Here’s the talk I presented at the MySQL User Conference. This talk is a fairly technical talk on how fractal trees work.
You can find this talk and other mostly technical material at http://tokutek.com/technology/.
I (Bradley C. Kuszmaul) am presenting two talks at the MySQL User Conference.
The first talk is a 5-minute talk at tonight’s Ignite MySQL session organized by Brian Aker. I’ll present some performance measurements on the Intel X25E SSD. The bottom line is that although I can get the 3,300 random 4KB writes per second, as the spec sheet advertises, I cannot seem to get more than about 11,000 reads per second, although the spec sheet says I should get 35,000.
My second talk is tomorrow (Thursday) at 10:50am, where I’ll talk about Fractal Trees. I’ll explain how Fractal Trees work, and show why they can get one to two orders of magnitude speedup on insertions compared to B-tree indexes. The talk is about data structures and algorithms, but I think it should be easy for everyone to understand. If you want to know why Fractal …[Read more]
I cannot recall any significant moment of the conferences in 2002
and 2003 (simply because I was not there) but…
In 2005 we had MySQL 5. Peter Zaitsev was still working in the benchmark team for MySQL AB. His presentation on InnoDB performance and tuning was enlighting for many.
In 2006 we discovered the Pluggable Storage Engine API. Jim Starkey joined MySQL AB and we announced Falcon. [A brighter note,] I have been so lucky to meet Paul McCullagh the day before the Conference. Paul is one of the nicest and most brilliant persons I have ever met.
2007 was all around 5.1. We announced the roadmap for 6.0 and our online cross engine backup.
In 2008 we were Sun and for the first time Marten Mickos left his place on stage of the UC to Jonathan Schwartz.
In 2009 we had the Oracle announcement and the Percona Conference. You may describe the conference in many way, it certainly wasn't boring!
And now, 2010. Another …
2010, already two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hearing
der Kelen explain the work he has been doing on connecting
Python. I don't
know anything about Python, but anybody that has the courage,
perseverance and coding skills to create an implementation of the
the MySQL wire protocol from scratch is a class-A programmer in
my book. So, I encourage everyone that needs MySQL connectivity
for Python programs to check out Geert's brainchild, MySQL
In relation to MySQL Connector/Python, I just read a post from Geert …
“Reminders work. At least on me.” I confessed in my previous CfP posting.
Well, guess what also works on me? Deadline extensions! I aim at making most (ehh, all) deadlines, but at times, I fail. And I have observed similar behaviour in others.
And therefore we have extended our CfP to 5 November 2008 (all fellow Europeans out there: “midnight 11/05/2008 PST” looks like mid May, but isn’t).
Some key points:
I wonder how many people will attend a session at a tech conference where the start of the description reads as follows:
Hey You! Yes, You! Manager, marketeer, sales professional: are you tired of 98lb weaklings kicking silicon in your face?
The Call for Participation went live a few days ago and, as always, I am proposing a session. I don’t really need to go, but I definitely have a soft spot for the event, as I chaired the first two MySQL UCs. Also, I had a good deal of fun working on the …[Read more]
Dear MySQL User Conference Attendees,
The resources I mentioned to some or many of you are: