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MySQL HA Events in the UK, Germany & France

Oracle is running MySQL High Availability breakfast seminars in London, Düsseldorf and Paris.

During these free seminars, we will review the various options and technologies at your disposal to implement highly available & highly scalable MySQL infrastructures, as well as best practices in terms of architectures.

The packed agenda will include High Availability features in MySQL 5.5, MySQL Replication, MySQL Cluster, the newly released Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition as well as what's new in MySQL 5.6 and MySQL Cluster 7.2, including NoSQL access methods to MySQL.

There are a few places left for the seminar in London taking place tomorrow, June 29th, Register …

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Speaking at the UK Oracle User Group conference - Birmingham
Back to the conference circuit after some rest.
On December 1st I will be speaking under my new affiliation at Continuent in the MySQL track at the UKOUG conference. My topic is MySQL - Features for the enterprise and it will basically cover the main features of MySQL 5.5.
This conference is the largest Oracle related event in Europe, and it is organized by users for other users. This year for the first time the conference hosts a MySQL dedicated track.
It is a sort of epidemic. Most of the …
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The .ME.UK is available


Today we have added the possibility of registering domain names in, which is the UK extension that is designed for individuals. The extension nonetheless remains open to all. It may be registered for a minimum of 2 years at a rate of €6 under A rates.

You may see the .ME.UK information page here:

The complete .ME.UK price list can be found at:

How the domain name industry works - polluting the name space

Would you trust a 'for profit' company to represent your best interests? Perhaps. But when your interests diverge, will they represent you or themselves?

Following the overwhelming success of our first article on the domain name industry (1 comment ;-), we naturally thought you were begging for more! I know, I know registrars and registries can be a bit dull, but it is important. Believe me when something goes wrong with your domain name, understanding this can be quite important. So if we look at how and where issues can be dealt with, and who has influence in the industry it sheds a bit more light on the subject.

So now we know who's who in the tree (ICANN, Registries, Registrars, Resellers and You) we can see how the influence the landscape and who has control of what. In a nutshell:

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The Database Job Situation in England

Well, I'm back in "Blighty" (that's slang for Britain). I've been trying for the last 2-3 weeks to find jobs in the UK.Since I wrote a while ago "Which Database to Choose When Looking for a Job", I wanted to continue it with some of my findings. I did a lot research on IT specific job sites and used 2 main searches, "database developer" (because that's what I want to do) and "mysql" to help me find job posts that I was interested in. 
Jobs Situation for "Database Developer"
I'll describe the results for this search in percentages. Firstly, 90% of the jobs are for MS SQL server. Those jobs usually stick to mainly developing and not administrating. In those 90% you have a good mix of junior positions(22-28k GBP per year), medium paid positions (30-45k GBP per year) and advanced positions (50-70k GBP per …

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