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Attending MySQL Connect? Your Opinion Matters.
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Take the MySQL Connect 2012 Survey

Thanks to everyone who is at the first ever MySQL Connect Conference in San Francisco this weekend! Don't forget to take your Conference and Session Surveys. Your opinions help shape next year's conference.

  • Take a survey for each of the sessions you attend and be entered into a drawing for one prize for $200 American Express Gift Certificate.
  • Fill in the daily conference survey and be entered into a drawing for one prize for a $500 American Express Gift Card
  • Surveys are located here.

Make your opinion count! Take the survey now.

Congratulations to Robin Schumacher from DataStax as he is the winner of the Saturday survey!

Is MySQL usage really declining?
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If you’re a MySQL user, tell us about your adoption plans by taking our current survey.

Back in late 2009, at the height of the concern about Oracle’s imminent acquisition of Sun Microsystems and MySQL, 451 Research conducted a survey of open source software users to assess their database usage and attitudes towards Oracle.

The results provided an interesting snapshot of the potential implications of the acquisition and the concerns of MySQL users and even, so I am told, became part of the European Commission’s hearing into the proposed acquisition (used by both sides, apparently, which says something about both our independence and the malleability of data).

One of the most interesting aspects concerned the apparently

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451 Research MySQL/NoSQL/NewSQL survey
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I’ve just launched a new survey that should be of interest if you are currently using or actively considering MySQL or any of the NoSQL or NewSQL offerings

The aim of the survey is threefold:

- identify trends in database usage over time
- explore changing attitudes to MySQL following its acquisition by Oracle
- examine the competitive dynamic between MySQL and other database technologies, including NoSQL and NewSQL

There are just 12 questions to answer, spread over four pages, and the entire survey should take no longer than five minutes to complete.

All individual responses are of course confidential. The results will be published as part of a major research report due at the end of Q1. Thanks in advance for your participation.

The survey can be found at:

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2012 to be year of Linux domination
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Previously, I’ve called out years for non-desktop Linux in 2008, Linux in both the low and high-ends of the market in 2009, ‘hidden’ Linux in 2010 and last year, cloud computing in 2011. For 2012, I see continued growth, prevalence, innovation and impact from Linux, thus leading to a 2012 that is dominated by Linux.

I expect to see nothing but continued strength for Linux and

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Judgment day for open source at Oracle
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There are signals of continued problems and dysfunction — namely lack of support, organization and communication — in the OpenSolaris community. This follows on a deterioration of the OS leadership and support since Oracle bought Sun Microsystems, including the elimination of OpenSolaris CDs, one of the things that made the open source version of Solaris more like Linux.

We had speculated on the fate of Sun open source software under Oracle and while we acknowledged Oracle’s participation in, contribution and commitment to and opportunity from open source software, we

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Participate in the Web of Trust Community Survey
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Do you use Web of Trust (WOT)? Its a great plugin, available for Firefox, Chrome and other browsers, that help you browse the web in a safer fashion. From June 11 to June 18 2010, you can fill up the community survey, and stand a chance to win an Apple iPod Nano.

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  • NanooNanoo
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    Log Buffer #182, a Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs
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    This is the 182nd edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs. Make sure to read the whole edition so you do not miss where to submit your SQL limerick!

    This week started out with me posting about International Women’s Day, and has me personally attending Confoo (Montreal) which is an excellent conference I hope to return to next year. I learned a lot from confoo, especially the blending nosql and sql session I attended.

    This week was also the Hotsos Symposium. Doug’s

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    CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.12.04
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    Topics for this podcast:

    *As the Oracle-Sun-MySQL EC world turns
    *Google gets its Web on with Go and Chrome
    *Open source and cloud computing complement, compete
    *How transparent is your open core?

    iTunes or direct download (26:20, 6.0 MB)

    Starting Survey results - Survery Countries
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    Well, I have started formatting the results from the survey. This will take a little while as the survey software doesn't make it easy to download and clean it up (without paying for a subscription). As soon as the data is cleaned up I will post the entire data set and a link for everyone to download.

    However, while I work on the data, I will provide some summary results. Here is a list of countries who had respondents. If a country is not listed, it had 0 responses/



    # Respondents










    Bosnia and Herzegovina










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    Last Week For Database Survey
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    This is the last week to participate in a database usage survey. If you haven't already done so, please take a few minutes to answer 25 questions.


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    2008 Open Source CMS Award: two more weeks to submit your nomination!
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    Just to remind you that Packt Publishing is running their Open Source CMS Award again:

    The Packt Open Source Content Management System Award is designed to encourage, support, recognize and reward Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS) that have been selected by a panel of judges and visitors to www.PacktPub.com. Now entering its third year, the Award has established itself as an important measure for quality and the popularity of Open Source Content Management Systems.

