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Lesson 124 in why scales on a graph matter…

The original article presented two graphs: one of MariaDB searches (which are increasing) and the other showing MySQL searches (decreasing or leveling out). It turns out that the y axis REALLY matters.

I honestly expected better….

@mariadb that Trends graph is misleading. Steady over 12months, flattening from peak 12+y ago, well before MariaDB. pic.twitter.com/sP6H65FEvR

— Stewart Smith (@stewartsmith) September 22, 2016

Try “Will @mariadb ever replace @postgresql “. At current rate, equal on Google Trends in 12-20 years if no pg growth. …

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It's all about bugs fixed: MySQL 5.6.14

Most of MySQL gurus and famous users are probably in San Francisco now, getting ready for fun at MySQL Connect. Part of that fun should come from the announcement of great new MySQL 5.6.14 release (that somewhat silently happened yesterday).

I am sitting at home though and I've seen at best 3 sunny days in September. The rest of the time it rains, so hardly I can do anything more funny and useful than review of MySQL bug reports even during my weekend. Let me try to tell you what MySQL 5.6.14 is really about and what you should expect from it based on the list of bugs fixed. Please, do not blame me if my summary would be different from the upcoming keynotes at MySQL Connect. It rains here...


I'll use good old approach of checking my older posts about bugs in MySQL 5.6.13 and comparing it to the …

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Fun with Bugs, Issue #3, January 2013

This week in my posts on Facebook I paid attention mostly to bugs in MySQL 5.6.x, as I really expected to see 5.6 GA announcement soon. Maybe some of the bugs were the reason to postpone release a bit. Anyway, let's start with serious bug reports and some trends I've noted.

I've noted that some of "Verified" bug reports somehow silently miss comments about their status in MySQL 5.6. Check Bug #68137, for example. It is repeatable on 5.5.31 (yet to be released, but it means 5.5.30 is cloned off and will be released soon) and 5.7.1. But 5.6.x is not mentioned anywhere. Does it mean 5.6.x is not affected? Surely, no. I hope it does NOT mean any attempt by Oracle to pretend that 5.6 is bugs free. Looks like Sveta had just forgotten to check or report result on this version when following her …

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Learnings from the Philippines

Learned a few things during my trip to the Philippines this time. Another country that amazes me. For the first time in history, Philippines attracted more foreign direct investments (FDI) than Malaysia, in 2010 (see: Malaysia’s FDI plunge).

Mobiles

There are a lot of people here using prepaid phones as opposed to postpaid phones. This is because the requirements of getting a postpaid account is quite tough (you need bank documents, etc. before they give you an account).

Many people carry more than one phone (or have more than one SIM). Smartphones face an uphill battle – they cost too much and there is generally no operator subsidy because everyone prefers prepaid accounts. It makes economic sense to have more than one SIM, as you’ll end up saving money (operators like to offer free text, calls, …

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Gerry Narvaja: the Winds Of Change

For very personal reasons that don’t belong in this article, I decided a few weeks ago that it’s time for me to move on. The year and a half that I worked for Pythian have been a wonderful experience, and this is article is my tribute to this great company.

The MySQL Team

Being able to work side by side with two MySQL experts like Sheeri Cabral and Augusto Bott has been a great experience. I have learned a lot, not only about MySQL, but also about what a great DBA should be like. Both of them are recognized MySQL Community members and regular speakers at the MySQL Users Conference and other events. Sheeri has been named MySQL Community Member of the Year twice in a row. Both are a guarantee of excellent service.

My Predictions For Pythian


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Interesting Internet Usage and Social Networking Statistics

Over the weekend I took some notes from a presentation and did some research from various sources. The result was a blog post about Internet trends that I posted on my personal blog. There are some very interesting statistics about Internet usage and social networking. Also, Facebook fans will find some interesting facts as well.

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