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Baron Schwartz (VividCortex), Morgan Tocker (Percona, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 18 ratings)
This tutorial focuses on the diagnostic tools you can turn to when confronted with an unexplained performance problem. Tools explained include iostat, vmstat, and mk-query-digest. The emphasis is on practical usage under pressure, and less on performance theory. Read more.
Brian Aker (HP), Alan Kasindorf (Six Apart)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
We’ve been talking about memcached for a while now. The topic is exciting, scary, and constantly evolving. You might have a hard time understanding how memcached works at all. You might be missing the “big picture”, or you might just need a handful of examples of how to properly handle common queries. Come here to learn more from the experts! Read more.
Location: Ballroom EFGH Audience level: Novice
Edward Screven (Oracle Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 29 ratings)
Join Edward Screven, Oracle’s Chief Corporate Architect and leader of the MySQL business, as he discusses the current and future state of MySQL, now part of the Oracle family of products. The presentation also covers Oracle’s investment in MySQL technology and community; and the role that open source in general is playing within heterogeneous customer environments around the world. Read more.
Location: Ballroom EFGH Audience level: Novice
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 28 ratings)
Tim returns to share insights into the world of emerging technology, presenting his take on what matters most-and what will be most disruptive-to the tech community. Read more.
Location: Ballroom EFGH Audience level: Novice
Mark Callaghan (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.95, 21 ratings)
Many things happen when MySQL is part of the core technology used to scale a rapidly growing social networking service. Mark will share stories and details about the MySQL deployment at Facebook. Read more.
Rob Young (Oracle/MySQL ), Mikael Ronstrom (MySQL)
Average rating: **...
(2.78, 9 ratings)
Join the MySQL and InnoDB Engineering teams as they describe the low-level technical details behind the MySQL 5.5 performance and scalability gains. Read more.
Products and Services
Location: Ballroom C Audience level: Novice
Mikael Ronstrom (MySQL)
Join the MySQL and InnoDB Engineering teams to examine the eye popping MySQL 5.5 performance and scalability benchmarks. Read more.
Ruby and MySQL
Location: Ballroom E Audience level: Intermediate
David Berube (Berube Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Database access in Ruby on Rails can be extremely slow, but it doesn't have to be: this talk will discuss ways you can get massive performance speedups by increasing your query efficiency and by minimizing ActiveRecord object creation. This can keep your application scalable and responsible even under large datasets and modest hardware. Read more.
Location: Ballroom G Audience level: Novice
Sherman Wood (JasperSoft)
Reporting and data analysis, or "business intelligence", is a part of many MySQL environments. This session will show how to implement business intelligence with Jaspersoft and MySQL, embedded in applications or as a stand-alone service for direct use by your audience. Read more.
Products and Services
Location: Ballroom G Audience level: Novice
Darpan Dinker (Schooner Information Technology, Inc.)
Scale out websites are realizing order-of-magnitude improvements in performance, scalability, and availability while reducing TCO with tightly coupled, flash-based MySQL and NoSQL solutions. Darpan Dinker, Vice President of Database Technologies, Schooner Information Technology, discusses these innovative MySQL and NoSQL solutions, and presents case studies of their large scale deployments. Read more.
Location: Ballroom EFGH Audience level: Novice
Brian Aker (HP)
Average rating: ****.
(4.04, 27 ratings)
What's the forecast for Drizzle, a database optimized for Cloud and Net applications? Brian provides an overview of the Drizzle project's current state as well as what's ahead. Read more.
Location: Ballroom EFGH Audience level: Novice
Michael Widenius (Monty Program Ab)
Average rating: **...
(2.73, 22 ratings)
Monty, the co-founder of MySQL and now project lead of MariaDB, discusses what MariaDB is all about. He'll also present an overview of the future of this community developed branch of the MySQL database. Read more.
Location: Ballroom EFGH Audience level: Novice
Sheeri K. Cabral (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: **...
(2.09, 23 ratings)
Sheeri Cabral knows the MySQL Community. Working for the Pythian Group, she has tapped her co-workers' knowledge about the Oracle Community. In this brief community keynote, Sheeri maps out the differences between the communities and what we can expect next now that MySQL is "under new management". Read more.
