O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo News and Coverage

MySQL: An Ecosystem, Not Just a Company: O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo Brings MySQL Community Together

by Maureen Jennings  May 18, 2010  

Sebastopol, CA, May 18, 2010 - The O’Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo brought together database and open source stakeholders from around the world to explore the future of MySQL April 12-15, 2010 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The conference program and expo floor illustrated the rich developer, technology, and partner communities that make up the MySQL ecosystem. This event, produced by O’Reilly Media, built on the tradition of past MySQL conferences, previously co-presented with MySQL AB and with Sun.

Despite the uncertainty about MySQL’s future, conference participants recognized that this is also a time of opportunity. The conference program highlighted the latest and best knowledge on MySQL and related technologies to a global community of DBAs, developers, and managers. Topics covered included: Cloud Computing, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, Java, Migration, Performance Tuning and Benchmarking, Ruby, Security, Optimization, and emerging technologies such as NoSQL, among others.

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2010 O'Reilly MySQL Conference Slides and Videos

by Sheeri Cabral  Apr. 22, 2010
Here's a matrix of all the videos up on YouTube for the 2010 O'Reilly MySQL Conference and Expo. The matrix includes the title, presenter, slide link (if it exists), video link, and link to the official conference detail page, where you can rate the session and provide feedback that the… read more

MySQL Conference Review

by Brian Moon  Apr. 17, 2010
I am back home from a good week at the 2010 O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo. I had a great time and got to see some old friends I had not seen in a while... read more

Yet Another Opinion on the State of MySQL

by Jonathan  Apr. 19, 2010
I've been keeping my eye open and my ears to the ground with regards to the Oracle purchase of MySQL. I was waiting for the O'Reilly conference to get a better idea of what might happen to MySQL in the future... read more

2010 MySQL Conference Presentations

by Ronald Bradford  Apr. 19, 2010
I have uploaded my three presentations from the 2010 MySQL Users Conference in Santa Clara, California which was my 5th consecutive year appearing as a speaker... read more

Stay curious! Great things afoot in MySQL 5.5

by Xaprb  Apr. 19, 2010
I was holding my breath for a big-splash 5.5 GA announcement at last week's conference, but I was wrong. Still, there's a lot to talk about in 5.5, with a dozen or more substantial blog posts from the InnoDB and MySQL teams alone over the last week or so! Here… read more

MySQL official emphasizes GPL, improvements

by Paul Krill  Apr. 20, 2010
She said, SQL Server's strength lies in its function. Screven said that Oracle has started to add new functionality to MySQL. He planned to be held in California on Tuesday, O'Reilly MySQL Conference and Expo to discuss these issues. ... read more

Oracle Reassures Developers about Future of MySQL -- Redmond ...

by John Waters  Apr. 15, 2010
So said Oracle's chief software architect, Edward Screven, during his "State the Dolphin" keynote address at the annual MySQL Conference and Expo in Santa Clara, Calif., this week. "We are going to continue to develop, ... read more

Oracle Idol: Screven Delivers on MySQL Promises, But Judges' Votes Uncertain

by Merv Adrian  Apr. 15, 2010
Larry Ellison did not speak at the O'Reilly MySQL event. While the Register was correct to say "Oracle executives are fanning out to woo open sourcers," in its sharp-tongued review, Larry was not among them... read more

MySQL under Oracle: No changes, except to what we say

[The Register]
by Team Register  Apr. 16, 2010
Kaj Arno veered from the official keynote topic on The State of the MySQL Community and tackled the integration of MySQL into Oracle at the MySQL users' conference on Thursday... read more

database news around the world: Oracle Reassures Developers about ...

[Application Development Trends]
by Dinesh Asanka  Apr. 16, 2010
Oracle Corporation will increase its investment in the open-source MySQL database it acquired with its purchase of Sun Microsystems, and it has already begun to make improvements to the software... read more

MySQL conference 2010: thriving as one of many

[O'Reilly News]
by Andy Oram  Apr. 15, 2010
A database is just a place for data. You can make it fancy with cross-linking and even stick in stored procedures, but it remains a passive repository that takes on value only as a part of a surrounding environment for processing. There are more tools for manipulating data than ever.… read more

Transactions on InnoDB Post-Conference Roundup of ...

by john  Apr. 16, 2010
Lots of MySQL 5.5 announcements that just happened to coincide with the MySQL Conference and Expo in Silicon Valley. Here are some highlights of the performance and scalability work that the InnoDB team was involved with. ... read more

