Wow! A lot has changed since the last MySQL conference I blogged about in 2007.
MySQL has been acquired twice: once as MySQL by Sun and the
second time around bundled with Sun when Oracle bought Sun. The
conference is no longer organized by O’Reilly but by Percona. And
the MySQL database itself has changed — we were talking about new
features in MySQL 5.1, which wasn’t released yet, along with
Falcon (where did it go?). 5.1 has long since been released as
has 5.5, and we’re now talking about 5.6 instead of 6.0. There
was no “Cloud” on the horizon, nor was there MariaDB, XtraDB,
Drizzle, Schooner, or any of the other offshoots of MySQL, all of
which are creating a new buzz around the product.
Yet, one thing remains constant: the vibrant community around
MySQL. In spite of all the changes in technology, ownership,
versions, …[Read more]