On coming PL MySQL conference 2012 I will give one tutorial:
It can be hard sometimes, particularly with startups to determine what to charge. I have tried various models over the years from nothing, to greatly reduced, to full-price. Nothing works well.
As one of the top consultants in MySQL, I kept my rates down as an individual to compete competitively with the 3 or 4 other companies world wide that provide relative services, this in the end hurt my bottom line.
This post complements Henrik's Call for Nominations for 2012 MySQL Community Awards.
Recap: we keep the tradition of awarding MySQL community members for their notable contributions to the MySQL ecosystem.
A couple of users of our very popular MySQL Configuration Wizard have submitted feedback such as “I’d love to input my existing server settings and get suggestions on how to improve it.”
Good books on databases are rare. So permit me to step out of my normal MySQL-centric role and review a new book that is very good and covers a lot of generic relational database territory while also teaching the basics of Oracle 11g. I would estimate that 10% of the book is 11g and the rest would be valuable to new DBAs of other database systems. Besides, seeing how other databases perform some tasks differently may spur you to improve your own.
OCA Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I: A real-world Certification Guide
Author: Steve Reis
At yesterdays MySQL Tech Tour in Dallas, a gentleman asked how to not only partition data but also store the indexes on other disks as a way of reducing I/O contention on drives.That struck a chord with me and I was soon looking up the information in the MySQL manual.