Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at MySQL Conference & Expo 2008 (schedule subject to change).

Monday, 04/14/2008

8:00am

Monday, 04/14/2008
Location: Mezzanine
Continental Breakfast (1h)

9:00am

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Monday, 04/14/2008
Vladimir Kolesnikov (Primebase Technologies)
MySQL Workbench is a highly customizable tool to help you make your everyday job more efficient. This tutorial will show how to write configurable, flexible, cross-platform plugins (C++, Python, LUA). Read more.
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Monday, 04/14/2008
Mariella Di Giacomo (The Hive)
MySQL 5.0 and higher versions support stored routines that are based on the SQL:2003 standard. The introduction of stored programs in MySLQ 5 has been a significant milestone of the MySQL language. This tutorial will offer a brief overview of the stored program language and focus on how to improve and tune stored programs. Read more.
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Monday, 04/14/2008
Stewart Smith (Percona)
A hands-on MySQL Cluster 5.1 tutorial where you'll install and setup MySQL Cluster (on your laptop) and learn about what it is, what it can do, and basic administration skills. Read more.
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Monday, 04/14/2008
Giuseppe Maxia (Continuent), Jan Kneschke (MySQL)
MySQL Proxy is a tool that can enhance existing MySQL server features and create new ones. This tutorial explains how to create new syntax, filter queries, and how to deal with multiple servers. Read more.
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Monday, 04/14/2008
Florian Haas (LINBIT Information Technologies GmbH), Philipp Reisner (LINBIT Information Technologies GmbH)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Is high availability on your agenda? Then this tutorial is a must. It's high-availability clustering on Linux with MySQL and DRBD in a nutshell. Read more.
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Monday, 04/14/2008
Tangirala Sarma (DW/BI Architect)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence is gaining mission critical status in managing today's enterprise. It is critical that these datamarts are built on good foundation. This tutorial focuses on design principles and techniques to build a solid foundation for datamarts using MySQL. Read more.
Monday, 04/14/2008
Location: Ballroom G
Tutorial 7 TBC
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Monday, 04/14/2008
Replication and Scale-Out, Tutorial
Location: Ballroom H
Lars Thalmann (Oracle), Mats Kindahl (MySQL)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
In this tutorial, the developers behind MySQL Replication start by explaining the architecture and major replication concepts and then walk you through a configuration to show what you can do with it. Read more.

2:00pm

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Monday, 04/14/2008
Roland Bouman (XCDSQL Solutions / Strukton Rail)
During this tutorial, attendees will get a detailed introduction into the MySQL UDF interface and will learn to write and deploy their own UDFs for both Windows and Linux platforms. Read more.
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Monday, 04/14/2008
Brian Aker (MySQL), Alan Kasindorf (Six Apart)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Large MySQL deployments and Memcached go hand and hand. This tutorial details how to get started, the ins and outs of deploying Memcached as a key caching layer in your applications, and how to keep scaling. Read more.
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Monday, 04/14/2008
Bill Karwin (Karwin Software Solutions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Bill Karwin has answered questions from SQL users for over ten years. Some techniques have emerged as widely used, but flawed, making them brittle, buggy solutions and create security or scalability risks in your projects. In this tutorial, Karwin describes SQL techniques that should be called antipatterns, illustrates their weaknesses, and offers better solutions. Read more.
Monday, 04/14/2008
Location: Ballroom F
TBC
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Monday, 04/14/2008
Ask Bjørn Hansen (Develooper)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Ask Bjoern Hansen will be covering the overall platform and architecture considerations involved in tuning applications from a holistic perspective. You'll be shown design scaleable architectures for dynamic, high-volume web sites. Topics covered include caching, scalable database design, replication, load-balancing, and architectural decisions derived from many years of experience. Read more.
Monday, 04/14/2008
Location: Ballroom H
TBC

5:30pm

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Monday, 04/14/2008
Location: Santa Clara Ballroom
MySQL will host a partner meeting, in conjunction with our Conference, on Monday April 14, 2008 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. As a current or prospective partner, this is a unique opportunity to learn about company goals, future directions, product roadmaps, partnership opportunities. Read more.

Tuesday, 04/15/2008

8:30am

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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Location: Ballroom E
Mårten Mickos (MySQL), Rich Green (Sun Microsystems, Inc)
In his annual State of MySQL keynote, Marten discusses the current and future role of MySQL in the modern online world. The presentation also covers the acquisition by Sun of MySQL, the role open source is playing for users and customers all over the planet, and what the visions for the future are. Read more.

9:05am

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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Location: Ballroom E
Jonathan Schwartz (Sun Microsystems)
Free software and open communities are the lifeblood of network innovation. Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz will highlight the rising open source tide and how Sun's recently announced acquisition of MySQL furthers free software as a platform for the web economy. Read more.

