My work was related to Tablespace management in 5.6 and Table partition EXCHANGE, you can read the articles here. I have also start to dig a little bit more in details on Mongo architecture, given the need to have it correctly review and implemented in parallel with MySQL installations. As news review I was more interested in a couple of articles, as for below
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.
Why this article? First, I had fun digging in the code. Then, I was reading about the future improvements for MySQL 5.6, and of some current in 5.5. Most of them are well covered by people with more expertise than me, so I read, but after a while I became curious, I read the code, and did tests. I was looking at how the new Purge thread mechanism work and its implications. Here’s what I found,
The following in this post is a brief list of what I have found more interesting during the last two weeks. Up to now, April has being a great month for MySQL…
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:
COLLABORATE is all about quality and content, presenters elaborating based on their specific areas(s) or expertise. The show may be elaborate, but “show” is secondary to education. A handful of tier 1 shows throughout the calendar year do just that … primary focus is on the user community, the people who live the software from day-to-day.
I made the epic journey with my Pythian (and former Nokia) colleague Andrew Moore, and once at the conference we met up with more members of our Pythian MySQL team; Marco Tusa, Raj Thukral, and Singer Wang. We all ran into former colleagues at the conference, caught up with old friends and made some new friends. The conference this year was buzzing with enthusiasm, learning, and creativity. I’m delighted to say it delivered everything I anticipated and more.
The Keynote talks included some words from Peter and Baron of Percona, Martin Mickos now of Eucalyptus Systems and then Brian Aker of HP. I was impressed by the new HP cloud product powered by OpenStack and now with an Aker driven DaaS backed by a tuned Percona Server. It was interesting watching the demo video of creating new instances and also the snapshots of existing instances to create cloned instances. I would like to review this for myself and will now that the HP guys were offering to send beta access to the attendees.
Day 1 is the fist official day of the Percona Live MySQL Conference; the day began with two mini-keynotes by Peter Zaitev and Baron Schwarz of Percona talking about the history of MySQL and how he got started in the open source movement respectively. Very nostalgic and I’m sure it brought a tear to a few people’s eyes.
Day 0 of the MySQL Conference is a day unlike any other day. It is, in fact, tutorial day. While regular days of the Percona Live MySQL Conference feature 50 minute sessions, usually split into 40 minute talk and a 5-10 minute question period, tutorials are 3 hour long sessions (with a generous 10 minute break in the middle for those that wish to go to the WC) that provide an in-depth dive into some aspect of MySQL.