OurSQL Episode 178: License to Use

This week we discuss more software licenses, concluding our 3-part series on licenses. Ear Candy is what happens when ALTER TABLE crashes, and At the Movies is Jon Day of SkySQL presenting MaxScale. Events Percona Live DB Hangops - every other Wednesay at noon Pacific time Upcoming MySQL events Training SkySQL Trainings Tungsten University trainings

OurSQL Episode 115: Do You Make the Grade (part 4)?

This week, we continue our series going through the Operations Report Card as it applies to database administrators. This week in Ear Candy, we talk about a hidden client value for max_allowed_packet (separate from the session variable). In At the Movies, we present Karen Tegan Padir of Enterprise DB presenting The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same.

Oracle's "Scale with MySQL" seminars:
Madrid, Tuesday 27 November

OurSQL Episode 114: Do You Make the Grade (part 3)?

This week we continue part 3 of the Operations Report Card and how it relates to database administration. This week we talk about the section on "Operational Practices", and it covers how operations are run. In Ear Candy we present different tools for finding a machine's external IP address, and in At the Movies we present a video about MySQL Security from when Sheeri was touring Latin America in July.

Webyog's blog noted that the OurSQL blog/podcast was among the Top MySQL Blogs You Should Be Reading. Thanks for your support!

OurSQL Episode 111: Do You Make the Grade (part 1)?

This is part one of a series where we will explore the Operations Report Card and explain how it applies to DBAs. Listen and grade your own organization, this is a great opportunity to get some new ideas on how to organize your department and make your job more efficient and streamlined.

Alaska Airlines system crash

Oracle's "Scale with MySQL" seminars:
Scale with MySQL Seminar, London, Tuesday 30 October

OurSQL Episode 88: MySQL Founders

This week we listen to MySQL founders David Axmark and Michael "Monty" Widenius talk about all sorts of topics, from the MySQL ecosystem to "Crazy Monty", an open source restaurant. David and Monty don't always agree, so this panel is enlightening and also funny.

MariaDB 5.5 features - 5.5 is now GA!

IOUG podcast about MySQL Connect and the new Development Milestone Release (DMR) of MySQL 5.6.

OurSQL Episode 87: A Shift in the Cloud

This week we talk with Mark Atwood of RedHat about OpenShift, a free, auto-scaling Platform as a Service (PaaS) for applications. Use promotional code "oursql" when signing up!

We are very thankful for our listeners! Last week we won a MySQL Community Contributor of the Year award (Sarah Novotny, Gerry Narvaja and Sheeri Cabral, who have all been hosts, won the award). Here's a picture of the award we all won.

OurSQL Episode 73: What happened?

This week we present a year in review for the MySQL Ecosystem, including updates from Oracle's MySQL, SkySQL, Percona and MariaDB.

The MySQL developer’s room at FOSDEM has almost 40 submissions, and only about a dozen slots, so they need your vote to figure out what sessions will be presented. Send in your votes via twitter or e-mail, see Giuseppe's blog post and session descriptions.

MySQL site down? Can't get MySQL Docs? Technocation has a mirror!

If the MySQL site (including documentation) isn't working for you, try a mirror site.

"But," you ask, "how do I know what the mirror sites are if I can't access the site?"

Great question! Technocation has a mirror site (updated daily) at

Also, we have purchased which points to the official list of mirrors at

Video: What the MySQL Is This, Anyway?

Giuseppe Maxia and I are in the exact middle of our leg of the MySQL Campus Tour. Yesterday's session is was recorded -- A PDF of the slides can be downloaded at (21 Mb).

The video is below: