This past week I attended OSCon, the annual conference for open source’s true believers. And there was a religous fervor in the air, particularly from the point of view of someone more accustomed to Oracle conferences. The companies generating buzz were the small companies built around development of their own open source products. There are a surprising number of them out there, especially relating to multiple forks of a popular product like MySQL or Hadoop.
My impressions: being the first time that these kind of conferences were done in Argentina I have to say it was great, small but great. No many people knew about the event and even that the response was pretty good. It was a 3 day event with plenty of technical talks and some others talks coming from Companies who wanted to share experiences and impressions on what is coming for MySQL technologies.
Join Francisco Bordenave from Pythian’s MySQL team for a presentation on replication, old and new.
The first MySQL/MariaDB/NoSQL Latin America event is on its way and Pythian will have a MySQL guy there. Yes, Francisco Bordenave is going to be one of the speakers. I am presenting a conference about Replication in MySQL, how to’s and what’s new in newer versions. This is a very important event and many of our friends will be there.
I spent last week at Collaborate 2012 in Las Vegas and it was really great experience in many ways. I am a MySQL DBA and have been working with MySQL for most of my career, so Collaborate didn’t seem like an obvious choice. It turned out that there are so many things that I can learn from Oracle professionals and the Oracle community which can be applied in MySQL world as well. For me an indication of a good conference is when you come back inspired and full of ideas.
Had a very interesting experience in my “RACing up the Miles” session this morning. There were about 70 people in the room and I hope they enjoyed the session as much as I did. I discussed a wee bit of architecture about RAC and concentrated on a very basic beginner’s primer to management activities with srvctl and crsctl.
Day 2 of COLLABORATE and no distractions like hockey to tend with today. I have seen a nice balance between new technology and the traditional offerings in the Oracle tech space. These user group shows, in some ways, are the bastion of the technologies which, as “old” as they may be, are still in use and of interest to many attendees.
I started my day with a BIG DATA (must be in CAPS please :)) session by the Ian Abramson. I have heard quite a buzz about this topic for some time and the buzz is getting louder. I always love to hear about the multi-terabyte data structures/databases as it reminds me of the first time I went from a 20Mb to a 40Mb hard disk on an 8086.
Whilst we all embark on this magical journey called “COLLABORATE”, keep in the back of your mind what this conference is all about. This event is driven by volunteers … 100% in their spare time; logging hundreds of hours altogether to make your experience as education-centric as possible. It is a powerful way to spend your volunteer time-working alongside others with the single goal of making the event as worthwhile for the attendees as possible.
The thirsty attendees at this latest IOUG/OAUG/Quest show are keen. The registration lines were long, but no significant Oracle wait events. The show officially kicks off today but the education has began yesterday. Our very own Alex Gorbachev discussed HA all day in prep for a full week of education sessions. Yury has traveled all the way from Australia and we’re glad he did. COLLABORATE often fights with one of my other passions – NHL playoff hockey. When you look deeper into both of these pastimes, they are remarkably similar: