Sydney MySQL User Group: SMUG#7 — The Reboot

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Reanimating the Sydney MySQL User Group!

What: Sydney MySQL User Group meetup #7 – The Reboot

When: July 16, 2009 5:30 PM

Where: Sydney, CBD – join the meetup for exact location.

We are back! After 3 years of being silent, SMUG (can I call it so? I know there are conflicts with other acronyms) resurrects the meetings.

The logistic of the meetup is the following:

  • 5:30pm — the gathering starts and we have pizza and beers and talking your peers
  • 6:00pm — we start the presentation
  • 7:00pm — break and peer networking consuming the leftovers
  • 7:30pm — we have an open (but slightly moderated) discussion. Topic is TBC. Perhaps, we can talk about future of MySQL now that Oracle’s bought Sun?

The schedule is very approximate and we will be quite flexible. We should finish about 8:30pm.

Presentation: Migrating 1 Terabyte Database to MySQL — Case Study by Alex Gorbachev (well, that’s me).

This presentation is based on the real project migrating from RDB on OpenVMS to MySQL on Linux. We will review the migration of the data itself and what infrastructure has been setup — high availability cluster with Heartbeat, DR site replication, organizing backup for 1 TB database. The system has been successfully put in production few months ago.

The attendance is completely free but of course someone need to cover the venue and that great stuff we are going to eat and drink so…

My company, The Pythian Group, is sponsoring the SMUG for now. You probably heard of Pythian, the leading provider of database services for MySQL as well as Oracle and SQL Server.

Nice people from PremiumSoft, the creator of Navicat, kindly offered to join us sponsoring the pizza and drinks. If you happen to manage MySQL databases you probably heard for Navicat, an award-winning database administration tool. More details –

Those of you in Sydney — looking forward to see you all there.

Interested in working with Alex? Schedule a tech call.

About the Author

What does it take to be chief technology officer at a company of technology experts? Experience. Imagination. Passion. Alex Gorbachev has all three. He’s played a key role in taking the company global, having set up Pythian’s Asia Pacific operations. Today, the CTO office is an incubator of new services and technologies – a mini-startup inside Pythian. Most recently, Alex built a Big Data Engineering services team and established a Data Science practice. Highly sought after for his deep expertise and interest in emerging trends, Alex routinely speaks at industry events as a member of the OakTable.

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