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Monty, the co-founder of MySQL and now project lead of MariaDB, discusses what MariaDB is all about. MariaDB is now 2 years old, and has made 2 releases in 2010. He’ll also present an overview of the future of this community developed branch of the MySQL database.
Join us for the annual MySQL Awards, as we recognize excellence in Community Contributor, MySQL Application, and Corporate Contributor categories.
MariaDB - Community Developed. Feature Enhanced. Backward Compatible. A branch of the popular MySQL database, the project began in 2009 around a storage engine, but quickly evolved to being another database project, with two major releases in 2010. This session will introduce the project, and will help any DBA or developer get to grips with MariaDB.
Writing a complete plugin requires quite a bit of infrastructure work to get all the feature registration and build system aspects right. A code generator can take care of such tasks, allowing you to focus on the actual functionality you want to add without having to figure out all plugin API details up front. This can cut the time to create a simple plugin down from hours to minutes.
mysql> EXPLAIN SELECT * FROM CLOUDSQLDB WHERE Availability=’always’ AND Scale=’auto’ AND COUNT (CloudProviders)>1; Come see a live demonstration of a highly-available and scalable cloud database – with self-healing, auto-scaling and pay-per-use – all with a click of a button.
Traditionally replication has been monitored using the information in SHOW SLAVE STATUS, however it doesn't always represent the full picture. This presentation will outline how combining different methodologies it is possible to obtain a more accurate picture about replication health.
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.
Keynote by Jeremy Cole, DBA Team Lead and MySQL Architect, Twitter.
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.
Learn how to build scalable Database-as-a-Service with Tungsten, including: What is Tungsten & how it works, Configure Tungsten to create your own DBaaS, Implement fast, automatic database provisioning, Recover from failures through storage subsystem integration, Zero downtime maintenance & upgrades, Scale performance with SQL routing & load balancing, Replicate across sites.


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AOL deployed its large scale Real Time News (RTN) system in 2007. This system receives news updates from over 30,000 sources on every second around the clock. Today, its data store, MySQL, has accumulated over several billions of rows and terabytes of data. However, news are delivered to end users in close to real time fashion. This presentation shares how it is done and the lessons learned.
The last few years have brought technological and market shifts that have disrupted open-source databases. These include cloud computing, solid-state storage, non-SQL databases, and MySQL's acquisition. In this keynote presentation, Baron Schwartz will discuss the new reality that faces open-source database users and developers.
Elasticity is a key characteristic of public, private and hybrid clouds. Virtual machines can be spun up and spun down at a moment's notice. But how do databases behave in clouds?
Production schema changes are painful but unavoidable. This session will tell you how to minimize (or totally eliminate) downtime during schema changes with master-master setup or by using "shadow" tables. Session will focus on pros and cons of each approach and describe most common use cases.
Discover how MySQL Cluster can be used to store session data for the new generation of web applications that demand persistence, massive scalability and high levels of availability. We'll cover what today's applications need from a session store; why MySQL Cluster is so suited to meeting those needs and how to implement them. To make this more real we'll present some real life case studies.


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This is a DBA or Data Architect perspective session which covers designing MySQL as data warehouse solution to handle tera bytes of data which compromises OLTP, ETL, OLAP and reporting
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.
When replication fails, it can be difficult to fix. This talk will show you how to diagnose the failure and, when possible, safely resume replication.
Drizzle has thrown out the MySQL replication system and has started from scratch in implementing its own replication architecture. In this session, we'll take a look at the basics of the new architecture, what tools are available, and discuss possible future functionality. An example setup will also be presented.
Presentation: Dynamic Columns Presentation [ODP]
New feature of Maria DB which makes schema-less part of table possible will be described for database users with some details of its implementation on the server.
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.
Moving rarely accessed data out of your main database can have a big impact on speed and cost. This session covers techniques to analyze the granularity of your data and implement an archival strategy that allows you to recall archived data on demand.
