The Wall Street Journal’s Heard on the Street column this morning was oddly titled Oracle’s Little Issue With Big Data. The point of the article is that data is exploding but the WSJ does not see how Oracle is going to take advantage of that explosion. But I found it odd that WSJ has missed the point!
The Drizzle team has published the first Drizzle 7.1 stable release. The announcement on the Drizzle blog covers some of the major improvements in this release over the previous stable release, Drizzle 7.0. I plan to write a variety of blog posts on each of the new features over the coming weeks. Major features include:
MySQL became wildly successful in part because it had built-in, simple replication. Sure, it had lots of interesting failure scenarios and was not great at first — it is much better these days — but it was nevertheless successful because there was a single, out-of-the-box, not-very-complex way to do replication. I have opined many times before that this was one of the killer features missing from PostgreSQL. I think that can large explain why MySQL became more popular more quickly.
We have spent months planning and preparing for the MySQL conference that begins tomorrow. It seems appropriate to reflect on this process, where the open source and business communities are now, and what we have planned for the future.
I will be at the Indiana Linux Fest this weekend, presenting the Care and Feeding of a MySQL Database for Linux Administrators on Saturday just before lunch. Later this month I will be in Las Vegas for Collaborate 12 to present MySQL for Oracle DBAs or How to Speak MySQL for beginners on April 25th at 12:15.
Are you attending PerconaLive?
Allow me to suggest you attend the Common Schema: a framework for MySQL server administration session on April 12, 14:00 - 14:50 @ Ballroom F.
This talk is by none other than Roland Bouman. Roland co-authored parts of common_schema, and is a great speaker.
(a slightly modify rebroadcast of Florian’s post)
If you are interested by High availability solution with MySQL, Florian Haas from and myself myself will be co-presenting next Tuesday a tutorial on the topic. It is never too late to register!
For the ones who are already registered, here’s advance information which you will find useful.