MySQL Oracle Connect 2012: Day Two
Oct 1, 2012 / By Marco Tusa
Another interesting day today, I was attending the keynotes and I have found them quite interesting.
Specially the way Tweeter use MySQL to build-up a nosql solution, jokes a side I take few notes on things I must analyze and dig in.
Interesting one was also the introduction of the Paypal models, which brings me to attend the presentation later on. Presentation was well constructed and with some good theoretical work, but I was quite disappointed, I found the presentation incomplete, and missing real numbers for the MySQL Cluster NDB setup.
I attend the presentation done by Ronald B. it was good, nothing really advance, but on purpose. Very informative and explanatory for junior MySQL DBA, I enjoy it for the logic approach and the construction.
Ronald also highlight that it was the content of less then a chapter of one of his book, and done on purpose to give initial understanding of how to make good index. Honestly he was really clear and I am sure that any DBA in the room now knows how to have Extra: Using Index.
After that I had my own presentation on Scaling with Master synchronous replication.
Good audience and open discussion I love it.
Danil present in the same room after me, on Slave replication war stories, and he had a good talk as well with a lot of interactions.
It was amazing the fact that we both presents FACTS, not assumptions, or theoretical thing.
Both presentations underlines that we were talking about real events, real cases based on experiences gain working with customers data.
That let me think one more how we in Pythian are in a privileged position, given we have unbelievable combination of, practical experience and of cross technology experience. Having 25 years of work done in the IT I can say this is really unique, no other company can say to have such variety and combination like we do.
I can say that it was a good event, probably far to be completed, but at least a start, a good start.
What we have learn here is from my point of view that:
- Oracle developers, must communicate more and show ore what they are doing.
- We must be more interactive with the development process specially with products like MySQL Cluster, and MySQL utilities.
- We need to enlarge the base, and have in also other actors given at the end almost 80% of use use the main MySQL strem.
- Conference MUST have better definition of the tracks by levels. Like beginners, intermediate, experts. This to avoid to have Senior people in a presentation for beginner and viceversa.
Exhibition needs to involve more companies, I am sure it will be like that next year.
Finally last but not least: PLEASE call it as it should MY S Q L, not mysiquel at least do an effort during the official MySQL conference.