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Location: Ballroom E Audience level: Novice
Mark Callaghan (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.58, 19 ratings)
The inside story of MySQL use at Google, and how this performant database is scaled. Read more.
Replication and Scale-Out
Location: Ballroom B Audience level: Intermediate
Lars Thalmann (Oracle), Mats Kindahl (Oracle)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 9 ratings)
The MySQL Replication developers walk through some of the new Replication features of MySQL 5.1 and MySQL 6.0, such as row-based replication, heart-beating and semi-synchronous replication. Read more.
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom G Audience level: Novice
Ken Jacobs (Oracle / Innobase), Heikki Tuuri (Innobase / Oracle Corp.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 10 ratings)
InnoDB has always had unique features to maximize performance and protect the integrity of your data. As hardware has evolved, InnoDB has been enhanced to take full advantage of modern multi-core, large memory platforms. Come learn about the special design features of InnoDB and the performance- and reliability-enhancing features recently introduced in the InnoDB Plugin. Read more.
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom H Audience level: Novice
Robert Hodges (
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
Amazon cloud computing offers unique capabilities for cheap and scalable computing. This talk provides a down-to-earth description of the challenges of cloud databases and practical recipes to protect data, scale performance, and keep servers fully available. Includes a demo featuring Tungsten clustering and RightScale Management tools. Read more.
Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Location: Ballroom F Audience level: Novice
MC Brown (Sun Microsystems)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
Query analysis can help highlight issues in the SQL in your application, but there are many ways of getting that information. Obvious choices are explain and the slow-query log, but newer solutions, such as live query monitoring, mysql proxy and DTrace provide additional benefits. Read more.
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom A Audience level: Novice
Brian Aker (HP)
Average rating: ****.
(4.58, 12 ratings)
Ever wondered what would happen if we could rethink a decade worth of design changes? Drizzle is a fork of the MySQL server targeted at web development and cloud computing. We are looking at how to create database for modern multi-core, large memory databases that fit inside of an overall application framework. Read more.
Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Location: Ballroom F Audience level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
Indexes are known to speed up retrievals, but do you know that sometimes looking at the indexes is sufficient to get the data you need ? This session will help you understand the principles of covering indexes, their benefits and the situations where you should avoid them. Read more.
Cloud Computing, Replication and Scale-Out, Web 2.0, Ajax, and Emerging Technologies
Location: Ballroom D Audience level: Intermediate
Thorsten von Eicken (RightScale, Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Launching MySQL databases in "The Cloud" can make a DBA's dreams come true. While it is relatively easy to set up special-purpose replicas or scale out on demand -- it is not as easy as it looks! RightScale, the leader in cloud computing management,has already launched thousands of MySQL clusters in the cloud and can help attendees understand the tradeoffs and tricks it takes to do it right. Read more.
Frank Mashraqi (Opportunities)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
The combination of MySQL and Hadoop opens up new doors for innovation that weren't possible before. Hadoop allows for Massive Parallel Processing but falls short of offering the speed, features and advantages of a relational database such as MySQL. For data intensive startups with massive data processing requirements, a combination of Hadoop and MySQL may be the best solution. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall A Audience level: Novice
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Visit the exhibitors, mingle with other attendees, and enjoy great refreshments and drinks at the evening reception. Read more.
Location: Ballroom E Audience level: Novice
Kaj Arnö (SkySQL Ab), Lew Tucker (Sun Microsystems, Inc.), Monty Taylor (HP), Jeremy Zawodny (, Chander Kant (Zmanda), Thorsten von Eicken (RightScale, Inc), Prashant Malik (Facebook), Mike Culver (Amazon)
Average rating: ***..
(3.56, 9 ratings)
This lively panel discussion keynote will address the nature of the Cloud, with cloud technologists at Sun Microsystems, with industry analysts, experts and customers in the cloud area. This panel is moderated by Kaj Arnö, and attendees are encouraged to participate online via Twitter. Read more.
Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Location: Ballroom A Audience level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 7 ratings)
Everybody knows that indexes can boost SELECT performance, but how do you verify that you are using index correctly? In this session, I'll explain detailed mechanism of traditional MySQL B+Tree indexes, optimizer plans, and how to boost performance. Not only speeding up SELECT, but also speeding INSERT are covered. Read more.
Architecture and Technology, PHP and MySQL
Location: Ballroom C Audience level: Intermediate
Eric Day (craigslist)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
What is libdrizzle? A complete client library rewrite for the Drizzle project. Why is this interesting for MySQL users? It supports the MySQL protocol and provides a non-blocking I/O interface. This session will demonstrate the power of connection pooling and how to run parallel queries to decrease overall processing time. PHP examples will be used, but other languages will be very similar. Read more.
Security and Database Administration
Location: Ballroom F Audience level: Intermediate
Domas Mituzas (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
An overview how to make MySQL host system more secure, MySQL itself hardened, access control impossible to penetrate and use all possible security features MySQL provides. Additionally, it will cover some of security design flaws, that can be best resolved by hacking MySQL itself. Read more.
Cloud Computing, Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Location: Ballroom D Audience level: Intermediate
Mark Callaghan (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Amazon EC2 is a new platform on which to run MySQL. This session evaluates the performance possible on the variety of hardware configurations available with EC2. Read more.
Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Location: Ballroom D Audience level: Intermediate
Alexey Kopytov (Sun Microsystems)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
This session will give an overview of the new set of static DTrace probes introduced in MySQL 6.0 with examples on how to use them in real-life monitoring and performance tuning tasks. Read more.
Location: Ballroom C Audience level: Intermediate
Andrey Hristov (SUN Microsystems)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
mysqlnd, also known as MySQL native driver for PHP, is the new way of connecting from PHP to MySQL. It's a superior substitute to libmysql. mysqlnd is "native" to PHP, in means that it uses the infrastructure provided by PHP. In this session I will show why mysqlnd is better than libmysql, in the PHP world - performance, better resources utilization, quicker bug-fixing cycle and others. Read more.
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
Every database conference has to have some sort of loon standing up telling everyone that the main thing everyone has that ties them all together is total crap. This time, I'd like that loon to be me! So bring rotten fruits to throw. Read more.
Cloud Computing, Storage Engine Development and Optimization
Location: Ballroom A Audience level: Expert
Stewart Smith (Percona)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
How does the database server use memory? Where? What are the scaling implications of how we allocate, use and free memory in the database server? Can we scale to many CPU cores effectively? Do alternate malloc libraries really help? Why? What does MySQL do? What does Drizzle do (and what have we changed?). These questions (and more) will be answered in this session. Read more.
Architecture and Technology, Cloud Computing, Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Location: Ballroom C Audience level: Intermediate
MC Brown (Sun Microsystems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
You can run MySQL on a standard server, but there can be benefits to running MySQL within a virtualized environment. You can take advantage of the isolation it provides, or the performance gains possible by running multiple MySQL instances on one large server. This session will show you the benefits and potential issues of running MySQL in a virtualized environment. Read more.
Chuck Bell (Oracle), Lars Thalmann (Oracle), Mats Kindahl (Oracle)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Do you use replication? Would you like to improve your data protection and recovery capabilities? If you do, chances are you would also like to improve your ability to recover from failures faster. In this session, we will show you how you can use backup to enhance your replication capabilities. Read more.
Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
Maatkit is a set of tools that helps MySQL users and administrators fill otherwise unmet needs. The toolkit is absolutely packed with functionality. This session will teach you how to get your daily work done faster, safer and smarter. Read more.
Location: Ballroom Foyer Audience level: Novice
Take the opportunity to network one last time at this closing event, enjoy ice cream and refreshments. Say thank you and exchange contact information until next year. Read more.

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  • Virident
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Intel
  • Advanced Micro Devices
  • BIRT Exchange by Actuate
  • Calpont
  • Canonical
  • Continuent
  • Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
  • Facebook
  • HiT Software, Inc.
  • IBM
  • iDashboards
  • Oracle
  • Pentaho
  • R1Soft
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SQLstream
  • Ticketmaster
  • Zmanda, Inc.
  • Linux Journal

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