    You have two more weeks to submit your favourite CMS in the following categories:

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    Over 200 Responses in Less than 2 Weeks
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    Less than two weeks ago, I posted my Database Survey. As of just a few minutes ago, I have had 215 responses. That's pretty awesome. I'd like to get at least twice that though.

    I haven't looked deeply at it yet to see if there are any trends. I think it will be best to wait until the survey is closed. I did look at some of the responses, kind of as a quality check. Looks like MySQL is fairly well represented. I didn't see any DB2 responses (for primary database). I did see plenty of Oracle and a few Postgres.

    I will leave it up for another 2 1/2 weeks (for a total of 4 weeks). If you haven't taken it yet, please do so if you get a few minutes. It only takes 5-10 minutes as there is only 25 questions.

    Also, if you have a blog, post

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    Please take a 25 question survey
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    I recently posted about the results of the EDB Open Source Survey. It doesn't look like the raw data is going to be released. I was also reading about an O'reilly survey that costs $350 to see. Not that I am opposed to them making money, but I wanted to see the results and I think there are a lot people who feel the same. I have no idea if my survey is anything like O'reilly's.

    Anyway, I have created a new survey. It has about 10 demographics questions asking who you are, where you are, what kind of role you have, etc. The rest are related to databases and open source. ALL data, and I mean all of the raw results, will be made available to anyone who wants to see it. I will also do some analysis and I will make that data available to any who want to

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    OSCON 2008 Popularity Contest
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    I didn't get a chance to go to OSCON 2008. Bummer. But I can live vicariously through google. So, along with all of the announcements you've heard from OSCON, I know present the OSCON 2008 - Google popularity contest. This is a completely unscientific survey of google hits. I was searching blogs and news. I started with just news but the blogs hits really upped the numbers.

    To run these searches, I use "oscon 2008" and the search term, for example:

    "oscon 2008" mysql

    In the case of open source, I also quoted "open source".

    I'm using google's about number. I didn't sit and count each hit. ;-)

    Category Term Hits General open source 28600 cloud 4220 Database database 9680 mysql 10300 postgres 2560 drizzle 521 hadoop 277 firebird 809 derby 1680 ingres 3190  [Read more...]
    Reading between the lines of EnterpriseDB’s survey results
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    EnterpriseDB has announced the results (PDF) of its recent survey of open source database usage.

    While the company understandably highlights the adoption of PostgreSQL for transaction-intensive applications and its high reliability and performance and scalability EnterpriseDB has done a pretty good job of presenting the results in an unbiased manner.

    I couldn’t help feeling that some of the more interesting results are hidden at the end of or buried within EnterpriseDB’s write-up, or even missing entirely, however.

    For example, right at the end of its report EnterpriseDB states that “eight three percent have yet to pay for the use of their open source database” which speaks

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    Results of EnterpriseDB Open Source Database Survey
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    EnterpriseDB announced the results of the survey they did a few months ago at OSCON. Now, take the results with a grain of salt as it was done by EnterpriseDB. EnterpriseDB is based on Postgres so there is a vested interest in making Postgres sound good. Results can be skewed depending on how the survey is worded, what options are available as answers and who the respondents are.

    The results summary is available for free.

    Some key facts:

    500 respondents. The download page says "500 corporate IT leaders". Or maybe, 500 open source developers. ;-)

    Only 9% of respondents indicated that they preferred commercial solutions over open

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    The MySQL community is counting its ranks
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    The MySQL Community is taking charge of counting its own ranks, by means of a survey with the purpose of measuring the usage of the world most popular open source database.

    The proposal comes from Keith Murphy, editor of the MySQL Magazine, which should host the results in July.

    More attention to this survey is coming from Lenz Grimmer MySQL Community Manager for EMEA, and

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    Please give us your feedback by taking the MySQL Magazine Survey!
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    If you are working with MySQL as a DBA or developer, I'd like to encourage you to consider taking the MySQL Magazine Survey, which was compiled by Keith Murphy and Mark Schoonover.

    The survey takes around 10-15 minutes to complete and runs until June 16th. The results will be published in the summer issue of MySQL Magazine, due on July 15th. The questions cover a broad range of topics, from details about your MySQL experience and job description over connectors and languages to operating systems and MySQL versions.

    Thanks in advantage for your support and input! The results of this survey will be interesting for us as well.

    Take an Open Source Database Survey
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    LewisC's An Expert's Guide To Oracle Technology

    Do you know which open source feature is the most important? Do you know which open source database rocks and which one sucks? Is MySQL better than Postgres? Is Ingres worth considering? How does Firebird compare? Have you used, or have you considered using, an open source database?

    Take a survey. It's only 15 questions so it takes just a few minutes.

    I'll post a link where you can get the results once they have been compiled and prepared.

    BTW, this isn't my survey. I'm just passing on the link.


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