OurSQL Episode 86: Speed Demon

This week we talk with Martin Farach-Colton of Tokutek about what's new with TokuDB.

News/Events/Feedback
Oracle announced the MySQL Connect Conference to be held in San Francisco on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30th. Call for papers and registration will open on April 16th.

There is a free webcast on Efficiently deploying new MySQL applications on Windows .

There is also a free webcast on "Building High Performance and High Traffic PHP Applications with MySQL - The Fundamentals" on Thursday, April 26, 2012 geared towards the Asia-Pacific time zones.

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.

Oracle is also having a free seminar on High Availability with MySQL in Belmont, CA on Thu Apr 26th.

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

There is a free afternoon Oracle seminar on
MySQL Enterprise at Oracle in Düsseldorf, Germany on Tuesday, May 8th.

There is a free morning Oracle seminar on
High Availability Solutions for MySQL
in Helsinki, Finland on Thursday, May 10th.

There is a free afternoon Oracle seminar on
Scaling MySQL, to be held Tuesday, May 22nd from 12:45 to 5 pm at the Best Western Premier Hotel am Borsigturm in Berlin Germany
.

SkySQL is offering a training on performance tuning mysql in Paris on:
May 15, 2012 – May 18, 2012
and
Jun 18, 2012 – Jun 21, 2012

And note the Performance Tuning class is not the only available class at the moment - the full schedule is at http://www.skysql.com/services/training/schedule

Oracle will be bringing their free 4-hour seminar on High availability solutions based on MySQL to München, Germany on Wednesday, May 23rd and Baden-Dättwil, Switzerland (near Zurich) on Thursday, May 24th

OpenSQLCamp US will be co-located with the Southeast LinuxFext, or SELF. SELF is Friday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10th in Charlotte, North Carolina. Registration is free for both OpenSQLCamp and the Southeast LinuxFest.

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.

Nine Queens movie on IMDB. It's also available on Netflix streaming, for those who can utilize that service.

Main Content:
We interviewed Martin about TokuDB last year, in podcast episode 39 and podcast episode 40

XA two-phase commit

Ear Candy
In this week's ear candy, we talk about using COUNT() and the instances in which NULL values are and are not counted.

At the Movies
At the movies this week we bring you to the O'Reilly MySQL Conference in 2010, and the best of the ignite talks MC'd by Brian Aker, and featuring Mark Atwood, Sarah Novotny, Gillian Gunson, and our very own Gerry Narvaja.

Where you can see us
Gerry will be at the Seattle MySQL User Group on Monday MAY 7TH from 7 - 9 pm. No topic has been set yet, but that doesn't mean Sarah won't have a host speaking, for example, yesterday we had Mark Atwood from Red Hat talking about OpenShift a new cloud offering Red Hat

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

Sheeri will be at the Boston MySQL User Group meeting on Monday May 14th from 7 - 9 pm.

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