Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

Get Ready for the MySQL Central 2015 Call for Papers

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2015 will take place October 25-29 in San Francisco. It will, as last year, be an integral part of Oracle OpenWorld.

While dates are still subject to change, the Call for Papers (CFP) will likely open around March 25 and close around April 29, remaining open during 5 weeks. You can however already prepare your submission(s) now in order to avoid any rush and be ready to submit once the CFP opens. Here is the information you will need to provide to submit a session:

  • Title
  • Conference session type: This can either be a conference session (45 min), a Birds-of-a-Feather session (45 min), or a tutorial (2 hours). You are obviously welcome to submit several sessions.
  • Abstract: 750 characters maximum including spaces
  • Speaker’s name(s), e-mail(s), phone(s) and bio(s)
  • Track - MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2015 will have 6 tracks:
  • Performance & Scalability
  • High Availability
  • NoSQL & Big Data
  • Cloud and DevOps
  • Database Administration
  • Architecture and Application Development


Get started now and you will have ample time to prepare your submissions.


Let us know if you have any question. We look forward to a fantastic MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2015!

Thursday Sep 18, 2014

Real-World Experiences Sessions at MySQL Central @ OpenWorld

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld is only 10 days away, and Oracle's MySQL team is very much looking forward to meeting many of you at the conference!

Let's have a look today at the real-world experiences sessions you'll have the opportunity to attend.They include:

Tuesday, September 30

MySQL 5.6 and WebScaleSQL at Facebook
Steaphan Greene, Software Engineer, Facebook
Yoshinori Matsunobu, Database Performance Engineer, Facebook
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM     Moscone South - 252

Ensuring Consistency in a Replicated World: A Guide to Yelp’s Toolset
Josh Snyder, DBA, Yelp, Inc.
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM     Moscone South - 262

Wednesday, October 01

MySQL 5.6 at Twitter
Inaam Rana, Staff Software Engineer, Twitter, Inc.
Calvin Sun, Senior Engineering Manager, Twitter
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM     Moscone South - 252

MySQL @ King: Scaling Candy Crush
Olle Nilsson, Senior Database Engineer, King
Ted Wennmark, Principal System Consultant and MySQL Cluster specialist, EMEA, Oracle
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM     Moscone South - 252

DBManager: Database Operations Management at Dropbox
Renjish Abraham, DBA, Dropbox
David Turner, DBA, Dropbox
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM     Moscone South - 252

Let the World Tour Begin: MySQL and Ticketmaster Continue to Rock On
Hari Tatrakal, Director Of Database Services, Live Nation
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM     Moscone South - 252

Thursday, October 02

High-Speed Event Logging
Nicolai Plum, Senior Systems Architect, Booking.com
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM     Moscone South - 250

Inside VividCortex’s MySQL Architecture
Baron Schwartz, CEO, VividCortex
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM     Moscone South - 262

Managing Large MySQL Installations with Jetpants
Tom Christ, Engineering Manager, Tumblr
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM     Moscone South - 262

Yahoo: Performance Monitoring and Tuning at Scale
Ashwin Nellore, Manager, Database Operations, Yahoo
Xiang Rao, Principal DBA, Yahoo
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM     Moscone South - 252

User Management in MySQL @ Twitter
Tom Krouper, Staff Database Administrator, Twitter
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM     Moscone South - 252

As noted earlier, a summary of all MySQL Central sessions with time and location is available via our "Focus On" document. And we encourage you to use Schedule Builder to plan your conference.

Not registered yet? Sign up now to save $200!


Friday Sep 12, 2014

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld, Focus on the Hands-On Labs

Earlier this week I blogged about the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld tutorials. Let's focus today on the Hands-On Labs (HOLs), giving you the opportunity to get hands-on experience across a number of MySQL areas.

All HOLs will be held at the Nikko hotel. Here is the schedule:

Tuesday, September 30

DevOps Made Easy with MySQL Utilities

Charles Bell, Software Development Manager, Oracle - 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Hotel Nikko - Bay View

Practical Introduction to MySQL Monitoring for Oracle Enterprise Manager Users

Carlos Proal Aguilar, Senior Software Developer, Oracle 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Hotel Nikko - Bay View

Deploying MySQL with Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance

John Baton, Associate Quality Assurance Engineer, Oracle Robert Cummins, Systems Engineer ZFSSA, Oracle Paul Johnson, Principal Software Engineer, Oracle John Zabriskie Jr, Software engineer, Oracle 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM Hotel Nikko - Mendocino I/II

Wednesday, October 01

MySQL EXPLAIN in Practice

Øystein Grøvlen, Senior Principal Software Engineer, Oracle 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Hotel Nikko - Peninsula

Protecting Your MySQL Database

Georgi Kodinov, Senior Software Development Manager, Oracle 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Hotel Nikko - Bay View

Using MySQL Workbench Performance Tools

Mike Frank, Senior Product Manager, Oracle Alfredo Kojima, Sr Software Development Manager, Oracle 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Hotel Nikko - Bay View

Thursday, October 02

MySQL Troubleshooting with the Performance Schema

Lig Isler-turmelle, Principle Technical Support Engineer, Oracle Sveta Smirnova, Senior Principal Technical Support Engineer, Oracle 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Hotel Nikko - Monterey

MySQL Enterprise Edition Features in Practice

Matt Lord, MySQL Product Manager, Oracle 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Hotel Nikko - Monterey

How to Run Efficient, High-Performance, Secure MySQL Backups

Mike Frank, Senior Product Manager, Oracle 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Hotel Nikko - Bay View

All HOLs have now been added to the "Focus On" MySQL document, helping you choose what session to attend when.

