Posts Categorized: MySQL
When preparing for the the IOUG Collaborate 12 deep dive on deploying Oracle Databases for high Availability, I wanted to provide some feedback on what hardware components are failing most frequently and which ones are less frequently. I believe I have reasonably good idea about that but I thought that providing some more objective data would be better. I couldn’t find and results of a more scientific research so I decided to organize a poll. This blog post shows the results and I promised to share it with several groups.
As the summer in many parts of the world starts, not only the snow is thawing, many bloggers are also coming out of hiatus and the database blogosphere is seeing new sensational activity. This Log Buffer Edition includes blogging tidbits from Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL. Enjoy reading Log Buffer #270.
I spent last week at Collaborate 2012 in Las Vegas and it was really great experience in many ways. I am a MySQL DBA and have been working with MySQL for most of my career, so Collaborate didn’t seem like an obvious choice. It turned out that there are so many things that I can learn from Oracle professionals and the Oracle community which can be applied in MySQL world as well. For me an indication of a good conference is when you come back inspired and full of ideas.
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,
There is no replacement for the documentation of the database products. There is no alternative of forums for these technologies, and also there is no alter ego for the database blogs. They add up yet another avenue to explore when the professionals need help. This Log Buffer Edition helps professional in identifying few blog posts from across the databases in Log Buffer #269.
The following in this post is a brief list of what I have found more interesting during the last two weeks. Up to now, April has being a great month for MySQL…
Log Buffer Editions are marching along, and this Log Buffer #268 is once again all about Oracle, MySQL, and SQLServer plus some peeks at some of other glittering database technologies like PostgreSQL and DB2. Sit back and enjoy.
I made the epic journey with my Pythian (and former Nokia) colleague Andrew Moore, and once at the conference we met up with more members of our Pythian MySQL team; Marco Tusa, Raj Thukral, and Singer Wang. We all ran into former colleagues at the conference, caught up with old friends and made some new friends. The conference this year was buzzing with enthusiasm, learning, and creativity. I’m delighted to say it delivered everything I anticipated and more.
The Keynote talks included some words from Peter and Baron of Percona, Martin Mickos now of Eucalyptus Systems and then Brian Aker of HP. I was impressed by the new HP cloud product powered by OpenStack and now with an Aker driven DaaS backed by a tuned Percona Server. It was interesting watching the demo video of creating new instances and also the snapshots of existing instances to create cloned instances. I would like to review this for myself and will now that the HP guys were offering to send beta access to the attendees.
Day 1 is the fist official day of the Percona Live MySQL Conference; the day began with two mini-keynotes by Peter Zaitev and Baron Schwarz of Percona talking about the history of MySQL and how he got started in the open source movement respectively. Very nostalgic and I’m sure it brought a tear to a few people’s eyes.