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Is Drizzle dead?
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Yesterday someone opened a Launchpad question asking "is Drizzle dead?".  I have answered that question on Launchpad but wanted to blog about it to give a bit of background context.

As I am sure most of the people who read this know, Drizzle is an Open Source database which was originally forked from the alpha version of MySQL 6.0.  At the time it was an extremely radical approach to Open Source development, many features were stripped out and re-written as plugins to turn it into a micro-kernel style architecture.  Every merge request was automatically throughly tested on several platforms for regressions, memory leaks and even positive/negative performance changes.

In fact Drizzle has influenced many Open Source projects



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Tungsten University: Introduction to Continuent Tungsten 2.0
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Continuent Tungsten 2.0 is a major step forward that includes key feature improvements to help you manage very large datasets on MySQL. It also sets the stage for operation in cloud environments like Amazon. We cover the following details to help you plan for using the new release: Major improvements in Continuent Tungsten 2.0, including replication and connectivity upgrades Major improvements
451 CAOS Links. 2011.12.02
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Talend delivers v5. Zentyal raises series A. The TCO of OSS. And more.

# Talend announced version 5 of its data integration suite, adding business process management capabilities via an OEM relationship with BonitaSoft. Yves De Montcheuil explained the name changes in version 5.

# Zentyal closed a series A venture capital funding of over $1m by Open Ocean Capital.

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451 CAOS Links 2011.11.08
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Cloudera raises $40m. Accel announces $100m fund. Rackspace takes OpenStack private. And more.

# Cloudera raised $40m in series D funding and announced a partnership with NetApp around its NetApp Open Solution for Hadoop.

# Accel Partners launched a $100m Big Data Fund to invest in Hadoop- and NoSQL-related vendors.

# Rackspace

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451 CAOS Links 2011.10.07
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OpenStack Foundation. New Pentaho CEO. And more.

# Rackspace announced its intention to form an independent OpenStack Foundation.

# HP has chosen Ubuntu as the lead host and guest operating system for its Public Cloud.

# Pentaho appointed Quentin Gallivan as its new CEO.

# Hortonworks continued the discussion about contributions to Apache Hadoop.

# Bob Bickel explained why CloudBees is not, itself, open source.

# Google

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SkySQL - The Return of the Jedi
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The last few weeks have been particularly quiet from me on the blogging front.  Behind the scenes things have been quite the opposite so here is a summary of things past, present and future.

Rackspace and Drizzle


If you have read my last 'Last Week in Drizzle' post you will know that Rackspace are no longer supporting Drizzle.  They have done a fantastic job so far and have decided to pass the baton to other companies.  As for the staff, they wished to redeploy us to other teams which is something I personally was not keen on.  I would rather remain within the MySQL/Drizzle sphere which I would have no longer been able to do effectively inside Rackspace any more.

Drizzle itself will go on to do great things without Rackspace, there are a number of companies that announced support for Drizzle during the O'Reilly MySQL



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SkySQL – The Return of the Jedi
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The last few weeks have been particularly quiet from me on the blogging front.  Behind the scenes things have been quite the opposite so here is a summary of things past, present and future.

Rackspace and Drizzle

If you have read my last ‘Last Week in Drizzle‘ post you will know that Rackspace are no longer supporting Drizzle.  They have done a fantastic job so far and have decided to pass the baton to other companies.  As for the staff, they wished to redeploy us to other teams which is something I personally was not keen on.  I would rather remain within the MySQL/Drizzle sphere which I would have no longer been able to do effectively inside Rackspace any more.

Drizzle itself will go on to do great things without Rackspace, there are a number of companies that announced support for Drizzle during the O’Reilly MySQL

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Last Week in Drizzle
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Welcome to this week's edition of Last Week in Drizzle.  Unfortunately I could not write this at the Drizzle Developer Day because it is was much busier than I expected.  So this one had to wait until I landed in the UK :)

O'Reilly MySQL Conference and Expo


Last week was the MySQL Conference which at this point should probably be called the MySQL & friends or the Open Database Conference.  We had many talks, great exposure and some fantastic questions and feedback of ideas we had never thought of during the week.  I urge anyone who wasn't there to watch Brian Aker's keynote on the State of Drizzle.