9:40am

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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Location: Ballroom E
Werner Vogels (Amazon.com)
There are many challenges when building a reliable, flexible architecture that can manage unpredictable behaviors of today's internet business. This presentation will review some of the lessons learned from building one of the world's largest distributed systems; Amazon.com. Read more.

10:50am

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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Sebastian Bergmann (thePHP.cc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
PHP/MySQL applications are used more and more to perform enterprise-critical tasks. The audience will learn how to efficiently test PHP/MySQL applications with PHPUnit and its DbUnit extension. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
.NET/Windows, Java, PHP and MySQL, Ruby and MySQL
Location: Ballroom B
Michael G. Zinner (Sun Microsystems)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
A hands-on discussion of the MySQL Workbench tool showing the benefits for Ruby/Python/PHP, as well as .NET/Java developers. Efficient database schema design and maintenance has never been so easy. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Chuck Bell (Oracle)
This session presents the new Online Backup capability. Existing backup options and details of how they compare with the new features will be presented. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Mikael Ronstrom (MySQL)
Learn about all the tricks required to make MySQL Cluster high performance. This includes using real-time scheduling, batching in all its form, cluster interconnects, and locking threads to CPUs. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom E
Sergey Petrunia (MySQL)
This talk describes new subquery optimizations in MySQL 6.0: what they are, how they are reflected in EXPLAIN output, and how they give orders-of-magnitude speedups for real-world queries. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Location: Ballroom F
Mariella Di Giacomo (The Hive), Daniel Chote (The Hive), Geoff Harrison (The Hive)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
Learn about a horizontal scalable architecture for accessing exponentially growing datasets, and performance results obtained on several filesystems, MySQL storage engines, and partitioning. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom G
Robin Schumacher (Sun/MySQL), Miriam Tuerk (Infobright Inc), Victoria Eastwood (InfoBright Inc. )
As organizations struggle to cope with increasing amounts of data, MySQL users are looking for ways to scale their data warehouse system. Come learn about new engine technology with proven scalability to 30TB, designed to support complex, ad hoc queries. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom H
Ian Fyfe (JasperSoft), Mary Flynn (Ten Pages)
This presentation and demonstration will highlight advances that are bringing the power of interactive Ajax web technology and powerful metadata to bring secure self-service business intelligence to business-users and OEM applications. Topics covered will include drag & drop report and dashboard design, JSR-168 portal support, and the new ad hoc query facility. Read more.

11:55am

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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Jeffrey McManus (Approver.com)
In this session we'll go beyond the basics to demonstrate the creation of data-driven applications using .NET and MySQL. We'll include discussion of ASP.NET Ajax with MySQL and LINQ in .NET 3.x. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Architecture and Technology, General
Location: Ballroom B
Robin Schumacher (Sun/MySQL), Rob Young (Oracle/MySQL )
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
What enhancements can you expect in the MySQL Server in the next few years? What new tools, services, and software is MySQL going to deliver this year and next to help you deploy and maintain MySQL applications? This session will let you in on all the plans MySQL has for the server, the Enterprise Monitor, the upcoming Load Balancer and Query Analyzer, management tools, and more. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
General
Location: Ballroom C
Beat Vontobel (MeteoNews AG)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Why would you join a table to itself? It's an elegant solution to many problems beyond the text book example of an employee's table! And if you're brave, you might even solve a Sudoku with one SELECT. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Replication and Scale-Out
Location: Ballroom D
Patrick Galbraith (Blue Gecko)
Replication is one of the most important features in MySQL. Having the ability to replicate data across data centers is invaluable. Learn how to set up replication, monitoring, and problem-solving. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Alexander Rubin (MySQL)
This presentation covers new Full Text Search features in MySQL 5.1. We also show some common tasks and solutions with Full Text Search in MySQL as well as benchmark results. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Domas Mituzas (Facebook)
A walk through modern web application database development tips and tricks: MySQL-specific features, web-oriented schemas and queries, and storage engine behavior. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom G
David Wartell (R1Soft )
Online backup and restore of mission critical MySQL servers has never been easy. Sure it’s not so bad if you have a small data set and you can afford to take your server offline for a backup. Seriously, how many MySQL deployments fit those requirements? This session helps you make sense of the myriad of MySQL backup options out there. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom H
Mike Frost (DataDirect)
In this presentation, Mike Frost, product manager for DataDirect Technologies, will introduce a strategy for separating application logic from MySQL database access logic. The presentation will describe the benefits of a loosely coupled approach for all application and data access logic. Read more.

