Schedule

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

Ballroom A
Add Using MySQL's Spatial Extensions with Rails to your personal schedule
10:50am Sessions
Using MySQL's Spatial Extensions with Rails Seth Fitzsimmons (Yahoo! Inc.)
Add Bending MySQL Connector/J to Your Liking to your personal schedule
11:55am Sessions
Bending MySQL Connector/J to Your Liking Mark Matthews (Oracle)
Add MySQL Workbench: Advanced Migration, Schema Maintenance, and Reporting to your personal schedule
2:00pm Sessions
MySQL Workbench: Advanced Migration, Schema Maintenance, and Reporting Michael G. Zinner (Sun Microsystems)
Add An Introduction to BLOB Streaming for MySQL Project to your personal schedule
3:05pm Sessions
An Introduction to BLOB Streaming for MySQL Project Paul McCullagh (PrimeBase Technologies GmbH)
Add MySQL Hacks and Tricks to Make Phorum Fast to your personal schedule
4:25pm Sessions
MySQL Hacks and Tricks to Make Phorum Fast Brian Moon (dealnews.com)
Add ActiveRecord Under the Microscope to your personal schedule
5:15pm ActiveRecord Under the Microscope Jeremy McAnally (Arcturo)
Ballroom B
Add Embedded MySQL Applications to your personal schedule
10:50am Sessions
Embedded MySQL Applications Chuck Bell (Oracle)
Add MySQL in eBay’s Personalization Platform to your personal schedule
11:55am Sessions
MySQL in eBay’s Personalization Platform Chris Kasten (eBay)
Add How to be Normal, a Guide for Developers to your personal schedule
2:00pm Sessions
How to be Normal, a Guide for Developers Mike Hillyer (Message Systems)
Add Astronomy, Petabytes, and MySQL to your personal schedule
3:05pm Sessions
Astronomy, Petabytes, and MySQL Kian-Tat Lim (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center)
Add Help, My Website has been Hacked!  Now What? to your personal schedule
4:25pm Sessions
Help, My Website has been Hacked! Now What? Eli White (Zend Technologies)
Add Performing MySQL Backups Using LVM Snapshots to your personal schedule
5:15pm Performing MySQL Backups Using LVM Snapshots Lenz Grimmer (Sun Microsystems)
Ballroom C
Add MySQL Cluster with Replication for Financial Transactions to your personal schedule
10:50am Sessions
MySQL Cluster with Replication for Financial Transactions Cicero Torteli (Paggo), Mauricio Hermogenes (Paggo), Emerson Suzuki (Paggo)
Add Using User-defined Functions and Aggregates to Speed Up Your Data Warehouse Processing to your personal schedule
3:05pm Sessions
Using User-defined Functions and Aggregates to Speed Up Your Data Warehouse Processing Brian Miezejewski (MySQL), Mark Atwood (HP Cloud Services)
Add Using MySQL Cluster in a High Volume Email Environment to your personal schedule
4:25pm Sessions
Using MySQL Cluster in a High Volume Email Environment James Blair (UC Berkeley), Paul Fisher (UC Berkeley)
Add From One Server to a Cluster to your personal schedule
5:15pm From One Server to a Cluster Brian Moon (dealnews.com)
Ballroom D
Add Portable Scale-out Benchmarks for MySQL to your personal schedule
10:50am Sessions
Portable Scale-out Benchmarks for MySQL Robert Hodges (Continuent.com)
Add Applied Partitioning and Scaling Your Database System to your personal schedule
11:55am Sessions
Applied Partitioning and Scaling Your Database System Phil Hildebrand (thePlatform)
Add Integration of Frameworks for Rapid Web Development to your personal schedule
3:05pm Sessions
Integration of Frameworks for Rapid Web Development Markus Popp (MySQL), Duleepa Wijayawardhana (MySQL)
Add Benchmarking and Monitoring: Tools of the Trade (Part I) to your personal schedule
4:25pm Sessions
Benchmarking and Monitoring: Tools of the Trade (Part I) Tom Hanlon (Cloudera)
Ballroom F
Add MySQL Sandbox: Easily Using Multiple Database Servers in Isolation to your personal schedule
10:50am Sessions
MySQL Sandbox: Easily Using Multiple Database Servers in Isolation Giuseppe Maxia (Continuent)
Add Falcon from the Beginning to your personal schedule
11:55am Sessions
Falcon from the Beginning Jim Starkey (MySQL), Ann Harrison (MySQL)
Add MySQL Performance Under a Microscope: The Tobias and Jay Show to your personal schedule
2:00pm Sessions
MySQL Performance Under a Microscope: The Tobias and Jay Show Tobias Asplund (Marin Software), Jay Pipes (Rackspace Cloud)
Add The MySQL Query Cache to your personal schedule
3:05pm Sessions
The MySQL Query Cache Baron Schwartz (VividCortex Inc)
Add Grazr: Lessons Learned Building a Web 2.0 Application Using MySQL to your personal schedule
4:25pm Sessions