Drizzle Developer Day


On the Friday after the conference we had Drizzle Developer Day which contained people from every level, new users to some of the



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Last Week in Drizzle
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Last Week in Drizzle.  Unfortunately I could not write this at the Drizzle Developer Day because it is was much busier than I expected.  So this one had to wait until I landed in the UK

O’Reilly MySQL Conference and Expo

Last week was the MySQL Conference which at this point should probably be called the MySQL & friends or the Open Database Conference.  We had many talks, great exposure and some fantastic questions and feedback of ideas we had never thought of during the week.  I urge anyone who wasn’t there to watch Brian Aker’s keynote on the State of Drizzle.

Drizzle Developer Day

On the Friday after the conference we had Drizzle

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451 CAOS Links 2011.03.25
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Red Hat grows revenue 20%+. Google withholding Honeycomb source code. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# Red Hat reported Q4 revenue up 25% to $245m, FY revenue up 22% to $909m

# Google is withholding the source code to Honeycomb for the foreseeable future.

# Rick Clark explained why he left Rackspace amid concerns that the company is exerting too much control over OpenStack.

# DataStax launched Brisk, a Hadoop/Hive


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Drizzle – The Icing on the Cake – part 1
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As I’m sure all of you know already, today marks the GA release of Drizzle7.  But what was the recipe behind Drizzle?

  • Take the raw ingredients from previous delicious, well-tried recipes
  • Sieve out the lumps, separate the eggs and mix
  • Bake using many cooks in many ovens for around 3 years
  • Drizzle the special source on top
  • What is Drizzle?

    There are many marketing buzzwords which can describe what Drizzle is such as “A lightweight, microkernel fork of MySQL optimized for the web and cloud”.  To me such things are pretty meaningless.  So, lets start at the beginning…

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    Drizzle - The Icing on the Cake - part 1
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    As I'm sure all of you know already, today marks the GA release of Drizzle7.  But what was the recipe behind Drizzle?

  • Take the raw ingredients from previous delicious, well-tried recipes

  • Sieve out the lumps, separate the eggs and mix

  • Bake using many cooks in many ovens for around 3 years

  • Drizzle the special source on top


  • What is Drizzle?


    There are many marketing buzzwords which can describe what Drizzle is such as "A lightweight, microkernel fork of MySQL optimized for the web and cloud".  To me such things are pretty meaningless.  So, lets







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    451 CAOS Links 2011.03.08
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    Digia gets Qt. VMware makes waves. Rackspace launches OpenStack support. And more.

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    “Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

    # Digia signed an agreement with Nokia to acquire the Qt commercial licensing and services business.

    # VMware’s Springsource division acquired Wavemaker.

    # Rackspace formally launched services and support for OpenStack via Rackspace Cloud Builders.

    # Red Hat defended its move to pre-apply patches to Red Hat


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    From Drizzle with love
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    drizzle> select concat(char(0xe299a5,0xe29da4,0xe299a5), ‘ Happy Valentine\’s Day ‘, char(0xe299a5,0xe29da4,0xe299a5)) as Message\G

    *************************** 1. row ***************************
    Message: ♥❤♥ Happy Valentine’s Day ♥❤♥
    1 row in set (0 sec)

    I may be British, but I am no MI6 spy (and I’m certainly no Sean Connery).  Although the 007 reference is still relevant because we are nearing the first GA release of Drizzle7.

    This week is a special week for many reasons.  First of all, probably the most obvious, it is Valentine’s day (yes guys, the flower shop is still open, run before she finds out you forgot!).

