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Use Case: Geo-Scale Multi-Master MySQL

How to serve global IoT customers in the cloud – and secure SaaS revenue using Tungsten Clustering on cloud-based database services

SaaS providers typically rely on providing a quality service across multiple locations, with the best application and database availability. They tend to be growth-oriented and need to ensure that their business will always be available without having to worry about how their databases will achieve continuous operations.

Our customer for this use case is a global SaaS provider with an open data exchange platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) that has customers all over the globe.

This use case looks at how our customer migrated from a single region Amazon RDS deployment to a truly global, geo-distributed multi-master Tungsten Clustering database solution – a better, more scalable solution at a lower total cost. And how they did so without having to change their application, all the …

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On Innovation. Interview with Scott McNealy

“We made it a point to hire really smart, visionary people and then let them do their work.
I wanted to delegate and let people be in charge of things. My own decision-making process was to decide who got to decide. To make decisions, you have to first outline the problem, and if you hire really great people, they’re going to know more about the problem they’re dealing with than you ever will.”–Scott McNealy

I have interviewed Scott McNealy. Scott is a Silicon Valley pioneer, most famous for co-founding Sun Microsystems in 1982. We talked about Innovation, AI, Big Data, Redis, Curriki and Wayin.


Q1. You co-Founded Sun Microsystems in 1982, and served as CEO and Chairman of the Board for 22 years. What are the main lessons learned in all these years?

Scott …

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Dear MySQLers, the Cloud Is Good, But the Fog Is the Next Big Thing

And here we go again: here is another term. We are still debating about the real meaning of Cloud and if a database fits in IaaS, PaaS, SaaS or in a combination of all three, and now we experience another wave of change. To be fair, the term Fog Computing has been around for quite some time, but it has never enjoyed the popularity of its buddy “the Cloud”.
Is Fog Computing another pointless renaming of well known technologies and IT infrastructures? Or is it a real new thing that Systems and Database Administrators should look at, study and embrace? My intent here is not to support one side or the other, but simply to instil a few thoughts that may turn handy in understanding where the IT market is going, and more specifically where MySQL can be a good fit in some of the new …

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Using MySQL 5.7 Document Store with Internet of Things (IoT)

In this blog post, I’ll discuss how to use MySQL 5.7 Document Store to track data from Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Using JSON in MySQL 5.7

In my previous blog post, I’ve looked into MySQL 5.7.12 Document Store. This is a brand new feature in MySQL 5.7, and many people are asking when do I need or want to use the JSON or Document Store interface?

Storing data in JSON may be quite useful in some cases, for example:

  • You already have a JSON (i.e., from external feeds) and need to store it anyway. Using the JSON datatype will be more convenient and more efficient.
  • For the Internet of Things, specifically, when storing events from …
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New book: MySQL for the Internet of Things

Are you building an IOT solution and want to know how to store and retrieve your IOT data? Perhaps you're new to database systems and want to learn how to use them while you explore the exciting world of IOT.

This book is the answer for both scenarios; whether you're new to IOT and want to know how to leverage MySQL in your solution or you've wanted to learn more about MySQL, this book will provide many of the answers you seek.

The book also covers how to design your IOT solution around your data. Not only will you learn more about MySQL, but you will also see how best to deploy MySQL in your IOT solution using low-cost computer boards such as the Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone Black, Intel Galileo, and more.

Finally, the book will give you a thorough overview of how data can be augmented and annotated to make it easier to glean the golden nuggets of knowledge you seek while wading through your sensor data. …

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Internet of Things, Messaging and MySQL

Personal Projects with the Internet of Things

So you want to do a personal project with the Internet of Things (maybe a home automation or metrics collection or something else)? In this blog post I will tell about my recent experience with this. I will give a talk on this topic at Oracle OpenWord 2015 (Tuesday, Oct 27, 6:15 p.m., Moscone South, 274).

Here is what I did: I was looking for the best place to plant some trees in my backyard. I learned that I need to know how much sun I have in the backyard before planting (some trees need full sun, while others need partial sun or shade). So I needed to measure the sunlight in different spots.

The “old” way of doing it was to use …

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This time it is real...

A few months ago I updated my profile on LinkedIN, and adjusted my position as CTO and founder of Athoa Ltd, a British company currently active for translation services and events that in the past hosted a couple of interesting open source projects. I simply forgot to disable the email notification to my connections, set by default, and in 2-3 hours I received tens of messages from friends and ex-colleagues who were curious to hear about my new adventure.

Today, I changed my profile on LinkedIN again and have left the email notification set on purpose.

As of today, I join the team at ScaleDB. My role is to define the product and the strategy for the company, working closely with CEO Tom Arthur, CTO …

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