots of MySQL content for Friday. There is one session each for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB on Saturday. Sunday is “unconference” style, hopefully we can get more variety in those sessions.

I love attending this type of conference because I learn how real-world

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There’s a European OpenSQL Camp coming up
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In addition to the Boston edition, there’s an OpenSQL Camp at the same time and place as FrOSCon mid-August in Germany. The call for papers is open until July 11th. As always, the conference is about all kinds of open-source databases: MySQL and PostgreSQL are only two of the obvious ones; MongoDB and Cassandra featured prominently at the last one I attended, and SQLite was well represented at the first one.

Related posts:

  • OpenSQL Camp Boston 2010
  • OpenSQL Camp events in 2009
  • Recap of Portland OpenSQL Camp 2009
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    OpenSQL Camp Boston 2010
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    Sheeri and others are organizing another incarnation of OpenSQL Camp in October in Boston. You ought to go! It’s relevant to MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and lots of the newer generation of databases — MongoDB, Cassandra, and so on.

    Related posts:

  • There’s a European OpenSQL Camp coming up
  • Going to OpenSQL Camp US 2009
  • OpenSQL Camp events in 2009
  • The history of OpenSQL Camp
  • Recap of Portland OpenSQL Camp 2009
  • OpenSQL Camp Boston 2010
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    OpenSQL Camp Boston 2010 will be held at the Stata Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 15-17, 2010.

    The Stata Center was designed by Frank Gehry and was completed in 2005. The Stata Center houses CSAIL (The MIT Computer Science and Artifical Intelligence Laboratory) and LIDS (The MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems). Some of my favorite pictures of the Stata Center were taken during construction. (I’m a member of CSAIL)

    The

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    OpenSQL (2009 Portland) talk on an Open Storage Engine API
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    I just spotted the youtube video of my OpenSQL Camp (Portland 2009) talk on An Open Storage Engine API. I talked about some of technical issues for implementing storage engines across many SQL front ends, not just MySQL.

    You can find this talk and other mostly technical material at http://tokutek.com/technology/.

    Fractal Tree Video from OpenSQL Camp (Portland in 2009)
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    I recently discovered that there’s a youtube video of the talk I gave at OpenSQL Camp in Portland in 2009.

    This is a whiteboard presentation and is less well developed than the talk I gave a the MySQL conference (I posted those slides two days ago. But since it includes audio it may be easier to understand.

    This talk presents the data structure underlying the TokuDB storage engine for MySQL.

    The history of OpenSQL Camp
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    I got a couple of questions and comments about OpenSQL Camp in the past week, and I thought it would be worth noting down the history, because I think there is some difference in perception and memory about this series of events. The following is only my point of view.

    What is OpenSQL Camp?

    I can say what I had in mind when I created the original event, but this is bigger than me, so I don’t get to dictate anything. I wanted a free technical event created entirely by and for a community of open-source databases, in an inclusive sense. Not created or heavily influenced by someone employed by a corporation whose job title includes the word “Community,” but really by a community themselves. There’s nothing wrong with Community So-And-So employed at a corporation, but they are by nature a liaison with

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    Recap of Portland OpenSQL Camp 2009
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    I was at OpenSQL Camp 2009 in Portland last weekend. I thought the event was very well done. On Friday we had a pizza party at Old Town Pizza, which was awesome. Saturday and Sunday were breakfast, sessions, lunch (yum), and sessions and hacking. These were held at souk, a co-working space. After 5PM, people got together for dinner, beer, etc.

    I presented on mk-query-digest — a live demo of features requested by the audience. Sessions from others that I thought were particularly good included ones on CouchDB and MongoDB. I mixed up the time and missed the session from Tokutek on how fractal tree indexes work. I’ll try to watch the video if that one was taped.

    During the hackathons, Daniel and I worked on Maatkit. We are laying groundwork for

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    sar-sql: The Script Formerly Known as MySAR
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    As pointed out by Schlomi Noach on my last blog, MySAR was already taken by a project related to Squid reports with MySQL. I decided then to look for a new name, and as I posted initially, I want to keep the sar prefix to describe the script’s purpose by association with the OS utility of the same name. I brainstormed many names. I liked Dave Edwards’s suggestion: SARkila, but it sounds too close to tequila, so I settled with Sheeri Cabral’s suggestion: sar-sql.

    The title of the Launchpad page already reflects the change. What remains to be done is: a) change the name of the Perl script and documentation; and b) change the Launchpad URL. It is likely that I will change the name of the script when I release

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    PBXT at the OpenSQL Camp hosted by the FrOSCon 2009
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    Vladimir will be giving a presentation on PBXT at the FrOSCon 2009 in St. Augustin, near Bonn in Germany tomorrow:

    PBXT: Technology trends that affect your Database
    Room: C120/OpenSQLCamp
    Time: 22 Aug 2009, 18:15 - 18:45

    The talks is packed with interesting information about how the design of PBXT handles the major technological challenges of the future, including multiple cores, lots of RAM and solid state drives.

