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Roland Bouman (XCDSQL Solutions / Strukton Rail), Sergei Golubchik (MariaDB)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
The MySQL plugin API is a generic extension point for the MySQL (>=5.1) server. It allows users to add new features like storage engines and information schema tables, and to extend existing features such as FULLTEXT search. In this tutorial, you will learn how to write your own plugins from one of the designers of the plugin API. Basic C/C++ programming skills are recommended but not required. Read more.
Christophe Bisciglia (Cloudera, Inc), Aaron Kimball (Cloudera, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
Recently, there has been a lot of buzz around MapReduce, and the Apache Hadoop project. Even more recently, we have seen proprietary SQL database systems add support for MapReduce. This is great for data, but lacks advantages of open source. In this tutorial, we will provide both background knowledge and the practical experience necessary to combine these models to get more out of your data. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Ballroom E
Karen Padir (Sun Microsystems, MySQL & Software Infrastructure group)
Average rating: ***..
(3.65, 20 ratings)
In the annual State of MySQL keynote, Karen Padir, Vice President for MySQL & Software Infrastructure at Sun Microsystems discusses the current and future role of MySQL in the modern online world. The presentation also covers the broader role MySQL plays at Sun, the role open source is playing for users and customers all over the planet, and what the visions for the future are. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Ballroom E
Mark Callaghan (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.58, 19 ratings)
The inside story of MySQL use at Google, and how this performant database is scaled. Read more.
Allan Packer (Sun Microsystems), Mikael Ronstrom (MySQL)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
This session describes the joint Sun/MySQL performance & scalability project. We will look at the key performance issues, what has been achieved so far and share initial results. We will indicate some of what's on the roadmap for the immediate future. Wherever possible, best practices and recommendations for achieving optimal performance will be offered. Read more.
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom G
Ken Jacobs (Oracle / Innobase), Heikki Tuuri (Innobase / Oracle Corp.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 10 ratings)
InnoDB has always had unique features to maximize performance and protect the integrity of your data. As hardware has evolved, InnoDB has been enhanced to take full advantage of modern multi-core, large memory platforms. Come learn about the special design features of InnoDB and the performance- and reliability-enhancing features recently introduced in the InnoDB Plugin. Read more.
Matthew Yonkovit (MySQL), Yves Trudeau (Percona)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
The InnoDB storage engine has been modified to use memcached as a level 2 cache, the InnoDB buffer pool being the level 1. Important reduction of the disk load and performance boost has been observed. This opens a new way of scaling out MySQL. Read more.
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom A
Brian Aker (HP)
Average rating: ****.
(4.58, 12 ratings)
Ever wondered what would happen if we could rethink a decade worth of design changes? Drizzle is a fork of the MySQL server targeted at web development and cloud computing. We are looking at how to create database for modern multi-core, large memory databases that fit inside of an overall application framework. Read more.
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom G
Craig Johnson (IBM ), Tim Clark (IBM)
This session will highlight some of the architectural specifics of the DB2 Storage Engine as well as discuss uses and benefits of the storage engine. Read more.
Paul McCullagh (PrimeBase Technologies GmbH)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
What are the challenges facing storage engines today and tomorrow? Solid state storage, 64 cores and beyond and cloud computing environments are all areas in which a storage engine must prove itself now, to be equipped for the future. This session will discuss the design of the PBXT transactional storage engine, and the ideas and solutions, planned and implemented to meet these challenges. Read more.
Beat Vontobel (MeteoNews AG)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Experienced SQL developers know how to solve a class of quite different problems efficiently with the help of an auxiliary sequence table: We'll learn from them with easy to understand hands-on examples -- and meet the SeqEngine, a pluggable storage engine for MySQL 5.1 that helps us to apply the expert's tricks even more efficiently. Read more.
Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
Location: Ballroom B
Vince Carbone (Sun Microsystems, Inc), Mikael Ronstrom (MySQL)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
This session will introduce DTrace, OpenSolaris's Dynamic Trace Facility, which can be used to give unprecedented access to the inner workings of MySQL. We will explore specific MySQL DTrace probes and the DTrace pid provider, which allows the gathering of information about any function within a process. Read more.
