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OurSQL Episode 110: The Key to 5.6

This week we present the MySQL Connect Keynote: Community Perspective—Why Upgrade to MySQL 5.6. This is the entire keynote panel, featuring Sarah Novotny of Meteor Entertainment as the moderator, and panelists Giuseppe Maxia of Continuent, Domas Mituzas of Facebook, Sheeri Cabral of Mozilla and Mark Leith of Oracle. We discussed the main features we thought would be useful to us as well as the community.

OurSQL Episode 109: Starting with the right foot

This week we talk about startup scripts and their gotchas. Ear candy is a startup cache gotcha and at the movies presents an introduction to VoltDB.

Events

Percona Live Santa Clara, 2013 call for papers closes Friday October 12th.

Oracle's "Scale with MySQL" seminars:
near Paris, Tuesday 16 October
Scale with MySQL Seminar, London, Tuesday 30 October

OurSQL Episode 108: Legendary Searches

This week we present the Sphinx Storage Engine. Ear Candy is a gotcha about setting variables in the configuration file, and At the Movies is a video about MariaDB.

Events
MySQL Connect will be held in San Francisco on Saturday September 29th and Sunday September 30th. The schedule is now online.

OurSQL Episode 107: Staying concurrent

This week we present what Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC) means, as well as how InnoDB implements it to achieve transactionality and ACID compliance. Ear candy is a GROUP BY performance gotcha, and At the Movies is a FULLTEXT webinar from Percona.

Events
MySQL Connect will be held in San Francisco on Saturday September 29th and Sunday September 30th. The schedule is now online.

OurSQL Episode 106: FULLTEXT on ACID

This week we present InnoDB FULLTEXT search. Ear Candy is about SOUNDEX() and SOUNDS LIKE queries, and At the Movies is about FULLTEXT search throwdown by Bill Karwin.

Events
MySQL Connect will be held in San Francisco on Saturday September 29th and Sunday September 30th. The schedule is now online.

OurSQL Episode 105: Lost for Words

This week we present the basics of MySQL FULLTEXT search. We talk about the myisam_ftdump utility in Ear Candy, and present an introduction to Sphinx in At the Movies.

Events
MySQL Connect will be held in San Francisco on Saturday September 29th and Sunday September 30th. The schedule is now online.

OurSQL Episode 104: Making a Connection, part 2

This week we talk about sessions at MySQL Connect we think will be interesting to DBAs. Ear Candy is Python's Fabric library and command-line tool and At the Movies is Johan Andersson of Severalnines presenting Using MySQL as a NoSQL datastore - new featuers in MysQL Cluster 7.2 GA from the SkySQL solutions day back in April.

Events
FrOSCon will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 25th - 26th at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in Germany. Registration is a small fee for personal attendees, only 5 euros. It is more for corporate attendees. There will be a MySQL and friends room this year, as in years past.

OurSQL Episode 103: Making a Connection, part 1

This week, we talk about the MySQL Connect format, and present our "Guide to MySQL Connect for Developers" and the few tech talks we think both DBAs and developers will find useful. In Ear Candy, we talk about how InnoDB stores the binary log position of the last successfully executed statement in its recovery logs. In At the Movies, we highlight Andrew Aksyonoff's talk on Sphinx at SkySQL's MySQL solutions day last April.

Events
FrOSCon will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 25th - 26th at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in Germany. Registration is a small fee for personal attendees, only 5 euros. It is more for corporate attendees. There will be a MySQL and friends room this year, as in years past.

OurSQL Episode 102: Virtualization 102

This week, we continue the virtualization talk about what to know when doing virtualization. We also talk about using KVM & virtualbox.
Episode 101, part 1 of virtualization.

Conferences
FrOSCon will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 25th - 26th at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in Germany. Registration is a small fee for personal attendees, only 5 euros. It is more for corporate attendees. There will be a MySQL and friends room this year, as in years past.

MySQL Connect will be held in San Francisco on Saturday September 29th and Sunday September 30th. This is a technical conference about MySQL, bringing together MySQL engineers at Oracle and the MySQL Community, and will include sessions about the latest MySQL features and roadmaps. The schedule is now online.

OurSQL 101: Virtualization 101

This week, Sheeri talks about virtualization with Tim Hall during the Latin America Oracle Technology Network Tour. Earcandy is MySQL Sandbox and at the movies Giuseppe Maxia demos MySQL Sandbox during the 2011 MySQL Users Conference.

News
There is a new cheat sheet out from Dzone's Refcardz line, about database partitioning with MySQL. It is a free download once you make a free account: Database Partitioning with MySQL

Events
Oracle Tech Tour Pittsburgh and Chicago

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