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OurSQL Episode 90: Handle With Care

This week we present how to use pt-archiver and pt-find, two Percona Toolkit tools. We focus on the common usage of the tools and the gotchas we ran into using them.

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OurSQL Episode 89: Seal of Approval

This week we talk about MariaDB - explaining features, and comparing to Percona's patched MySQL and Oracle's MySQL. MariaDB is touted as "a better MySQL, not a different MySQL". MariaDB is the 2nd most popular open source database, even more popular than Postgres.

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OurSQL Episode 88: MySQL Founders

This week we listen to MySQL founders David Axmark and Michael "Monty" Widenius talk about all sorts of topics, from the MySQL ecosystem to "Crazy Monty", an open source restaurant. David and Monty don't always agree, so this panel is enlightening and also funny.

MariaDB 5.5 features - 5.5 is now GA!

IOUG podcast about MySQL Connect and the new Development Milestone Release (DMR) of MySQL 5.6.

OurSQL Episode 87: A Shift in the Cloud

This week we talk with Mark Atwood of RedHat about OpenShift, a free, auto-scaling Platform as a Service (PaaS) for applications. Use promotional code "oursql" when signing up!

We are very thankful for our listeners! Last week we won a MySQL Community Contributor of the Year award (Sarah Novotny, Gerry Narvaja and Sheeri Cabral, who have all been hosts, won the award). Here's a picture of the award we all won.

OurSQL Episode 86: Speed Demon

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

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 .

OurSQL Episode 85: Keep it Under Control

This week we talk about package and configuration management with MySQL.

Don't forget to send us questions to answer for future versions of Ear Candy, see the "Feedback" section below.

There are 2 free webcasts on Efficiently deploying new MySQL applications on Windows coming up: in French on Thursday April 5th and in German, on Thursday, April 19th.

OurSQL Episode 84: Going to the Big Show

This week we give an overview of Percona Live and what we think are the highlights, including which sessions we recommend for beginners and which we cannot wait to see for ourselves.

On Tuesday June 5th, 2012, a MySQL Innovation Day is being hosted at Oracle’s Conference Center in Redwood Shores, California. The MySQL Innovation day will feature multiple “lightning” talks by Oracle’s MySQL Engineers, If you cannot make it out to California, the lightning talks will be available via a live webcast, too - so either way, save the date! Unfortunately there's no link yet.

MariaDB 5.5 beta announcement

OurSQL Episode 83: The NewSQL World

This week, we talk with Ori Herrnstadt, CTO of Akiban.

MariaDB announced their 5.3 GA and 5.5 alpha releases.

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

Percona's XtraDB cluster announcement