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld is only 17 days away, not registered yet? Sign up now to save $200!

Tuesday Sep 09, 2014

Discover the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld Tutorials

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld is only 20 days away! It is therefore time to start planning your conference, and Schedule Builder is a useful tool we recommend to use.

On Monday, September 29, you have the opportunity to attend MySQL tutorials. Each tutorial will last 2 hours and help you acquire in-depth knowledge on a number of MySQL topics. You will be able to choose from:

10:15 am - 12:15 pm

How to Analyze and Tune MySQL Queries for Better Performance
Øystein Grøvlen, Senior Principal Software Engineer, Oracle

Moscone South - 250

MySQL Replication Tips and Tricks
Nuno Carvalho, Senior Software Developer, Oracle
Luis Oliveira Soares, Principle Software Developer, Oracle

Moscone South - 252

A Hands-on Exploration of InnoDB On-Disk Storage with InnoDB Ruby
Davi Arnaut, Senior Software Engineer, LinkedIn
Jeremy Cole, Sr. Systems Engineer, Google, Inc.

Moscone South - 262

1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Getting Started with MySQL: Learn the Essentials
Lig Isler-turmelle, Principle Technical Support Engineer - MySQL, Oracle

Moscone South - 250

MySQL Fabric Tutorial
Lars Thalmann, MySQL Development Director, Oracle
Narayanan Venkateswaran, Principal Software Developer, Oracle

Moscone South - 252

Database Migration with MySQL Workbench
Mike Frank, Senior Product Manager, Oracle
Alfredo Kojima, Sr Software Development Manager, Oracle

Moscone South - 262

Our "Focus On" MySQL Central @ OpenWorld doc presents all sessions with their time and location. Note however that the Hands-On Labs are not listed there yet, but we will blog about those shortly. They will take place from Tuesday to Thursday.

Not registered yet? Sign up now to save $200!

Wednesday Sep 03, 2014

Schedule Builder is Live, Plan your MySQL Central @ OpenWorld Conference

Schedule Builder allows you to effectively plan your conference and pre-enrol in MySQL Central sessions you want to attend. In addition to the keynotes, you can schedule your attendance to conference sessions delivered by Oracle's MySQL engineers, MySQL customers, community members and partners, as well as plan to attend tutorials, hands-on labs and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. Plus, you can also plan to join all the Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, extensive content and entertainment!

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The MySQL Central "Focus On" document provides you an overview of the MySQL Central content (note that one additional tutorial will shortly be added to the doc so there will be 6 in total).


Go ahead and start building your schedule! Schedule Builder will automatically provide you with session updates and recommendations. And, remember to join us for the MySQL Community Reception on Tuesday, September 30 at 7.00 pm at Jillian’s, you can register here.


Resources to learn more:

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld is only 26 days away, don’t miss out on this opportunity and Register Now to save US$200 over the onsite price!


We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday Aug 12, 2014

Top 10 Reasons to Attend MySQL Central @ OpenWorld

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld is less than 7 weeks away, have you registered?


The event represents a unique opportunity to boost your MySQL skills and hear from Oracle's MySQL engineers along with customers, partners and MySQL community members.

Here are the top 10 reasons why you should join us:

  • Better understand Oracle's MySQL strategy. Hear straight from the source how Oracle is driving MySQL innovation, and what are the latest news and plans.
  • Meet the engineers developing and supporting the MySQL products. You'll have the opportunity to ask them all your questions, which can save you significant time and money.
  • Learn about real-world experiences from other organizations. You'll hear from MySQL experts at Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Booking.com, Ticketmaster, Yahoo! and others.
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge about InnoDB, best of both worlds "SQL & NoSQL" strategies, MySQL Fabric, MySQL Cluster, performance and scalability tuning, security and numerous other topics.
  • Take a deep dive into MySQL Fabric, MySQL Replication, Getting started with MySQL and more with 6 tutorials.
  • Get hands-on experience using MySQL EXPLAIN, MySQL Utilities or the new MySQL Workbench performance tools with eight different Hands-On Labs.
  • Express your ideas and engage into great discussions during six Birds-of-a-feather sessions about InnoDB, High Availability, Backup, GIS and other topics.
  • Immerse yourself into the MySQL universe and network with MySQL experts for several days. You’ll love the passion and the energy, and you’ll likely get many new ideas.
  • Access all of the Oracle OpenWorld keynotes and extensive content.
  • Have fun! You’ll meet both old and new faces, have a lot of fun during the OpenWorld and MySQL receptions, and be able to enjoy world-class entertainment.


Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, Register Now to save US$200 over the onsite price!


We look forward to seeing you at MySQL Central @ OpenWorld!

Tuesday Jul 08, 2014

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld Keynotes

A few weeks ago we announced the availability of the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld content catalog.


We're now pleased to announce additional keynotes delivered by MySQL power users. They will follow the "State of The Dolphin" keynote address by Oracle's Chief Corporate Architect Edward Screven and VP of MySQL Engineering Tomas Ulin, and include:

High Speed Event Logging at Booking.com
Nicolai Plum, Senior Systems Architect, will provide an overview of Booking.com's MySQL-based event logging application, recording data from all customer interactions in order to develop the best customer experience.



MySQL at Dropbox
You’ll learn about MySQL at Dropbox with Renjish Abraham, Tech Lead DBA.



MySQL 5.6 at Twitter
Calvin Sun, Senior Engineering Manager, will walk us through Twitter's upgrade to MySQL 5.6. How did they do it, and what are the results?



The keynotes will take place on Monday, September 29, from 4.15 pm to 6.15 pm.

Check out all the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld sessions and Register Now if you haven't yet! You can save US$500 with the Early Bird Discount until July 18!


We look forward to seeing you at MySQL Central @ OpenWorld!

Thursday Jun 19, 2014

Discover the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld Content Catalog

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld, taking place in San Francisco September 28 - October 2, will feature keynotes, conference sessions, tutorials, hands-on labs, as well as birds-of-a-feather sessions.

The Content catalog listing the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld sessions is available here.

Some of the sessions you will be able to attend include:

Keynotes:

The State of the Dolphin
Join Edward Screven, Oracle’s Chief Corporate Architect, and Tomas Ulin, vice president of MySQL Engineering, for the “State of the Dolphin” keynote address. You’ll learn about Oracle’s MySQL strategy as well as the latest MySQL innovations and plans.


We will shortly announce additional customer keynotes, stay tuned!


Conference Sessions:

  • MySQL 5.7: InnoDB, What’s New - Sunny Bains, Oracle
  • The MySQL SYS Schema - Mark Leith, Oracle
  • MySQL 5.6 and WebScaleSQL at Facebook - Yoshinori Matsunobu, Facebook
  • User Management in MySQL @ Twitter – Thomas Krouper, Twitter
  • NoSQL and MySQL: Dynamic Schemas - Sheeri Cabral, Mozilla
  • Elastic Scalability in MySQL Fabric Using OpenStack - Mats Kindahl, Oracle Corporation
  • MySQL@ King, Scaling Candy Crush – Olle Nilsson, King
  • MySQL Performance: Demystified Tuning & Best Practices - Dimitri Kravtchuk, Oracle
  • MySQL Cluster Scaling For the Masses - Bernhard Ocklin, Oracle
  • Yahoo!: Performance Monitoring and Tuning at Scale - Ashwin Nellore & Xiang Rao, Yahoo!
  • Basic MySQL troubleshooting for Oracle DBAs - Svetlana Smirnova, Oracle
  • and a lot more


Tutorials:

  • MySQL Fabric Tutorial – Lars Thalmann, Oracle Corporation
  • A hands-on exploration of InnoDB on-disk storage with innodb_ruby – Davi Arnaut, LinkedIn & Jeremy Cole, Google
  • MySQL Replication Tips and Tricks – Luis Soares, Oracle  
  • and more


Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions:

  • MySQL & GIS – Alexander Rubin, Percona
  • MySQL High Availability & Backup – Oracle team
  • MySQL Server (InnoDB, Optimizer & more) – Oracle team
  • and more


Additionally, we will also run 8 Hands-on Labs. Those will soon get listed in the content catalog as well and they include:

  • MySQL Troubleshooting with the Performance Schema – Svetlana Smirnova, Oracle 
  • Using MySQL Workbench Performance Tools – Alfredo Kojima, Oracle  
  • DevOps Made Easy with MySQL Utilities - Chuck Bell, Oracle
  • MySQL EXPLAIN in Practice  - Øystein Grøvlen, Oracle
  • …and more
And, you also get access to all the Oracle OpenWorld keynotes and extensive content!


Finally, not only will you have the opportunity to meet Oracle’s MySQL engineers and ask all your questions but you’ll also have ample time to network with your peers during several social events:

  • The Oracle OpenWorld Welcome Reception on Sunday night
  • The MySQL Community Reception on Tuesday
  • The Appreciation Event on Wednesday


Thank you very much to the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld content committee, especially our external members, for their efforts and help to build this fantastic program.

Register Now if you haven’t yet! You can save US$500 with the Early Bird Discount until July 18!

We look forward to seeing you at MySQL Central @ OpenWorld!

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