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2011 MySQL Conferences
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Next year will mark a significant change for the MySQL community. At least three major conferences will have dedicated MySQL content that is great for attendees getting the best information on how to use MySQL from the experts in the field.

O’Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo

The 9th Annual MySQL conference will be held at is usual home of recent years. Colin will again be back as committee chair for a 3rd year and this will be my 6th straight MySQL conference.

Date: April 11 – 14, 2011
Location: Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, California
Website: There is no website at this time
Call for Papers: There are no details for call for papers
Program Chairs: Colin Charles from Monty Program AB and Brian



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Data Warehousing Best Practices: Comparing Oracle to MySQL pt 2
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At Kscope this year, I attended a half day in-depth session entitled Data Warehousing Performance Best Practices, given by Maria Colgan of Oracle. My impression, which was confirmed by folks in the Oracle world, is that she knows her way around the Oracle optimizer.

See part 1 for the introduction and talking about power and hardware. This part will go over the 2nd “P”, partitioning. Learning about Oracle’s partitioning has gotten me more interested in how MySQL’s partitioning works, and

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Data Warehousing Best Practices: Comparing Oracle to MySQL pt 1
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At Kscope this year, I attended a half day in-depth session entitled Data Warehousing Performance Best Practices, given by Maria Colgan of Oracle. My impression, which was confirmed by folks in the Oracle world, is that she knows her way around the Oracle optimizer.

These are my notes from the session, which include comparisons of how Oracle works (which Maria gave) and how MySQL works (which I researched to figure out the difference, which is why this blog post took a month after the conference to write). Note that I am not an expert on data warehousing in either Oracle or MySQL, so these are more concepts to think about than

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Determining I/O Throughput for a System
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At Kscope this year, I attended a half day in-depth session entitled Data Warehousing Performance Best Practices, given by Maria Colgan of Oracle. In that session, there was a section on how to determine I/O throughput for a system, because in data warehousing I/O per second (iops) is less important than I/O throughput (how much actual data goes through, not just how many reads/writes).

The section contained an Oracle-specific in-database tool, and a standalone tool that can be used on many operating systems, regardless of whether or not a database exists:

If Oracle is installed, run DBMS_RESOURCE_MANAGER.CALIBRATE_IO:

SET SERVEROUTPUT ON
DECLARE


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Log Buffer #193 – A Carnival of The Vanities for DBAs
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Welcome to Log Buffer, the weekly roundup of DBA industry happenings.

Read on for the latest updates in Log Buffer #193. Don’t forget, we’re always looking for volunteer editors to publish and host an issue of Log Buffer. If you’d like this to be you, contact the Log Buffer coordinator.

ODTUG/Kaleidoscope 2010 roundup:

Sheeri

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ODTUG Kscope Wrap-up and Slides
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Ronald Bradford and I produced a successful MySQL track at Kaleidoscope (hereinafter referred to as Kscope). With a speaker list of Philip Antoniades, Josh Sled and Craig Sylvester of Oracle, Laine Campbell of PalominoDB, Patrick Galbraith of Northscale, Sarah Novotny of Blue Gecko, Padrig O’Sullivan of Akiba, Dossy Shiobara of Panoptic.com and Matt Yonkovic of Percona, we knew the technical content was going to be great.

As someone who’s helped organize

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ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2010: Best Practices
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Updated: 29-Jun-2010, 30-Jun-2010.

For me, ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2010 started on Friday with the ACE Directors briefing. Best practices topic was touched there slightly and I twitted about it. I decided that the feedback deserves a blog post so I’m simply quoting the conversation here. If you have anything to add, you know where to find the comment box.

alexgorbachev:
best practices should be forbidden or rather renamed to blue-prints #
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MySQL Idiosyncrasies That Bite
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The following are my slides that I presented at ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2010. This presentation talks about the MySQL defaults including a non-transactional state, silent data truncations, date management, and transaction isolation options. These are all critical for data integrity and consistency. I also cover in-depth topics including SQL_MODE, character sets and collations.

