InnoDB Features in MySQL 5.6 and Beyond

Calvin Sun (Twitter)
Location: Portland 256 Level: Novice
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MySQL 5.6 is the best MySQL release ever, with improvements that enhance every functional area of the database kernel, specially in the InnoDB storage engine.

This session will highlight some of the key features in 5.6 release, including: better performance and scalability, better application availability with online DDL, better query plans with persistent optimizer statistics, better developer agility with NoSQL access with Memcached API, and many more.

At this session, we will also discuss the MySQL at Twitter; how could Twitter benefit from these new features; what’s still missing from Twitter’s perspective.

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Calvin Sun


Calvin Sun is the senior manager of InnoDB team at Oracle. He joined the InnoDB team in early 2008. Prior to that, Calvin was a development manager at MySQL, managing MySQL storage engines and 3rd party storage engine vendors relationships. He has over 15 years of database development experience, mostly on various storage engines.


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