    Probably not quite as important, depending on your relationship status, is Drizzle’s first RC release will be out over the next couple of days.  The amount of work that



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    451 CAOS Links 2011.02.11
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    Nuxeo contributes its Core to Eclipse. Nokia bets its future on Windows Phone. And more.

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    “Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

    # Nuxeo is contributing its Nuxeo Core content repository technology to the Eclipse Foundation.

    # Nokia adopted Windows Phone as smartphone platform, Symbian becomes a franchise platform, MeeGo reserved for market exploration.

    # Rackspace acquired Anso Labs, the developer behind NASA’s contribution to OpenStack.

    # The Ada Initiative


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    451 CAOS Links 2010.12.17
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    CPTN Holdings unmasked. Oracle updates MySQL. And more.

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    “Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

    # Florian Mueller reported that the Novell patent acquiring CPTN Holdings is Microsoft, Apple, EMC and Oracle.

    # The VAR Guy told the (previously) untold story of Novell’s sale to Attachmate.

    # Attachmate committed to support the existing roadmaps and release schedules for Novell and SUSE products.

    # Oracle announced that MySQL 5.5 is now


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    Clearing the global status
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    If you want to clear local session status variables this is easy, simply execute FLUSH STATUS.  Unfortunately doing the same for global status variables is not as easy.

    That is until now.  In the Drizzle7 beta release 2010-11-08 is a new command: FLUSH GLOBAL STATUS

    I created this command to fulfil a Rackspace feature request but it appears this has also been a MySQL feature request in the past.  The implementation would be very different in MySQL since the status variables and sessions work differently, but it would certainly be good to see in a future release, and it appears patches already exist for it.

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    Rackspace Rookie-O (in Hong Kong!)
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    I’d meant to finish writing this way back in July… but I failed at that. Now is a good time to talk about Rookie-O as my again new colleague Andrew Hutchings (Buy his and Sergei’s book on MySQL 5.1 Plugin Development!) just went through the same thing (but in London instead of Hong Kong) given by the same trainer (Hi Eddie!).

    Rackspace is the second employer I’ve had that has some kind of new hire training (the first being Sun). I am, of course, not quite counting Salmiakki as new-hire training for MySQL (although I probably should). To quote from the

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    Open source in the clouds and in the debates
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    We continue to see more evidence of the themes we discuss in our latest CAOS special report, Seeding the Clouds, which examines the open source software used in cloud computing, the vendors backing open source, the cloud providers using it and the impact on the industry.

    First, as usual, we are seeing consistencies between our own research — which indicates open source is a huge part of today’s cloud computing offerings from major providers like Amazon, Google, Rackspace, Terremark and VMware — and that of code analysis and management vendor Black Duck. In its analysis of code that runs the cloud, Black Duck also found a preponderance of open source pieces, in many cases the same projects we profile in our report.

    Indeed, open source software is an

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    HOWTO screw up launching a free software project
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    Josh Berkus gave a great talk at linux.conf.au 2010 (the CFP for linux.conf.au 2011 is open until August 7th) entitled “How to destroy your community” (lwn coverage). It was a simple, patented, 10 step program, finely homed over time to have maximum effect. Each step is simple and we can all name a dozen companies that have done at least three of them.

    Simon Phipps this past week at OSCON talked about Open Source Continuity in practice – specifically mentioning some open source software projects that were at Sun but have since been abandoned by Oracle and different strategies

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    At OSCON
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    I’m at OSCON this week. Come say hi and talk Drizzle, Rackspace, cloud, photography, vegan food or brewing.

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    Is OpenStack Cloud Computing Rocket Science?
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    There’s a real explosion of cloud platforms and management tools, it seems you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting one these days. In the commercial proprietary solutions space you have – CA’s 3Terra AppLogic, Enomaly, Nimbula, RightScale. In open source there are Eucalyptus



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    linux.conf.au 2011 CFP Open!
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    Head on over to http://lca2011.linux.org.au/ and check it out!

    You’ve got until August 7th to put in a paper, miniconf, poster or tutorial.

