MySQL Conference 2012 – The Keynotes (1)

Here it is finally: The MySQL conference 2012 starts with the Keynote Sessions. The first keynote speech was by Peter Zaitsev, founder of Percona and a very smart guy, and by Baron Schwartz (Percona), another very smart guy, the brain behind a number of toolkits for MySQL.

Pictures from Pedro’s Dinner 2012

Pedro’s dinner was full! I didn’t count, but we had 9 tables of 8-10 people or so – dare I say almost 100 people? Lots of beer, margaritas, and good conversations! Here are a few pictures from the event.

MySQL Conference 2012 Day 0

If you’re at the conference, please come join us for the MySQL Community Dinner at Pedro’s and meet some of the people behind Pythian. We’re always hiring so if you’re interested, please attend the talks and tutorials being presented by Pythian folk, talk to us, or check out the job openings!

Log Buffer #266, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

The purpose of technology is to make life easier and more quality-oriented. It is this virtue of technology that makes it evergreen and sustainable. Its unique feature is its innovative nature. Technology blogging is a way for the technologists to rant about technology and throw light at known and unknown corners with new angles. This Log Buffer Edition covers those angles and more. Enjoy!

DBD::Oracle v1.43_00 on CPAN — Now with 100% Less DBIS

A new trial version of DBD::Oracle is on CPAN. The meat of this release is the awesome work Martin Evans did in the murky core of the beast. He explains it better, but basically his magic results is a much faster DBD::Oracle on thread-enabled perls. This being said, the changes he did are significant (2.3K lines changed according to Git), and we would be very grateful for anybody finding the time to try and install that trial version before it goes live (which, unless something wrong is found, should be in 2 weeks).

Automatically Bring Up A New Mongod Node in AWS

One of the most desirable features of MongoDB is its ability to automatically recover from a failed node. Setting this up with AWS instances can raise challenges, depending on how you’re addressing your machines. We see many examples online of people using IP addresses in their configurations, like this: Which is fine for giving examples,…

Pythian at Collaborate 2012 – Las Vegas

It’s that time of the year again! Collaborate time: the world’s only user-driven, user-run Oracle conference. From April 22nd to 26th, thousands of Oracle professionals are heading to Las Vegas for a week’s worth of presentations, education sessions, networking opportunities, and who knows what else (it’s Vegas, after all!). Here is what we have planned for Collaborate 12!

Log Buffer #265, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

The weather is changing, clocks are being adjusted, and the changes at the technological front are as usual rapid, frequent, and over-whelming. Keeping up with such rapid-fire changes is a project in itself. In the database triangle of Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL, patches, updates, features, tricks, and tips are booming, and so is this Log Buffer Edition.

COLLABORATE 12 Looms on the Horizon

Many readers of these BLOG posts are seasoned attendees/presenters at this IOUG/OAUG/Quest collaborative event held every spring. User group events are one of the best stomping ground for hungry IT specialists, thirsting for news on late-breaking solutions and more traditional technologies.

Oracle VM: What If You Have Only 1 HDD System?

In my previous post, I described how to install Oracle VM and Oracle VM Manager on the same sandbox. However, to start playing with Oracle VM v3 you need to configure some storage to be used for new VM hosts. The problem is that Oracle states that you should allocate a full HDD for VM host storage. If you have just one HDD in your system, then you are in trouble since part of it is already occupied by the Dom0 host.

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