BLOB Data And Thinking Out Side The Box

Location: Ballroom G
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MySQL and Drizzle were never designed to handle BLOBs efficiently, storing
BLOBs in the database results in huge memory requirements and bloated
backups and replication logs. The PrimeBase BLOB management system (PBMS) is
a daemon that is loaded by the database server and provides an efficient way
of handling BLOBs that doesn’t have these problems.

This will mostly be a non-technical session where I will contrast the PBMS
solution for BLOB management with a couple of the current standard methods.
I will also cover the following topics as they relate to BLOBs:

  • Backup
  • Replication
  • Client/Server memory management
  • S3 storage
  • Performance
  • Scalability
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Barry Leslie

PrimeBase Technologies

Barry Leslie is a core developer of the PrimeBase BLOB Streaming engine and cofounder of SNAP Innovation GmbH, Germany, where he is a senior developer in core technology. He has 20 years of software development experience. Barry has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Engineering from Ryerson University Toronto.

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