Frank Mashraqi (Opportunities)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
The combination of MySQL and Hadoop opens up new doors for innovation that weren't possible before. Hadoop allows for Massive Parallel Processing but falls short of offering the speed, features and advantages of a relational database such as MySQL. For data intensive startups with massive data processing requirements, a combination of Hadoop and MySQL may be the best solution. Read more.
Products & Services
Location: Ballroom H
Marco Sandrini (HiT Software, Inc.)
In this session, DBMoto’s architect, Marco Sandrini, will walk attendees through a technical review and customer implementation example of mirroring between MySQL and other major databases. DBMoto’s functionality includes support for remote replication, fast CSV loading, replication grouping, recovery, and visual error-checking. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A
Moderated by: Lenz Grimmer
In this BoF we would like to have an open discussion with members of the MySQL Community about the subject of code contributions to MySQL. We'd like to talk about some of the recent changes and improvements we've put in place and generally ask for input and advice on how to further open up and accelerate the process of accepting code to the MySQL code base. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Ballroom E
Vijay Karamcheti (Virident Systems)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
Using SCM to enable fast, random, and low-latency access to large ‘in-memory’ databases, Virident’s GreenCloud servers offer dramatic improvements in performance, scalability, and energy and cost efficiency for MySQL in the data center. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Ballroom E
Kaj Arnö (SkySQL Ab), Lew Tucker (Sun Microsystems, Inc.), Monty Taylor (HP), Jeremy Zawodny (craigslist.org), Chander Kant (Zmanda), Thorsten von Eicken (RightScale, Inc), Prashant Malik (Facebook), Mike Culver (Amazon)
Average rating: ***..
(3.56, 9 ratings)
This lively panel discussion keynote will address the nature of the Cloud, with cloud technologists at Sun Microsystems, with industry analysts, experts and customers in the cloud area. This panel is moderated by Kaj Arnö, and attendees are encouraged to participate online via Twitter. Read more.
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom F
Robin Schumacher (Sun/MySQL), Rob Young (Oracle/MySQL )
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
This presentation provides a look into the future of the entire MySQL product line - the MySQL Server, MySQL Enterprise, and Management Tools with an update also being given on community and partner storage engines, high-availability solutions, data warehousing offerings, and much more. Read more.
Mats Kindahl (Oracle), Lars Thalmann (Oracle), Jay Pipes (Rackspace Cloud), Mark Callaghan (Facebook), Sheeri K. Cabral (Mozilla Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Do you have a hard time getting an overview of where replication is moving? Are you wondering what is going on in the community and inside the replication team? If these questions are on your mind, then you have to visit this panel discussion with some of the foremost developers and consultants on replication technology and hear what they have to say about the future of replication. Read more.
Discussion on solid state disk and how it will change the high performance industry. View pretty graphs and benchmarks that will dazzle your eyes, with numbers sure to get the purest database performance geek excited. DBT2, sysbench, Orion, and other benchmarks will help highlight the advantages and disadvantages of this new and exciting technology. Read more.
Michael Widenius (Monty Program Ab)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
The talk will describe the goals and design of Maria, the new transactional storage engine for MySQL. It will cover the goals of Maria Storage Engine, overall design, on-disk data formats, Multi-Version Concurrency Control in Maria, BLOB handling, row locking and lock escalation, roadmap (current and future). Read more.
Mark Callaghan (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Amazon EC2 is a new platform on which to run MySQL. This session evaluates the performance possible on the variety of hardware configurations available with EC2. Read more.
Ben Handy (Google), Justin Tolmer (Google)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
We are working on improving the performance and reliability of MySQL and InnoDB. We will describe each of the patches we have released, and how they are useful. Read more.
Heikki Tuuri (Innobase / Oracle Corp.), Calvin Sun (Twitter)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
This presentation describes InnoDB on-disk file formats, the new file format management, as well as InnoDB source code structure. Read more.
