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Problems with Open Source: Part 2

In my prior post on the problems with open source, I wrote that one issue that impacts open source revenues is the macro economy, and how a declining or difficult macro economy can result in reduction of revenues to open source companies. The following article talks about how financially troubled Spain is saving a “fortune” by moving to open source. The Spanish government’s savings are coming at the expense of proprietary server software companies–most likely Microsoft–but I would be willing to bet that none of this “savings” is flowing to the open source vendors. That is what happens in a difficult macro economy.

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mycheckpoint revision 231 released

A new release for mycheckpoint: lightweight, SQL oriented MySQL monitoring solution.

If you're unfamiliar with mycheckpoint, well, the one minute sales pitch is: it's a free and open source monitoring tool for MySQL, which is extremely easy to install and execute, and which includes custom queries, alerts (via emails), and out of the box HTTP server and …

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Open Source, the MySQL market (and TokuDB in particular)

I was reviewing the Percona Live sponsors list the other day and pondering the potential success stories associated with this product or that one…. and as I was preparing to put more thought on the topic, a PlanetMySQL post caught my eye. It was penned by Mike Hogan and titled, “Thoughts on Xeround and Free!

For some reason the author of that post makes a connection between a free account in a cloud-based service and Open Source software. I think it’s an incorrect analogy, as they are two totally different things. A “free account” in this case is really just a marketing tool. Well, I admit there are companies that also use the “Open …

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opeark-kit revision 196 released

This is a long due maintenance release of openark-kit. This release includes bugfixes and some enhancements, mainly to oak-online-alter-table.

oak-online-alter-table Changes / bug fixes include:

  • Support for keyword-named columns
  • Use of FORCE INDEX due to lack of MySQL's ability for figure out the chunking key at all times
  • --sleep-ratio option added; allows for sleep time proportional to execution time (as opposed to constant sleep time with --sleep)
  • Support for chunk-retry (in case of deadlock) via --max-lock-retries)
  • Fixed order of cleanup
  • Fixed bug with verbose messages with non-integer chunking …
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Thoughts on Xeround and Free!


Everybody loves free. It is the best marketing term one could use. Once you say “FREE” the people come running. Free makes you very popular. Whether you are a politician offering something for free, or a company providing free stuff, you gain instant popularity.

Xeround is shutting down their MySQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) because their free instances, while popular, simply did not convert into sufficient paid instances to support the company. While I am sad to see them fail, because I appreciate the hard work required to deliver database technology, this announcement was not unexpected.
My company was at Percona Live, the MySQL conference, and I had some additional conversations along these same lines. One previously closed source company announced that they were open sourcing their code, it was a very …

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Thoughts on Xeround and Free!


Everybody loves free. It is the best marketing term one could use. Once you say “FREE” the people come running. Free makes you very popular. Whether you are a politician offering something for free, or a company providing free stuff, you gain instant popularity.

Xeround is shutting down their MySQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) because their free instances, while popular, simply did not convert into sufficient paid instances to support the company. While I am sad to see them fail, because I appreciate the hard work required to deliver database technology, this announcement was not unexpected. My company was at Percona Live, the MySQL conference, and I had some additional conversations along these same lines. One previously closed source company announced that they were open sourcing their code, it was a very popular …

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Last Week’s Presentations Posted

Last week I had to present a tutorial at Percona Live 2013, a presentation at SkySQL’s MySQL & Cloud Database Solution Day and last but not least, a presentation on a Saturday morning at Linuxfest Northwest. It wasn’t easy, but giving the presentations after our announcement early in the week about going open source was very exciting given the warm reception we got from the MySQL Community.

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5 years of MySQL

5 years of MySQL

People often write a blog post when they reach some nice anniversary since they joined MySQL community. Well, for those old enough it usually means when they joined MySQL AB as employee. For me this was January 2008. Because I didn't remember the month correctly, I haven't blogged anything then, but decided to save it for a better opportunity - now.

TL;DR Starting this week I will be working for 10gen, selling MongoDB to the Nordics. This blog post is really long - even then it doesn't contain the most interesting stories, I'm not sure if they can ever be published. Sorry for the length, but remember you don't need to read all at once. This is my last MySQL post so save some of it for cold winter days!

2008 - Sun acquisition

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Opening Week for TokuDB

Since we had the pleasure to announce that TokuDB is open source on Monday, it’s been a thrilling ride. With several members of the team out west all week, back on the east coast we’ve been seeing quite a lot of questions, suggestions, and exciting results.

Here are some of the highlights of our first week of open source:

We started hearing back from the community almost immediately after the announcement with discussions in multiple forums. We even reached #2 on Hacker News for a bit.

On Tuesday, a friend of mine in China wrote up …

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Using Perl Stored Procedures for MariaDB, slides uploaded.

Just recently did the presentation and Q&A for the Using Perl Stored Procedures presentation at Percona Live 2013.

The presentation has been uploaded:

Using Perl Stored Procedures for MariaDB from Antony T Curtis

(repeat posting because planet.mysql.com didn't notice it the first time around)

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