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New Release! MySQL Connector/Arduino 1.1

The newest release of the MySQL Connector/Arduino library release-1.1 alpha is available for download. This new version represents a major step forward for the library in ease of use. Here are just a few of the important changes in this release.

  • Added to Library Manager : yes, you can download and install the library from the Arduino IDE now. Just open the Library Manager and search for "MySQL".
  • More Example Sketches : there are many more example sketches of how to use the new library from basic connections to complex queries and more! 
  • Redesigned Classes : the library has been redesigned with new classes making it much easier to use a wider variety of shields and modules. Now, you pass in the Client class for your shield and so long as it adheres to the Ethernet.Client primitive, you can use any library to initiate …
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SQL Games

I have just created a GitHub repository called sql_games. It contains games implemented as stored procedures, that can run on MariaDB or (with some changes) on Percona Server or Oracle MySQL.

You play the games via the command-line client. You call a procedure to make your move, then a text or an ASCII image appears.

Of course the same call should produce a different effect, depending on the game’s current state. To remember the state I use both user variables and temporary tables.

Why did I do that? Mainly because it was funny. I can’t explain why. And I can’t tell that it is funny for anyone: perhaps, where I’ve found interesting challenges, someone else would find a cause a frustration. But yes, it has been funny for me.

Also, I did it because I could. This means that others can do it. Stored procedures are not a useless and nasty …

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SQL mini hack of the day, inverted IN clause

We are used to issue queries with an IN clause of the form:

... where state in ('started', 'completed', 'failed') ...

However I've had a few cases where I used an inverted format. Here's one use case followed by an inverted IN clause.

Dynamic query building

Say we have this function:

GetLaggingSlaves(clusterName string)

Which, based on whether given clusterName is empty or not, would return list of all lagging slaves, or only those in the given cluster, respectively:

SELECT hostname FROM database_instance WHERE slave_lag_seconds > 60


SELECT hostname FROM database_instance WHERE cluster_name = 'mycluster:3306' AND slave_lag_seconds > 60

To avoid SQL injection you would create a prepared statement, but you don't want to copy+paste everything, and so you build your query dynamically based on the …

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1 Million SQL Queries per second: GA MariaDB 10.1 on POWER8

A couple of days ago, MariaDB announced that MariaDB 10.1 is stable GA – around 19 months since the GA of MariaDB 10.0. With MariaDB 10.1 comes some important scalabiity improvements, especially for POWER8 systems. On POWER, we’re a bit unique in that we’re on the higher end of CPUs, have many cores, and up to 8 threads per core (selectable at runtime: 1, 2, 4 or 8/core) – so a dual socket system can easily be a 160 thread machine.

Recently, we (being IBM) announced availability of a couple of new POWER8 machines – machines designed for Linux and cloud environments. They are very much OpenPower machines, and more info is available here: …

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Leader election using MySQL

Being a stateful, centralized datastore, MySQL can serve in negotiating leadership: a mechanism to elect a single service out of multiple services; moreover, a mechanism to promote a new leader should the existing leader cease to function.

What of Zookeeper?

Zookeeper makes for an excellent leader election mechanism. This is one of the most recognized uses for Zookeeper. It has HA via multiple nodes & quorum,  ephemeral nodes, all you need. To achieve similar benefits with MySQL you'd need to use Galera or NDB Cluster; so why not use Zk?

The use case at hand is orchestrator, a multi-node, mostly stateless service that happens to use MySQL as backend datastore. Ir relies on MySQL to exist in backend. It already expects it to be there. If the MySQL server is down, so is the service, …

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Create MySQL Index

Indexes are separate data structures that provide alternate pathways to finding data. They can and do generally speed up the processing of queries and other DML commands, like the INSERT, UPDATE, REPLACE INTO, and DELETE statements. Indexes are also called fast access paths.

In the scope of the InnoDB Database Engine, the MySQL database maintains the integrity of indexes after you create them. The upside of indexes is that they can improve SQL statement performance. The downside is that they impose overhead on every INSERT, UPDATE, REPLACE INTO, and DELETE statement, because the database maintains them by inserting, updating, or deleting items for each related change in the tables that the indexes support.

Indexes have two key properties—usability and visibility. Indexes are both usable and visible by default. That means they …

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MariaDB/MySQL: ON REPLACE triggers

There are several reasons why, generally, in MySQL/MariaDB one should not use REPLACE as a shortcut for SELECT + (UPDATE or INSERT). One of these reasons is the way REPLACE fires triggers. Of course it does not fire UPDATE triggers, and there is no such thing as a REPLACE trigger; DELETE and INSERT triggers are fired instead. What is not obvious is the order in which REPLACE activates triggers (UPDATE: this beavior was undocumented; I documented it here):

  2. BEFORE DELETE (if a row is being replaced);
  3. AFTER DELETE (if a row is being replaced);

Knowing this, we can create …

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Importance of MySQL cache

My test environment is:
Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr
MySQL Server version: 5.5.44-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 (Ubuntu)

MySQL uses sql cache to store results of queries that have been executed so that when the same query is executed again it retrieves the result data set from the cache instead of getting it again from db. So it is faster data access.

It is by default enabled in MySQL.

This is interesting since there is one question we ought to ask here whether we should use it or disable it or just leave it as it is who cares :).

Ok, moving forward today's session goals are:

  1.     How useful is MySQL cache?
  2.     When to use it and when not to use it?
  3.     What to do if you do not want to use it?

There are some catchy areas here too like not all your queries will be stored in cache. …

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Sometimes I give parts of a solution to increase the play time to solve a problem. I didn’t anticipate a problem when showing how to perform a sort operation with a CASE statement. It’s a sweet solution when you need to sort something differently than a traditional ascending or descending sort.

I gave my students this ORDER BY clause as an example:

    WHEN filter = 'Debit' THEN 1
    WHEN filter = 'Credit' THEN 2
    WHEN filter = 'Total' THEN 3

It raises the following error in MySQL for students:

ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'ORDER BY
    WHEN filter = 'Debit' THEN 1
    WHEN filter = 'Credit' THEN' at line 6

It raises the …

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What’s the latest with Hadoop

The Big Data explosion in recent years has created a vast number of new technologies in the area of data processing, storage, and management. One of the biggest names to appear on the scene is Hadoop. In case you need a quick review, Hadoop is a Big Data storage system that takes in large amounts of data from servers and breaks it into smaller, manageable chunks. The technology is complex but at a high level the Hadoop ecosystem essentially takes a “divide and conquer” approach to processing Big Data instead of processing data in tables, as in a relational database like Oracle or MySQL.



One projection expects …

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