This talk is about Innodb and XtraDB architecture with focus on architecture aspects important for performance optimization. We will also look into tuning Innodb settings as well as designing database schema and application to take advantage of architecture.
InnoDB becomes the default storage engine in MySQL 5.5. At this session, you will learn the current state of InnoDB and the latest enhancements to the InnoDB storage engine in MySQL 5.5; plus how InnoDB works.
Kewpie is a random testing tool for database systems. Based on research by Microsoft's SQL Server team, it utilizes feedback from the system under test to help drive query generation. This design provides a greater degree of control and accuracy than purely random systems. This talk will discuss the motivations behind the system as well as providing several applications for testing.
Does it really work well to have large amount of data on Amazon EC2? Yes it does, but it does require some careful thinking and testing. EC2 is not like your standard Linux box when in terms of cabability of sustaining a high load and large amounts of data. But it can sure be done, but in a different way. This talk is about what Recorded Future has experienced when working with EC2.
MySQL replication deprivation is a common condition that occurs when you encounter problems built-in MySQL replication cannot solve. Do you need automatic master promotion, ability to replicate to PostgreSQL or Oracle, multi-master/multi-source replication, parallel slave apply, or built-in consistency checking?
Founded by two high school students in 2005, myYearbook.com has grown to become one of the top 5 social networks and one of the top 25 most trafficked web sites in the United States. In this session, we'll review the growing pains, unique architectural decisions, and methodologies employed to support the consistent growth and demand of a social network.
Apache Hadoop is a distributed, batch-processing system for large data sets. It can be used alongside relational databases to enable more effective reporting and injestion of large amounts of raw or unstructured data.
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.
Size can creep up on you. Some day you may wake up to a multi-terabyte Postgres system handling over 3000 tps staring you down. Learn the best ways to manage these systems as they grow, and find out what new features in 9.0 have made life easier for administrators and application developers working with big data.
We present innovative technology developed to achieve industry-leading availability coupled with industry-leading performance for MySQL/InnoDB. Downtime is reduced by over 90% with tightly integrated, fully synchronous replication. Highly-optimized thread, lock, DRAM, and flash algorithms maximize performance.We present the technology, demonstrate management simplicity, and show benchmark results.
MySQL 5.5 features a new transactional lock manager, available to all storage engines. The new subsystem allowed to solve a number of old MySQL architecture problems, such as lack of transactional awareness of data definition language, as well as opened the door for a number of new performance and scalability improvements.
MQL-to-SQL is open source software that lets you query a RDBMS over HTTP using MQL (Metaweb Query Language). MQL is the native query language of www.freebase.com. There are good reasons to want MQL also as RDBMS query language, instead of SQL. This talk explains what MQL is, how it compares to SQL, why MQL is great for AJAX apps, and how MQL-to-SQL allows you to query RDBMSes like MySQL & Postgres
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.
Are you considering how to use SSD disks with MySQL? Should you even use them? Will they make your database faster? They are still expensive, so how can you get the most out of them? This is the talk for you
This session will introduce you to new MySQL Cluster features, its performance in benchmarks, and shows how major mobile phone and web companies build highly available real time solutions based on MySQL Cluster. Sometimes even with SQL.
This Cluster Tutorial guides DBAs and other mere mortals into the world of MySQL Cluster. At the end of the session you will have started your own cluster on your laptop and be able to administer and manage it as needed. You will also be able to create and install new clusters at ease. More advanced topics such as performance tuning and common pitfalls and best practices will also be showcased.
This presentation provides architectural guidance, design patterns, and specific suggestions for deploying and administering Data Warehouses using Mysql. It is based on lessons learned building and operating a Multi-Terabyte Mysql 5 Data warehouse over a period of 5 years.
In the midst of many attempts to "solve" the RDBMS high availability problems, the vast majority of Yahoo sites are still using plain old boring MySQL replication to accomplish HA. This talk will cover the principles of this architecture, it's advantages and disadvantages, as well what we see as needed for future HA advances. It's old-school, it's crude, but somehow it solves most HA problems.
