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Biggest MySQL related news in the last 24 hours
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For me, the biggest news in the last 24 hours so far has been:

  • SkySQL merges with Monty Program, developers of MariaDB. This of course affects me directly and leads to a change in affiliation in a few months.
  • TokuDB goes opensource. I think this is really big news. Beyond just the fact that it can now be a storage engine in the main MariaDB tree, I love the work they’re doing to extend it to be an engine for MongoDB as well.
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    Wikipedia adopts MariaDB
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    This is a nice blog post from Asher Feldman, Site Architect, Wikipedia on how Wikipedia Adopts MariaDB. If you’re using English or German Wikipedia, or using Wikidata, you’re currently being served by MariaDB 5.5.

    A few great weeks for MariaDB
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    I think MariaDB has had a great few weeks recently and the timeline of these events are important.

  • 27 November 2012 – WiredTree Adds MariaDB for Faster MySQL Database Performance (well worth reading their motivations to switch)
  • 29 November 2012 – Monty Program & SkySQL release the MariaDB Client Library for C & Java
  • 4 December 2012 – MariaDB Foundation is announced, see ZDNet coverage.
  • mid-December 2012 – Wikimedia Foundation starts migrating
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    Is Maatkit notable enough for Wikipedia now?
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    The Maatkit article on Wikipedia was removed some time ago, after being deemed not notable. I believe this is no longer the case. It’s hard to find a credible book published on MySQL in the last few years that doesn’t mention Maatkit, there’s quite a bit of blogging about it from MySQL experts and prominent community members, and the toolkit is certainly in wide use — it’s important enough that notable companies are supporting its development. It’s available through every major Unix-like operating system’s package repository. On Debian, it’s actually part of the mysql-client package, so if you install MySQL, you automatically get Maatkit too. I believe

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    What Wikipedia looks like when their database goes away
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    An unknown error connecting to MySQL on 10.0.6.28? Oh dear me… It came back up within 2 minutes though from the time I got the screenshot.





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    The commercialisation of Memcached
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    There has been a significant increase in interest in the Memcached, the open source distributed memory object-caching system, in recent months, as a number of vendors look to exploit its popularity in Web 2.0 and social networking environments.

    Like Hadoop, which has become the focus of a number of commercial plays, it would appear that the time is right for commercialization of Memcached. But what is it, here did it come from, and what are the chances for vendors to rake in serious cash? Here are the details.

    What is it?
    Pronounced mem-cash-dee, Memcached was originally created by Danga Interactive (the developer of LiveJournal, which was acquired by Six Apart in 2005) to speed up the performance of dynamic Web applications by alleviating database load. Memcached has become an industry standard for improving the performance of

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    A Long, Strange Road Trip
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    « Post 3 | This is the 4th post in my MoFo Futures 2009 blog series

    “When I was a child, my mother lectured me on the evils of ‘gossip.’ She held a feather pillow and said, ‘If I tear this open, the feathers will fly to the four winds, and I could never get them back in the pillow. That’s how it is when you spread mean things about people.’ For me, that pillow is a metaphor for Wikipedia.” — John Seigenthaler Sr.

    So the future pulled up in her shiny big metaphor and we got in. In the beginning, our road trip made sense, all well-ordered highways and wholesome roadside attractions. Somewhere along the way, we hit bat


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    ... Reglib or JQuery, IPS and UpdateCenter, and Wikipedia and MySQL
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    Some recent news of interest:

    JQuery is a small and fast JavaScript Framework (Wikipedia, homepage). JQuery is very popular (Google Trends!), but Greg (Reimer - one of the developers of Sun.Com) was interested in exploring a declarative approach to JavaScript programming and created reglib (for registration library). JavaScript fiends can start at Reg's reglib vs JQuery post, and then browse though his

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    (Another) Win for Open Storage...
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    Wikipedia is one of the world's most visited web sites (8th in the top 10, in fact), delivering an enormous breadth of content to an audience as vast as the internet. But Wikipedia's evolved to become more than an on-line encyclopedia: they've become one of the world's largest search engines, they're a global source of real-time news, alongisde educational, political and health related content - and one of the world's most valuable brands and media properties.

