Tag: MySQL

Scalable Internet Architectures

My old friend and collaborator Theo Schlossnagle at OmniTI posted his slides from his Scalable Internet Architectures talk at VelocityConf 2009. The slides are brilliant even without seeing Theo talk and I highly recommend the time it takes to flip through them, for anyone who is interested in systems performance. If anyone took an mp3 of this talk I’m dying to hear it, please let me know. Here’s the slide deck. Let me know your thoughts.

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Bug When Compiling MySQL 5.1 From Source

I just filed a very annoying bug when trying to compile with plugin engines using the 5.1.xx source tarball. I am trying to test SphinxSE as a plugin instead of getting it statically linked and came across an annoying bug. When using the configure –with-plugins option only once, the engine is statically linked. When using it twice, the first engine is created as a plugin, and the 2nd one is linked statically. Here are a couple of examples..

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My Two Cents on MySQL Password Security

Lenz Grimmer recently wrote two blogs about password security on MySQL. Both are worth reading in detail. You’ll find them in Basic MySQL Security: Providing passwords on the command line and More on MySQL password security. Although I wrote a comment on the latter one, there is one point I thought was worth its own blog. Here we go…

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Log Buffer #149: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This is the 149th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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Webinar for EMEA, June 4: Migrating to an Open Source DB Platform

Paul Vallée, Pythian’s founder and Executive Chairman really opened our eyes. Paul talks about Oracle’s 11G features with the same enthusiasm he has for MySQL’s federated architecture, or for SQL Server’s peer-to-peer replication technology. You could hardly find anybody who presents his visionary views of the new technology trends like cloud computing, virtualization, or server consolidation with such a deep understanding of the topics. Here is your opportunity to confer with Paul Vallée on Thursday, June 4, 2009 12:00 PM–1:00 PM CEST (11AM–12:00 PM GMT) in a free webinar, Database Platform Migration.

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Log Buffer #148: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

This is the 148th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs. Welcome.

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Log Buffer #147: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 147th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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Log Buffer #146: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Hello and welcome to the 146th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs. I have to make this a quick one, but I hope (as always) that the links give you the highlights of this week’s blogs.

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Log Buffer #145: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to the 145th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.

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Pythian’s Sessions at the MySQL Conference

Augusto Bott and myself had a wonderful time at April’s MySQL Conference in Santa Clara, California, and also at the coinciding MySQL Camp and Percona Performance Conference. We presented two sessions at the conference, and we wanted to share the slides with you. The first one is called Proactive Operational Measures. The second one is called 8 Simple Rules to Design Secure Applications.

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