MySQL replication is the backbone of web scalability principles. This tutorial tells you how to go beyond the basics, to using MySQL replication more productively, by combining existing techniques and adopting new ones. After covering the basics, we will explore failover techniques, several performance boosting tricks, and emerging technologies that you can adopt in house and in the cloud.
The developers behind MySQL Replication describe the new features. After a quick review of what MySQL 5.5 brings, focus turns to the features that are coming after MySQL 5.5.
Presentation: NoSQL with MySQL Presentation [PPTX]
The “NoSQL” movement is typically related to key-value systems and, lacking a formal definition, can be interpreted many ways. NoSQL discussions that focus on availability and scalability highlight ACID issues but not really SQL. The key-value systems can be built many ways and relational databases as a back end is a serious contender.
Need quick ad-hoc reports with sharp graphics from you MySQL instances? There are several open source reporting tools from Penatho, Actuate, Jaspersoft and others that can make a DBAs lies much easier. This session covers the more popular reporting tools and reommendations for for their use in your environment.
openark-kit is a tool set of scripts which fills in some gaps in daily MySQL maintenance work. Some scripts make for automation of routine work; others introduce new functionality to the MySQL server. This session introduces concepts and usage of the openark-kit.
OpenStreetMap raw data for any non-trivial area comes as a massive amount of XML data. Processing that XML data directly is possible, importing it into into a spatial database provides for much more interesting processing options though, especially when it comes to producing on demand map data for web applications with acceptable performance.
Taking lessons from the PostgreSQL community, and recent experience with the growing communities around the forks of MySQL, this talk will lead business owners, project managers and developers through best practices for connecting to and being successful working with open source database developers.
A real-world example of how re-sharding and table partitioning cut load data times in Facebook's analytics infrastructure from greater than 24 hours to less than 5 minutes.
This talk shows how to use Percona Server together with XtraBackup to make important operational tasks easy.
Percona Server is most known for its performance and slow-log diagnostics, but it has many other useful features. In this talk I will describe them.
Small web apps running on shared hosting or single/dual server environments can take advantage of many optimizations without requiring additional hardware or drastic application redesign. This session is aimed at developers and covers the "low hanging fruit" type optimizations that just about everyone has to learn the hard way! 
It takes a lot to deliver consistent high performance for your MySQL powered system. In this presentation we'll look at defining Performance Goals, understanding Architecture Scalability and performing Capacity Planing.
Most MySQL deployments use some form of replication. Whether the reason is availability, scalability, backup, disaster recovery or archiving, understanding the performance characterization and trade-offs is critical to design and planning. If you have always wondered when and why to choose async/semi-sync/sync MySQL replication, DRBD or other interoperable technologies, this session is for you.
Site failures can blow your business out of the water unless you have a disaster recovery site already setup, tested, and ready to go. This talk presents a cookbook approach for setting up and managing MySQL DR. Standard architectures, failover procedures, and failback are covered. Finally, we talk about how to test it all so you know it works.
As an in-memory database, Redis offers an order-of-magnitude reduction in query roundtrip latency, but also introduces new challenges. This case study recounts how we successfully scaled up two Facebook games with Redis, and what we learned on the way.
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phpMyAdmin is a well-known PHP application for managing MySQL database. What's wrong with it? It is big, slow and it misses support for many advanced features like stored procedures or triggers. Its free alternative Adminer provides user-friendly interface, requires no setup, is lightning fast and highly customizable. Adminer is available for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MS SQL and Oracle.
Whether running with commodity servers on premise or in the cloud, there are many failure scenarios to protect your database against. In this session we will walk through the different types of replication possible with both self-managed MySQL deployments and managed Amazon Relational Database Service cloud deployments, understanding how they can help improve your availability and durability.
If you thought running a database in the cloud was easy, think again. Databases in a cloud environment are inherently different from traditional installations in a datacenter or even in your trusted hosted environment. Today I'll explain the four key considerations we believe every system architect should take into account when designing their database for the cloud.