MySQL Idiosyncrasies That Bite View more presentations from Ronald Bradford.
MySQL’s SQL Deviations and Extensions
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Today at Kaleidoscope I will be doing a 90-minute session comparing MySQL’s SQL syntax to the ANSI/ISO SQL:2003 standard, entitled What Do You Mean, “SQL Syntax Error”?

You can download the PDF slides now.

For those that may be following along the presentation later today (4 pm Eastern time), here are some links that I may throw out during the session:

  • SQL 2003 standard – actually it is “Information taken from the Final Committee Draft (FCD) of ISO/IEC 9075-2:2003″ but it’s extremely close to the actual standard. The actual standard is a document that costs a non-trivial amount of money to get, and cannot be



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ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2010 — Ready… Set… Go-o-o!
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It is time… Time for one more very special conference for me. Why special?

  • I have never been to ODTUG Kaleidoscope before. I always like new conferences — new experience.
  • Unlike Sheeri, I do not speak! This is one of those rare conferences where I come to slack off, meet old friends and make new ones, go to lots of sessions and actually learn stuff.
  • Coming from the DBA background, it’s not often that I come to development oriented conferences and I think I should do more of that.
  • It’s in Washington, DC. I lived there for some time and have number of good friends there. I’m really excited to see them again!
  • So what am I going to do there? I just arrived and right in time for the Oracle ACE Directors’

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    Next Week’s MySQL Sessions at ODTUG Kaleidoscope
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    By now you know that there is a MySQL Track during next week’s ODTUG Kaleidoscope in Washington, DC. Ronald Bradford and I organized the schedule at the last minute (Ronald did a lot of the work!). It was difficult to fill a schedule with 19 sessions that are either 1 hour or 1.5 hours long, and to do it I ended up with three presentations.

    At each presentation I will be giving away a copy of The MySQL Administrator’s Bible, so be sure to show up! All MySQL track sessions are in Maryland C, and all times are Eastern.

    On Monday, June 28th from 4 pm – 5:30 pm I will be presenting

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    #ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2010 Odds and Ends
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    Several things to think about in the next 10 days leading up to Kaleidoscope.

    1. The Marriott Wardman Park is out of rooms. If you’re attending and haven’t reserved a room yet, you may get lucky with a cancellation, but there are several hotels on the Metro line that should have openings. The conference and location is very popular, and while I wish we could accommodate everyone, it’s not going to be possible. Here’s a good suggestion: when next year’s conference dates and location are announced, register and reserve your room as soon as possible (hint – these announcements will be made at our general session on Monday, June 28 starting at 8:30 AM).

    2. The

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    Still room at Kaleidoscope for MySQL attendees
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    Today I received notice that next week’s Velocity conference is at maximum capacity. With just under 2 weeks before the start of ODTUG Kaleidoscope in Washington DC we still have room for late registrations. There is 4 days of MySQL content, free events and also a Sunday Symposium that includes talks on performance and high availability.

    Contact any of the MySQL speakers directly and you can receive a special 50% discount code. This is only for MySQL attendees.

    If you live in the DC area and only want the FREE option then come along and join use on Monday night for a free session and reception.

    ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2010
    July 27 – July 1
    Marriott Wardman Part Hotel
    2660 Woodley Road NW
    Washington, District Of Columbia 20008





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    I’ll have a MySQL shot to go!
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    Wednesday night of the MySQL track of ODTUG Kaleidoscope will include an evening with Last Comic Standing comedian, John Heffron. It should be great way to unwind after day 3 of the conference. Black vodka anybody.

    Check out the MySQL Schedule for more information of presentations for the 4 days. More details is also available here.

    Introducing #Oracle #MySQL ACE Director Ronald Bradford to #ODTUG
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    As I promised in my previous blog posting, I got the opportunity to ask Ronald Bradford some questions.  I hope this serves as an introduction to Ronald, and that you’ll attend Kaleidoscope to learn more from Ronald in person.

    Ronald Bradford

    MR: Would you like to share some background information about yourself for our ODTUG readers?

    RB: “I have worked with various RDBMS technologies for 20+ years.   I was first introduced to Ingres at university and after my Bachelors Degree in 1989. I started my professional IT career

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    ODTUG and MySQL
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    With the help of the MySQL community leaders, ODTUG has embraced the opportunity to add MySQL content to the already jam-packed agenda at ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2010, in Washington, DC from June 27 – July 1.

