Tuesday, April 26, 2011

OTN MySQL Developer Day in Santa Clara-- RSVP before the seats are all gone!

The OTN MySQL Developer Day in Santa Clara is one week away. Be sure to register as space is going fast.

Get the Technical Know-how to Succeed with the World’s Most Popular Open Source Database

MySQL is the world’s most popular open-source database, and powers websites and applications of numerous leading and fast-growing organizations.

The OTN Developer Day MySQL is a one-stop shop for you to learn all the essential skills about MySQL. In this free, one-day seminar, we will cover everything you need to know to successfully design, develop, and manage your MySQL databases. You’ll also learn the guidelines and best practices in performance tuning and scalability.

Attend this event and gain the knowledge to:

  • Develop your new applications cost-effectively using MySQL
  • Improve performance of your existing MySQL databases
  • Manage your MySQL environment more efficiently
Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to network with your peers, and hear the tips and tricks from the MySQL experts at Oracle. No matter you’re a DBA or a developer, come find out how you can make the best of MySQL in your IT infrastructure.
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Keynote: MySQL Essentials
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Session: MySQL Replication and Scalability
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Session: MySQL on Windows
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Session: MySQL Performance Tuning
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hands-On Lab: MySQL Administration and Management Tools
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Raffle and Closing

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dallas Area -- Learn about MySQL 5.6 on May 10th

Please join us at the DOUG (DALLAS ORACLE USERS GROUP) MySQL Forum meeting on Tuesday May 10th, 2011 from 4:30 pm – 6 pm (different than the usual meeting time).

Presentation Overview

MySQL 5.6 -- Stronger, faster, and it does NoSQL too!

Refreshments will be served.

To RSVP for this meeting, click on http://memberservices.membee.com/538/irmevents.aspx?id=49. Please contact dougadministrative@gmail.com if your plans change, so we can order the right amount of food.

Location: Oracle Offices (free parking)
7460 Warren Parkway
Suite 300
Frisco, TX 75034

Monday, April 18, 2011

Review of Sessions at O'Reilly MySQL Conference

The annual trip to Santa Clara for the O'Reilly MySQL Users Conference is like trying to get a sip of water from a full on fire hose. So much is happening at once and cruel fate steps in to make sure that there are always two 'must attend' sessions going on at the same time.

First, Tomas Ulin's keynote was great. Sorry to my European buddies, but it was like watching a major league baseball player at batting practice. Clearly, he articulated what Oracle has been doing with MySQL and then started smacking home runs out of the park with the new features. And a big thanks to Dups for getting up on stage to explain how a rushed upgrade to 5.5 produces a 25% performance gain for Empire Avenue.

The regular sessions where very good. The one that really sticks out was Baron Schwartz talk on modeling scalability. Everyone claims linear scaling but this talk explained why we do not see it.

Memachce and 5.6 and More Stable Query Execution Times by Improving InnoDB Statistics are two of the blog entries on Planet.MySQL.COM that are recommended for reading now that the conference is over. heck, it is worth scrolling back to see what you missed during the conference as a lot of good material gets lost in the flood from the UC. All the InnoDB sessions were filled and I need to hunt down the decks from those talks.

And thank you for all who ventured across the parking lot Wednesday night to attend the MySQL Community Party. A good time was had by all, even the MySQL founder who acquired a pair of dolphin balloons.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Talk today on Open Source BI Reporting Tools

First full day at the O'Reilly MySQL Conference after a great MySQL Community Dinner (Thanks to Sarah Novotny for her organization skills for getting 50 plus folks into Pedro's)

I will be talking on Open Source BI Reporting Tools in Ballroom A at 5:15. Very useful session for DBAs who need anything from a quick ad hoc report to a large multi-segment printer killer.