MySQL Conference & Expo 2008 Keynotes

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Kaj Arnö (SkySQL Ab), John Allspaw (Etsy.com), Jeff Rothschild (Facebook.com), Monty Taylor (HP), Domas Mituzas (Facebook), Paul Tuckfield (YouTube), Frank Mashraqi (Opportunities)
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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.
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Raj Cherabuddi (Kickfire)
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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.
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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.
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Jeff Rothschild (Facebook.com)
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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.
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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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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.
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