Posts Categorized: Pythian

Day 1 at Oracle Open World Did Not Disappoint

The day was action packed with sessions and I presented my Oracle rman:Don’t Forget the Basics to an enthusiastic crowd in Moscone west. The room was close to full with some hanging out at the back. It has been a while since I have presented in a room so close to being full. There was a handful of questions and comments during the session and a group of attendees approached me to follow-up afterwards.

The 2012 Recruitment Awards

Exciting news: Pythian’s Recruitment Team has been nominated for The 2012 Recruitment Awards! We are a finalists out of 12 nominations and in order to win, we need all of you to vote for our team! No Registration is required, just go to and click “I’m Ready to Vote”:

MySQL Oracle Connect 2012: Day Two

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.

Start Your Engines

One of Pythian’s clients in attendance was curious what Sunday at OOW is all about and I let the others in the lounge respond first then offered my 2 cents. There are actually two different perspectives from the presentations at OOW:

MySQL Oracle Connect 2012: Day One

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.
The other one done by the MySQL Cluster (NDB) group on the installer and new Javascript API interface, left me a little bit … foggy. Why? Because in my mind one of the most important thing to accomplish in NDB is the correct dimensioning of the memory, buffers, possible operation, attributes and so on, all things that should come from the review of the schema definition review and from the application analysis.

MySQL Oracle Connect 2012 Keynotes

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.

I Am Speaking at Oracle OpenWorld 2012

I’m heading to Oracle OpenWorld in just a few hours! This year I ended up with two exciting sessions. I would invite you to pre-register, but they are already packed! You are welcome to join the waiting list, and I highly suggest you to do so if you like them.

Deep Insights from Steve Jobs

No time to read Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs? After reading and deeply thinking about it. I was convinced that there were great insights applicable to everyone’s business. So I decided to Power Point them for you. Please share so that we may all build the Next Apple money Tree!

Log Buffer #288, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

California’s jewel San Fransisco is sparkling with the colors of Oracle, as the world’s premier Oracle conference Oracle Open World draws very near. Database lovers from across the globe are gathering up in SFO to undergo a life-enchanting experience. This Log Buffer Edition covers that, and the posts related to MySQL and SQL Server in Log Buffer #288.

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