Author: Paul Vallee

Google Releases MySQL Code for Availability and Instrumentation

It seems Google couldn’t wait to have their code evaluated for merging into the main source tree, and decided to release it to the general public as patches to 4.0.26 for the community to evaluate. What have we added and enhanced?

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Learn about Pythian: Tuesday 4/24 @ 4:40pm in Ballroom G

A quick note for those of you enjoying the MySQL Conference & Expo 2007 in Santa Clara this week. Please join Pythian VP Martin Wisniewski at 4:40pm on Tuesday, in Ballroom G for his session on Augmenting Your In-House MySQL Resources.

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Oracle’s Tom Kyte on MySQL Error Messages and Sorting Rules

Those of you who, like we do here at Pythian, have the pleasure of supporting both MySQL and Oracle environments (among others) will definitely know who Tom Kyte is. In any event, reading his blog today I noticed that over the weekend he posted on an error message blurted out of a wordpress environment… something about how the “[MySQL server has gone away]”

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Why Encryption didn’t Save TJX

I’m sure everyone has heard about TJX’s recent data security “problems”, if that’s what you can call “the largest known customer record theft of all time”. This eWeek article adds valuable details and analysis on how TJX had a data encryption.

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MySQL inks $1M deal – anyone know more details?

Big insider news on James Governor’s blog. They are giving the bigwigs (Gartner, IDC, Forrester et alia) a run for their money in technology analysis. The news is this, MySQL has signed a million euro deal with…..

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“DBA Worst Practices”, or, pity poor Jeff Smith

I tripped across this blog post by Jeff Smith and I have to say, this man has been scarred by what has to be the worst experience interacting with a DBA I have ever heard of. And Jeff, if this is not fiction, if this is real and you have really suffered this much – give us a call won’t you?

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Oracle finally succumbs to pressure on multi-core licensing

In a story that we’ve been following a long, long time, Oracle finally succumbed to multi-core pricing pressure today.

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 10GR3 to be launched March 13

Sorry if everyone else already knows this, but I just got some Oracle spam inviting me to EM 10GR3 launch party, and it’s scheduled as a “live online launch” on March 13, at 9:30. So those of you who are waiting with bated breath for the DST projects to be over now have something else to look forward to a couple days later!

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Scaling MySpace: Treading Water in a Tsunami

Those of you that that enjoyed my post on Stability, Agility, Scalability and Cost: The eBay example are sure to like this technical interview of the desperate efforts to stay only a bit behind the traffic demands at MySpace, written by David Carr at Baseline Magazine. A worthy read for those of you interested in the lofty heights of database scaling, where we pack oxygen and have to make some choices and compromises along the way.

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SanDisk’s $600 Solid-state Drive could be a Game-changer

Read Gary Krakow’s review of SanDisk’s 32GB, 1.8-inch solid-state drive (SSD)

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