OurSQL Episode 82: Cloudy With a Chance of Data

This week, we talk about cloud computing with Amazon AWS.

Oracle will be at DrupalCon in Denver, CO from Monday, March 19th through Friday, March 23rd.

Percona's XtraDB cluster announcement
XtraDB Cluster at the San Francisco MySQL Meetup on Wednesday, March 21st
XtraDB Webinar on Wednesday April 4th

High Performance MySQL, 3rd edition

The upcoming free Oracle Tech Tours are:
Reston, VA on Tuesday, March 20th.
Chicago, Illinois, on Thursday, March 22nd

The Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo is from Tuesday, April 10th through Thursday, April 12th. The conference is at the Santa Clara, California Convention Center. Use code PL-pod and save 10% off registration!. Check out the tutorial and session schedule.

The day after Percona Live ends, on Friday April 13th, 2012 there will be three free events that you can mix and match. You do not have to be a conference attendee to join, so if you are in the Silicon Valley area on Friday April 13th and want to join any of these events, we'll link in the show notes on how to register.
* The SkySQL and MariaDB Solutions Day
* Drizzle Day
* Sphinx Search Day

Collaborate, the technology and applications forum for the Oracle Community, has 18 MySQL sessions. Collaborate runs from Sunday, April 22nd through Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada.

On Wednesday, April 25th in London, Oracle is offering a free seminar, including breakfast, on scaling MySQL

LinuxFest Northwest will be happening on Saturday April 28th and Sunday April 29th.

OpenSQLCamp US will be co-located with the Southeast LinuxFest, or SELF. The call for papers is open until Tuesday, April 3rd. SELF is Friday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10th in Charlotte, North Carolina. Registration is free for both OpenSQLCamp and the Southeast LinuxFest. There is a MySQL day on Friday, June 8th, a database track on Saturday for chosen presentations, and an unconference style day for OpenSQLCamp talks on Sunday. SELF call for Papers - call for papers is open until Tuesday April 3rd.

The 1st Latin American Conference about MySQL, NoSQL and Cloud technologies will be held in Buenos Aires Wednesday, June 27th through Friday, June 29th at the Puerto Madero Hilton Hotel. It is called the MariaDB NoSQL & Cloud Latin American Conference and we will link to information in the show notes.

Cloud Computing with Amazon AWS
Cloud computing at Wikipedia
AWS - Amazon Web Services
Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Availability zones
On-demand vs. reserved vs. spot instances
Auto Scaling
Elastic Load Balancing

RDS for MySQL - A complete, hands-off MySQL solution in the cloud.

Simple Storage Service aka S3 for storage.
Oblaksoft, which has a cloud storage engine for MySQL that can utilize cloud storage such as Amazon S3 to store relational and blob data. ClouSE provides fully functional, transactional and ACID-compliant relational data management on top of cloud storage. With ClouSE many MySQL-based applications wouldn’t require changing any code.

EBS - elastic block store
Free Tier - take it for a test drive

Virtual Private Cloud

Ear Candy
In this week's Ear Candy we talk about mdadm and its use to set up EBS volumes as RAID arrays.

At the Movies
This week in at the movies we present"The Right Tool for the Right Job: Choosing the Best Data Storage Option" by Patrick Lightbody of BrowserMob at the OSCon Data 2011 conference. This presentation goes through the decision process, and ends up with 5 different ways to store data for 5 different purposes, showing that sometimes a hybrid solution is best.

Where you can see us
Gerry will be at the April Seattle MySQL User Group on Monday April 2nd from 7 - 9 pm. No topic has been set yet.

Sheeri will be delivering a tutorial on White-hat Google Hacking and MySQL Security at Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo from April 10-12th, 2012 in Santa Clara, CA. Gerry will also be at the conference.

Sheeri will also be speaking at the SkySQL and MariaDB Solutions Day on Friday, April 13th, 2012 in Santa Clara, CA, giving a session on creating a data warehouse.

Sheeri will be speaking about MySQL Security at the Professional IT Community Conference, Friday May 11 - Saturday May 12 in New Brunswick, NJ

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