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Room discounts about to expire for MySQL conference!

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).

Speaking at the Shenandoah Ruby Users Group

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!

Webinar “How to Turbocharge Your MySQL Performance Using Flash Storage”

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:

What makes relational databases relational?

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.

A Book-Signing Opportunity for Technical Authors

Have you authored a technical book that’s relevant to MySQL users? Want to get great visibility for yourself and your book? We’re planning a book-signing session for the upcoming MySQL conference, and you can participate in it.

MySQL Sandbox at the OTN MySQL Developers day in Paris, March 21st

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.

Early Bird Pricing Ends Today for Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo

Early Bird Pricing for the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo ends today, March 12th. Hotel room rates at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara go up March 19th, if rooms are still available at that time. Save money on your conference pass and hotel room by registering now.

Index Condition Pushdown in MySQL 5.6 and MariaDB 5.5 and its performance impact

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.

Who will win a MySQL Cluster 7.2 shirt today??

Someone will win a limited edition and very rare MySQL Cluster 7.2 shirt today


Someone will win this shirt at the North Texas MySQL User Group meeting on Monday March 12th

BoFs and lightning talks at the MySQL conference

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.

Submit a BoF SessionSubmit a Lightning Talk

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