Conferences

OurSQL Episode 173: Time for Percona Live


38:19 minutes (17.7 MB)

This week, we talk about the new and innovative talks appearing at Percona Live. Ear Candy is about warming up the innodb buffer pool cache, and At the Movies talks about zero-cost joins.

Pecona Live
Percona Live 2014 is Tuesady April 1st through Friday April 5th at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

Percona Live 2014 conference site

Register for Percona Live - save $100 if you register on or before March 2nd!

OurSQL Episode 150: MySQL Connect


23:35 minutes (10.95 MB)

This week we talk about MySQL Connect sessions. Ear Candy is the mysqladmin "relative" command, and At the Movies is Manipulating JSON with MariaDB and MySQL. Listen to hear how to win a free pass!

Events
DB Hangops - every other Wednesay at noon Pacific time

FrOSCon - Aug 24-25th, 2013 in St. Augustin, Germany.

Oracle is having a MySQL OTN Virtual Developer Day August 31st.

OurSQL Episode 129: New and Extended


50:23 minutes (23.22 MB)

This week we interview Shlomi Noach about the upcoming Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo in Santa Clara April 22-25th, 2013. There are 2 organizations with new trainings, too! Ear Candy is a resource with data models, and At the Movies is how to setup and operate Tungsten replication.

Events
Upcoming MySQL tech tours

LinuxFest Northwest will take place in Bellingham, Washington on Sat Apr 27th and Sun Apr 28th.

Are You Part of OurSQL Events?

OurSQL, the MySQL Database Community Podcast, lists events, conferences and training that are relevant to MySQLers around the world. Gerry and Sheeri get the information for events/conferences/training from Planet MySQL and Oracle, SkySQL and Percona websites. Often, webinars are posted to Planet MySQL a week or 2 before they happen, which is not enough lead time for the podcast. We usually record on Tuesdays and publish on Fridays, with the understanding that not everyone listens to the podcast on Friday. So on the podcast, we talk about events that are at least 1 week from publication date. For example, we are recording today (Tue 20 Nov) for a podcast that will be published Friday (23 Nov). We will talk about events, conferences and training that will happen Sunday, December 2nd or later.

OurSQL Episode 110: The Key to 5.6


51:17 minutes (23.63 MB)

This week we present the MySQL Connect Keynote: Community Perspective—Why Upgrade to MySQL 5.6. This is the entire keynote panel, featuring Sarah Novotny of Meteor Entertainment as the moderator, and panelists Giuseppe Maxia of Continuent, Domas Mituzas of Facebook, Sheeri Cabral of Mozilla and Mark Leith of Oracle. We discussed the main features we thought would be useful to us as well as the community.

OurSQL Episode 104: Making a Connection, part 2


25:23 minutes (11.78 MB)

This week we talk about sessions at MySQL Connect we think will be interesting to DBAs. Ear Candy is Python's Fabric library and command-line tool and At the Movies is Johan Andersson of Severalnines presenting Using MySQL as a NoSQL datastore - new featuers in MysQL Cluster 7.2 GA from the SkySQL solutions day back in April.

Events
FrOSCon will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 25th - 26th at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in Germany. Registration is a small fee for personal attendees, only 5 euros. It is more for corporate attendees. There will be a MySQL and friends room this year, as in years past.

OurSQL Episode 103: Making a Connection, part 1


24:49 minutes (11.51 MB)

This week, we talk about the MySQL Connect format, and present our "Guide to MySQL Connect for Developers" and the few tech talks we think both DBAs and developers will find useful. In Ear Candy, we talk about how InnoDB stores the binary log position of the last successfully executed statement in its recovery logs. In At the Movies, we highlight Andrew Aksyonoff's talk on Sphinx at SkySQL's MySQL solutions day last April.

Events
FrOSCon will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 25th - 26th at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in Germany. Registration is a small fee for personal attendees, only 5 euros. It is more for corporate attendees. There will be a MySQL and friends room this year, as in years past.

OurSQL Episode 95: Finding data at OSCON


26:01 minutes (12.07 MB)

This week, we talk with Sarah Novotny about Data at O'Reilly Open Source Convention - OSCON. Listen for a 20% off discount code!

