Personal schedule for Stewart Smith

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Keynote
Location: Ballroom EFGH
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Tomas Ulin (Oracle), Duleepa Wijayawardhana (Empire Avenue)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 17 ratings)
Join Tomas Ulin, Oracle’s Vice President of MySQL Engineering, as he summarizes MySQL’s first year under Oracle’s stewardship, discusses the current and ongoing engagement with the MySQL user community and offers insights into future roadmaps and commitment to MySQL products. Read more.
John Smiley (Amazon.com)
Average rating: **...
(2.14, 7 ratings)
Amazon engineers share experiences managing a large fleet of MySQL databases. Read more.
Architecture and Technology
Location: Ballroom E
Ryan Thiessen (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)
Getting sharding right is crucial for achieving high scale with MySQL on commodity hardware like we do at Facebook. We will overview sharding best practices, and show some examples of both successful and unsuccessful methods at sharding MySQL. Read more.
Stewart Smith (Percona)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
HailDB is a project that maintains InnoDB as a shared library (forked from embedded_innodb). It provides an API direct to InnoDB without any pesky SQL in front of it. This session is an introduction to HailDB, followed by an introduction to programming it. Read more.
Tags: dba, scale_out
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 7 ratings)
In this session, I will talk about tough DBA tasks - how to automate failover under non-trivial crash situations (i.e. promoting one of slaves to new master), and about how to eliminate downtime for difficult maintenance tasks (i.e sharding). If you have spent too much time for these tasks, this session will help your DBA life easier. Read more.
NoSQL
Location: Ballroom E
Tom Hanlon (Cloudera)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
HBase is an open source column store built on top of Hadoop. In this 45 minute session you will get a brief introduction into the design of HBase, and the underlying framework along with some usage examples. Read more.
Eric Day (craigslist)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
The OpenStack project was launched last summer by Rackspace, NASA, and a number of other cloud technology leaders in an effort to build a fully-open cloud computing platform. It is a collection of scalable, secure, standards-based projects currently consisting of OpenStack Compute and OpenStack Object Storage. This session will introduce the projects, principles behind it, and how to get started. Read more.
Vadim Tkachenko (Percona Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Are you considering how to use SSD disks with MySQL? Should you even use them? Will they make your database faster? They are still expensive, so how can you get the most out of them? This is the talk for you Read more.
Keynote
Location: Ballroom EFGH
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Michael Widenius (Monty Program Ab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 12 ratings)
Monty, the co-founder of MySQL and now project lead of MariaDB, discusses what MariaDB is all about. MariaDB is now 2 years old, and has made 2 releases in 2010. He’ll also present an overview of the future of this community developed branch of the MySQL database. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Ballroom EFGH
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Mårten Mickos (Eucalyptus Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 9 ratings)
Elasticity is a key characteristic of public, private and hybrid clouds. Virtual machines can be spun up and spun down at a moment's notice. But how do databases behave in clouds? Read more.
Keynote
Location: Ballroom EFGH
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Brian Aker (HP)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 12 ratings)
What’s the forecast for Drizzle, a database optimized for Cloud and Net applications? Brian provides an overview of the Drizzle project’s current state as well as what’s ahead. Read more.
Paul McCullagh (PrimeBase Technologies GmbH)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Learn about the latest developments in and around the PBXT Storage Engine. Emphasis will be placed on technical aspects, discussing how things work, and giving practical examples. I will also present the latest performance results for PBXT which reveal a particular sweet spot when running a new benchmark called the “Provider Benchmark”. Read more.
Harrison Fisk (Facebook), Domas Mituzas (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 15 ratings)
Running MySQL at a scale of Facebook leads to many unique problems. We will discuss some of the performance problems seen in production systems and the tools and techniques involved in solutions. Read more.
Business and Case Studies, Drizzle
Location: Ballroom C
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Ubuntu has always been focused on leadership as a development platform for Free Software. Drizzle has always been focused on being flexible and integration friendly. The Ubuntu Server Team has teamed up with the Drizzle Development team to get Drizzle working on Ubuntu, and show developers how easy it is to port their apps to use Drizzle. As of Ubuntu 11.04, Drizzle will be included in Ubuntu. Read more.
Drizzle
Location: Ballroom A
David Shrewsbury (Rackspace)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Drizzle has thrown out the MySQL replication system and has started from scratch in implementing its own replication architecture. In this session, we'll take a look at the basics of the new architecture, what tools are available, and discuss possible future functionality. An example setup will also be presented. Read more.
John David Duncan (Oracle Corp.), Edwin DeSouza (Oracle)
The next major release of Memcached, memcached 1.6, will support loadable storage engines to manage cached data. The NDB Engine for Memcached allows MySQL Cluster and Memcached to be used together in a wide variety of ways, and can be individually configured for particular memcached key prefixes. The presentation will include an overview, how-tos, and benchmarks. Read more.
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Most of high scale web applications use memcached + MySQL or NoSQL. It is said that NoSQL performs better than MySQL for simple access patterns such as primary key lookups. But things are changing. DeNA recently developed HandlerSocket plugin, a MySQL plugin speaking NoSQL protocols. We got 750,000+ qps in our benchmarks and runs pretty well on our production. We'd like to share our experiences. Read more.
Location: Ballroom EFGH
Brian Aker (HP)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Would you pitch a project? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? We’ll find out this year at Ignite MySQLconf. Ignite MySQLconf will happen on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:00pm. The call for Ignite MySQLconf talk proposals now closed. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Ballroom EFGH
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Baron Schwartz (VividCortex Inc)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 13 ratings)
The last few years have brought technological and market shifts that have disrupted open-source databases. These include cloud computing, solid-state storage, non-SQL databases, and MySQL's acquisition. In this keynote presentation, Baron Schwartz will discuss the new reality that faces open-source database users and developers. Read more.
Inaam Rana (Oracle), John Russell (Oracle Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 8 ratings)
InnoDB becomes the default storage engine in MySQL 5.5. At this session, you will learn the current state of InnoDB and the latest enhancements to the InnoDB storage engine in MySQL 5.5; plus how InnoDB works. Read more.
Drizzle
Location: Ballroom H
Tags: drizzle
Stewart Smith (Percona)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Drizzle has fixed many "gotcha" type things. Often we find ourselves saying "fixed in Drizzle". This is a whirlwind tour of what that is. Read more.
Drizzle
Location: Ballroom D
Tags: drizzle, plugin
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Drizzle has a rich plugin system, which means that Drizzle has a rather large set of available plugins which do things. Some of those plugins implement functionality that people have been asking for in the MySQL ecosystem for quite some time - such as LDAP or PAM based authentication, extremely flexible logging and direct use of Memcached. Come see how to actually do these things and more. Read more.
Mark Callaghan (Facebook), Ryan Mack (Facebook), Vamsi Ponnekanti (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
The Facebook database engineering team works with the community and on its own to make MySQL better for data center deployments. This work is visible in the Facebook patch, bugs fixed in official MySQL and features sponsored in other distributions. We will describe work to support a large number of large databases. We focus on backup, replication and quality of service. Read more.
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Clustrix
  • Continuent
  • Facebook
  • HTI Consultoria e Tecnologia
  • Monty Program
  • Percona
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SkySQL
  • Xeround

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