OurSQL Episode 95: Finding data at OSCON

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

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

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 84: Going to the Big Show

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

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 and then go to My Account -> Submit Proposal.

OurSQL Episode 60: Charming Data

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

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

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 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

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 Remember that the labs releases are for testing only and not supported in production use.

OurSQL Episode 52: Database Theory ABC

This week, we present ACID, BASE, CAP theorem and more.

At this year's Open Source Bridge in Portland last month, Eric Redmond presented 'A Dozen Databases in 45 minutes'. It’s really about 20 minutes of theory and 25 minutes of the dozen databases, and we present the first part, the theoretical side of things.

ACID - atomicity, consistency, isolation, durability
BASE- basically available, soft state, eventual consistency (there's also a good article by Lewis Cunningham that explains ACID vs. BASE in the context of cloud computing.

OurSQL Episode 51: Data Infrastructure at OSCon Data

This week, we talk about OSCon Data.

Strata (Big Data Conference) - Sept 19-23 in NYC - the call for proposals is still open until July 15th.

OSCon, the Open Source Convention, is Jul 25 - Thu Jul 29th
Co-located this year:
OSCon Data
OSCon Java

OSCon Data content mentioned: