Gearman MySQL Hacks, or Everything You Wanted to Do With a Database Server and You Never Dared to Hope

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Gearman, a distributed client/server architecture, is a tool designed to make development easy and to leverage software reuse at a level never experienced before. You can use directly libraries written in Perl from a Java or PHP application, and the other way around.
Using the MySQL UDFs, you can introduce the power of Gearman inside the MySQL server.
This talk will show awesome examples of Gearman advanced usage, including, but not limited to:

  • Creating multi-dimensional crosstabs in any language and within the MySQL server;
  • Monitoring replication slaves from inside the master;
  • Allowing the master to send queries to the slaves;
  • Installing replicated servers remotely;
  • Allowing the MySQL servers to monitor the operating system and tune itself.

This session is intended for users who are already familiar with
Gearman basics or have attended the beginners session.

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Giuseppe Maxia


Giuseppe Maxia, a.k.a. “The Data Charmer” is the MySQL community team lead at Sun Microsystems.

He’s an active member of the MySQL community and long timer open source enthusiast.
During the past 23 years he has worked in various IT related fields, with focus on databases, object oriented programming, system administration.
Fluent in Italian, English, Perl, SQL, Lua, C, Bash, and good speaker of C++, French, Spanish, Java.
Works in cyberspace, with a virtual team.

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Eric Day


Eric Day works on the Drizzle and Gearman projects. He has been writing high-performance, multi-threaded servers and databases for most of his career, always with an emphasis on efficiency and security. He has written complete HTTP/SSL, DNS, and IMAP implementations, along with designing and implementing custom storage and database systems. Most of his work has been done in clustered and distributed environments. When not hacking on code, he can be found running, biking, or enjoying a good vegan meal with his wife.

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  • 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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