Grazr: Lessons Learned Building a Web 2.0 Application Using MySQL Patrick Galbraith (Blue Gecko), Michael Kowalchik (Grazr Corporation)
Add Extending MySQL to your personal schedule
5:15pm Extending MySQL Brian Aker (MySQL)
Ballroom G
Add Database Integrity Protection with MySQL and DRBD to your personal schedule
10:50am Sessions
Database Integrity Protection with MySQL and DRBD Florian Haas (LINBIT Information Technologies GmbH), Philipp Reisner (LINBIT Information Technologies GmbH)
Add Paying It Forward: Harnessing the MySQL Contributory Resources to your personal schedule
11:55am Sessions
Paying It Forward: Harnessing the MySQL Contributory Resources Colin Charles (SkySQL Ab/MariaDB Foundation)
Add Practical Character Sets to your personal schedule
2:00pm Sessions
Practical Character Sets Domas Mituzas (Facebook)
Add Top 5 Considerations While Setting Up Your MySQL Backup to your personal schedule
4:25pm Sessions
Top 5 Considerations While Setting Up Your MySQL Backup Dmitri Joukovski (Zmanda)
Add Deadlocks, Wait Timeouts, and Other Transaction Issues to your personal schedule
5:15pm Deadlocks, Wait Timeouts, and Other Transaction Issues Jess Balint (Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
Ballroom H
Add So Advanced You’ll Think it’s Magic! to your personal schedule
10:50am Sessions
So Advanced You’ll Think it’s Magic! Raj Cherabuddi (Kickfire)
Add MySQL Usage in OBM, the Open Source Groupware and Messaging Solution to your personal schedule
11:55am Sessions
MySQL Usage in OBM, the Open Source Groupware and Messaging Solution Pierre Baudracco (Linagora)
Add Best Practices for Deploying MySQL on the Solaris Platform to your personal schedule
2:00pm Sessions
Best Practices for Deploying MySQL on the Solaris Platform Ritu Kamboj (Sun Microsystems, Inc), Luojia Chen (Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
Add Scaling MySQL to Meet Global Demands for Live Entertainment to your personal schedule
3:05pm Sessions
Scaling MySQL to Meet Global Demands for Live Entertainment Ed Presz (Ticketmaster, Inc.)
4:25pm Sessions
TBC
Add Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL to your personal schedule
5:15pm Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL Ann Ruckstuhl (Zmanda, Inc.)
Ballroom E
Add Copyright Regime vs. Civil Liberties to your personal schedule
8:30am Announcements & Keynote
Room: Ballroom E
Copyright Regime vs. Civil Liberties Rick Falkvinge (Swedish Pirate Party)
Add Scaling MySQL - Up or Out? to your personal schedule
Scaling MySQL - Up or Out? Kaj Arnö (SkySQL Ab), John Allspaw (Etsy.com), Jeff Rothschild (Facebook.com), Monty Taylor (HP), Domas Mituzas (Facebook), Paul Tuckfield (YouTube), Frank Mashraqi (Opportunities)
Add Grand Tour of the Information Schema and its Applications to your personal schedule
10:50am Sessions
Grand Tour of the Information Schema and its Applications Roland Bouman (XCDSQL Solutions / Strukton Rail)
Add Developing INFORMATION_SCHEMA Plugins to your personal schedule
11:55am Sessions
Developing INFORMATION_SCHEMA Plugins Mark Leith (MySQL)
Add Architecture of Maria: A New Storage Engine with a Transactional Design to your personal schedule
2:00pm Sessions
Architecture of Maria: A New Storage Engine with a Transactional Design Michael Widenius (Monty Program Ab)
Add dbBlender: Integrating MySQL in Blender to your personal schedule
3:05pm Sessions
dbBlender: Integrating MySQL in Blender Nathan Letwory (Blender Foundation)
Add Falcon for InnoDB Users to your personal schedule
4:25pm Sessions
Falcon for InnoDB Users Kevin Lewis (Sun Microsystems), Ann Harrison (MySQL)
10:20am Break
Room: Exhibit Hall
3:50pm PM Break
Room: Exhibit Hall
7:30am Continental Breakfast
Room: Mezzanine
12:40pm Lunch
Room: Pool Area
Add Jasper Soft Reception to your personal schedule
5:30pm Evening Events
Room: Bayshore Ballroom
Jasper Soft Reception
Add MySQL Quiz Show to your personal schedule
7:00pm Event
Room: Ballroom F
MySQL Quiz Show
Add Wednesday Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs) to your personal schedule
7:30pm BoFs
Room: Ballroom Foyer
Wednesday Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Add Sun Sponsor Party to your personal schedule
8:30pm Event
Room: Santa Clara Ballroom
Sun Sponsor Party
10:50am-11:50am (1h) Architecture and Technology, Ruby and MySQL, Web 2.0, Ajax, and Emerging Technologies
Using MySQL's Spatial Extensions with Rails
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.