    Wikipedia's also a great example of a "redshift" application: a segment of the market that's growing faster than the technology

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    Open Source Paradise: Wikipedia Sun X4500's to achieve video uploads - MySQL, Apache, Ogg Theora, Firefox, Open Storage
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    Wikimedia's Wikipedia.org is one of the most visited websites approaching 250 million unique visitors per month.  New content is pushed in by the over 100,000 volunteers who edit the articles.  This announcement "Wikimedia Selects Sun Microsystems to Enhance Multimedia Experience..." describes how users can now upload large video files using the servers and open storage environment provided by Sun and other open source organizations.

    The solution is built up in an open source paradise:  MySQL, Apache, Sun's Open Storage infrastructure all on Sun's X4500 and X4150 Servers connected to

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    Open Source Paradise: Wikipedia Sun X4500's to achieve video uploads - MySQL, Apache, Ogg Theora, Firefox, Open Storage
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    Wikimedia's Wikipedia.org is one of the most visited websites approaching 250 million unique visitors per month.  New content is pushed in by the over 100,000 volunteers who edit the articles.  This announcement "Wikimedia Selects Sun Microsystems to Enhance Multimedia Experience..." describes how users can now upload large video files using the servers and open storage environment provided by Sun and other open source organizations.

    The solution is built up in an open source paradise:  MySQL, Apache, Sun's Open Storage infrastructure all on Sun's X4500 and X4150 Servers connected to

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    An HBR case on Wikipedia
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    Karim Lakhani has put together a business case study on Wikipedia. It is worth noting that Wikipedia uses MySQL (http://www.mysql.com/" target="_blank) as its database engine. 
    Scaling WikiPedia with LAMP: 7 billion page views per month
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    I recently attended an interesting talk by Brion Vibber, CTO of WikiMedia Foundation, a non-profit organisation that runs the infrastructure for Wikipedia. He described how his team of 7 engineers manages the Wikipedia site that gets on an average of 7 billion page views per month. The highlights from the talk are listed below that included the architecture of the site infrastructure to scale up to the traffic that is received. They are ranked amongst the Top 10 sites in terms of traffic.

    The site runs on the LAMP stack and you know what that is:

    • Linux
    • Apache
    • MySQL from Sun
    • Perl/PHP/Python/Pwhatever :-)

    WikiMedia runs the site on about 400 x86 servers. Of those, about 250 run the webservers



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    Scaling WikiPedia with LAMP: 7 billion page views per month
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    I recently attended an interesting talk by Brion Vibber, CTO of WikiMedia Foundation, a non-profit organisation that runs the infrastructure for Wikipedia. He described how his team of 7 engineers manages the Wikipedia site that gets on an average of 7 billion page views per month. The highlights from the talk are listed below that included the architecture of the site infrastructure to scale up to the traffic that is received. They are ranked amongst the Top 10 sites in terms of traffic.

    The site runs on the LAMP stack and you know what that is:

    • Linux
    • Apache
    • MySQL from Sun
    • Perl/PHP/Python/Pwhatever :-)

    WikiMedia runs the site on about 400 x86 servers. Of those, about 250 run the webservers



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    Scaling WikiPedia with LAMP: 7 billion page views per month
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    I recently attended an interesting talk by Brion Vibber, CTO of WikiMedia Foundation, a non-profit organisation that runs the infrastructure for Wikipedia. He described how his team of 7 engineers manages the Wikipedia site that gets on an average of 7 billion page views per month. The highlights from the talk are listed below that included the architecture of the site infrastructure to scale up to the traffic that is received. They are ranked amongst the Top 10 sites in terms of traffic.

    The site runs on the LAMP stack and you know what that is:

    • Linux
    • Apache
    • MySQL from Sun
    • Perl/PHP/Python/Pwhatever :-)

    WikiMedia runs the site on about 400 x86 servers. Of those, about 250 run the



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    MySQL - Sun - Flickr - Fotolog - Wikipedia - Facebook - YouTube Comparison - MySQL Conference Day 2 Keynote
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    Unfortunately I didn't find any available seats to take notes for this but this morning a very interesting keynote took place. Representatives from 7 large companies mentioned in the title gathered on stage and answered various questions by MySQL's Kaj Arno.

    These questions included things like "how many MySQL servers do you have", "how many DBAs", etc. It was a lot of fun, hopefully someone (Sheeri) will edit and post the video soon.

    Keith has a nice summary of everything that went on together with the numbers here.

    Update: Venu has even better notes here.

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    MaxDB Wikipedia entry updated
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    I pushed live the new Wikipedia article on MaxDB.

    The majority of the credit for this article goes to ulfw_rss, from the MaxDB group at MySQL
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