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Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014: Things I’m looking forward to

The Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2014 is just two months away. I’m very excited about this year’s event which continues our tradition of open technical discussions and inviting all parties to the table.

We have a great amount of technical talks from Oracle – I’m especially excited about future-focused talks shedding some light about what to expect in MySQL 5.7 and beyond. This content is best covered by developers actually designing the system and writing the code. We also have great coverage of MySQL alternatives from Percona and MariaDB. You can view the entire program here.

It is great to see well-rounded coverage of many …

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Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013: It feels like 2007 again

I actually don’t remember exactly whether it was in 2006, 2007 or 2008 — but around that time the MySQL community had one of the greatest MySQL conferences put on by O’Reilly and MySQL. It was a good, stable, predictable time.

Shortly thereafter, the MySQL world saw acquisitions, forks, times of uncertainly, more acquisitions, more forks, rumors (“Oracle is going to kill MySQL and the whole Internet”) and just a lot of drama and politics.

And now, after all this time some 6 or 7 years later, it feels like a MySQL Renaissance. All of the major MySQL players are coming to the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013. I am happy to see Oracle’s engineers coming with talks — and now with a great MySQL 5.6 release — and I have great …

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MySQL Rain Gauge; collect and display pt-stalk stats

I'm proud to announce the release of another open source project from myself and my colleagues at Box -- Rain Gauge.  It's puts a nice interface on pt-stalk, and helps manage running it as a daemon on all your mysql servers, so you don't miss the details when your database starts acting up.

What is Rain Gauge?  You can think of it like a web-based pt-sift.  You run pt-stalk continuously on all your database servers; this will watch your mysql process and when a configurable condition is met, then it triggers a host of collections to record what your disks, processor, and memory were doing at the time, along with mysql internal status, processlist and much much more.  It can even kick off GDB backtrace collections and oprofile gathering if desired.

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Box is Hiring!

We're growing like crazy and looking for awesome people across the entire company, but in particular we want to add a few good MySQL DBAs to our team.  I know there is a lot of competition out there for database experts, and for good reason.  MySQL is used at so many companies, and as they grow from small startups to some of the largest in the world they all need experts to help grow their databases.
Why choose Box?
Our TechOps team is awesome.  Our developers are great to work with. We're growing fast.  There are many difficult things -- common pain points -- that we already handle well.  The list of interesting, challenging problems we have yet to tackle is long.  You'd be able to choose to work on what interests you most.
Box is aiming to be the market leader in enterprise file sharing; it's an amazing opportunity to start here early and see the infrastructure grow to a massive scale and …

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