OurSQL Episode 112: Do You Make the Grade (part 2)?

This week, we go through the "Modern Team Practices" part of the Operations Report Card, and how it applies to DBAs.

Events
Oracle's "Scale with MySQL" seminars:
Scale with MySQL Seminar, London, Tuesday 30 October
Bucharest Romania, Tuesday 13 November
Madrid, Tuesday 27 November

The call for papers for Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo 2013 has been extended through October 31st.

Call for papers for SCALE13, open until December 10th, 2012.

Percona Live, London Dec 3- Tues Dec 4. Millenium Gloucester Hotel.

Training
MySQL Marinate, a FREE basic MySQL training course led by Sheeri.

SkySQL Trainings

Oracle's MySQL Trainings

Percona Trainings

DBA report card, part 2
We continue our discussion of the Operations Report Card and how it applies to DBAs.

Checkmarkable
"There are three categories [of what to document]: Things that you want to be consistent, things that you do infrequently and don't want to have to spend time re-remembering the procedure, things you do when panicking and don't want to have to think on your feet."

Design document definition from wikipedia.

Ear candy
Eric Bergen's article on shutdowns

At the Movies
This week in at the movies, we present a webinar by Gerry about "Introduction to TokuDB version 6.5". TokuDB 6.5 has new features for solid-state disk drives, also known as SSD's. You can also download the PDF slides.

Where you can see us
The next Seattle meetup will be held on Nov 5th at Pyramid Alehouse and will be a "get together and chat event", it's your opportunity to bring up what you'd like to talk about over the next 12 months and other issues around the organization of the Meetup.

Sheeri will be at CodeConnexx in Indianapolis November 8-9th speaking about "MySQL Query Optimization with EXPLAIN" and "The Art of Cat Herding: How to Manage Geeks".

Sheeri will also be at the November Boston MySQL User Group on Monday November 12th from 7-9 pm, which features a talk from ScaleArc about their transparent MySQL Server infrastructure software that achieves instant horizontal scaling, clustering and load balancing, connection multiplexing and connection pooling, transparent query-level caching, wire-speed filtering and higher availability…without requiring any changes or modifications to applications or MySQL databases at any point in time. In addition, ScaleArc provides real-time tools and Analytics to quickly troubleshoot problem queries, and then allows the user to take action to fix them.

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