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) Java
Bending MySQL Connector/J to Your Liking
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.
2:00pm-3:00pm (1h) Migration, Security and Database Administration
MySQL Workbench: Advanced Migration, Schema Maintenance, and Reporting
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.
3:05pm-3:50pm (45m) Java, Storage Engine Development and Optimization
An Introduction to BLOB Streaming for MySQL Project
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.
4:25pm-5:10pm (45m) Performance Tuning and Benchmarks, PHP and MySQL
MySQL Hacks and Tricks to Make Phorum Fast
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.
5:15pm-6:00pm (45m) Ruby and MySQL
ActiveRecord Under the Microscope
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.
10:50am-11:50am (1h) Architecture and Technology, General
Embedded MySQL Applications
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.
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) Architecture and Technology, Business and Case Studies, Performance Tuning and Benchmarks, Replication and Scale-Out, Storage Engine Development and Optimization
MySQL in eBay’s Personalization Platform
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.
2:00pm-3:00pm (1h) General
How to be Normal, a Guide for Developers
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.
3:05pm-3:50pm (45m) Architecture and Technology, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, Replication and Scale-Out, Security and Database Administration
Astronomy, Petabytes, and MySQL
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.
4:25pm-5:10pm (45m) Security and Database Administration
Help, My Website has been Hacked! Now What?
Eli White (Zend Technologies)
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.
5:15pm-6:00pm (45m) Security and Database Administration
Performing MySQL Backups Using LVM Snapshots
Lenz Grimmer (Sun Microsystems)
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.
10:50am-11:50am (1h) Business and Case Studies, MySQL Cluster and High Availability, Replication and Scale-Out
MySQL Cluster with Replication for Financial Transactions
Cicero Torteli (Paggo) et al
Learn how Paggo utilized a Replicated Cluster to guarantee the necessary High Availability and contingency for financial transactions.
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) Architecture and Technology, Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Web Workloads for Comparing, Testing & Tuning MySQL Performance , SPECjAppServer2004, EAStress & Faban
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.
2:00pm-3:00pm (1h) Architecture and Technology, Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Batched Key Access: a Significant Speed-up for Join Queries
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.
3:05pm-3:50pm (45m) Architecture and Technology, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Using User-defined Functions and Aggregates to Speed Up Your Data Warehouse Processing
Brian Miezejewski (MySQL) et al
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.
4:25pm-5:10pm (45m) Business and Case Studies, LAMP, MySQL Cluster and High Availability
Using MySQL Cluster in a High Volume Email Environment
James Blair (UC Berkeley) et al
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.
5:15pm-6:00pm (45m) Architecture and Technology, MySQL Cluster and High Availability, PHP and MySQL, Replication and Scale-Out
From One Server to a Cluster
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.
10:50am-11:50am (1h) Architecture and Technology, Performance Tuning and Benchmarks, Replication and Scale-Out
Portable Scale-out Benchmarks for MySQL
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.
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) General
Applied Partitioning and Scaling Your Database System
Phil Hildebrand (thePlatform)
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.
2:00pm-3:00pm (1h) Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
Financial Informatics: Startup Low-cost Dataload Challenges and Solutions
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.
3:05pm-3:50pm (45m) PHP and MySQL
Integration of Frameworks for Rapid Web Development
Markus Popp (MySQL) et al
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.
4:25pm-5:10pm (45m) Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Benchmarking and Monitoring: Tools of the Trade (Part I)
Tom Hanlon (Cloudera)
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.
5:15pm-6:00pm (45m) Performance Tuning and Benchmarks, Security and Database Administration
Benchmarking and Monitoring: Tools of the Trade (Part II)
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.
10:50am-11:50am (1h) Security and Database Administration
MySQL Sandbox: Easily Using Multiple Database Servers in Isolation
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.
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) Architecture and Technology, Migration, Storage Engine Development and Optimization
Falcon from the Beginning
Jim Starkey (MySQL) et al
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.
2:00pm-3:00pm (1h) Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
MySQL Performance Under a Microscope: The Tobias and Jay Show
Tobias Asplund (Marin Software) et al
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.
3:05pm-3:50pm (45m) Architecture and Technology
The MySQL Query Cache
Baron Schwartz (VividCortex Inc)
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.
4:25pm-5:10pm (45m) Web 2.0, Ajax, and Emerging Technologies
Grazr: Lessons Learned Building a Web 2.0 Application Using MySQL
Patrick Galbraith (Blue Gecko) et al
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.