This is updated and revised version of tutorial done at MySQL Conference 2010
ScaleDB is a pluggable storage engine for MySQL. It turns MySQL into an enterprise-class, highly-available, clustered database that scales dynamically in a public and private cloud.
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.
Security is becoming more important than ever, and as such, it should be a high concern for MySQL users. In this session we will cover important MySQL security practices, with a focus on configuring and using SSL with MySQL. Although sometimes overlooked, data in transit is vulnerable and should be secured. The use of SSL/TLS provides us with a tool to help protect peace of mind and data security.
What’s the forecast for Drizzle, a database optimized for Cloud and Net applications? Brian provides an overview of the Drizzle project’s current state as well as what’s ahead.
Join Tomas Ulin, Oracle’s Vice President of MySQL Engineering, as he summarizes MySQL’s first year under Oracle’s stewardship, discusses the current and ongoing engagement with the MySQL user community and offers insights into future roadmaps and commitment to MySQL products.
MySQL supports subqueries since version 4.1 released 8 years ago. Due to their simplistic implementation and resulting poor performance, subqueries have been considered as practically unusable by many users.
This talk describes using summary tables to improve application performance. It focuses on Flexviews, an open source toolkit based on MySQL stored procedures. Flexviews maintains summary tables and supports joins and aggregation. I'll show at a high level how Flexviews works and how it can be used to improve application performance. Examples will be provided for both OLTP and OLAP workloads.
LAMP applications are used more and more to perform enterprise-critical tasks. Given by the creator of PHPUnit, this tutorial shows the audience how to efficiently test LAMP applications with PHPUnit and its DbUnit extension.
Database technology is seldom simple. Unless you are dealing with an embedded, self containing database such as SQLite, chances are that your data management requires a complex system involving one or more database servers. Whether you need to test new systems or benchmark existing scenarios, your common need is to isolate the system. This talk tells how to tame database systems into obedience.
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.
Moderated by: Baron Schwartz
Presentation: The Checkpoint Blues Presentation [PDF]
Transactional databases almost always use checkpointing, and checkpointing is really, really hard to do well. From Postgres to InnoDB to PBXT, the dreaded "checkpoint spike" has caused or continues to cause server stalls. Come learn how different databases do checkpoints and how to tune yours properly.
The next major release of Memcached, memcached 1.6, will support loadable storage engines to manage cached data. The NDB Engine for Memcached allows MySQL Cluster and Memcached to be used together in a wide variety of ways, and can be individually configured for particular memcached key prefixes. The presentation will include an overview, how-tos, and benchmarks.
The meteoric growth of MySQL through the 1990s and 2000s were marked by some big in the enterprise database market -- a willingness to adopt open source software for critical business applications, and the emergence of a new class of database-backed web applications that needed a simpler, cheaper and more flexible storage model than the established vendors provided.
In the State of the Elephant keynote, Ed Boyajian, CEO of EnterpriseDB, and Bruce Momjian, Co-Founder of The Global PostgreSQL Development Group, will present an overview of the PostgreSQL Community.
Learn best practices in Upgrading MySQL from one Major version to another as well as tools helping to implement these best practices
MySQL Performance Schema is a new performance analyzes tool in MySQL 5.5, learn how to use it for Performance Optimization tasks.
Sphinx Search Engine is a well known tool for dealing with full text search problems on the large scale, but did you know you can use Sphinx for other tasks, which your traditional database may not be well suited for. This presentation will look into practical cases of using Sphinx beyond full text search and provide performance comparison to using MySQL for the same task.
MariaDB has a lot of improvements to the core optimiser that powers both MySQL & MariaDB. These optimiser features all have flags which you can enable (they are disabled by default). Igor and Sergey both work on all these optimiser features on a daily basis, and will be able to go deep in-depth to explain them and why they are beneficial to end-users in general.
  • 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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