MySQL conference begins in the midst of industry shifts

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Andy Oram  Apr. 13, 2010
I arrived at the MySQL conference yesterday for the tutorials and found a thriving event and community. Input into the conference, and hence the offerings, are more diverse than ever. Oracle, which is just in the midst of assimilating Sun and still getting to know the ward it inherited in… read more

MySQL will be much faster

Apr. 15, 2010
But in an interview with Reuters said Edward Screven, Oracle's chief architect, that Oracle is increasing its investments in MySQL on all fronts... read more

Global CIO: Oracle Delivers On Larry Ellison's MySQL Promises

[Information Week]
by Bob Evans  Apr. 15, 2010
When Oracle chief architect Edward Screven gave the keynote talk yesterday at a MySQL conference, he emphasized Oracle's financial, philosophical, and strategic commitments to the open-source database product. While actions will ultimately provide the strongest proof, Screven could not have been more unwavering in delivering Oracle's spoken commitment to MySQL… read more

MySQL fork duo tear down Oracle's Iron Man fantasy

[The Register]
by Gavin Clarke  Apr. 14, 2010
MySQL Con - The battle to own MySQL is over and Oracle executives are fanning out to woo open sourcers, but MySQL luminaries have mobilized to win the hearts and minds of DBAs and developers... read more

Will enterprises support Drizzle?

by Dana Blankenhorn   Apr. 15, 2010
The gauntlet has been laid down. Former mySQL architect Brian Aker keynoted the mySQL Con in Santa Clara this week and pushed Drizzle, a mySQL fork he hopes to build a company around by the time of June's OSCON in Portland... read more

Oracle updates, reaffirms commitment to MySQL

by Barney Beal  Apr. 14, 2010
MySQL aficionados nervous about Oracle's commitment to the open source database may have been reassured today when Oracle's chief corporate architect told attendees at the O'Reilly MySQL conference that MySQL is an important part of Oracle's future... read more

MySQL Conference 2010 Presentation: Optimizing Stored Routines

by Roland Bouman  Apr. 14, 2010
It was very pleased to see so many people attend: I had the impression that MySQL stored routines are quite impopular, due to performance issues, and a syntax that is often regarded as "clunky", so I didn't expect more than about 20 people to show up. Much to my pleasure,… read more

MySQL Conference 2010 - Day 1

by Robert Hamel   Apr. 14, 2010
Well the first day has come and gone and I really enjoyed my first day as a newbie. The keynote from Oracle was well received, they touched on the new Beta version of MySQL and the new mysql enterprise which to a trained oracle eye is looking more and more… read more

MySQL Conference, Day 2

by Mark Atwood  Apr. 14, 2010
While waiting in the line for a breakfast table, I found Reggie Burnett, who is still with MySQL now Oracle. We shared a table and talking about Android and the future of handhelds... read more

MySQL 5.5.4 is Very Exciting

by Michael Niehaus   Apr. 14, 2010
Yesterday at the MySQL Conference, I spent time in a few sessions discussing the performance enhancements in the MySQL 5.5.3 and 5.5.4 milestone releases. What I saw made me very, very happy... read more

Oracle: Open Up or Watch Sun Set

by Brian Proffitt  Apr. 14, 2010
Having been inside a corporate acquisition or two, I can tell you that things are often very chaotic down in the trenches for the first few months or so. No one from the bought company really knows what the buying company really wants to do with them, and no one… read more

Oracle presents "much faster" MySQL beta

[The H Open]
by djwm  Apr. 14, 2010
Oracle presented a beta of what it called a "much faster" MySQL at the O'Reilly MySQL Conference and insists it will be continuing to invest in the open source database.... read more

Oracle: Here's Proof We'll Improve MySQL

[Wall Street Journal]
by Ben Worthen  Apr. 13, 2010
Oracle on Tuesday made its first updates to the software program that prompted a lengthy European antitrust investigation into its takeover of Sun Microsystems. The message: we told you we'd keep working on it.... read more

Oracle exec defends mySQL deal, shows off "much faster" version

by Paula Rooney  Apr. 13, 2010
Oracle today showed off the beta of a "much faster" MySQL and insisted that the company will continue to invest in the open source database. At the annual MySQL conference, Edward Screven, Oracle's Chief Corporate Architect and leader of the MySQL business, said the beta delivery of MySQL 5.5 along… read more

MySQL Week Kicks Off in Silicon Valley

[Open Source Buzz]
by Alolita Sharma  Apr. 12, 2010
A lot has happened in the MySQL world since last year's conference in Silicon Valley. Oracle's acquisition of MySQL through its purchase of Sun has led to increased diversity and opportunities for the entire MySQL ecosystem... read more

