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Congratulations to Christo, Senior (and stylish!) DBA for The Pythian Group, on his spread in the July/August issue of Oracle Magazine, which you can download! Just jump straight to page 41 (not page 3), feast your eyes and hear what he has to say about Oracle Enterprise Manager! Here’s a sneak preview!
This is more of an essay than a blog post, but this subject comes up time and again, and since I tripped across this interesting blog post by Pedro Timóteo about why he has decided not to be a sysadmin any more, I thought now’s as good a time as any to comment on what I think is a significant industry trend in production engineering work.
Several months ago, I started to once again drink that elixir of the Database Gods. Now that I am beginning to drink coffee again, I can really appreciate Jon Emmons’s humor in naming his blog site www.lifeaftercoffee.com. Truly, a DBAs work life does NOT begin until after coffee.
Number 10? I only just finished Dirty Dozen #1. What’s going on here, then? Well, no one said I had to write them in any particular order! But, if you look at the posters, they are clearly numbered. Should someone else pick up the Dirty Dozen challenge, it will help them to see which ones…
Day three at MySQL Conference 2007
Starting out bright and early again. I have a feeling Martin and Yannick might gang up on me for waking them up so early every morning and making sure we are on our way at 7am sharp, but it’s worth it. We did make it here for the keynotes.
My presentation went well, I had a packed room, no standing room either. It is quite interesting that in spite of the fact that there have been a few tuning presentations already, there’s still interest in more. A quick question revealed the room was quite evenly split between DBAs and Developers..
The keynotes started with MÃ¥rten Mickos, the CEO of MySQL AB giving us a “State of MySQL” address. Keeping all the people together in a company where 70% of the employees work from home and are distributed across hundreds of cities across the world is no easy task, and I have a lot of respect for him.
I snuck into the 5.1 new features session halfway through but definitely well worth it. Lots of new features coming out in 5.1 though Brian Aker admits some of them are not quite production-ready yet, so don’t go deploying it just yet.
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.