    Things I’d like to see come from my kinda world:

    • topics on running large numbers of machines
    • latest in large scale web infrastructure
    • latest going on in the IO space: (SSD, filesystems, SSD as L2 cache)
    • Applications of above technologies and what it means for application performance
    • Scalable and massive tcp daemons (i.e. Eric should come talk on scalestack)
    • exploration of pain points in current technologies and discussion on ways to fix them (from people really in the know)
    • A Hydra tutorial: starting with stock Ubuntu lucid, and exiting the tutorial with some analysis running on my project.
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    A review of Cloud Application Architectures by George Reese
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    Cloud Application Architectures

    Cloud Application Architectures. By George Reese, O’Reilly 2009. (Here’s a link to the publisher’s site).

    This is a great book on how to build apps in the cloud! I was happy to see how much depth it went into. It’s short — 150 pages plus some appendixes — so I was expecting it to be a superficial overview. But it isn’t. It is thorough. And it is also obviously built on his own experience building very specific applications that he uses to run his business — he

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    451 CAOS Links 2010.04.20
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    Talend raises $8m. Cisco leaves a TIP. Exit strategies. And more.

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    “Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

    # Talend raised $8m Series D from existing investors Balderton Capital, AGF Private Equity and Galileo Partners.

    # Cisco promised to open source Telepresence Interoperability Protocol.

    # Alfresco Community 3.3 included CMIS 1.0, Google Docs and IBM Lotus integration.

    # Exit strategies – secrets of success for open source companies, from the Open Source Think Tank.

    # NorthScale


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    Drizzle on the Rackspace Cloud Blog
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    Adrian has talked about a few of us Drizzle Hackers joining Rackspace over at the Rackspace Cloud Blog.

    451 CAOS Links 2010.03.12
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    Updating the MPL. Funding for Lucid and eXo. StatusNet. And more.

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    “Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

    Updating the MPL
    # ZDnet reported that the 10-year-old Mozilla Public License will be updated by the end of 2010, while Mitchell Baker explained the process.

    Funding for Lucid and eXo
    # Lucid Imagination raised $10m in series B funding from Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures and Walden International.

    # eXo Platform raised $6m from Auriga Partners and XAnge Capital and




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    Continuing the journey
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    A couple of months ago (December 1st for those playing along at home) it marked five years to the day that I started at MySQL AB (http://www.mysql.com) (now Sun, now Oracle). A good part of me is really surprised it was for that long and other parts surprised it wasn’t longer. Through MySQL and Sun, I met some pretty amazing people, worked with some really smart ones and formed really solid and awesome friendships. Of course, not everything was perfect (sometimes not even close), but we did have some fun.

    Up until November 2008 (that’s 3 years and 11 months for those playing at home) I worked on MySQL Cluster (http://www.mysql.com/cluster). Still love the product and love how much better we’re making Drizzle so it’ll be the best SQL interface to NDB :)

    The ideas behind Drizzle

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    About me
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    I am currently working as a Database Administrator with Linux Systems Administrative components for REA-Group. The company specialises in online advertising in the property space - with websites like realestate.com.au and casa.it and my role is the optimistion, up-time and performance of the underlining database infrastructure. Prior to REA, I was working as a Database Administrator for Rackspace Hosting in their managed hosting team, one of the biggest hosting companies in the world.

    I specialise in MySQL Server performance as well as in performance of the LAMP stack. realestate.com.au is a 600 webpage hit-per-second website and challenges around performance, redundancy and optimisation is what I love the most.

    You can find me on linked in at:



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    451 CAOS Links 2009.12.18
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    Shuttleworth steps down as Canonical CEO. Open source at SAP. And more.

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    “Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

    For the latest on Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL via Sun, see Everything you always wanted to know about MySQL but were afraid to ask

    # Mark Shuttleworth explained why he is stepping down as CEO of Canonical.

    # Groklaw published The EU and Microsoft Settle Browser Issue; Interoperability with FOSS Still a Problem.

    # Erwin


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