2:00pm

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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Brian Aker (MySQL)
Not heard of Memcached? This means you haven't scaled your application yet, or that you are having problems. Lets consider some solutions. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Sheeri K. Cabral (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Novice and experienced DBAs alike will learn, share, and discuss best practices that will help them be successful. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Stewart Smith (Percona), Monty Taylor (HP)
A discussion of the use of and internals of the NDB API (through C++ and Java) and execution in MySQL Cluster. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Baron Schwartz (VividCortex Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
EXPLAIN is one of MySQL's most-used and least-understood features, and it's not documented fully. This session helps EXPLAIN make sense by showing how it really maps to a query execution plan. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Learn the places in MySQL that need to be secured and how to secure them for most commercial security audits. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom F
Heikki Tuuri (Innobase / Oracle Corp.), Ken Jacobs (Oracle / Innobase)
Ken Jacobs and Heikki Tuuri will describe the InnoDB architecture in depth, and discuss the new powerful performance-enhancing capabilities in InnoDB. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom G
Kirstan Vandersluis (XAware, Inc.)
Have you been ripping your hair out trying to mix and mash multiple data sources, all of different formats, into something that actually makes sense? There's something to be said for getting all your ducks in a row, and in this session, we'll show you how to regain your sanity when it comes to a distributed, heterogeneous data environment. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom H
Robert Hodges (Continuent.com)
Replicated databases are complex to manage, don't provide seamless availability, and require application changes to provide scaling benefits. We show how Continuent's new Tungsten architecture rides new technology trends to create data services with high availability and performance using commodity hardware and off-the-shelf MySQL databases. Tungsten: it's coming to open source! Read more.

3:05pm

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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Mike Ho (Quasidea Development)
Beyond the basics of today's ORM-based approaches, this discusses object-oriented querying in PHP, allowing developers to execute complex MySQL queries without needing to write a single line of SQL. Read more.
Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Location: Ballroom B
Sessions TBC
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
MySQL can be made Highly Available in countless ways, which can make picking the right one tough. We'll compare and contrast many of the popular tools, including Replication, DRBD, Cluster, and more. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Sigurd Magnusson (SilverStripe)
Preserving backward compatibility often prevents projects from benefitting from new MySQL features. Learn how to write elegant PHP code and SQL protected against the future as well as the past. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Data-driven businesses that use data analysis to direct their decisions, are collecting data at ever-increasing rates. At the heart of these businesses is the database used to store and analyze that data. Tokutek's storage engine significantly accelerates both insertions and range queries. Our storage engine achieves high performance through the use of cache-oblivious algorithmics. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Location: Ballroom F
Peter Zaitsev (Percona Inc), Vadim Tkachenko (MySQLPerformanceBlog.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
You may have heard Innodb has limited scalability with multiple CPUs and some of these were fixed in recent MySQL 5.0 versions. In this presentations we will look into which problems are fixed. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom G
Einar Rustad (Dolphin Interconnect Solutions )
The PCI express-based, MySQL optimized interconnect reduces latency and overhead and incorporates two levels of fault tolerance. The performance improvements allow customers to reduce their hardware investments and cost of operation and reduce time consuming performance tuning for developers. All fully transparent to the application. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom H
Daniel Stangel (HP Open Source Middleware Stacks (OSMS)), Bruce Huang (HP Open Source Middleware Stacks (OSMS))
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4:25pm

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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Ruby and MySQL
Location: Ballroom A
Jeremy McAnally (Arcturo)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
This talk will cover the basics of using MySQL with Ruby, providing an overview of the three most popular and pragmatic options: the mysql gem, DBI/DataObjects, and ActiveRecord. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Frank Mashraqi (Opportunities)
What’s the worst disaster you expect to happen? What can you do to better prepare for the disaster? Join us in this heart-racing, real-life inspired presentation for answers to these questions and more. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom C
Sergei Golubchik (MariaDB)
This talk will describe the MySQL Plugin API, its design principles, how it is used, and what plugin types are supported. It will cover both old and very new features, and discuss the future of the API. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Naoto Yokoyama (NIFTY Corporation), Kenji Hirohama (Sumisho Computer Systems Corp.), Lisa Phillips (Six Apart), Garth Webb (Six Apart)
NIFTY Corporation will discuss their experiences with MySQL and how they changed the configuration in TypePad to meet the Japanese market's requirement, such as more availability, more cell phone support, and so on. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Lars Thalmann (Oracle), Mats Kindahl (MySQL)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
Tips and tricks to speed up deployment of your replicated database server environment. Come learn all the goodies from the creators of the MySQL replication system! Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Morgan Tocker (Oracle), Carl Mercier (Defensio)
This talk tests Amazon EC2's (Elastic Compute Cloud) suitability for MySQL scale-out applications, including benchmarks and war-stories from active deployments. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom G
Heikki Tuuri (Innobase / Oracle Corp.), Ken Jacobs (Oracle / Innobase)
If you're new to MySQL, new to transactional applications, or wondering about how InnoDB compares to other emerging storage engines, this session is for you. Your business can depend on reliable, fast, and proven transactional capabilities. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom H
Reggie Burnett (Oracle), David Sceppa (Microsoft Corporation)
LINQ is perhaps the most powerful new feature in the .NET Framework, allowing you to query in memory structures like tables in a database. Learn how to use the ADO.NET Entity Framework to construct LINQ queries or Entity SQL queries to interact with data in your MySQL database. Read more.

