MySQL 5.5 is now in RC, and will be GA soon!

Earlier this year, the beta of MySQL 5.5 was announced.  We all felt excited about the changes in 5.5, especially the large performance improvements.  However, many of us proceeded with caution; version 5.4 was previously announced with similar fanfare and we had yet to see a GA version. Well, Oracle has indeed put its money…

Liveblogging: Leveraging Hadoop to Augment MySQL Deployments by Sarah Sproehnle, Cloudera, Hadoop Instructor

Sarah Sproehnle is an excellent speaker, so I was excited to see her speak aboutHadoop, which I know very little about…so here’s the liveblogging: Hadoop is an “open source framework for storing and processing data on a cluster of computers.”  Processing is key — analysis of data. Built-in HA, scalability.  Designed for batch processing, Optimized for…

Sheeri has joined PalominoDB

About six weeks ago I posted about leaving Pythian. I had a month off in which I spent quality time with my husband, including packing up our apartment to move two blocks away. I also spent some time doing some planning and organizing for OpenSQLCamp Boston, happening in 6 weeks. Many people have been wondering…

Bloggers Meetup @ Oracle OpenWorld 2010

It’s that time of the year again — Oracle OpenWorld time — and it’s my pleasure to announce our regular Oracle bloggers meetup again this year. We all know that Oracle community has grown this year so we expect to see folks from all the different technologies including MySQL, Java, Sun hardware folks in addition to the core Oracle database and apps crowd.

Log Buffer #200, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Hello, and welcome to Log Buffer, a weekly blog about happenings in the database industry. Today is a celebration of the 200th edition of Log Buffer, and we’d like to give a special shout out to all of our guests hosts over the past 4 plus years. Their contributions have been invaluable in helping to grow Log Buffer into the community source of favorite database-related blog posts that it is today.

Pythian Speaking @ Oracle OpenWorld 2010

If you’re attending Oracle OpenWorld 2010 in San Francisco, Sept. 19-23, 2010, be sure to stop by one of Pythian’s many sessions. We’ll be all over the show, with experts Alex, and Marc speaking as listed below. Or, you might find Paul, Alex and others attending the bloggers meetup, participating in Oracle ACE/ACE Director activities, or at some of the User Group or OPN sessions on Sunday. Drop us a line on twitter @pythian while you’re at the show to connect with Pythian.

A Pythian Fork

Today marks my last day at Pythian. I have been at Pythian for almost three years. In those three years, Pythian’s already thriving MySQL practice has grown even more. I have worked with big and small clients alike, across many industries, managed a team of up to 4 DBAs, and learned a lot not just about MySQL, but what my goals are in general.

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