MC Brown

MC Brown
Technical Writer, Sun Microsystems

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Martin MC Brown is a Technical Writer for the MySQL team within Sun Microsystems, but spends a lot of his time working with and advising different teams within MySQL on the architecture, implementation and end-user experience of MySQL. He draws on a wide experience of database and application development and large scale deployment of technology in grids and distributed computing environments involving hundreds or thousands of computers working in harmony. Today he spends most of his time developing large scale solutions, techniques for better performance monitoring or writing about it to educate other people.


MC Brown (Sun Microsystems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 6 ratings)
There are many different ways of scaling up and scaling out using MySQL. You can take advantage of replication, DRBD, memcached, MySQL Proxy and many other solutions. This tutorial will take you through all of these solutions and their combinations to increase your database throughput. Read more.
Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Location: Ballroom F Level: Novice
MC Brown (Sun Microsystems)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
Query analysis can help highlight issues in the SQL in your application, but there are many ways of getting that information. Obvious choices are explain and the slow-query log, but newer solutions, such as live query monitoring, mysql proxy and DTrace provide additional benefits. Read more.
Web 2.0, Ajax, and Emerging Technologies
Location: Ballroom F Level: Novice
MC Brown (Sun Microsystems)
The Dojo toolkit is a popular AJAX-based platform for building interactive web applications. This session will provide information on how to build some basic applications using a combination of Dojo and MySQL. The applications will be built from base principles to fully working system,showing both the interactive and database components. Read more.
MC Brown (Sun Microsystems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
You can run MySQL on a standard server, but there can be benefits to running MySQL within a virtualized environment. You can take advantage of the isolation it provides, or the performance gains possible by running multiple MySQL instances on one large server. This session will show you the benefits and potential issues of running MySQL in a virtualized environment. Read more.

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