This week we discuss new variables in MySQL 5.6. Ear Candy talks about a problem with XFS performance on a Linux kernel, and At the Movies discusses columnar databases.
@eRadical points out a correction to episode 130 - multiple InnoDB buffer pools were new in MySQL 5.5, not MySQL 5.6.
Call for Papers for MySQL Connect is open! The call closes Friday, April 12th.
Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo 2013 is being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center Monday April 22nd - Thursday April 25th.
LinuxFest Northwest will take place in Bellingham, Washington on Sat Apr 27th and Sun Apr 28th.
New Variables in MySQL 5.6
core_file - was a server option in MySQL 5.5, is now a server variable.
core dump definition at Wikipedia
FromDual blog post about core files and how to produce them
At the Movies
June Tong of InfiniDB explains at last year's SkySQL solutions day, how columnar databases are applied for large scale analytics and the differences with regular databases. This technology is usually applied in warehousing applications and are a better solution database applications that require to do flexible reporting with lots of aggregations on large volumes of data.
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