MySQL

How Oracle Has Done Nothing to Change MySQL

Last night at the Oracle OpenWorld MySQL Community Reception, there were lots of old and new friends milling about.  It occurred to me that there is one very important thing Oracle has NOT changed about the MySQL world – the rock stars and higher-ups are still readily accessible. One of the things I love about…

Liveblogging at OOW: State of the Dolphin

Thomas Ulin, VP of MySQL Enginnering, speaks about “State of the Dolphin” at 2011 Oracle OpenWorld.  There are some pretty cool new features in MySQL 5.6 development milestone release 2, and they are all quite stable, which is exciting.  They want to add more features before going GA with MySQL 5.6, but the ones in…

Call for Papers for Collaborate ends tomorrow!

The call for papers for Collaborate ends tomorrow, Friday October 14th.  Collaborate is Sunday, April 22nd through Thursday April 26th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.  This year the folks scheduling the MySQL Conference and Expohave smartly chosen not to conflict, and in fact they are 2 weeks apart. Collaborate is the…

Rounding Errors in MYSQL with DECIMAL Type

It seems to be assumed that fixed-point values, DECIMAL and NUMERIC, in MySQL are not susceptible to rounding errors because they are exact numeric data types. It must be kept it mind, that there are limits in precision, and the maximum number of digits for DECIMAL is 65. What I am discussing here is rounding error.

Log Buffer #239, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Integrated and Turnkey solutions are the name of game these days. Solutions based on software, hardware, storage, and networking tightly knitted in one box with the option of customization are shaping the future. Oracle, once again leading the pack has come up with a groundbreaking appliance and blogs are buzzing with it and so is this Log Buffer Edition. ODA and various sizzling news from SQL Server and MySQL are adorning this Log Buffer #239.

Videos from OSCon Data and OSCon 2011

There are 28 videos, all linked below, on the OSCon and OSCon data 2011 playlist that I have put online for free (with permission from the presenters and O’Reilly).  O’Reilly videos are available from the conference proceedings website.  Probably the best way to find all the videos in one place is to search for the…

What Community Resources should be at Oracle OpenWorld?

A short while ago I posted about the Oracle OpenWorld Schedule Matrix of MySQLsessions (in PDF and HTML formats).  We have printed up a (small) number of schedules to have on hand at the MySQL Community kiosk at the User Group Pavillion in Moscone West. Yes, you read that correctly — the User Group Pavillion…

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