Sessions I want to see at MySQL conference 2012Sun, Apr 8, 2012 in Conferences Databases
- Tutorial: Innodb and XtraDB Architecture and Performance Optimization. Peter’s talks are always great, and this is a perennial favorite. If you have never been, you should go to this one. You will realize how little you really know about InnoDB/XtraDB, and how much it matters.
- Tutorial: Linux and H/W optimizations for MySQL. Last year I tweeted that Yoshinori’s tutorial was the 3rd edition of High Performance MySQL, and I really wasn’t exaggerating that much.
- BoF session: Percona XtraDB Cluster. I believe that this is one of the few truly groundbreaking changes to MySQL – right up there with “MySQL has transactions now” and “MySQL adds replication.”
- MySQL Plugins – why should I bother? Sergei is the co-author of a book on plugins. Their power is not to be underestimated.
- Getting InnoDB Compression Ready for Facebook Scale. Compression is very powerful – if we can just get the implementation to work better. Facebook, apparently, has done that.
- The 5 minute DBA: MySQL DBA 101 for Non DBA’s. Get started fast with Matt Yonkovit’s friendly, engaging and relevant talk. Spoiler: it’s longer than five minutes.
- MySQL Optimizer Standoff MySQL 5.6 and MariaDB 5.3. Peter at it again, this time digging into the advances in newer releases of the server, which make a huge difference on some common and important workloads.
- Scaling MySQL Databases for the Web. This is the “Vitess” talk, a technology I’m extremely keen to hear about. It’s now powering YouTube’s backend.
- BoF session: Tungsten User Fest. Tungsten has matured into a very interesting technology in the last couple of years.
- Oracle to MySQL migration. Marco Tusa has actually implemented some of the most impressive migrations in MySQL’s history.
- Spil Games: Outgrowing an internet startup. This should be a great talk about running MySQL in a busy startup in the real world.
- Here I’m torn between MySQL and SSD: usage and tuning and Common Schema: a framework for MySQL server administration. (I’m always torn between at least 2 or 3 talks, but in this case especially so for some reason.)
- Verifying MySQL Replication Safely With pt-table-checksum 2.0. If you aren’t verifying that your replicas have the same data as their masters, you need to, and this is the tool to do it.
I'm Baron Schwartz, the founder and CEO of VividCortex. I am the author of High Performance MySQL and many open-source tools for performance analysis, monitoring, and system administration. I contribute to various database communities such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB.