MySQL Plugin API: New Features

Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom A Level: Expert
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This talk will start with a brief introduction into MySQL Plugins – what they are, why and how they can be used.

Then it will continue with a detailed description of a new features of the MySQL Plugin API, not present in the mysql-5.1, in particular

  • Pluggable Audit
  • Pluggable Authentication
  • Pluggable Replication

with use cases and examples for every new plugin type.
Also it will cover

  • Server Services

which is a solution to the main problem that prevents a true binary plugin independence – continuous changes in the server internals that make all (or most) plugins incompatible with the server.

This talk will cover both MySQL and MariaDB.

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Sergei Golubchik


I was a MySQL developer since 1998. From 2000 to 2009 in MySQL AB, Sun, then in Monty Program AB on MariaDB. During these years I’ve touched almost almost every part of the server. To list a few projects – fulltext search, XA, HANDLER, precision math library, parallel repair and bulk inserts in MyISAM, indexes in MERGE. I’m a primary architect of the plugin API.

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Sergei Golubchik
04/21/2010 2:19pm PDT

Thanks, J.B.!

Sheeri, it’s just a zipped html. But mozilla can open it even without unpacking –

Sorry for confusion.

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J.B. Wheatley
04/21/2010 2:02am PDT

Try downloading now. The file has been re-uploaded as a .zip.

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Sheeri K. Cabral
04/20/2010 11:31pm PDT

Video fro this session is online at

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Sheeri K. Cabral
04/20/2010 11:25pm PDT

Hrm, the slides are of an unknown format….I tried opening them as a PDF, an ODP document, PPT and PPTX documents….

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