- 12 Months with MongoDB (Worknik) -- every type of retrieval got faster than their old MySQL store, and there are some other benefits too. They note that the admin tools aren't really there for MongoDB, so "there is a blurry hand-off between IT Ops and Engineering." (via Hacker News)
- Dawn of a New Day -- Ray Ozzie's farewell note to Microsoft. Clear definition of the challenges to come: At first blush, this world of continuous services and connected devices doesn’t seem very different than today. But those who build, deploy and manage today’s websites understand viscerally that fielding a truly continuous service is incredibly difficult and is only achieved by the most sophisticated …
As of today I have a new employer, and I no longer work for MySQL
/ Sun / Oracle, instead I am now Database Architect at Recorded
Future (http://www.recordedfuture.com). This is exciting
stuff, really so. RF pulls data from teh Web, but instead of just
allowing searching, RF will analyze what it find to spot trends
and things like that.
It is still early days, we need to collect a lot more data than today, and managing that will be one of my challenges. But an interesting and fun challenge!
This doesn't mean I will not maintain MyQuery anymore, I sure will. And Recorded Future is by the way MySQL users, so I will probably work even more with MySQL related stuff than today. I will also continue to blog about what we are doing, and about other database related things as well. In particular, …
For those of you on the O’Reilly MySQL conference list you will no doubt see this email, but for readers here is the important bits.
Oracle Executive Will Speak at O’Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo
Edward Screven to Answer Questions re: Future of MySQL
Sebastopol, CA, February 24, 2010—Wonder about the future of MySQL? Curious about what Oracle plans for the open source database software? Expect answers when Edward Screven, Oracle’s chief corporate architect and leader of the MySQL business, speaks at the O’Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo, scheduled for April 12-15, at the Santa Clara Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.
Edward Screven reports to CEO Larry Ellison, and he drives technology and architecture decisions across all Oracle products to ensure that product directions are consistent with Oracle’s overall strategy. He’ll discuss the current and future state …[Read more]
You’ve probably seen Monty’s post Help Saving MySQL. This is about
- Development (will Oracle put significant effort into MySQL, actually innovating)
- Brand (”MySQL” has a huge footprint), the trademark owner can enforce this – there have already been issues with companies offering MySQL related services via Google AdWords not being able to use the word MySQL in their ad text even though it was correctly used as an adjective.
- Forking is fine, but still has to deal with the branding. For MySQL, that’s possibly the most significant issue of any OSS product ever encountered. You’re not competing against a company, but against an existing brand footprint that you (because of the trademark) have to steer clear of. So “just fork it” is not an easy or short term option, there’s more involved than …
- Robin Schumacher
- gives overview of MySQL products
- MySQL Enterprise
- MySQL 5.1 announced
- table/index partitioning -> great for data warehouses, range, cache, key, list, composite, subpartitioning. Partition pruning. Response time greatly improved with proper partitioning.
- row-based/hybrid replication -> safer and smarter
- disk-based cluster -> supports bigger DBs
- built-in job scheduler -> simplified task management
- problem SQL identification -> easier troubleshooting. Dynamic query tracing is now available, no need to trace things in slow query logs.
- faster full-text search -> 500% increase in some cases
- 5.1.24RC available for the conference
- MySQL 6.0