5:15pm

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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
MySQL Cluster is a fault-tolerant, high performance, in memory clustered storage engine. Additionally, it provides a direct API that works underneath the SQL layer that can be used for clients with truly high performance needs. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Kai Voigt (Sun Microsystems)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Do you backup your data periodically? If not, this is your session. Learn about the possible options for backing up your data and how to get it back if you've lost something. Read more.
Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Location: Ballroom C
Sessions TBC
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Tyler Carlton (LimeWire), Cory Sessions (Nexation, Inc.)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
We did it! Hear how we went from a third party database system to a 60G MySQL Cluster hosting large external web services and intensive internal data applications flawlessly, in three months. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Jeff Freund (Clickability)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Master-Master replication provides high availability and serviceability for the applications. Publishing web sites is a read-intensive operation, and the combination of Master-Slave replication with an application layer that intelligently splits database read and write operations allows for rapid scale out. Hear how Clickability solves issues for both environments. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Joe Stump (SimpleGeo)
Services Oriented Architecture offers a number of benefits over the standard paradigm including parallel asynchronous request, decoupling your code from your data, and abstracting scalability. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom G
John Rowell (OpSource, Inc.)
Until this point, SaaS applications have been created in separate silos. However, now there are non-proprietary platform choices as part of the Web 2.0 architecture and other emerging technologies that enable mash-ups and composite applications. Learn how web operations have expanded to include application and business services that affect application development and integration. Read more.
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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom H
Lance Walter (Pentaho Corporation)
Learn how to obtain expert insight and learn best practices to help you achieve operational business intelligence throughout your organization from data warehousing to business intelligence functionality and performance. Read more.

7:30pm

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Tuesday, 04/15/2008
Location: Ballroom Foyer
Following the planned sessions during the day, it's time for MySQL participants to take the floor. BoFs are informal conversations that you and other participants plan. Check the BoF board in the Grand Ballroom Foyer for schedule information. Read more.

Wednesday, 04/16/2008

8:30am

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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Location: Ballroom E
Rick Falkvinge (Swedish Pirate Party)
Rick Falkvinge, founder of the Swedish Pirate Party, talks about the rise and success of pirates and why pirates are necessary in today's politics. He'll also outline the next steps in the pirates' strategy to change global copyright laws. Read more.

9:15am

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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Location: Ballroom E
Kaj Arnö (SkySQL Ab), John Allspaw (Etsy.com), Jeff Rothschild (Facebook.com), Monty Taylor (HP), Domas Mituzas (Facebook), Paul Tuckfield (YouTube), Frank Mashraqi (Opportunities)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
This lively panel discussion keynote will address the challenges large, modern web properties face in scaling MySQL. Panelists from Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr pair up with MySQL engineers in discussing the current and future problem domain and possible solutions. Read more.

10:00am

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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Location: Ballroom E
Raj Cherabuddi (Kickfire)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
The history of computing is full of algorithms such as graphics processing that are fine-tuned in general purpose CPUs over decades. Only when they are finally ported to dedicated hardware are tremendous improvements in speed, cost, and power realized. Raj Cherabuddi explains how a new SQL chip will revolutionize today’s database query processing. Read more.

10:50am

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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Seth Fitzsimmons (Yahoo! Inc.)
MySQL's Spatial Extensions and Ruby on Rails are a powerful combination for quickly and simply creating powerful spatially enabled applications. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Architecture and Technology, General
Location: Ballroom B
Chuck Bell (Oracle)
In this session you will learn how to create embedded MySQL applications through a tour of the MySQL embedded library C API. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Learn how Paggo utilized a Replicated Cluster to guarantee the necessary High Availability and contingency for financial transactions. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Robert Hodges (Continuent.com)
This talk presents new open source tools that allow users to set up and run database scale-out benchmarks easily. Hodges illustrates with benchmark results from your favorite MySQL configurations. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom E
Roland Bouman (XCDSQL Solutions / Strukton Rail)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
The information schema is an underestimated feature: it has many applications but many people are unaware of them. This talk will introduce its components and demonstrate its applications. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Giuseppe Maxia (Continuent)
MySQL Sandbox is a tool to install a side server or a replication system in "seconds," in complete isolation, without need to remember complex sequence of commands. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Florian Haas (LINBIT Information Technologies GmbH), Philipp Reisner (LINBIT Information Technologies GmbH)
A high-level introduction to high-availability database clustering on Linux with MySQL Enterprise, Heartbeat, and DRBD. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom H
Raj Cherabuddi (Kickfire)
Learn about the revolutionary hardware and software behind the first high-performance database appliance for MySQL. Find out how Kickfire packs the power of 10s of CPUs into a single SQL chip and delivers record-breaking query performance for reporting and analysis in the industry’s smallest form factor appliance. Raj Cherabuddi will explain all and share the astounding benchmark data. Read more.

