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OurSQL Podcast Interviewing Brian Aker — Ask Questions

t 2 pm EST (-5 GMT), OurSQL will be interviewing Brian Aker, MySQL’s Director of Architecture, about today’s announcement that Sun Microsystems bought MySQL. If you have a burning question (about the purchase), please comment here. If you’d like to be identified, please leave your name and where you’re from in your comment

I’m not worried at all. I think it’s great that Sun just bought MySQL for $1bb

The only criticism of the SUN/MySQL deal I could possibly give is that MySQL is still on the early phase of an exponential adoption curve and I think they’ve got lots of growth yet to come. But really, a billion dollars has a lot, if not most, of that growth factored into the price already. Think of what they get, huge mindshare in a 30,000 person company with an established presence and sales channel throughout the world. They get that mindshare because that same company is one that has struggled to find the next big thing, the next huge thing that is going to change the landscape of enterprise IT. Well they’ve found it. And they’re going to get to work on making it happen.

OK, Now I Am a Bit Worried

SUN Microsystems just bought MySQL. I don’t know much about SUN internals, but I’m not sure how the company resolves being the primary developer of 2 differing DBMS’s. Since those are the top 2 open source DBMS’s (and there aren’t really any other ones out there, as I don’t count sqlite as a DBMS), there could be a real conflict of interest.

DBD::Oracle 1.20 Released

The latest release of DBD::Oracle is now ready and can be found at: CPAN DBD::Oracle. It is a Perl module that works with the DBI module to provide access to Oracle databases. It is maintained by me, John Scoles as open source/free software, under the auspices of The Pythian Group.
The release has been fully tested with the latest version of DBI (1.601). A list of the changes and/or fixes in this release are included.

Duplicate binlog-do-db entry — Solution

At the November MySQL User Group, Patrick Galbraith ran into a problem where binlog-do-db was duplicated. It manifests itself like this…Well, it’s a bug. Patrick confirmed that upgrading fixed his bug. Unfortunately, this is an enterprise release. Even more sadly, http://www.dorsalsource.org does not have the source or binaries for the most recent Enterprise version, MySQL 5.0.54.

Handler_read_first MySQL Haiku

With this particular client, I ran a SHOW STATUS, waited 100 seconds, and ran it again. Handler_read_first jumped by about 53. So I wrote down in my notes: first in the index…every other second. Lots of table scans? As soon as I wrote it down I said, “That’s a haiku!” I counted syllables, and it works, but only if you pronounce “Every” with 3 syllables.

It’s Oracle patch time again

It’s yet again time for Oracle’s critical patch update (CPUJAN2008). The update will be released on Tuesday January 15, and as of yet there are no details on exactly what vulnerabilities have been found.

I’ve been blog tagged – you might be next.

I was blog-tagged by Doug Burns – in his post, I *hate* chain letters ….I hate them too, I literally never pass them on no matter what vile fate that condemns me to. But this one includes a chance to talk about myself without seeming too self-involved, and there wasn’t even a threat of eternal damnation if I don’t do it. So let’s proceed then! 8 things about me that aren’t common knowledge…

How to advocate for good backups!

I try to do a decent job of advocating for caring about good backups and business continuity strategies in my 7 Deadly Habits article. But this one beats them all, have a look for yourself, it too funny.

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