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Remote DBA for Drizzle
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This morning at the MySQL User Conference and Expo, we’re excited to be included in Brian Aker’s keynote “The State of Drizzle” as one of the first organization to offer support for Drizzle now that it has reached GA with the release of Drizzle 7.  Brian Aker is the CTO of Data Differential and is the lead developer for the Drizzle Project.

Blue Gecko will offer operational support via our remote DBA model for Drizzle environments in the same manner and with the same stellar support team as has grown to support MySQL since we added service for it in 2003.  Our team can augment a company’s operational DBAs or can help a small installation move from a developer managed database to a more scalable 24×7 follow the sun operational model.  We provide operational remote DBA


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Patrick Galbraith named Oracle ACE!
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A big congratulations to our very own Patrick Galbraith, who has just been recognized as an Oracle Ace for MySQL!  In addition to being an absolute MySQL rock star, in his “spare time” he maintains DBD::mysql, DBD::drizzle, FederatedX storage engine and the Memcached Functions for MySQL. He has just authored “Developing Web Applications using Perl, Memcached, MySQL, and Apache”.

Patrick joined Blue Gecko in 2010 and has been nothing short of spectacular, navigating customers through an unbelievably varied word of LAMP challenges that go far beyond even the most liberal definitions of “remote DBA.”  one of the most truly service-oriented technical people I’ve had the privilege of working with and just a cool guy to meet, the award

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2011 MySQL community dinner (west) at the O’Reilly MySQL Conference
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This year’s facts:
What: MySQL community dinner (west)
Who: me, you, and many MySQL community members
When: Monday, April 11th – Meet at 6:30 at the Hyatt Santa Clara or at 7 pm at the restaurant
Where: Pedro’s Restaurant and Cantina – 3935 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054
How: Please RSVP and share this invitation with the community.

I was sad that last year I missed the community dinner that Sheeri hosted.  Since she’s going to be in Orlando at Collaborate, I’d like to host a MySQL community dinner (west). Just as last year this will be a community (pay-your-own-way) dinner on Monday, April 11th, at 






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Blue Gecko is an official Drizzle sponsor
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We’re pleased to announce that Blue Gecko is providing hosting and some technical support for Drizzle!  Drizzle is a community-driven project based on the popular MySQL DBMS that is focused on MySQL’s original goals of ease-of-use, reliability and performance.  For more information go to http://drizzle.org.

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  • Blue Gecko named Amazon Web Services partner
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    Blue Gecko has been officially recognized as an Amazon Web Services partner!  Blue Gecko was an early adopter of the AWS platform for databases and database-backed applications. By deploying Oracle, Oracle E-Business Suite and MySQL infrastructures in the cloud, Blue Gecko leverages AWS to substantially improve customer IT flexibility and reduce costs. Blue Gecko can provide a variety of cloud-related services:

    Oracle Databases

    • Deploy Data Guard on AWS for disaster recovery of conventionally-hosted infrastructure
    • Design end-to-end AWS-based Oracle solutions
    • Rapidly deploy test environments in the AWS cloud

    Oracle E-Business Suite

    • Instant On AWS-based Vision Demo environments
    • Deploy Data Guard on AWS for disaster recovery of conventionally-hosted infrastructure
    • Quickly scale
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