Conferences
The 1st Latin American Conference on MySQL, NoSQL and Cloud Technologies will be held in Buenos Aires from Tuesday June 26 through Thursday June 28th at the Hilton Buenos Aires.

OSCon will be held Monday Jul 16th through 20th

MySQL Connect will be held in San Francisco on Saturday September 29th and Sunday September 30th. This is a technical conference about MySQL, bringing together MySQL engineers at Oracle and the MySQL Community, and will include sessions about the latest MySQL features and roadmaps.

OurSQL Episode 88: MySQL Founders


44:50 minutes (20.68 MB)

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.

News/Events/Feedback
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 84: Going to the Big Show


41:17 minutes (19.05 MB)

This week we give an overview of Percona Live and what we think are the highlights, including which sessions we recommend for beginners and which we cannot wait to see for ourselves.

On Tuesday June 5th, 2012, a MySQL Innovation Day is being hosted at Oracle’s Conference Center in Redwood Shores, California. The MySQL Innovation day will feature multiple “lightning” talks by Oracle’s MySQL Engineers, If you cannot make it out to California, the lightning talks will be available via a live webcast, too - so either way, save the date! Unfortunately there's no link yet.

MariaDB 5.5 beta announcement

OurSQL Episode 61: Security Blankets, Part 2


44:21 minutes (20.46 MB)

We go over the open calls for papers, upcoming conferences, conversations with Oracle, and finish up our 2-part series on MySQL security.

Calls for papers:
Call for papers for Percona Live: MySQL Conference & Expo 2012 is open! They opened it on Friday, September 15th and the call will close on Monday, December 5th. The MySQL Conference & Expo is Tuesday April 10 - Thursday, April 12, 2012 in Santa Clara, CA.

To submit a paper, first register as a speaker at http://www.percona.com/live/mysql-conference-2012/user/register and then go to My Account -> Submit Proposal.

OurSQL Episode 60: Charming Data


33:57 minutes (15.7 MB)

This week we talk with Giuseppe Maxia (pronouncing his name correctly!) about new features in Tungsten replicator, and go over a lot of news.

News:
There was a lot of news this week! There were three really big announcements at Oracle OpenWorld that relate to the MySQL community:

Oracle released a NoSQL database. http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/nosqldb/overview/index.html
It’s an ACID-compliant key-value data store, with a Java API for put, delete and get operations and includes replication. The data partitioning and distribution is automatic and based on a hash function.

OurSQL Episode 58: Opening up Oracle's World


26:08 minutes (12.12 MB)

The main content this week is previewing Oracle OpenWorld's MySQL sessions.

News
Call for papers for Percona Live: MySQL Conference & Expo 2012 is open! The call will close on Monday, December 5th. To submit a paper, first register as a speaker at http://www.percona.com/live/mysql-conference-2012/user/register and then go to My Account -> Submit Proposal.

CouchConf NYC is happening on Monday, October 24th in New York City. CouchConf is a one-day conference focused on Couch NoSQL database technology for web and mobile applications. There will be numerous technology sessions presented by leaders of the Apache CouchDB project and other Couch experts.

Helan Går During OSCon 2011

During OSCon, I went to dinner with a bunch of MySQL folks - Henrik, Mats, Lars, and Rich (audio engineer for the OurSQL podcast). On the recommendation of some friends in Portland, we went to Le Bistro Montage. There, we raised our shot glasses (full of an oyster shooter) and sang Helan Går (well, I did not sing because I have not familiarized myself with the song -- I am not a big drinker!)

OurSQL Episode 53: MySQL 5.6 at OSCon Data


26:34 minutes (12.31 MB)

This week we speak with Calvin Sun, the Development Manager of the InnoDB Team, and has been working on InnoDB at MySQL and Oracle for 5 years. He mentions that not only is the InnoDB team hiring, but nobody has left the InnoDB team in several years, so the team is very stable.

We grabbed Calvin at OSCon Data, where Oracle announced the new features of MySQL 5.6 released on labs.mysql.com. Remember that the labs releases are for testing only and not supported in production use.