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Percona Live Europe Amsterdam Day 1 notes

Percona Live Europe Amsterdam Day 1 was a bunch of fun, especially since I didn’t have to give a talk or anything since my tutorial was over on Day 0.

At lunch, I realised that there are a lot more fringe events happening around Percona Live… and if you’ve seen how people do “tech weeks”, maybe this is what the event ends up being – a show, plus plenty of focused satellite events. FOSDEM in the open source world totally gets this, and best of all, also lists fringe events (see example from 2019).

So, Thursday evening gets a few fringe events, a relatively short train ride away:

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Are your Database Backups Good Enough?

In the last few years there have been several examples of major service problems affecting businesses data: outages causing data inconsistencies; unavailability or data loss, and worldwide cyberattacks encrypting your files and asking for a ransom.

Database-related incidents are a very common industry issue- even if the root cause is not the database system itself. No matter if your main relational system is MySQL, MariaDB, PostgresQL or AWS Aurora -there will be a time where you will need to make use of backups to recover to a previous state. And when that happens it will be the worst time to realize that your backup system hadn’t been working for months, or testing for the first time a cluster-wide recovery.

Forget about the backups, it is all about recovery!

Let me be 100% clear: the question is not IF data …

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Percona Live Europe 2019 Conference Updates

The Percona Live Open Source Database Conference, Europe 2019 will have a one week extension of the call for papers.  Our new close date will be Monday July 22, 2019.  Any and all topics related to open source database technologies are invited.

This year’s conference takes a new approach, organizing tracks along these key business themes:

  • Performance & Scalability
  • Public, Private, and Hybrid Clouds & Everything In Between
  • Building Large, Scalable, & Secure Database Deployments
  • Hot Topics, New Features, & Trends You Should Know About
  • Monitor, Manage, & Maintain Databases at Scale
  • How to Reduce Costs & Complexity with Open Source Databases
  • Fascinating or important talks that don’t 100% …
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2018-11-15: Announcing: Scaling MySQL with TiDB, Vitess and MySQL Cluster at Madrid MySQL Users Group

[ English ] – texto en español abajo We’re pleased to announce the next Madrid MySQL Users Group meetup which will take place on the 15th of November at 19:00.  Sign up details can be found here.  There’ll also be a similar meetup in Amsterdam on the 12th November hosted by a colleague. Details here. … Continue reading 2018-11-15: Announcing: Scaling MySQL with TiDB, Vitess and MySQL Cluster at Madrid MySQL Users Group

Speaking in October 2016
  • I’m thrilled to naturally be at Percona Live Europe Amsterdam from Oct 3-5 2016. I have previously talked about some of my sessions but I think there’s another one on the schedule already.
  • LinuxCon Europe – Oct 4-6 2016. I won’t be there for the whole conference, but hope to make the most of my day on Oct 6th.
  • MariaDB Developer’s meeting – Oct 6-8 2016 – skipping the first day, but will be there all day 2 and 3. I even have a session on day 3, focused on compatibility with MySQL, a topic I deeply care about ( …
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Percona Live Amsterdam and MariaDB Developer Meeting 2016: Tip to Stay Dry

Or should I say "to avoid getting soaked"...

The Amsterdam weather forecasts for next week is out and even if it looks good for the Percona Live MySQL and (No)SQL Conference (Monday to Wednesday) and for the MariaDB Developer Meeting (Thursday to Saturday), it could still change (or you might suffer the rain in the week-end):

Of course, this is not a problem during talks, and I take this

Percona Live Europe Amsterdam 2016 Tutorial Schedule is Up!

This blog post lists the Percona Live Europe Amsterdam 2016 tutorial schedule.

We are excited to announce that the tutorial schedule for the Percona Live Europe Amsterdam Open Source Database Conference 2016 is up!

The Percona Live Europe Amsterdam Open Source Database Conference is the premier event for the diverse and active open source community, as well as businesses that develop and use open source software. The conferences have a technical focus with an emphasis on the core topics of MySQL, MongoDB, and other open source databases. Tackling subjects such as analytics, architecture and design, security, operations, …

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Call for Percona Live Europe MongoDB Speakers

Want to become one of the Percona Live Europe MongoDB speakers? Read this blog for details.

The Percona Live Europe, Amsterdam call for papers is ending soon and we are looking for MongoDB speakers! This is a great way to build your personal and company brands. It also provides you with a complimentary full conference pass (which is good for your budget)!

If you haven’t submitted a paper yet, here are a list of ideas we would love to see covered at this conference:

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MySQL NL Community Meetup with MariaDB speakers summary

Last week we had the MySQL Meetup with MariaDB Developers in Amsterdam, which went on easily for about 3.5 hours. Thanks to all for listening (these were lightning talks, not with a strict 5 minute clock with Q&A thrown in), and Daniël van Eeden for organising this at the eBay offices (whom kindly provided pizza, beer and soft drinks as well). We had many talks, and I’ve managed to put up most of the slides into a Google Drive folder, so feel free to access the …

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Percona Live Europe 2015! Call for speakers; registration open

Percona Live is moving from London to Amsterdam this year and the event is also expanding to three full days. Percona Live Europe 2015, September 21-23, will be at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre. The call for speakers and Super Saver registration are now open. Hurry though because the deadline for submitting a speaking proposal is June 21st and Super Saver registration ends July 5th!

This year’s conference will feature one day of tutorials and two days of keynote talks and breakout …

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