Oracle: MySQL Development Matters

[Information Week]
by Charles Babcock  Apr. 13, 2010
Edward Screven, Oracle's chief corporate software architect and head of its open source strategy, is slated to deliver a keynote address to MySQL users Tuesday assuring them that MySQL's ongoing development will be in Oracle's best interests as well as theirs... read more

Oracle chief architect unveils MySQL roadmap

[it World Canada]
by Peter Wayner  Apr. 13, 2010
Ever since Oracle's acquisition of Sun, MySQL users have been nervous about Oracle's commitment to the open source database, given Oracle's own database product line. At the O'Reilly MySQL Conference that began today in Santa Clara, Calif., Edward Screven, Oracle's chief corporate architect took to the stage to win over… read more

Oracle Discusses MySQL Database Plans

by Brian Prince  Apr. 13, 2010
Today, Oracle Chief Corporate Architect Edward Screven plans to answer some of those queries with a keynote at the O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, Calif. In a conversation with eWEEK before the event, he opened the door to some of Oracle's plans for the database, which he… read more

Oracle boosts MySQL investment, targets Microsoft

by Jim Finkle  Apr. 13, 2010
In a bid to woo customers from rival Microsoft Corp, Oracle Corp will boost investment in the widely used MySQL open-source database that it acquired with its January purchase of Sun Microsystems... read more

Oracle Announces MySQL Cluster 7.1

by Oracle  Apr. 13, 2010
Keynote Address by Edward Screven, Oracle's chief corporate architect, at The O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo Redwood Shores, Calif. – April 8, 2010 News Facts Oracle chief corporate architect, Edward Screven... read more

Zmanda Provides Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery for Large-Scale ...

by robinsonmktg  Apr. 13, 2010
Zmanda, the leader in open source backup software, today announced a Disaster Recovery Option for Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL (ZRM). Additionally, Zmanda optimized ... read more

R1Soft to Exhibit its MySQL Backup and True-Granular Restore | Web ...

by jbolduc  Apr. 12, 2010
R1Soft, developer of Continuous Data Protection (CDP) for Windows and Linux, announced today it will showcase its high-performance software and True-Granular Restore™ technology for the 3rd consecutive year at the MySQL Conference and Expo to ... read more

Oracle to Answer Questions on MySQL, But Will it be Enough?

[eWeek.com News]
by Brian Prince  Apr. 08, 2010
Oracle exec Edward Screven plans to outline the company's strategy for MySQL next week, and analysts say Oracle has important questions to answer. Oracle officials know they have some questions to answer about the roadmap for MySQL, and they plan to use the O'Reilly MySQL Conference and Expo next week… read more

MySQL Conference, Day 0

by Mark Atwood  Apr. 11, 2010
After spending the morning looking over photographs with the amazingly talented Julian Cash, I drove through the pouring rain from San Francisco to the SJC airport, to pick up Brian Aker. From there, to the convention center, where I linked up with Monty Taylor, Jay Pipes, Stewart Smith, and a… read more

MySQL users urge Oracle to improve commitment to open source

[Network World]
by Jon Brodkin  Apr. 09, 2010
MySQL users are cautiously optimistic about life under Oracle, but say Larry Ellison's team needs to offer a more detailed road map for development of the open source database... read more

Brian Aker on post-Oracle MySQL – A deep look at Oracle's ...

by James Turner  Apr. 10, 2010
In time for next week's MySQL Conference & Expo, Brian Aker discussed a number of topics with us, including Oracle's motivations for buying Sun and the rise of NoSQL. (read the story…) ... read more

Oracle News : MySQL Strategy Will be Outlined by ...

by lcole@jupitermedia.com  Apr. 09, 2010
Edward Screven, Oracle chief corporate architect, will give the opening keynote on Tuesday, April 13 at 8:30 a.m. PDT at The O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo 2010 -- discussing the strategy for MySQL. His presentation is entitled "State ... read more

MySQL Conference Updates - The day before

by Colin Charles  Apr. 11, 2010
Keynote Additions- The earlier lineup was already excellent, and now we've filled it up more. In particular, let me draw attention to... read more

LogicMonitor To Exhibit Automated Monitoring Software at O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo

by LogicMonitor  Mar. 30, 2010
Santa Barbara, CA, March 30, 2010 - IT professionals looking to simplify data center management will find value in LogicMonitor, who will be exhibiting their automated database monitoring solution at the upcoming O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo. The web-based service delivers in-depth monitoring right out of the box without any… read more