11:55am

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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Java
Location: Ballroom A
Mark Matthews (Oracle)
Learn how to use Connector/J's extension points to solve interesting problems and add functionality without changing the core code of the driver. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Chris Kasten (eBay)
This presentation discusses how MySQL was leveraged to provide a large scale personalization technology platform solution for a site like ebay.com, which processes over 2 billion URL requests per day. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Tom Daly (Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
This technical session highlights three benchmark tools that MySQL users and web developers can use to compare, test, and tune MySQL performance: SPECjAppServer2004, EAStress, and FABAN. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
General
Location: Ballroom D
Phil Hildebrand (thePlatform)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Take advantage of MySQL partitioning to allow your database applications to scale in both size and performance. A practical look at applying partitioning to OLTP database systems. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
General
Location: Ballroom E
Mark Leith (MySQL)
MySQL 5.1 includes new functionality that allows you to create your own INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables with the new plugin interface. Learn how to implement these along with some real-world examples. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Jim Starkey (MySQL), Ann Harrison (MySQL)
This talk is intended for users contemplating using Falcon for new applications. Starkey and Harrison will discuss the differences between Falcon and other storage engines, the types of applications for which Falcon is a good fit, and ways to exploit Falcon's strengths at the design stage. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
General
Location: Ballroom G
Colin Charles (SkySQL Ab/MariaDB Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
MySQL has created many resources online for opening up contributions from the community. From MySQL Forge, to the DevZone, to code reviews in public, MySQL is primed for more external contributions! Read more.

2:00pm

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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Michael G. Zinner (Sun Microsystems)
The power of MySQL Workbench will be shown by using it in several real world scenarios. These will cover migration, automation of schema transformation processes, and schema reporting. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
General
Location: Ballroom B
Mike Hillyer (Message Systems)
At some point in every software project involving a database it becomes necessary for the developers who created (or inherited) the project to step back and take a look at their database. Mike Hillyer will guide the audience through the principles of database normalization and review some common normalization scenarios encountered by many application developers. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Igor Babaev (MySQL)
Batched Key Access is an advanced technique that is able to speed up the execution of queries with multitable joins to the factor of 5 and more. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Sean Kelly (Stumbleupon.com)
In this discussion we'll focus on the architecture, approaches, and challenges of cheaply loading the daily and historical stock market data into MySQL necessary for financial data applications. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Michael Widenius (Monty Program Ab)
A deep tour into the design of Maria, a new MVCC storage engine for MySQL from the original authors of MySQL that is designed to support transactions and automatic recovery. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Location: Ballroom F
Tobias Asplund (Marin Software), Jay Pipes (Rackspace Cloud)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
In this session we'll put features that do the same thing up against each other and see which performs better. We find the optimal way to do smaller things. Everything is backed up by benchmarks and discussion. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
General
Location: Ballroom G
Domas Mituzas (Facebook)
Experience from international customer base and multilingual projects: character set conversion issues, performance impact, limitations, security concerns, and more. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom H
Ritu Kamboj (Sun Microsystems, Inc), Luojia Chen (Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
This session explains how MySQL can take advantage of advanced technologies in the Solaris OS, thereby expanding the MySQL user base into new and larger enterprises. Read more.

3:05pm

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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Paul McCullagh (PrimeBase Technologies GmbH)
This session explains how the BLOB Streaming engine solves the problems involved in storing pictures, films, MP3 files, and other binary and text objects (BLOBs) in the database. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Kian-Tat Lim (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center)
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will produce a 20 petabyte database. To support this huge database, we are investigating a new generic scalable architecture with MySQL as a core component. Learn how it can be used by others to manage extremely large databases. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Brian Miezejewski (MySQL), Mark Atwood (HP Cloud Services)
One of the most powerful, yet underutilized MySQL features are User Defined Functions and Aggregates. Learn how to use them to dramatically improve the speed of your data warehouse processing. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
PHP and MySQL
Location: Ballroom D
How to extend your LAMP stack for rapid web application development by using an integrated environment of various frameworks (Zend for PHP, YUI for Ajax), Smarty for templating, and other libraries. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Nathan Letwory (Blender Foundation)
MySQL can bring a production environment the basis needed to create the tools for managing large datasets. Searches can be implemented in an efficient manor and the database lends itself for collaboration between multisites. dbBlender is a project to integrate MySQL in Blender to solve many of the problems with large datasets and multisite projects. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom F
Baron Schwartz (VividCortex Inc)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Understanding and tuning the query cache can be daunting. It's not really complicated; it only seems that way. Baron will explain it in ways you'll understand and remember. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Julian Hyde (SQLstream)
This session will describe the benefits and approach to building OnLine Analytical Processing (OLAP) applications using MySQL Enterprise and Pentaho's Mondrian OLAP Project. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom H
Ed Presz (Ticketmaster, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
With the help of MySQL 5, Ticketmaster event databases are meeting the growing global live entertainment demand. Learn how they are implementing databases for the Beijing Olympics, and the new features and limitations they encountered upgrading from MySQL 4 to 5. Read more.

