OurSQL 101: Virtualization 101

This week, Sheeri talks about virtualization with Tim Hall during the Latin America Oracle Technology Network Tour. Earcandy is MySQL Sandbox and at the movies Giuseppe Maxia demos MySQL Sandbox during the 2011 MySQL Users Conference.

News
There is a new cheat sheet out from Dzone's Refcardz line, about database partitioning with MySQL. It is a free download once you make a free account: Database Partitioning with MySQL

Events
Oracle Tech Tour Pittsburgh and Chicago

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.

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. The schedule is now online.

Percona Live: New York City 2012 will be held from Monday, Oct 1st through Tuesday Oct 2nd.

Training
SkySQL Trainings

Percona Tranings

Oracle's MySQL Trainings

A Cure for Virtual Insanity
Tim's original article: A Cure for Virtual Insanity, his web site ORACLE-BASE

Qemu
KVM
Xen
What Exactly is Swappiness

Earcandy
MySQL Sandbox main page and Launchpad page.

At the Movies
This week in at the movies, we present Giuseppe Maxia at the 2011 O'Reilly User Conference & Expo doing a 20 minute booth demo about MySQL Sandbox, as recorded by friend of the show Colin Charles. As Giuseppe says, "it takes longer to explain how to use MySQL sandbox than it does to actually use it."
MySQL Sandbox Demo

Where you can see us
Gerry will be at the August Seattle MySQL Meetup on Monday Aug 06 at 7:00 PM.
As many of you in the Seattle area may know, Blue Gecko got acquired by datAvail so we’re not sure if we will be able to keep meeting at their offices. Please be prepared to come to the meeting with ideas for new venues just in case.

Sheeri will be at the Northeast PHP Conference Sat Aug 11 through Sun August 12th, talking about "getting the most out of your indexes" and "Events in MySQL"

Sheeri will not be at the August Boston MySQL User Group on Monday, August 13th, at the Microsoft NERD Center, where Dave Stokes of the MySQL Community Team (at Oracle) will talk about MySQL 5.6.

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