Location: Ballroom C
Moderated by: Ken Jacobs
A lot is happening about InnoDB at the MySQL Conference and Expo! Come to this open discussion session, where Heikki Tuuri, Calvin Sun and Ken Jacobs and others will engage with you about all the latest news about InnoDB products and technology. It's a great place to raise questions and get answers about this technology that is so critical to YOUR success! Read more.
Keynote
Location: Ballroom E
Don MacAskill (SmugMug)
Average rating: ***..
(3.70, 10 ratings)
A story of scaling, in today's world - using modern technologies like ZFS, OpenStorage, MySQL, and more, running one of the world's most popular photo sharing sites - SmugMug. Read more.
Location: Ballroom E
Andreas von Bechtolsheim (Sun Microsystems Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 8 ratings)
Coming Soon! Read more.
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
Every database conference has to have some sort of loon standing up telling everyone that the main thing everyone has that ties them all together is total crap. This time, I'd like that loon to be me! So bring rotten fruits to throw. Read more.
Domas Mituzas (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
DTrace is breakthrough tool for on-demand tracing and analysis of any software. As MySQL internals are open, it is possible to extract incredibly valuable information about database work - without performance overhead or even need to restart a server. This talk covers and merges knowledge and practice from both DTrace and MySQL worlds - and explains why D in DTrace means 'dynamic'. Read more.
Robert Krzykawski (Marin Software), Anders Karlsson (Recorded Future)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
MySQL is a great DBMS with a vast feature set. It is lightweight and easy to use "out of the box". What it lacks is a good High-Availability (HA) solution though. There are different approaches to create a HA environment - Depending on software setup and application preferences. This talk will cover everything from pros and cons of different solutions to real world experiences. Read more.
Replication and Scale-Out
Location: Ballroom A
Gene Pang (Google)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
This talk introduces a system we built at Google, which extracts row change event streams from large replicated MySQL server clusters. We will cover various issues we encountered and solved, including change log generation, conversion, storage and replication. We will also discuss some existing and planned usage cases. Read more.
Vadim Tkachenko (Percona Inc), Ewen Fortune (Percona)
InnoDB is well-known and popular, but naturally there's room for improvement. There are many hard-coded constants – what happens if we turn them into command-line parameters? InnoDB is also incredibly complex, with a lot going on under the covers. What algorithms can we change to make InnoDB faster and more scalable, especially on modern hardware? Read more.
Ryusuke Kajiyama (Sun Microsystems / MySQL)
Learn why MySQL was chosen as core database in mission critical system for fund managers of financial firms. In this mission critical financial system, in which database manages more than 1TB and handles over 200 concurrent transactions per second, all operations of front office team are managed including positions, executions and capital management. Read more.
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom E
Heikki Tuuri (Innobase / Oracle Corp.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
This presentation describes how InnoDB manages concurrency control, so that users get superior performance and transaction throughput, while the system protects data integrity. Read more.
Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
Maatkit is a set of tools that helps MySQL users and administrators fill otherwise unmet needs. The toolkit is absolutely packed with functionality. This session will teach you how to get your daily work done faster, safer and smarter. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Ballroom E
Chuck Hagenbuch (Blue State Digital), Leigh Heyman (Executive Office of the President), Stephen Gunn (Google, Inc), Mikey Dickerson (Federal Government | United States Digital Services Team), Ian Gulliver (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 8 ratings)
Barack Obama's presidential campaign created an unprecedented online grassroots movement in which supporters generated thousands of events, made millions of phone calls, raised record amounts of money, and received over a billion emails. Read more.

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  • Kickfire
  • Virident
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Intel
  • Advanced Micro Devices
  • BIRT Exchange by Actuate
  • Calpont
  • Canonical
  • Continuent
  • Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
  • Facebook
  • HiT Software, Inc.
  • IBM
  • iDashboards
  • Oracle
  • Pentaho
  • R1Soft
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SQLstream
  • Ticketmaster
  • Zmanda, Inc.
  • Linux Journal

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