4:25pm

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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Brian Moon (dealnews.com)
Phorum is the message board software used by MySQL. One reason they chose Phorum was because of its speed. We have to use some tricks and fancy SQL to make this happen. Learn how. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Eli White (Zend Technologies)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
A crash course on what to do AFTER your web site has been hacked via SQL injection, XSS, CSRF, etc. How to track down the problem and fix it. Talk will focus on PHP/MySQL. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
James Blair (UC Berkeley), Paul Fisher (UC Berkeley)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
UC Berkeley's email system serves 70,000 users. Based on free software, a 22 node MySQL cluster ties the components together. See integration examples with Exim and the SQLAlchemy ORM for Python. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Location: Ballroom D
Tom Hanlon (Cloudera)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Benchmarking and Profiling are extrememly important and a large array of tools exist for the job. Join Tom Hanlon for a tour of the current landscape. Demos of each tool wil be shown. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Kevin Lewis (Sun Microsystems), Ann Harrison (MySQL)
Falcon is MySQL’s new transactional storage engine, currently in beta. Falcon, however, is not InnoDB and was not designed as a drop in replacement. The talk will discuss the architectural and philosophical differences between Falcon and InnoDB, and the problems that may be encountered when switching between InnoDB and Falcon. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Patrick Galbraith (Blue Gecko), Michael Kowalchik (Grazr Corporation)
Grazr is a new platform for aggregating, consolidating, and sharing information. We would like to share lessons we've learned with others considering using MySQL as the foundation for their product. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Dmitri Joukovski (Zmanda)
As MySQL powers the businesses, a good backup will go a long way to ensure you recover your data without impacting your business. In this session we review the top considerations for backing up MySQL. Read more.
Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Location: Ballroom H
Sessions TBC

5:15pm

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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Ruby and MySQL
Location: Ballroom A
Jeremy McAnally (Arcturo)
It's very important to have a firm grasp of ActiveRecord if one plans on using it with Rails or Ruby; this talk will cover ActiveRecord from the top level abstractions to the nitty-gritty with SQL. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Lenz Grimmer (Sun Microsystems)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
This session offers an introduction to the concept of utilizing LVM filesystem snapshots to perform consistent backups of MySQL databases without having to interrupt the normal server operations. While this technique isn't a "real" hot backup, it still provides a viable and free alternative to other backup methods like SQL dumps. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Brian Moon (dealnews.com)
The more popular a web site gets, the more power it takes to run it. Brian Moon will share the journey of their web site from one server, to the cluster they run today, including how they have used MySQL. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Tom Hanlon (Cloudera)
Join us for a presentation of the wonderful world of benchmarks and monitoring tools. Here you will learn what is available, how each tool works, and a demonstration using each tool against a running database from a veteran MySQL expert. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Andy Bang (MySQL)
Automatically detect your replication environments and display their configurations. Monitor the health and performance of those systems. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom F
Brian Aker (MySQL)
MySQL has a wealth of extension points. Through plugins and UDFs you can extend the server to create custom environments. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
General
Location: Ballroom G
Jess Balint (Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
Deadlocks, wait timeouts, and other transaction issues—how to develop transactional applications with InnoDB and what to expect from Falcon. Read more.
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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom H
Ann Ruckstuhl (Zmanda, Inc.)
Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL is a comprehensive, certified, enterprise backup and recovery solution specifically designed for MySQL databases. With ZRM, MySQL database administrators (DBAs) can manage mission-critical, high-volume transaction processing environments with confidence. Read more.

5:30pm

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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Location: Bayshore Ballroom
Sun Microsystems and JasperSoft invite all MySQL OEM customers and prospects to join us for a cocktail reception, Wednesday, April 16, 2008, from 5:30PM-7:30PM, in the Bayshore Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. Read more.

7:00pm

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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Location: Ballroom F
The MySQL Conference Quiz Show pits teams of contestants against each other in a battle of geek wit, ingenuity, MySQL knowledge, and speed. Read more.

7:30pm

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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Location: Ballroom Foyer
Following the planned sessions during the day, it's time for MySQL participants to take the floor. BoFs are informal conversations that you and other participants plan. Check the BoF board in the Grand Ballroom Foyer for schedule information. Read more.

8:30pm

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Wednesday, 04/16/2008
Location: Santa Clara Ballroom
Have a drink, mingle with fellow conference participants, and enter our raffle to win great prizes, including a a Sony PS3! Sponsored by Sun Microsystems. Read more.

