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.
It seems Google couldn’t wait to have their code evaluated for merging into the main source tree, and decided to release it to the general public as patches to 4.0.26 for the community to evaluate. What have we added and enhanced?
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..
Here you go — slides of the presentation. I will probably blog on the presentation and any interesting questions I got, but that will have to wait till after the conference.
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.
If you’re looking for information on Pythian, come see us early.
I got tired of going all over the place to get information about mysqld variables, so I decided to make a summary of most of them (for version 5.0.27 linux). (Due to lack of horizontal space, I had to make two tables — the second one containing a short description of the variable.) Corrections, additions, and amplifications are welcome. Enjoy!