    This track starts on Monday, and will have presentations running the entire length of the conference. The track is highlighted by its participation in the Sundown Sessions with the Oracle ACE Directors. In this session, Sheeri K. Cabral and Ronald Bradford, two of the current three Oracle MySQL

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    The MySQL Track at Kaleidoscope is set!
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    The MySQL track at Kaleidoscope in Washington, DC during June 28-July 1st is set! Here is the schedule, Lincoln VI is the MySQL track room.

    Ronald has done a super job and spent a ton of hours in the past several weeks coordinating this effort. Work has kept me much busier than normal, but I have lent some time to the coordination as well. It is a credit mostly to Ronald that we have been able to plan an entire 19-session conference track, complete with confirming speakers, in less than a month. (You may notice the schedule does not have all 19 sessions full, we are just waiting for some more speakers to confirm details.)

    Whether or

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    Finalized speakers list for Kaleidoscope conference
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    We have secured approval for our final two speakers and now have a full schedule for the 4 day MySQL track at ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference. The conference is in Washington DC from Monday June 28th to Thursday July 1st. Welcome to Josh Sled and Craig Sylvester that will be joining our existing list of speakers.

    This conference will include 19 sessions of dedicated MySQL content from Monday thru Thursday by well qualified MySQL community members, as well a forums discussion and reception on Monday night. You don’t need to be an Oracle developer to get the benefit of this conference. We will offering a discount code for MySQL attendees in the upcoming days.

    If you are in the DC area, the Monday night forum (known as the sundown sessions) as well as the reception are

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    ODTUG Announces #MySQL Track at Kaleidoscope
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    Just a quick blog posting today…ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2010 is proud to announce the addition of a FULL MySQL track for the conference! Starting on Monday, June 28th, and running until the end of the conference on Thursday, July 1st, the track will host 19 sessions on MySQL. The MySQL database is the world’s most popular open source database, and is used by many popular and successful websites.

    The track was put together in much the same way that ODTUG added its highly successful Hyperion and Essbase content to the conference, starting back in 2008. ODTUG recognized an opportunity to help out the community by providing room for content to be presented. Then, we connected with a respected leader in the MySQL community, one of the first three

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    Free MySQL Event in Washington DC
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    As the program chair for the recently announced MySQL Track at the ODTUG Kaleidoscope conference located in Washington DC we are also looking into an associated free community event for MySQL locals in addition to a dedicated track for 4 days.

    Please let us know your name and email via the form at http://ronaldbradford.com/ODTUG/free-event/ so we can provide more details in the coming week as we try to finalize logistics.

    Registration will be necessary for attendance however for now we just want to know who is local so we can provide more details soon!

    Updated. Full details of the free Monday night sundown sessions and reception can be found at MySQL track with free event at Kaleidoscope 2010

    MySQL Track at Kaleidoscope
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    On Monday, Ronald Bradford posted that the independent Oracle Developer Tools User Group had opened up their Kaleidoscope Conference, well-known throughout the Oracle community for in-depth technical sessions for developers, to the MySQL community. Giuseppe Maxia posted his thoughts on Tuesday.

    We have confirmed that there will be an entire MySQL track at Kaleidoscope! Because Kaleidoscope is less than 8 weeks away, we could not go through a standard call for papers. Ronald and I have been working to come up with appropriate topics and speakers for an audience that uses MySQL but is probably more familiar with Oracle. We contacted

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    The MySQL community impacting the Oracle community
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    I’m happy to announce that the MySQL community has been given the opportunity to speak at the upcoming Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG) Kaleidoscope conference in Washington DC. We will be releasing more details this week of the MySQL presentations and topics and we are finalizing details of possible options to include the local MySQL community during the event.

    The various independent Oracle User Groups in North America that embody “by the community and for the community” have been very positive with including the MySQL community. With the Sun/MySQL now Oracle community team of Giuseppe Maxia, Lenz Grimmer, Kaj Arnö and Oracle ACE Directors Sheeri K Cabral and myself we have been happy with the openness and willingness to include us in the larger Oracle ecosystem.

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