Posts by Marco Tusa
I want to remind you, to let us know if you would like to come for the dinner at Pedro’s on Tuesday April, 23.
Once again, Pythian is organizing an event that by now may be considered a tradition: The MySQL community dinner at Pedro’s! This dinner is open to all MySQL community members as many of you will be in town for the MySQL Conference that week.
I am very excited and thrilled to use the latest release of MySQL 5.6 in production. This is probably the most notable and innovative release from many years, if not ever. I this post I take a detailed look at what is new in MySQL 5.6 and why I think its the best version of MySQL to date
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 five sessions today and I think some of them were very interesting. Like the one on the Optimizer insight, quite informative and accurate.
It is exciting to be here, meeting again old friends and ex colleagues, but also exciting for what seems the start of a very significant conference fro MySQL. I really enjoy the introductions done from Edward Screven and Thomas Ulin. Edward highlight the fact that MySQL is increasing his presence in the market and in the community. This could be also thanks to the unbelievable effort done by Oracle in keeping his production cycle on target.
Here is the latest MySQL news.
Simple issue that Mark Callaghan mentioned on DDL operation. I found the back porting interesting, not always a possible option, and the out-coming results. Nothing to comment on top of what was already stated there, but mentioning it because interesting to read.
My work was related to Tablespace management in 5.6 and Table partition EXCHANGE, you can read the articles here. I have also start to dig a little bit more in details on Mongo architecture, given the need to have it correctly review and implemented in parallel with MySQL installations. As news review I was more interested in a couple of articles, as for below
Why this article? First, I had fun digging in the code. Then, I was reading about the future improvements for MySQL 5.6, and of some current in 5.5. Most of them are well covered by people with more expertise than me, so I read, but after a while I became curious, I read the code, and did tests. I was looking at how the new Purge thread mechanism work and its implications. Here’s what I found,