From 5 to 7 November 2018 will be my first conference visit since taking up my new position. The sub-title of the conference in Frankfurt is “Open Source Database Conference”, which is great and quite accurate, as there are a lot of different database systems represented. The name is not new though…. Georg Richter, Zak […]
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I published another article on the Percona Community Blog. This time, it is about Semi-Synchronous Replication. You can read the post here:
Question about Semi-Synchronous Replication: the Answer with all the Details
I previously wrote about my motivation to publish on the Percona Community Blog. Things have not changed: I still believe it is a great community initiative that I want to
This week: a quick roundup of releases, a summary of my thoughts about Percona Live Europe 2017 Dublin, links to look at and upcoming appearances. Oracle OpenWorld happened in San Francisco this past week, and there were lots of MySQL talks there as well (and a good community reception). I have a bit on that as well (from afar).
Look for these updates on Planet MySQL.
- Red Hat Software Collections 3.0 Beta now has MariaDB 10.2.7, MongoDB …
One for the road…
The social events at Percona Live Europe provide the community with more time to catch up with old friends and make new contacts. The formal sessions provided lots of opportunities for exchanging notes, experiences and ideas. Lunches and coffee breaks proved to be busy too. Even so, what’s better than chilling out over a beer or two (we were in Dublin after all) and enjoying the city nightlife in good company?
Percona Live Europe made it easy for us to get together each evening. A welcome reception (after tutorials) at Sinnott’s Pub in the heart of the City hosted a lively crowd. The Community Dinner at the Mercantile Bar, another lively city center hostelry, was a sell-out. While our closing reception was held at the conference venue, which had proven to be an excellent base.
Many delegates took the chance to enjoy the best of Dublin’s hospitality late into the night. It’s …[Read more]
We’ve spent a lot of time in the last few months organizing Percona Live Europe Dublin. I want to thank all the speakers, sponsors and attendees for helping us to pull off yet another great event. While we’ll provide some perspectives, thoughts and feedback soon, all the early mornings, jam-packed meetings and the 4 am bedtimes means I’ll probably talk about this event in my next column!
In the meantime, save the date for …[Read more]
One of the widely discussed technologies at Percona Live Europe was the logistics of running MySQL in containers. Containers – particularly Docker – have become a hot topic, so there was a good-sized crowd on day one of the conference for Ashraf Sharif, Senior Support Engineer with Severalnines. He presented his talk “MySQL on Docker: Containerizing the Dolphin”.
During his presentation, Ashraf shared some recommendations for best practices when setting out on containerizing MySQL. He sees the trend of moving to containers as a progression from the use of virtual hosts.
After his talk on day one of the Percona Live Europe conference, I caught up with Ashraf and asked about his presentation. I was interested in which concepts are most important for …[Read more]
One such talk I got to sit in was on Spatial Data in MySQL 8.0, given by Norvald Ryeng of Oracle.
MySQL 8.0 is still in development, but we already see a lot of improvement in GIS support. The latest development release comes with support for around 5000 different spatial reference systems, improved standard compliance and a lot of new functionality. How does it all work, and how can it be used to build applications?
This talk started with the basics of GIS and spatial data in MySQL: geometries, data types, …[Read more]
Black coffee was flowing this morning for day two Percona Live Europe 2017 Keynotes after many of the delegates had spent a good few hours the night before enjoying Irish hospitality at the Community Dinner.
So today Laurie Coffin, Chief Marketing Officer for Percona, introduced proceedings for day two and later also took to the stage for a Q&A session with authors Laine Campbell and Charity Majors. More on that later…
State of the Dolphin
First up Geir Høydalsvik, Development Director for MySQL at Oracle, delivered juicy tidbits of what to expect in MySQL 8.0 (beyond what you see in the current Developer Milestone Releases). …[Read more]
Are you affected by the Ryanair flight cancellations? Have you made alternative arrangements? Have you registered for the community dinner? Even speakers have to register, so this is a separate ticket cost! There will be fun lightning talks in addition to food and drink.
You are, of course, already registered for Percona Live Europe Dublin, …[Read more]
Welcome to another post in our series of interview blogs for the upcoming Percona Live Europe 2017 in Dublin. This series highlights a number of talks that will be at the conference and gives a short preview of what attendees can expect to learn from the presenter.
This blog post is with Alexey Kopytov, sofware developer and maintainer of sysbench. His talk is Modern sysbench: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks. His presentation present new features provided by recent releases and explain how they can be used to create complex benchmark scenarios and collect performance metrics with a simple Lua API. It will also run a live demo of some of …[Read more]
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