Thursday, 04/17/2008

8:30am

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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Location: Ballroom E
Dick Hardt (Sxip Identity Corporation)
Much of the data in a database is about people. Identity 2.0 technologies will lower the friction for people to provide and easily move data about themselves online. This fast paced keynote will offer a background on Identity 2.0, discuss current roadblocks and future opportunities, and explore the potential impacts these will have on databases. Read more.

9:15am

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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Location: Ballroom E
Jeff Rothschild (Facebook.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Social applications integrate information about many different facets of people’s lives. Join us as Jeff Rothschild from Facebook looks at the power of the social graph, how it can increase the utility and adoption of applications, and its implications on storage architectures. Read more.

10:00am

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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Location: Ballroom E
Chander Kant (Zmanda)
Protecting corporate data through effective backup and recovery is the most critical task for a database administrator. As MySQL moves into mission-critical transaction environments, the ability to perform online backups without causing any application downtime is a must. Similarly, the ability for MySQL DBAs to go back in time and restore data just before an error is equally important. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Event
Location: Ballroom Foyer
New addition to the MySQL Conference & Expo for 2008, the MySQL open source career fair offers sponsors the opportunity to promote job openings to the hundreds of MySQL developer DBAs and system administrators attending the conference. The one-day fair will take place on the last day of the conference, Thursday, April 17, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Read more.

10:50am

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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Frank Mashraqi (Opportunities)
In this presentation learn how MySQL, InnoDB, and Solaris helped Fotolog gain the top performance it desired as the world's largest photo blogging community through tuning and schema optimizations. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Alexander Nozdrin (Oracle (MySQL division)), George Trujillo (MySQL )
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
This presentation will consist of two major blocks: explaining tricky features of stored routine behavior and providing examples of advanced use, such as using dynamic SQL in stored routines. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom C
Michael Widenius (Monty Program Ab), Jay Pipes (Rackspace Cloud)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
MySQL Fellow, Monty Widenius, will talk about the architectural and design challenges currently facing the MySQL server developers, including a bit of history behind why the architecture of MySQL looks the way it does. He will then talk about the future architecture of the MySQL server and the plans he and others have to solve the design issues of the present day. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Britt Crawford (Cafepress.com), Justin McCarthy (CafePress.com)
Some data, such as user-created content, grows so large so fast it simply can't be stored in one database. This session will present HiveDB, an open source system for horizontally partitioning MySQL. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Eric Ries (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers), Chris Hondl (IMVU)
In the course of six months IMVU’s user base quadrupled in size. This session will focus on the techniques used to incrementally add scalability without making large changes to the application layer or disrupt ongoing feature development by the rest of the team. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom F
Jan Kneschke (MySQL), Jimmy Guerrero (Oracle-MySQL)
MySQL Proxy is a tool to route, rewrite, handle, and block queries on the MySQL Protocol level. Load Balancing, Query Replay, Online Query Rewrites, and more with a grain of scripting. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Paul McCullagh (PrimeBase Technologies GmbH)
This session takes a tour of the internals of the PBXT storage engine, revealing some unique solutions to the problems of transactional isolation, consistency, and durability. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Jeremy Cole (Twitter), Eric Bergen (Proven Scaling LLC)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
In this session, Cole and Bergen will take a look at the hardware of recent past, today's hardware, and what hardware trends will become interesting during 2008 and beyond. Read more.

11:55am

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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Antony Curtis (MySQL), Eric Herman (MySQL)
A lightning tour of the design, implementation, and use of MySQL External Language Stored Procedures framework, with examples using C, Java, XML-RPC, and more. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Sheeri K. Cabral (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
For many companies, getting hacked is a matter of when, not if. This session shows how to find database vulnerabilities by Google hacking, providing methods minimizing the impact of being hacked. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
General
Location: Ballroom C
Andrew Aksyonoff (Sphinx Technologies), Peter Zaitsev (Percona Inc)
Sphinx is an open source full-text search engine designed for indexing databases and integrated especially well with MySQL. We'll talk about its features, capabilities, and real-world applications. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Location: Ballroom D
Mark Callaghan (Facebook)
Mike Callaghan will describe enhancements to InnoDB that improve its scalability on servers with many disks and many CPU cores, results from benchmarks, and results from production systems. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Architecture and Technology, General
Location: Ballroom E
Joshua Drake (Command Prompt, Inc.)
Designed to deliver pointed information on the flaws in the MySQL and PostgreSQL communities, what they can learn from each other and how they both can improve the open source database landscape. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Location: Ballroom F
Ben Rockwood (Joyent Inc)
Noted Solaris and DTrace expert Ben Rockwood will show how to evaluate and introspect MySQL's behavior, and gain information that isn't normally attainable by developers and system administrators. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Your first MySQL Plugin or UDF extension is only 10 minutes away using this code generator. Focus on the actual functionality and let the generator take care of glue code and build infrastructure. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Location: Ballroom H
Damien Seguy (Nexen Services)
A wealth of tips and tricks to solve real world SQL problems with SQL wizardy and MySQL magic. All you need is your commandline, and a lot of curiosity. Read more.

