MySQL Cluster Manager 1.1.2 is now available to download and try from Oracle E-Delivery (select “MySQL Database” as the product pack).
Stanford University is offering a free course on databases. Introduction to Databases — ‘From October-December 2011 this online course will be offered in a structured fashion free of charge to students worldwide.
Sep 12, 2011 4:45am
We sent out this week the September special edition of the
MySQL newsletter, which is focused on O
The much-anticipated ability to access MySQL data via a NoSQL solution has been realized. Using HandlerSocket, significant performance gains can be realized for certain workloads. Sound like something you are interested in? Join us for Percona Live London to hear Ryan Lowe, Percona’s Director of American Consulting speak on this subject. In Ryan’s session he will answer the questions like:
When you set-up the same software several times (for you or for your customers), you want that software to install quickly and reliably, and you are generally happy when everything works as expected.
In this context, a failing installation is when the installation process exits unexpectedly, and you are left with an error message and the prospect of looking at the manual to find out what was it.
Daniel and I and the Percona release engineering team are proud to announce version 1.0.1 of Percona Toolkit. This toolkit is Percona’s suite of DBA and sysadmin productivity tools for MySQL. It is the successor to the popular Maatkit and Aspersa toolkits. Percona Toolkit is available for immediate download at percona.com/downloads/percona-toolkit/.
The latest Percona Server release has one new feature: now MEMORY tables can have BLOB and TEXT columns, and VARCHAR columns will not waste space due to implicit extension to CHAR.
The lack of these features in the MEMORY storage engine (also known as HEAP) in MySQL has been one of the long-standing limitations caused by the fact that variable-length records were not supported by the engine. This is true for all MySQL versions, including the latest 5.6 development tree as of last week.