    If you are in the area, check it out! :)
    Want to spend a weekend in Germany talking about Databases?
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    If so, you should check out OpenSQLCamp 2009, European Edition. November last year, the home of OpenSQL Camp was Charlottesville, VA, but now it is time to have something a bit more local. OpenSQL Camp will take place Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of August, in St. Augustin, Germany, so it could do for a nice August getaway to Germany.

    It’s not really the biggest of cities, but then again, that is part of the charm, going to some small city and learning more about databases.
    In case you do happen to be curious, feel free to check out the list of proposed sessions, although it is not complete, it does give a overview of what to expect.

    I for one am looking forward to a European event, as it seems like most


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    Recap of Southeast Linux Fest 2009
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    Last weekend, my brother and I attended SELF 2009. A few thoughts on it:

    The mixture of sessions was interesting. There were some really good ones. I think the best session I attended was an OpenSolaris/NetBeans/Glassfish/Virtualbox/ZFS session, given by a Sun employee. He was an excellent presenter, and really showed off the strengths of the technologies in a nice way. He started up enough VMs to make his OpenSolaris laptop chew into swap, and I thought it was fun to see how it dealt with that. I’ve heard Solaris and OpenSolaris do a lot better at avoiding and managing swapping than GNU/Linux, but I couldn’t make any opinion from watching. I did think it was odd to have this session at a “Linux” (yes, they left off the GNU) conference. But I thought the session was a good addition to

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    OpenSQL Camp 2008 was a resounding success
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    In my opinion, OpenSQL Camp 2008 was a great success. (Give your opinion too.) I have to spend the next couple of days catching up on other things that have gotten delayed, but will try to write more about the experience later. In the meantime, I want to give a heartfelt thanks [...]
    The State of Open Source Databases: OpenSQL Camp Keynote Featuring Brian Aker
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    Brian Aker delivers the keynote speech at OpenSQL Camp: State of the Open Source Databases. The presentation begins with a disclaimer:
    “There is no way I’m going to tell you exactly where the future of databases go. We have way too many egos in the room to ever even begin a discussion…”
    and ends with Aker saying,
    “What the hell does that mean?”

    View the video online at
    http://technocation.org/node/649/play
    or download the 42.6 MB Flash video file (.flv) directly at http://technocation.org/node/649/download.

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    OpenSQL Camp is in full swing!
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    (one note, I have updated a previous blog post by adding the video for the LISA presentation I gave entitled “How to Stop Hating MySQL”)

    OpenSQL Camp is in full swing! Baron Schwartz has done an amazing job organizing this free unconference.

    We are well into the 2nd session of the day, and the quality of the presentations is excellent (though I expected that!) and it is always great to see people.

    Some pictures….
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    Initial day at OpenSQL Camp
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    So, I actually started my trip early, the taxi picked me up from my house in Malta at 5:15am, and after a short stop in the lounge for some breakfast, I boarded KM100 bound for Heathrow. After a layover there, I eventually arrived at Dulles International, and there was no queue for US customs and border patrol!

    Picked up the rental car and drove the 101 miles to Charlottesville, VA — in dense fog.

    Met with Sheeri and talked for a bit on Thursday, before just falling asleep, due to time difference and the long travel.

    So on Friday, we had a few hours to run errands and pick up last minute stuff that we had forgot back home and so on, before the start at 6pm. Met up with everyone, had some nice interesting conversations and towards the end of the night, 14 of us decided that it was time for dinner, so we went

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    OpenSQL Camp approaches quickly
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    The soft registration deadline for OpenSQL Camp 2008 has passed now; you can still attend, but you won’t be counted into meals and t-shirts. Meanwhile, we have 90 registered attendees, and a truly impressive set of sessions from heavy hitters in the database world. This conference is turning into the event I always [...]
    IMPORTANT: Registration for OpenSQL Camp
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    OpenSQL Camp is a free unconference happening Friday, Nov. 14th through Sunday, Nov. 16th in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. More details can be found at http://www.opensqlcamp.org.

    Whether or not you have already registered for OpenSQL Camp by putting your name here:

    http://www.opensqlcamp.org/index.php?title=Events/2008/AttendeeList

    you should be aware of very important information.
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    Join OpenSQL Camp on Facebook
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    There’s a Facebook event for OpenSQL Camp. If you RSVP to it, your friends will find out, and that will help spread the word.
    OpenSQL Camp badges are ready
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    Want to promote OpenSQL Camp 2008? Use one of the sweet badges shown on this page. A big thank-you to Fixpert for the logo and badges! There’s a PNG format and a GIF format. To use the badge, download the image, then save it to your server and use the HTML shown below [...]
    OpenSQL Camp develops further
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    If you thought the activity around planning OpenSQL Camp 2008 had slacked off, it’s only because I’m both moving to a new house and traveling for business, so I haven’t blogged about it. In reality I’m not (and shouldn’t be!) the main driving force behind this event, so my lack of blogging doesn’t reflect [...]
    Announcing OpenSQL Camp 2008
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    Along with some others, I have arranged a conference for open-source database users and developers. Key facts: It is of, by and for the community (you). At this event, all open-source databases are created equal. We’ll learn together and grow together. It’s a combination conference and hackathon. It’s free. It is Friday night Nov 14, 18:00 through Sun the 16th [...]
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