Every so often you see something from the past and wonder “Why don’t we do that anymore?” Well, in this case it was a former co-worker wearing his MySQL Contributor shirt.So the MySQL Community Team had a quick meeting and the result is that we are reestablishing the tradition. So if you have a signed Oracle Contributor Agreement and have contributed to MySQL, you should have in your inbox a request for your shirt size and a shipping address. If you do not see an email and you qualify for a short, let us know (we probably have an old email on record for you). And if you are working on some code for MySQL and have that OCA ready but not filed, please expedite your actions so you do not miss out on this batch.
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Come see out new cool ‘cryogenic dolphin’ at the MySQL Community Reception Monday. Come hear about the latest 5.6 news from MySQL Engineers, see Cluster on Raspberry Pis, and walk away with our giveaways. And did I mention it is FREE?!?!
Collaborate is a huge show that is the Independent Oracle User Group’s big yearly show and for 2013 it will be in Denver. There are several MySQL sessions of note and I have noted some below. By the way i will have new MySQL stickers available at the MySQL Demo Pod on the show floor but rules say I can not just leave them around — you will have to ask for them.
- Session #464 – Demystifying MySQL for Oracle DBAs and Developers
Mon. Apr. 8 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mile High Ballroom 2C
Abstract: MySQL continues to be the world’s most popular database management system for the Internet. This session provides a fast-paced introduction to the MySQL architecture, core features, best practices, and core performance areas. A MySQL version of OFA will be shown as a best practice. MySQL features will be taught from a perspective that is easy for attendees familiar with Oracle to understand.
George Trujillo, Master Big Data Specialist
- #109 – MySQL User Administration Tricks and Tips
Tuesday, April 9 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Mile High Ballroom 2C
Abstract: MySQL user authentication has greatly changed in the past few years. But does the software you use give users the DROP TABLE privilege by default? Could you use proxies or pre-defined roles? How do you audit users to make sure they have the right privs? What new features such as authentication plug-ins are going to change the DBA’s role? Come to this session to get the answers to these questions and more.
Dave Stokes, MySQL Community Manager
- #683 – Hands on Lab – Fine Tune Your SQL Troubleshooting Skills
Tuesday, April 9
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Abstract: Normally when looking at SQL behaving badly, you are at your desk with people breathing down your neck to quickly troubleshoot the performance issue. Did you ever have a dream of getting performance tuning tips when not under pressure? This Late Night OTN Lab will provide the perfect environment for that. It is a hands-on experience that will equip you to stand up under the pressure of the next fire drill, and even better it is a learning experience in a relaxed environment with exactly what every DBA needs, refreshments. This is the opportunity to develop a toolkit of queries and techniques to analyze and resolve the most common SQL performance problems. Come enjoy the challenge, networking, and awesome tuning experience one can only have late night with the IOUG and OTN.
Michelle Malcher, Data Services Team Lead
- #619 – Embracing Database Diversity: the New Oracle/MySQL DBA
Wednesday, April 10
8:15 am – 9:15 am
Mile High Ballroom 4B
Abstract: Classic Oracle DBAs are somewhat starved for the “big overview” knowledge that will make them better decision makers and less hesitant to use MySQL.
Oracle covers wide ranges of solutions and doubts appear concerning the 2 most popular databases on the market. The aim is to allow an existing Oracle DBA to get to grips with a MySQL environment, concentrating on the real focus points, and highlighting the similarities of both RDBMS’.
The power of tools is also of great importance to ensure safe housekeeping and Oracle covers it in both worlds for both solutions, and their mission is quite similar: to make it easier for all.
Typical questions arise:
When is it appropriate to use one or the other.
What assumptions do I have to leave behind?
What assumptions is it safe to bring forward with me?
What is a storage engine and why should I care?
What are the equivalent tools MySQL has for monitoring and backup? What are big differences from Oracle equivalents?
What other tools work with MySQL.
What is Carrier Grade Edition and why do you call it that? When would I use it?
What do I need to know about MySQL security?
The aim is to allow an existing Oracle DBA to get to grips with a MySQL environment, concentrating on the real focus points, and highlighting the similarities of both RDBMS’.
And both worlds provide the necessary tools to avoid a sleepless night.
Provide conceptual knowledge necessary to empower Oracle & MySQL DBAs as confident decision makers.
The power of tools is of great importance to ensure safe housekeeping and Oracle covers it in both worlds, for both solutions, and their mission is quite similar: to make it easier for all.
Lynn Ferrante, Principal Sales Consultant
Come early to have pizza and network and then see a presentation and demo of the new features in MySQL 5.6.
RSVP to make sure we get a large enough room and sufficient pizza.
Pizza at 5:30 p.m.
Presentation begins at 6:00 p.m.
6031 Connection Drive
Las Colinas, TX 75039
SCaLE 11x’s MySQL track featured standing room only crowds on subjects from Beginning SQL, Indexes, HA, Credit Card Storage for PCI compliance, 5.6 new features, and how to solve Rubik cube-like puzzles with MySQL. Saturday and Sunday, we are Booth 71 and we are sharing the booth with the Los Angeles MySQL Users group. Come see MySQL 5.6 and workbench, get registered for the Virtual Developer Day, or just to say ‘hi’.
SCaLE 11xand the MySQL community are excited to bring you a full day track covering MySQL content. This event will be held February 22, 2013 at the LAX Hilton.
MySQL Users Group, please let us know you schedule so we can help promote your events. And if you are interested in starting a MySQL — let us know as we can help.
The MySQL Community Team wants to make sure you do not miss out on upcoming shows.
Fosdem is this coming weekend and there will be a MySQL and Friends devroom. This show in Brussels features presentations from Lars Thalmann, Sveta Smirnova, Luis Soares, Giuseppe Maxia, Øystein Grøvlen, and many more.
MySQL is a sponsor of the SunShine PHP and Ligaya Trumelle will be presenting on MySQL.
The Rocky Mountian orage Users Group will hold their training days February 11th through the 13th with a very interesting MySQL track featuring Benjamin Wood, Calvin Sun, George Trujillo, and Sheeri Cabral.
The French MySQL Users Group will be meeting February 13th and details will follow.
The Helsiniki MySQL Users group is meeting February 19th.
SCaLE starts February 21 and is the premier Southern California FOSS conference. There is a full MySQL track featuring Sheeri Cabral, Solomon Chang, and many more. The Los Angeles MySQL Users Group will be sharing our booth (If you have a group and would like to share space at a show, please contact the MySQL Community Team).
March 2nd and 3rd will be the time to be in St Paul, Minnesota for Midwest PHP for talks on MySQL 5.6 and Replication.
The German MySQL Users group will meet February 27th in Munich.
Save April 17-20th for the Norwegian User Group Conference. The conference will be in Oslo and will include a boar trip.
Know of a show we should be at or need help promoting your meetings — please let us know!
Lenka and I are at Oracle HQ for the Oracle Leadership Summit. This event is the start of the calendar year for us and brings the leaders of Oracle user groups together to share information. From around the world, leaders of IOUG, OHUG, and other groups to share ideas. The concept used by the Boston MySQL User Group with MySQL Marinate has caught the attention of quite a few folks. The vast majority of IOUG folks also run MySQL in their data centers and they are interested in seeing local MySQL Groups flourish.
So if you are interested in starting a new MySQL Users Group, let me or Lenka know AND contact your local IOUG chapter. We can aid you in getting meeting space in an Oracle office and your local IOUG chapter can help with other organizational issues when startinga group.