This week I am presenting at the All Things Open conference (be sure to drop by the booth for some MySQl stickers!), the next is Strata in NYC, and then the North Texas MySQL Users Group on November 4th.
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Last may I wrote about Reestablishing a MySQL Tradition where we used to have shirts just for those who contributed code to MySQL. Unfortunately that tradition was not kept during various transitions. But Antony Curtisimpressed me at a conference with his shirt and so the Community Team started the process of getting shirts for our contributors. Today I am proud to announce the first shirt has been ordered and in the post to Antony.
So if you have contributed to MySQL, have an OCA on file, AND are going to be at MySQL Connect — please let me know your size so I can present it to you September 21st or 22nd and thank you for your work on MySQL.
The MySQL Community Team has one and a half new members! Welcome back Morgan Tocker who many of you may remember from MySQL Training. And welcome Jara Jr, Lenka Kasparova’s son, whom mom informs us is ‘really sweet’.
The Texas Linuxfest might be the ‘little brother’ of the SCaLE show. While a smaller shower in length, it fells much more muscular. I had a full room for a session on The Proper Care and Feeding of a MySQL Database. The audience was sharp, asked amazingly great questions, and hungry for MySQL 5.6 features. And at the booth I was pleasantly inundated with MySQL questions and proud DBAs bragging about their instances.
If you missed the this show this year, please make the trip to Austin next year. You’ll not be disappointed.
Thank you for all of you who dropped by the MySQL booth at Drupalcon to say ‘Thank you’ for MySQL. At every show there are several folks who do this but at Drupalcon it seemed like half the 3,000 attending dropped by to say ‘thanks’, grab MySQL stickers, OurSQL Poscasts disks, and talk about MySQL 5.6. I’ll see all y’all next year in Austin.
And the FREE Southeast Linux Fest is June 7-9 in Charlotte. This year featuring a ‘Zero to DBA’ track to get all you who want to become Database Administrators started on the correct foot. Hear Chris Pettus, Perter Zeitsev, Craig Slyvester, Ryan Lowe, Max Mether, me and many more.
The PHPTek Conference bills itself as the premier professional PHP conference with a community flair. Having been to dozens of PHP conferences, I thought that was a pretty bold claim.But as they say in Texas, it ain’t bragging if you can do it. And the organizers picked perfect weather for this Chicago based show.
The quality of the presenters and presentations was amazing high. Most of these sessions covered intricacies with the PHP language. The talks covered the range from beginning Symfony 2 to advanced security. The presenters were indeed the cream of the crop and the material covered very well developed.
Oracle’s own Ligaya Trumelle started the second day with a MySQL 5.6 new features session specifically tailored to what this elite audience wanted to know about 5.6. Later she teamed with Davey Shafik on Engine Yard on MySQL HA, Recovery, and Load Balancing. The second talks was a comprehensive look at the most popular options for all three areas1.
Oracle was a sponsor of this show and I also had an opportunity to present Ten Things To Do To Make Your MySQL Databases Stronger and Healthier when not at the booth handing out three hundred Boogie Bots, MySQL Stickers, and a handful of plush Sakila Dolphins. The attendee questions at the booth were also high level (isolation levels for the best insert concurrency, how to use GTIDs, and partitioning) as opposed to more mundane questions at other shows.
So this truly is the premier PHP show and if you are a serious PHP coder, you need to plan to attend this show next year.
- You should download their slides on this as they worked hard to provide good benchmark numbers. Sadly some of the software (third party) did not prove to be robust enough for a good comparison. Lig and Davey put a lot of hard work into this sessions and the slides were loaded with vital info and their configurations.
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.
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