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Open Database Camp at SouthEast LinuxFest 2012

I’ll be attending this year’s US based Open Database Camp from June 8-10 in Charlotte, NC. The conference is co-located with SouthEast LinuxFest 2012.

It appears that OpenSQL Camp was renamed Open Database Camp since I see many database technologies listed on their site that do not use SQL as an access method. The final schedule of presentations shows lots of MySQL content for Friday. There is one session each for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB on Saturday. Sunday is “unconference” style, hopefully we can get more variety in those sessions.

I love attending this type of conference because I learn how real-world users are implementing MySQL to meet their needs. It also gives me a chance to see some …

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There’s a European OpenSQL Camp coming up

In addition to the Boston edition, there’s an OpenSQL Camp at the same time and place as FrOSCon mid-August in Germany. The call for papers is open until July 11th. As always, the conference is about all kinds of open-source databases: MySQL and PostgreSQL are only two of the obvious ones; MongoDB and Cassandra featured prominently at the last one I attended, and SQLite was well represented at the first one.

Related posts:

  1. OpenSQL Camp Boston 2010
  2. OpenSQL Camp events in 2009
  3. Recap of Portland OpenSQL Camp 2009
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OpenSQL Camp Boston 2010

Sheeri and others are organizing another incarnation of OpenSQL Camp in October in Boston. You ought to go! It’s relevant to MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and lots of the newer generation of databases — MongoDB, Cassandra, and so on.

Related posts:

  1. There’s a European OpenSQL Camp coming up
  2. Going to OpenSQL Camp US 2009
  3. OpenSQL Camp events in 2009
  4. The history of OpenSQL Camp
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OpenSQL Camp Boston 2010

OpenSQL Camp Boston 2010 will be held at the Stata Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 15-17, 2010.

The Stata Center was designed by Frank Gehry and was completed in 2005. The Stata Center houses CSAIL (The MIT Computer Science and Artifical Intelligence Laboratory) and LIDS (The MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems). Some of my favorite pictures of the Stata Center were taken during construction. (I’m a member of CSAIL)

The OpenSQL Camp will be held on the first floor …

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OpenSQL (2009 Portland) talk on an Open Storage Engine API

I just spotted the youtube video of my OpenSQL Camp (Portland 2009) talk on An Open Storage Engine API. I talked about some of technical issues for implementing storage engines across many SQL front ends, not just MySQL.

You can find this talk and other mostly technical material at

Fractal Tree Video from OpenSQL Camp (Portland in 2009)

I recently discovered that there’s a youtube video of the talk I gave at OpenSQL Camp in Portland in 2009.

This is a whiteboard presentation and is less well developed than the talk I gave a the MySQL conference (I posted those slides two days ago. But since it includes audio it may be easier to understand.

This talk presents the data structure underlying the TokuDB storage engine for MySQL.

The history of OpenSQL Camp

I got a couple of questions and comments about OpenSQL Camp in the past week, and I thought it would be worth noting down the history, because I think there is some difference in perception and memory about this series of events. The following is only my point of view.

What is OpenSQL Camp?

I can say what I had in mind when I created the original event, but this is bigger than me, so I don’t get to dictate anything. I wanted a free technical event created entirely by and for a community of open-source databases, in an inclusive sense. Not created or heavily influenced by someone employed by a corporation whose job title includes the word “Community,” but really by a community themselves. There’s nothing wrong with Community So-And-So employed at a corporation, but they are by nature a liaison with that company, and it’s not the same thing. My original …

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Recap of Portland OpenSQL Camp 2009

I was at OpenSQL Camp 2009 in Portland last weekend. I thought the event was very well done. On Friday we had a pizza party at Old Town Pizza, which was awesome. Saturday and Sunday were breakfast, sessions, lunch (yum), and sessions and hacking. These were held at souk, a co-working space. After 5PM, people got together for dinner, beer, etc.

I presented on mk-query-digest — a live demo of features requested by the audience. Sessions from others that I thought were particularly good included ones on CouchDB and MongoDB. I mixed up the time and missed the session from Tokutek on how fractal tree indexes work. I’ll try to watch the video if that one was taped.

During the hackathons, Daniel and I worked on Maatkit. We are laying groundwork for a more powerful mk-query-digest.

As you may know, I …

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sar-sql: The Script Formerly Known as MySAR

As pointed out by Schlomi Noach on my last blog, MySAR was already taken by a project related to Squid reports with MySQL. I decided then to look for a new name, and as I posted initially, I want to keep the sar prefix to describe the script’s purpose by association with the OS utility of the same name. I brainstormed many names. I liked Dave Edwards’s suggestion: SARkila, but it sounds too close to tequila, so I settled with Sheeri Cabral’s suggestion: sar-sql.

The title of the Launchpad page already reflects the change. What remains to be done is: a) change the name of the Perl script and documentation; and b) change the Launchpad URL. It is likely that I will change the name of the script when I release version 1.x (see below). I’m not sure of all the implications in Bazaar …

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PBXT at the OpenSQL Camp hosted by the FrOSCon 2009

Vladimir will be giving a presentation on PBXT at the FrOSCon 2009 in St. Augustin, near Bonn in Germany tomorrow:

PBXT: Technology trends that affect your Database
Room: C120/OpenSQLCamp
Time: 22 Aug 2009, 18:15 - 18:45

The talks is packed with interesting information about how the design of PBXT handles the major technological challenges of the future, including multiple cores, lots of RAM and solid state drives.

If you are in the area, check it out! :)

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