PHP and MySQL, Security and Database Administration
Location: Ballroom F Audience level: Novice
Bill Karwin (Karwin Software Solutions)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
SQL Injection is one of the most common and most serious threats to web application security. In this presentation, you'll see some myths busted, you'll get a better understanding of SQL Injection, and you'll learn simple and effective techniques to combat it. Read more.
Matt Yonkovit (Percona)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 6 ratings)
Explore options outside the traditional RDBMS during this high level tour of some common application architectures. We will discuss how these tools differ, where they fit, and how they can be used collaboratively to build an application with the best of all the worlds. Read more.
LAMP, Performance Tuning and Benchmarking, Replication and Scale-Out
Location: Ballroom H Audience level: Intermediate
Andrew Aksyonoff (Sphinx Technologies)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Sphinx is a FOSS full-text search engine that makes searching MySQL databases a breeze. This talk covers a number of recently developed advanced Sphinx features (RT indexes, parallel searching improvements, subquery caches, hitless indexes, "blended" indexing, SphinxQL interface, etc) in detail, explaining how and why to use them in your application. Read more.
Location: Ballroom Foyer Audience level: Novice
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face-to-face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic online and onsite and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. Read more.
Location: Ballroom EFGH Audience level: Novice
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Would you pitch a project? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? We’re going to find out when we try our first Ignite event at MySQL Conference & Expo. Read more.
Location: Ballroom EFGH Audience level: Novice
Kaj Arnö (SkySQL Ab)
Average rating: ***..
(3.16, 19 ratings)
In a complement to Edward Screven's opening keynote, Kaj will interpret the state of the MySQL community and the happenings of the MySQL Conference in a language familiar to those whose business has grown up with MySQL. What has changed already, what will change soon, and what won't change with Oracle as the steward of MySQL? Read more.
Location: Ballroom EFGH Audience level: Novice
Jono Bacon (Canonical Ltd)
Average rating: ***..
(3.38, 16 ratings)
In this brand new talk, Jono Bacon, Ubuntu Community Manger, author of the critically acclaimed The Art Of Community by O'Reilly and founder of the annual Community Leadership Summit, talks about the evolution of community and how we can identify the engines of community, helping us to unite a global collection of volunteers to solve interesting and worthwhile problems. Read more.
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom G Audience level: Novice
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 4 ratings)
MySQL consultants have collected a toolset of MySQL architecture design patterns that are proven solutions for most MySQL system requirements. Each pattern has different strengths or weaknesses based on the application it may be used with. Learn the common patterns and which will work best for your applications and requirements. Read more.
Architecture and Technology, Web 2.0, Ajax, and Emerging Technologies
Location: Ballroom H Audience level: Expert
Frank Mashraqi (Opportunities)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 2 ratings)
Lucene is a powerful, high-performance, full-featured text search engine library. In this presentation, learn how you can use Lucene with MySQL to offer powerful searching capabilities to your stakeholders. This session is highly recommended for those looking to add full-text cross-platform, database independent search capability to their application. Read more.
Architecture and Technology, General, Performance Tuning and Benchmarking
Location: Ballroom D Audience level: Intermediate
Ronald Bradford (EffectiveMySQL)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Taking a client from a minimum 700ms, and at times 1-2 seconds front page load time to a consistent 60ms is a great success story for the improvements possible in optimizing database performance. In this presentation we will outline the steps taken and what can be applied to any website as one possible model to use in evaluation of your website, as well as provide specific examples. Read more.
Performance Tuning and Benchmarking
Location: Ballroom A Audience level: Novice
Sheeri K. Cabral (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
Query reviews are a great way to find potentially slow queries before they become a problem. A query review is like a code review, except instead of reviewing code, queries are reviewed. This presentation will show you how to use the Maatkit tool mk-query-digest to create a digest of queries. This digest can be a one-off report, or it can be saved to a database table. Read more.
Location: Ballroom Foyer Audience level: Novice
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
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.
  • Oracle
  • Monty Program
  • Calpont
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Joyent
  • Kickfire
  • NorthScale, Inc.
  • Percona
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Solid Quality Mentors (SolidQ)
  • Intel
  • Pentaho
  • Linux Pro Magazine

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