5:15pm-6:00pm (45m) Architecture and Technology
Extending MySQL
Brian Aker (MySQL)
MySQL has a wealth of extension points. Through plugins and UDFs you can extend the server to create custom environments.
10:50am-11:50am (1h) Architecture and Technology, MySQL Cluster and High Availability
Database Integrity Protection with MySQL and DRBD
Florian Haas (LINBIT Information Technologies GmbH) et al
A high-level introduction to high-availability database clustering on Linux with MySQL Enterprise, Heartbeat, and DRBD.
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) General
Paying It Forward: Harnessing the MySQL Contributory Resources
Colin Charles (SkySQL Ab/MariaDB Foundation)
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!
2:00pm-3:00pm (1h) General
Practical Character Sets
Domas Mituzas (Facebook)
Experience from international customer base and multilingual projects: character set conversion issues, performance impact, limitations, security concerns, and more.
3:05pm-3:50pm (45m) Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
Creating Interactive OLAP Applications with MySQL Enterprise and Mondrian
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.
4:25pm-5:10pm (45m) Security and Database Administration
Top 5 Considerations While Setting Up Your MySQL Backup
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.
5:15pm-6:00pm (45m) General
Deadlocks, Wait Timeouts, and Other Transaction Issues
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.
10:50am-11:50am (1h) Products & Services
So Advanced You’ll Think it’s Magic!
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.
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) Products & Services
MySQL Usage in OBM, the Open Source Groupware and Messaging Solution
Pierre Baudracco (Linagora)
More information soon
2:00pm-3:00pm (1h) Products & Services
Best Practices for Deploying MySQL on the Solaris Platform
Ritu Kamboj (Sun Microsystems, Inc) et al
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.
3:05pm-3:50pm (45m) Products & Services
Scaling MySQL to Meet Global Demands for Live Entertainment
Ed Presz (Ticketmaster, Inc.)
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.
4:25pm-5:10pm (45m)
Session: Sessions
To be confirmed
5:15pm-6:00pm (45m) Products & Services
Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL
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.
8:30am-9:15am (45m) Keynote
Copyright Regime vs. Civil Liberties
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.
9:15am-10:00am (45m) Keynote
Scaling MySQL - Up or Out?
Kaj Arnö (SkySQL Ab) et al
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.
10:00am-10:20am (20m) Keynote
Faster, Greener, Cheaper: Why Every MySQL Database Server Will One Day Have a SQL Chip
Raj Cherabuddi (Kickfire)
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.
10:50am-11:50am (1h) Architecture and Technology
Grand Tour of the Information Schema and its Applications
Roland Bouman (XCDSQL Solutions / Strukton Rail)
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.
11:55am-12:40pm (45m) General
Developing INFORMATION_SCHEMA Plugins
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.
2:00pm-3:00pm (1h) Architecture and Technology, Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Architecture of Maria: A New Storage Engine with a Transactional Design
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.
3:05pm-3:50pm (45m) Architecture and Technology, Web 2.0, Ajax, and Emerging Technologies
dbBlender: Integrating MySQL in Blender
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.
4:25pm-5:10pm (45m) Architecture and Technology, Migration, Storage Engine Development and Optimization
Falcon for InnoDB Users
Kevin Lewis (Sun Microsystems) et al
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.
5:15pm-6:00pm (45m) Architecture and Technology, Replication and Scale-Out, Security and Database Administration
Monitoring Scale-out with the MySQL Enterprise Monitor
Andy Bang (MySQL)
Automatically detect your replication environments and display their configurations. Monitor the health and performance of those systems.
10:20am-10:50am (30m)
Break
3:50pm-4:25pm (35m)
Break: PM Break
7:30am-8:30am (1h)
Break: Continental Breakfast
12:40pm-2:00pm (1h 20m)
Break: Lunch
5:30pm-7:30pm (2h) Event
Jasper Soft Reception
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.
7:00pm-8:30pm (1h 30m) Event
MySQL Quiz Show
The MySQL Conference Quiz Show pits teams of contestants against each other in a battle of geek wit, ingenuity, MySQL knowledge, and speed.
7:30pm-10:30pm (3h) Event
Wednesday Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs)
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.
8:30pm-10:00pm (1h 30m) Event
Sun Sponsor Party
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.
Sponsors
  • Kickfire
  • Zmanda, Inc.
  • Continuent
  • EDS
  • JasperSoft
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Symantec Anti-Virus Software
  • XAware
  • Data Direct Technologies
  • Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Infobright, Inc
  • Linagora
  • Microsoft
  • OpSource
  • Oracle
  • Pentaho
  • R1Soft
  • Red Hat
  • Ticketmaster
  • TechRepublic

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