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Analyzing air traffic performance with InfoBright and MonetDB

Accidentally me and Baron played with InfoBright (see this week. And following Baron's example I also run the same load against MonetDB. Reading comments to Baron's post I tied to load the same data to LucidDB, but I was not successful in this.

I tried to analyze a bigger dataset and I took public available data about USA domestic flights with information about flight length and delays.

The data is available from 1988 to 2009 in chunks per month, so I downloaded 252 files (for 1988-2008 years) with …

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Starring Sakila: MySQL university recording, slides and materials available onMySQLForge


Yesterday I had the honour of presenting my mini-bi/datawarehousing tutorial "Starring Sakila" for MySQL University. I did a modified version of the presentation I did together with Matt Casters at the MySQL user's conference 2009. The structure of the presentation is still largely the same, although I condensed various bits, and I added practical examples of setting up the ETL process and creating a Pentaho Analysis View (OLAP pivot table) on top of a Mondrian Cube.

The slides, session recording, and materials such as SQL script, pentaho data integration jobs and transformations, and Sakila Rentals Cube for Mondrian are all available here on MySQL Forge.
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Monolith MySQL DBA Console - version 1.2a Released

Ok folks, just after testing out some new changes to this week’s release - I’ve uploaded a new version. Here are the following changes:

Changelog 1.2a
- changes line thickness to 1 for all graphs, 2 was too thick for running at 5 minute intervals for the poller
- added several scripts for running and logging monitor agent and report_generator
- changes talkback sripts to one script instead of 3

Data Warehousing 101: The purpose of a data warehouse

When your company decides that "it is time to build a data warehouse", what thoughts come to mind?1) A magical fairy ice cream land where data is presented in chocolate shells for everyone to digest perfectly;2) A big literal warehouse in the industrial section of town with rusty old containers;3) Another place to put data, which means another place for you to track and monitor additional

MySQL Archiver can now archive each row to a different table

One of the enhancements I added to MySQL Archiver in the recent release was listed innocently in the changelog as "Destination plugins can now rewrite the INSERT statement." Not very exciting or informative, huh? Keep reading.

Archive strategies for OLTP servers, Part 3

In the first two articles in this series, I discussed archiving basics, relationships and dependencies, and specific archiving techniques for online transaction processing (OLTP) database servers. This article covers how to move the data from the OLTP source to the archive destination, what the archive destination might look like, and how to un-archive data. If you can un-archive easily and reliably, a whole new world of possibilities opens up.

Archive strategies for OLTP servers, Part 2

In the first article in this series on archiving strategies for online transaction processing (OLTP) database servers, I covered some basics: why to archive, and what to consider when gathering requirements for the archived data itself. This article is more technical. I want to help you understand how to choose which rows are archivable, and how to deal with complex data relationships and dependencies. In that context, I'll also discuss a few concrete archiving strategies, their strengths and shortcomings, and how they can satisfy your requirements, especially requirements for data consistency, which as you will see is one of the most difficult problems in archiving.

Archive strategies for OLTP servers, Part 1

In May 2005, I wrote a widely-referenced article about how to efficiently archive and/or purge data from online transaction processing (OLTP) database servers. That article focused on how to write efficient archiving SQL. In this article I'll discuss archiving strategy, not tactics. OLTP servers tend to have complex schemas, which makes it important and sometimes difficult to design a good archiving strategy.

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