OurSQL Episode 70: Table Manners, part 1

We called this podcast table manners because we are often asked what MySQL fork to use. This is part 1 of a 2-part series. This week we delve into Oracle's MySQL and Drizzle.

News:
There will be a "MySQL and Friends" devroom at FOSDEM 2012 in Brussels, Belgium on Sunday, February 5th, 2012. If you are interested in giving a talk, please submit it before December 26th through the submission form. There will also be a dinner on Saturday February 4th, for anyone making travel plans.

Last week we talked about the debian packages available for MySQL 5.5. We went looking for the packages and could not find the Debian drop-down for downloading MySQL 5.5, but we’re happy to report that the drop-down menu item is there now. http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

Percona Live comes to Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. There is a 50% discount for students, faculty and staff of educational organizations, and a 35% discount for government employees. http://www.percona.com/live/dc-2012/

MySQL:
MySQL website
Extensive features list at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/features.html
Won the Linux Journal Reader's Choice Award for Best Database

MySQL Workbench

Drizzle:
http://www.drizzle.org
Differences between Drizzle and MySQL on the drizzle.org website

Drizzle documentation
Planet Drizzle, a blog aggregate of Drizzle blogs
#drizzle on irc.freenode.net
@drizzle on Twitter

Ear Candy
This week's ear candy is about swappiness
sysctl tool
Gerry wrote an article called "What Exactly is Swappiness?"

At the Movies
Sheeri: This week in at the movies we present:
"Renormalize - Solving Performance Problems in MySQL Without Denormalization" by Ari Weil of Akiban at the October 2011 Boston MySQL User Group. Watch the video on YouTube.

Where you can see us
Gerry will be at the January Seattle MySQL User Group on Monday January 2nd from 7 - 9 pm. No set subject yet. It would be nice if you come prepared to share your MySQL year - like what you want to learn and what you’re planning on doing, such as upgrading.

Sheeri will be at the January Boston MySQL User Group on Monday January 7th from 7 - 9 pm, where we will feature Tim Callaghan of Tokutek speaking about "Fractal Tree Indexes - Theoretical Overview and Customer Use Cases"

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