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Location: Ballroom D
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 15 ratings)
Choosing right Hardware components, configuring them properly, and optimizing Linux settings are very important for MySQL and other database server deployments. But they are frequently overlooked. Learning best practices will certainly improve performance and stability. Do you want to learn these best practices? This three-hour tutorial is for you. Read more.
Location: Ballroom D
Justin Swanhart (Percona), Ryan Lowe (Percona), Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 8 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.
John Smiley (
Average rating: **...
(2.14, 7 ratings)
Amazon engineers share experiences managing a large fleet of MySQL databases. Read more.
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom A
Jeremy Zawodny (
Average rating: ***..
(3.22, 9 ratings)
This talk will discuss the ongoing evolution of data storage at Craigslist, starting from a homogeneous one-size fits all "MySQL everywhere" approach and moving toward a heterogeneous environment that considers our real data and performance needs and the plethora of tools available today (including Redis, MongoDB, MySQL, and Sphinx). Read more.
Ori Herrnstadt (FoundationDB)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Complex normalized schemas can make database systems slow and inefficient. This presentation explores a storage layer that eliminates most joins in such systems by pre-joining the data. Data in this storage layer can be accessed using an object API without the overhead of an object-relational mapping layer. It can also be accessed using standard SQL for efficient complex multi-table reporting. Read more.
Tags: dba, scale_out
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 7 ratings)
In this session, I will talk about tough DBA tasks - how to automate failover under non-trivial crash situations (i.e. promoting one of slaves to new master), and about how to eliminate downtime for difficult maintenance tasks (i.e sharding). If you have spent too much time for these tasks, this session will help your DBA life easier. Read more.
Steve Francis (LogicMonitor)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
This talk will cover some of the less common linux tuning options, and how they can benefit MySQL performance, and benchmark results showing real impacts (or lack thereof) of tuning. Read more.
Dan Rogart (Zynga), mohan krishnan (Zynga)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
We will examine the challenges faced by Zynga in running a large scale MySQL plant in EC2. Serving our social games to millions of players around the globe has required significant investment in automation and performance optimization to the thousands of MySQL instances that drive the games. Delivering high performance in the cloud requires a unique approach to support high CPU and I/O demands. Read more.
Tags: dba
Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
This talk is a guided tour of Aspersa, a toolkit that spun off from the popular Maatkit tools. It includes tools such as an I/O profiler, a bottleneck analysis tool, and tools to quickly summarize a system's configuration and status. Read more.
Corey Donohoe (GitHub)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
GitHub's history with MySQL and what we've built off of it. Read more.
Greg Smith (2ndQuadrant US)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 6 ratings)
While databases are increasingly being distributed across multiple nodes, the performance of every node still matters--especially if you're considering virtualized or cloud deployments that have their own specific trade-offs. Memory performance scaling as core count changes, all aspects of disk performance, and using sysbench to benchmark both MySQL and PostgreSQL are all topics covered here. Read more.
Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
This talk shows you how to gather the correct data for performance forecasting and capacity planning. You will learn how to apply mathematical models to the data, and get meaningful answers that are likely to resemble reality. Read more.
Location: Ballroom D
Tags: drizzle, plugin
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Drizzle has a rich plugin system, which means that Drizzle has a rather large set of available plugins which do things. Some of those plugins implement functionality that people have been asking for in the MySQL ecosystem for quite some time - such as LDAP or PAM based authentication, extremely flexible logging and direct use of Memcached. Come see how to actually do these things and more. Read more.
Mark Callaghan (Facebook), Ryan Mack (Facebook), Vamsi Ponnekanti (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
The Facebook database engineering team works with the community and on its own to make MySQL better for data center deployments. This work is visible in the Facebook patch, bugs fixed in official MySQL and features sponsored in other distributions. We will describe work to support a large number of large databases. We focus on backup, replication and quality of service. Read more.
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Clustrix
  • Continuent
  • Facebook
  • HTI Consultoria e Tecnologia
  • Monty Program
  • Percona
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SkySQL
  • Xeround

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