Blog Profile / The Data Charmer

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Archived Since:June 30, 2008

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21st century presentation technology at Percona Live

After 15 years of slide show technology, I thought that we need to change the way we do presentations. And since I am advocating radical changes, I will eat my own dog food and be the first to present a MySQL session using 3D technology. Show More Summary

April talks at Percona and SkySQL events

The second week of April will be quite a busy one Tuesday, April 10 April 10th is Tutorial day at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo. On that day, I will present a classic: MySQL Replication 101. This is a topic traditionally presented by a MySQL engineer. Show More Summary

Lightning Talks at Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2012

Several months ago I suggested having lightning talks at Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2012, and I also offered to help. Then I forgot about that for a while, until I saw the announcement that there was a call for Lightning Talks. Show More Summary

MySQL 5.6 too verbose when creating data directory

When I install a MySQL package using MySQL Sandbox, if everything goes smoothly, I get an informative message on standard output, and I keep working. This is OK $HOME/opt/mysql/5.5.15/scripts/mysql_install_db --no-defaults \ --user=$USER...Show More Summary

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. Show More Summary

Bringing fresh blood to the MySQL Council

The MySQL Council has been operational for more than one year, with mixed fortunes.As an early member, I am glad to be a member, and I feel that I have done something useful by participating in this organism. The council is young, and the MySQL community is variegated and sparse. Show More Summary

Cool technology and usability in Tungsten Enterprise

When I joined Continuent, at the end of 2010, I was fascinated by the technology of its core products. Readers of this blog know that I have had my hands full with Tungsten Replicator, but what really turned me on was the flagship management...Show More Summary

Tungsten 2.0.5 with more power and ease of use

Tungsten Replicator 2.0.5 was released this week-end.The release notes have quite a long list of bug fixes. Thanks to all the ones who have submitted bug reports, and fixes!There are a couple of new features as well. The replicator includes now a slave prefetch service. Show More Summary

More Oracle ACEs for MySQL

As Keith announced today, there are two more Oracle ACE Directors for MySQL expertise. In case you are wondering how an ACE Director compares to a regular ACE, here is an overview and some FAQ.

MySQL and Friends schedule at FOSDEM 2012

The MySQL DevRoom at FOSDEM is ready. The schedule has been voted. Thanks to all who have participated.Now, let's make sure that the event is successful. The schedule is juicy, and not only because I have three talks in it! Sunday 2012-02-05...Show More Summary

Time to vote for MySQL sessions at FOSDEM

There is a room dedicated to MySQL at FOSDEM 2012. (Thanks to @lefred for organizing).The CfP has received 37 submissions, but there will be time slots only for 12 to 15 talks. So now it's up to the community. If you want to attend a particular talk, you should vote for it.Like in previous years, the selection of the talks is public. Show More Summary

Testing new builds with MySQL-Sandbox 3.0.24

MySQL::Sandbox 3.0.24 released yesterday, with many new features. More than vanilla MySQL If you have missed my previous announcement, here's the gist of it. MySQL Sandbox can now deal with tarballs from either Percona Server or MariaDB.The...Show More Summary

How to submit a good database bug report

When an open source project becomes popular, bug reports start flocking in.This is both good and bad news for the project developers. The good news is that someone is using the product, and they are finding ways of breaking it that we didn't think of. Show More Summary

Call for participation for MySQL events - MySQL conference and FOSDEM

It's that time of the year where MySQL would be speakers are called to action. As usual, the main event is the MySQL spring conference, this year hosted by Percona. The call for participation to the MySQL Conference And Expo 2012 is still open until December 5th. Show More Summary

Never say "there is no way"

Reading a recent MySQL book, I saw an example of SHOW CREATE TABLE that comes with backticks (`) around the table and column names, and a comment:Unfortunately,?there?is?no?way?to?remove?this?from?generated?syntax?with?this?command.(Emphasis mine).Here's how it goes: mysql> show create table mytest\G 1. Show More Summary

Replication multiple masters stars

Working with replication, you come across many topologies, some of them sound and established, some of them less so, and some of them still in the realm of the hopeless wishes.I have been working with replication for almost 10 years now, and my wish list grew quite big during this time. Show More Summary

Tungsten Replicator and MySQL Sandbox at Percona Live London 2011

I will be a speaker at Percona Live - London 2011, and I am looking forward to the event, which is packed with great content. A whopping 40 session of MySQL content, plus 3 keynotes and 14 tutorials. It's enough to keep every MySQL enthusiast...Show More Summary

Upgrading Tungsten Replicator: as easy as ...

When I talked about the usability improvements of Tungsten Replicator, I did not mention the procedure for upgrading.I was reminded about it by a question in the TR mailing list, and since the question was very relevant, I updated the...Show More Summary

My three MySQL sessions at OOW 2011 - and much more

Oracle Open World 2011 is approaching. MySQL is very well represented.Sheeri has put together a simple table of all the MySQL sessions at OOW, which is more handy than the Oracle schedule.I will be speaking in three sessions on Sunday, October 2 nd. Show More Summary

Chaining Replication Clusters

MySQL built-in replication includes a concept called relay slave, which allows you to create hierarchical database clusters.You can do the same thing with Tungsten, and this can be done in more than one way.Let's start with two distinct clusters. Show More Summary

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