Oracle Open World 2012, this year, was all about Cloud, 12c, Exadata, Fusion, SuperClusters, social media, content management and much more. From operating systems to databases, and from applications to interactive media, professionals all around the world presented, attended, and networked in San Francisco. MySQL’S professionals also rocked massively. SQL Server bloggers also remained actively [...]
Another good day today: I attended the keynotes and found them quite interesting.
I especially liked the way Twitter uses MySQL to build up a NoSQL solution. Jokes aside, I took a few notes on things I must analyze and dig in.
The introduction of the Paypal models seemed very interesting, which brought me to attend the presentation later on. It was well constructed and had some good theoretical work, but I was quite disappointed. I found the presentation incomplete and missing real numbers for the MySQL Cluster NDB setup.
I attended the presentation done by Ronald B. It was good — nothing really advanced, but it was on purpose. He was very informative and explanatory for a junior MySQL DBA, and I enjoyed his presentation for the logical approach and construction.
Ronald also highlighted that it was the content of less then a chapter of one of his books and was done on purpose to give an initial understanding of …[Read more]
I attend five sessions today, and I think that some of them were very interesting, like the one on the Optimizer insight. It was quite informative and accurate.
Another one, done by the MySQL Cluster (NDB) group on the
bit…foggy. Why? Because in my mind, one of the most important
things to accomplish in NDB is the correct dimensioning of the
memory, buffers, possible operation, attributes, and so on. All
these things should come from the schema definition review and
from the application analysis.
With Oracle OpenWorld just around the corner & MySQL Connect already underway I can’t believe yet another year has passed. This is my third OOW and I must have a following as folks are already reaching out to me on twitter @pythiansimmons (log buffer lady seems to be a handle I can’t seem to shake). [...]
I’m excited to be here not only to catch up with old friends and ex-colleagues, but also to witness what seems to be the start of a very significant conference from MySQL.
I really enjoyed the introductions done by Edward Screven and Thomas Ulin. Edward highlighted the fact that MySQL is increasing its presence in the market and in the community. This could be thanks to the unbelievable effort done by Oracle in keeping its production cycle on target. Thomas stressed that point and gave a great description of it. He demonstrated Oracle’s main focus points, which are mainly on InnoDB, with implementation and enhancement of the internal contentions, then on Optimizer improvements and NoSQL integration.
Replication remains a pending issue from my side because if we have the global transaction ID, we still suffer from delay in replication given that parallel replication is still working by, schema and not …[Read more]
In honor of our fifteenth anniversary, I have assembled a few nostalgic items from our earliest years in business.
On September 7, 1997 I went to the Ottawa U public library to come up with some names for the company Steve Pickard and I wanted to found the next morning. The goal was to choose the company name, register the dot-com, and then go incorporate it. I really felt that I lucked out when I discovered the word Pythian, which means “about the Pythia“. The Pythia was the Oracle of Delphi in ancient Greece. (Remember that we launched as an Oracle ecosystem services company, and our other practices came afterwards with MySQL launching in 2002 and SQL Server launching in 2005).
I was also delighted that the Pythian Games were also hosted by the Pythia, and those were the most important …[Read more]
Fahd states that “Oracle Exadata Database Machine” has most changed his life – changing the game, and setting very high standards of performance, support, scalability, reliability and unification.
Shout out to Fahd from your peers at Pythian!
I guess there might be just a little truth to Pythian’s growing reputation as an “Oracle ACE Factory” ;), as recently mentioned by Justin Kestelyn in the May 11, 2011 OPN PartnerCast:
Please join me in congratulating Fahd by adding a …[Read more]