Oracle set to disclose MySQL plans next week

[ComputerWorld ]
by Chris Kanaracus  Apr. 08, 2010
MySQL users are set to receive fresh information about Oracle's road map for the open-source database during a keynote address by chief corporate architect Edward Screven at Tuesday's O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, California. "We're looking forward to outlining our plans for MySQL and providing the development… read more

Rackspace Hires to Align With MySQL Offshoot

by Chris Kanaracus  Mar. 09, 2010
A number of former Sun Microsystems employees who worked on Drizzle, an offshoot of the MySQL open-source database, have ended up at cloud infrastructure provider Rackspace, where they will continue their efforts, developer Jay Pipes wrote in a blog post Monday... read more

Drizzle, Cherry, Roadmap for our Next Release

by Brian Aker  Mar. 05, 2010
The above sums up all of the big stuff going on for this release, and doesn't include the incoming work for developers or partners who haven't committed to the release. Cheery will be completed by the time we hit the O'Reilly MySQL User's Conference in April. I'll be giving a… read more

MySQL migration and risk management

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Mac Slocum  Mar. 05, 2010
Oracle's acquisition of Sun has opened up all sorts of questions: Will MySQL get the support it needs? What will become of the MySQL community? Where should database administrators put their efforts and resources? Ronald Bradford can answer that last question. Bradford, an RDBMS expert and a speaker at the… read more

MySQL Ecosystem – complementary talks at the conference?

[MySQL Conference & Expo news (via Google blog search)]
by Colin Charles  Mar. 03, 2010
Now, do you want to see these kinds of talks at the MySQL Conference & Expo 2010? Check out the schedule grid. Its pretty healthy already ;). Also, how interested are you in talks about PostgreSQL and MySQL in similar environments? ... read more

Oracle Executive Will Speak at O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo: Edward Screven to Answer Questions re: Future of MySQL

[O'Reilly News]
by Maureen Jennings  Feb 24, 2010  

Sebastopol, CA, February 24, 2010 - Wonder about the future of MySQL? Curious about what Oracle plans for the open source database? Expect answers when Edward Screven, Oracle's chief corporate architect and leader of the MySQL business, speaks at the O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo, scheduled for April 12-15, at the Santa Clara Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.

Edward Screven reports to CEO Larry Ellison, and he drives technology and architecture decisions across all Oracle products to ensure that product directions are consistent with Oracle's overall strategy. He'll discuss the current and future state of MySQL, now part of the Oracle family of products. His presentation will also cover Oracle's investment in MySQL technology and community, as well as the role that open source in general is playing within heterogeneous customer environments around the world... read more

Speaking at the MySQL Conference 2010

by Toru Maesaka   Feb. 18, 2010
I'm a little behind in announcing this but I'm going to be speaking at O'Reilly's MySQL Conference this year. My presentation is a three hour tutorial titled, Drizzle Storage Engine Development. Practical Example with BlitzDB. Three hours is a long time but I assure you that there will be a… read more

Speaking on SQL Injection at MySQL Conference

by Bill Karwin  Feb. 18, 2010
I'm speaking this year at the MySQL Conference & Expo 2010 in Santa Clara. Be sure to get your early registration discount by Feb 22! I'm presenting a talk on SQL Injection Myths and Fallacies. This may seem like a topic that's been done to death, but it's important for… read more

MySQL Conference Update: Grid is up, go promote and register!

by Colin Charles  Feb. 10, 2010
O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo 2010 This is a quick update on the O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo 2010, happening April 12-15 2010 in Santa Clara. We've put up a preliminary schedule, and you can expect this to be fast ... read more

Last chances to submit your MySQL Conference talk!

[MySQL Conference & Expo news (via Google blog search)]
by Colin Charles  Jan. 26, 2010
The O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo 2010 will be closing the Call for Participation at the end of the 27th January 2010. You have less than 48-hours – so get submitting already. Take a gander at some of the shortlisted presentations, ... read more

MySQL DBA - An Oracle DBA' Journey: MySQL Conference and Expo 2010

by George Trujillo  Jan. 13, 2010
The MySQL Users Conference and Expo 2010 scheduled for April 12 - 15, 2010 in Santa Clara is definitely a conference I highly recommend you attend if you can. The insights, networking and knowledge gained is invaluable. ... read more

Read this before submitting a conference proposal

by Sheeri Cabral  Jan. 07, 2010
The O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo 2010 Call for Participation ends in just under 3 weeks. I am on the conference committee, and thus get to see and review all the conference proposals. This blog post will briefly explain the how each ... read more

O'Reilly mysql conference & expo 2010

by Colin Charles  Dec. 29, 2009
It is my pleasure to be your Program Chair, for the O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo 2010, to be held April 12-15 2010, in Santa Clara, California. It is of course, not something I embark on alone. I have a program committee, comprising of some amazing folk: Brian Aker, Kaj… read more