2:00pm

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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Kevin Burton (Spinn3r), Jonathan Moore (Tailrank/spinn3r)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Most existing work in scaling MySQL has focused on high read throughput environments similar to web applications. Burton and Moore will present the backend architecture behind Spinn3r—their scalable web crawler. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Ronald Bradford (EffectiveMySQL)
Each database product has strengths and weaknesses. Having chosen MySQL as your database product, leverage the strengths of the product to maximize design and performance. Learn the things to avoid. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom C
Joseph Chamdani (Kickfire)
Traditionally running complex queries on large database workloads requires expensive high-performance hardware. In this talk, Chamdani will present the key system techniques that remove the I/O bottlenecks to deliver order of magnitude(s) performance improvements on large query intensive applications. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Dathan Pattishall (Rockyou)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Flickr implemented a real-time collection of referrers to Photos, streams, sets and collections. MySQL myISAM/INNODB, curl, Java are the only component used in the setup and it scales linearly. This talk is about building a model for capacity planning, scaling for triple the request rate, and scaling linearly for an intensive application. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Moshe Shadmon (ScaleDB)
ScaleDB is a transactional storage engine for MySQL. It is based on innovative indexing technology that provides high performance for large, disk based data sets. It provides for MySQL the functionality of Materialized Views and as it operates over the source data, it obviates the need to maintain a replica and synchronize between the source data and the replica. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom G
Derek Gottfrid (The New York Times)
This talk will present a basic introduction to the DBAccessLayer or DBSlayer, a lightweight web-friendly mechanism for connection pooling and proxying against MySQL. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Joseph Hill (Novell), Joe Audette (Source Tree Solutions, LLC)
This session provides an introduction to application development with Mono and MySQL; the current state of Mono, including its support for databases through ADO.NET and LINQ; and explores how one open source ASP.NET application provides support for Mono and MySQL. Read more.

2:50pm

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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Arjen Lentz (Open Query)
A popular and lighthearted session in quiz format. Fun and educational, a broad range of "what not to do" is explored, taking examples from the scary real world. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Business and Case Studies, General
Location: Ballroom B
Gregg Kitaeff (LogicWorks), John Rowell (OpSource, Inc.), Bruce T. Guptill (Saugatuck Technology), Uday Shanmugam (Relationals)
This panel will discuss the impact of Open Source Software on Software as a Service (SaaS)companies and their ability to effectively deliver on Service Level Agreements to their clients. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Patrick Bolduan (MTV Networks Japan KK), Yoshinori Matsunobu (DeNA)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
This session will cover issues including High Availability database architecture using MySQL/DRDB/Heartbeat, modular application design, scale planning, and day-to-day operations of an HA MySQL implementation. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Charles Lee (Hyperic, Inc.)
This talk will focus on the significant changes Hyperic’s developers made to Hyperic HQ's underlying database code in order to add support for a MySQL backend, and provide tips for other developers. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Robin Schumacher (Sun/MySQL), Brian Miezejewski (MySQL), Charles Hooper (Pro Relational Systems), Paul Whittington (NitroSecurity, Inc.), Raj Cherabuddi (Kickfire), Victoria Eastwood (InfoBright Inc. )
A panel discussion hosted by Robin Schumacher that presents topics to a variety of data warehousing experts about issues concerning their industry. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Marc Taillieu (Roadtrips)
TheTicketDepartment.com is an Online Ticket Brokerage that ties into approximately 800 brokers. Learn how they have tied MySQL 5.1 DB into a MySQL 3.23 DB App using replication and triggers. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Frank Mashraqi (Opportunities)
Lucene is a high performance, scalable, full-text search engine library that allows you to add search to any application. This presentation shows you how you can use Lucene within your environment. Read more.
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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom H
Alexander Rubin (MySQL)
Geo distance / proximity search is a very common task in social networking (and other Web 2.0) applications. Example: "For the given user, find all users that live near by." Learn how to perform geo distance searches with MySQL. Read more.

3:50pm

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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Location: Ballroom E
Jacek Becla (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center)
Scientists are trying to understand dark matter, discover distant galaxies, hunt for the Higgs boson, detect asteroids, and take movies of molecules. Their science is fascinating but their analysis requirements may seem like science fiction. Few have experienced the reality of petascale analytics so far, but everybody, including you, will face it tomorrow. Are we ready? Read more.

4:35pm

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Thursday, 04/17/2008
Location: Ballroom E
Take the opportunity to network one last time at this closing event. Say thank you and exchange contact information until next year. Read more.
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