Archive for the ‘Conferences’ Category
- 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.
We’re running Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions and lightning talks this year at the MySQL conference, similarly to previous years. You can help by submitting proposals ASAP. The deadline is Monday, and it is a hard deadline.
Why is this a big deal? Why the hard deadline? It turns out that this is one of the things I always underestimated. Planning for these is actually quite difficult and they are very expensive. That’s because we have to ensure that there is room for them to take place, doors are unlocked, and the lights are turned on. This really surprised me — I always thought it was simple to let people gather together in the evening. Well, nothing is simple at a big conference venue. If you want to have a BoF session at a bar, that’s simple, but that’s not what this conference has typically done, and we are trying to continue the conference as it’s always been.
Want a free copy of High Performance MySQL, Third Edition? If you register before the early-bird pricing expires for the MySQL Conference in April, and use the discount code PL-Book, you’ll get to take a free copy home from the conference!
And now, a status update: I’m currently proofing the QC2 (quality control #2) revision of the book; after this, the book goes to manufacturing. The PDF is now 820 pages, which is a lot of work to proofread. You can imagine how much more in-depth we’ve been able to go with so many more pages.
The sample chapter of High Perf MySQL 3rd Ed is both amazingly to the point and hilarious at times. Instant buy for me.
If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to take a look at the sample. Then go register for the conference to get your free copy, and I’ll see you in Santa Clara! We’re also arranging a book-signing at the conference, so you can get some scribbles on your copy if you want!