O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo 2010 Announced: Call for Participation and Registration for New Event Now Open

[O'Reilly News]
by Maureen Jennings  Dec. 21, 2009
Sebastopol, CA, December 21, 2009 - The MySQL ecosystem continues to thrive, with an engaged community working together on the open source database. O'Reilly Media invites this community to a new event, the O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo 2010, April 12-15, at the Santa Clara Convention Center and the Hyatt… read more

O'Reilly picks up the MySQL user conference

by Henrik Ingo  Dec. 13, 2009
It has been a tough Autumn for all of us so it is a pleasure to finally blog on some good news! O'Reilly has finally announced the next MySQL User Conference... read more

InfoWorld: Tim O'Reilly on the origins of open source

by Zack Urlocker   May. 08, 2009
At the MySQL Conference & Expo a few weeks back, I sat down with Tim O'Reilly and Karen Padir from Sun to do a post-conference wrap-up exploring some of the ideas and themes around open source and cloud computing... read more

The Beginning of Open Source

Apr 27, 2009  Tim O'Reilly reflects on the early days of Open Source

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MySQL Conference 09 Wrap-Up Part 1

Apr 27, 2009  Part 1 - Zack Urlocker, Karen Padir and Tim O'Reilly reflect on the week's events at the MySQL Conference and Expo 2009 and overall trends in Open Source

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MySQL Conference 09 Wrap-Up Part 2

Apr 27, 2009  Part 2 - Zack Urlocker, Karen Padir and Tim O'Reilly reflect on the week's events at the MySQL Conference and Expo 2009 and overall trends in Open Source

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System News for Sun Users: MySQL ...

[System News]
by editor  Apr. 28, 2009
Near the conclusion of the seventh annual MySQL Conference & Expo held April 20-24 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, recognition of the open source database's best customers, partners and open source community contributors was ... read more

The Register: Sun says it's time for MySQL 5.4

[The Register]
by Timothy Prickett Morgan  Apr. 27, 2009
With all the noise about database and application software maker Oracle shelling out $5.6bn to acquire Sun Microsystems, the preview of the MySQL 5.4 relational database slipped through a lot of cracks when it was announced this week at the MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara... read more

Ostatic.com: Interview: Karen Tegan Padir, MySQL VP, On This Week's MySQL ...

by Sam Dean  Apr. 24, 2009
As news and analysis about the future of MySQL under Oracle made the rounds this week, the annual MySQL Conference and Expo also took place in Silicon Valley. New versions of MySQL arrived and were announced, and we asked Karen Tegan ... read more

eWeek.com: Oracle-Sun Deal Gets Mixed Reaction from MySQL Community

[eWeek.com News]
by Chris Preimesberger  Apr. 24, 2009
The question Oracle good, or Oracle bad, for MySQL? was generally met with a smile first, then a measured, thoughtful response on the final day of the MySQL Conference in santa Clara. And the responses were interesting, to say the least, ranging from an absolute no way to equally absolute… read more

ZDNet: MySQL 5.4 makes debut but won't ship soon

by Paula Rooney  Apr. 23, 2009
MySQL 5.4, which made its debut at the MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, Calif. on Tuesday, will offer significant performance and scalability enhancements, Sun said. Still, availability is not imminent. ... read more

InformationWeek: MySQL Manager: In Oracle We Must Trust

[InformationWeek ]
by Charles Babcoc  Apr. 23, 2009
Black humor about the Oracle Sun deal rippled through the MySQL Conference & Expo, but MySQL manager Karen Padin stood up for Oracle. read more

eWeek.com: Sun Pulls Covers off New MySQL Database as Oracle Merger Looms

[eWeek.com News]
by Brian Prince  Apr. 21, 2009
Sun Microsystems previewed version 5.4 of its MySQL database at the MySQL Conference Expo in Santa Clara. The announcement of the new version comes 24 hours after Oracle announced plans to buy Sun for $7.4 billion. - As analysts debate just how the open source MySQL database will fit into… read more

InfoWorld: Oracle wins 'Acquirer of the Year' award at MySQL Conference

by Zack Urlocker  Apr. 21, 2009
It was a standing room only crowd at the MySQL Conference and Expo this morning in Santa Clara. With more than 2,000 attendees, this is the largest crowd the conference has ever drawn, which is saying something given that most conferences are projecting much lower numbers with the economic downturn. read more

See also the News & Coverage page from the 2009 edition of MySQL Conference & Expo.

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