My earlier blog post was wrong, our block of rooms for the conference is still available past the 12th of March. However, there are apparently zero rooms available in the Hyatt other than our reserved block, and our block discount will expire soon (I’m a little hazy on the exact details, because I thought it was the 12th).
I’ll speak at the Shenandoah Ruby Users Group meeting next week in Harrisonburg, Virgina. I’m preparing a brand-new talk for this, called “Seven Things To Know About MySQL Performance.” Hopefully my copies of the new High Performance MySQL, 3rd Edition will have arrived by then and I can give one away!
The meetup is free and friendly. If you’re in the area, you oughta be there!
Next Wednesday, March-21, 11:00am Pacific Time, Baron and me will be co-presenting with Virident webinar: “How to Turbocharge Your MySQL Performance Using Flash Storage” (From Virident side: Shridar Subramanian and Shirish Jamthe).
Running MySQL on SSD in interesting topic and on the webinar we will cover:
Do you know why relational databases are called relational? I commonly see explanations such as this:
an RDBMS is called a relational database system because the data is stored in tables.
There, now that’s all cleared up! Or not.
The most common explanation or reason I hear cited for the name is that it’s because of relationships between data. But this isn’t really accurate.
On March 21st I will be in Paris, to attend the OTN MySQL Developers Day. Oracle is organizing these events all over the world, and although the majority are in the US, some of them are touching the good old European continent. Previous events were an all-Oracle show. Recently, the MySQL Community team has been asking for cooperation from the community, and in such capacity I am also presenting at the event, on the topic of testing early releases of MySQL in a sandbox.
I have been working with Peter in preparation for the talk comparing the optimizer enhancements in MySQL 5.6 and MariaDB 5.5. We are taking a look at and benchmarking optimizer enhancements one by one. So in the same way this blog post is aimed at a new optimizer enhancement Index Condition Pushdown (ICP). Its available in both MySQL 5.6 and MariaDB 5.5
Now let’s take a look briefly at what this enhancement actually is, and what is it aimed at.
Someone will win a limited edition and very rare MySQL Cluster 7.2 shirt today