Friday Sep 02, 2011

The Oracle's MySQL Sales Consulting Team is Hiring in the US

Would you like to work with the biggest websites and social networks in the world? Do you want to support large enterprises with their database initiatives? Would you like to assist ISVs and OEMs providing the technology that powers their products?

In the MySQL Sales Consulting organization we do just that.

Oracle is hiring for a MySQL Sales Consultant in the S.F. Bay Area to support MySQL partners, customers and prospects, evangelize our products, assist marketing and cooperate with product management to shape the future of MySQL.

Sound interesting? We're actively looking for senior professionals to join the team, so apply now!

Tuesday Aug 16, 2011

Recently Revamped MySQL Performance Tuning Course !

Want to learn how to improve your performance with MySQL? Sign up for the recently revamped MySQL Performance Tuning course.
This course brings you more in-depth hands-on experience with techniques for tuning a MySQL Server.

This course is designed for database administrators, database developers and system administrators who are responsible for managing, optimizing, and tuning a MySQL server. Students taking this course can benefit from:

  • Understanding the basics of performance tuning
  • Using performance tuning tools
  • Tuning the MySQL Server instance to improve performance
  • Improving performance of tables based on the storage engine being used
  • Implementing proper Schema Design to improve performance
  • Improving the performance of MySQL Queries
  • Describing additional items related to performance tuning
Runs of this course are  scheduled around the world. View schedule for courses currently available in your area!

Thursday Aug 04, 2011

Oracle OpenWorld: One More Week to Enjoy Early Bird Rate and Extra Discount!

The early bird registration for Oracle OpenWorld has been extended to August 12. Sign up now to save $500 with the early bird rate, plus an extra $500 discount using the code "MYSQL11", which adds up to $1,000 savings in total compared to the on-site rate!

Don't miss this (extended) opportunity to attend the 40+ MySQL sessions and meet with the MySQL experts face to face. You can find all the MySQL talks at Oracle OpenWorld in the Content Catalog by selecting "MySQL" under the "Database Stream". Highlights include:

  • MySQL - The State of the Dolphin, by Tomas Ulin
  • Advanced MySQL Replication Architectures, by Lars Thalmann and Luis Soares
  • NoSQL Access to MySQL - The Best of Both Worlds, by Andrew Morgan and Bernhard Ocklin
  • MySQL Performance Tuning at Ning, by Chris Schneider and Tom Disheroon
  • Becoming a Rock Star MySQL DBA, by Sheeri Cabral
  • Ticketmaster: Building the Fastest Ticketing Site with MySQL and Oracle Database, by Ed Presz and Jorge Chereque

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday Jul 06, 2011

Virtualizing MySQL: 1-Click, Kick Back…and Relax

Virtualizing all parts of today’s software infrastructure has become a priority for many. Creating a more flexible and dynamic environment with improved availability enables organizations to accelerate innovation, reduce time to market, cut costs and deliver higher uptime.

Databases have rarely been the first candidates for virtualization – mainly as a result of fears in consolidating such critical resources, and in I/O overhead that may have degraded service levels. However with improvements in hypervisor designs coupled with more powerful commodity server hardware and repeatable best practices, many of these concerns are rapidly diminishing.

It was in this context that we began development of the Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition, making the world’s leading web database radically simpler to deploy, manage, and support in a virtualized environment.

Along with the development team, we will be hosting a live webinar on Wednesday July 13th where we will introduce the Template and demonstrate how to deploy it in production environments.

We will show how, in 1-click, users can download the Oracle VM Template - providing a pre-installed, pre-configured, pre-tested virtualized MySQL instance running on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, packaged and certified for production deployment.

With the download complete, users simply import the template into the Oracle VM Manager and then configure for their local environment via a self-running first boot script. The image is then provisioned to the Oracle VM Server Pool where it is ready for use. It is simple to clone the image to create multiple MySQL instances in seconds and customize the template with additional software stacks to create new Golden Images.

In addition to rapid deployment, users also benefit from the integrated High Availability technologies that are part of the Template. Oracle VM provides native clustering mechanisms that can detect failures in the underlying server, VM or MySQL instances and automatically fail over to the other nodes in the VM Server Pool. User can configure the recovery to a specific server, or can allow Oracle VM to load balance the recovery to any server in the pool.

With downtime resulting from scheduled maintenance activities now representing the majority of outages in today’s data centers, Oracle VM also offers live migration. A user can initiate the migration of a running MySQL instance to another server across secure SSL links, without downtime.

And of course, users can receive support for the entire stack – from hypersior to database – from Oracle, eliminating all that nasty finger pointing that you might find with other VM / Database combinations.

We’ve created a couple of resources you can use to get started with the Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition:

- Register for the live webinar on July 13th. Don’t worry if you can’t make it – by registering you will automatically be notified when the replay is available

- Download the new whitepaper which discusses the components of the template, and then how to download, configure and deploy it.

In summary, integrating MySQL Enterprise Edition with Oracle VM and Oracle Linux, the Oracle VM Template for MySQL is the fastest, easiest and most reliable way to provision virtualized MySQL instances. By using the template, users are able to meet the explosive demand for web-based services with a low Total Cost of Ownership, while providing a foundation for cloud computing. So download, kick back, and relax.....

Tuesday Jun 14, 2011

Oracle OpenWorld: Get an Extra Discount!

A special early bird extra discount is available to MySQL Community members, take advantage of it!

Register Now here using the code “MYSQL11” and you will save $1,000 on your Oracle OpenWorld registration!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday Jun 07, 2011

Oracle OpenWorld: Suggest-a-Session on Oracle Mix

If you missed the general public call for papers, you have another opportunity to get included in this year's event!  Submit a paper through Oracle Mix.

Do you believe your MySQL topic would grab the OpenWorld audience? We invite you to submit it for review and voting by your peers. Sessions with the highest number of votes within tracks will be included in this year's event and speakers will get a free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2011. The paper submission and voting on Oracle Mix goes through June 19, 2011. Get your submissions in early to maximize your voting potential!

Get more information and suggest a session here.

Thursday May 19, 2011

Call For Nominations: Oracle Technologist of the Year 2011

Want to win the title of Developer, DBA or IT Manager of the Year?

Can you demonstrate outstanding achievements using MySQL and/or other Oracle technologies?

Then submit a nomination now!

Formerly Oracle Magazine Editors’ Choice Awards and now part of Oracle’s prestigious Oracle Excellence Awards program, these awards honor Oracle technologists for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle products and services. Winners are selected based on a compelling story of technology leadership and innovation that differentiates them from others in their roles. The awards will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2011 (October 2–6) in San Francisco.

The 10 winners will be selected across 10 award categories.

Read more and submit nominations here.

Monday Jun 21, 2010

MySQL Sunday tracks at Oracle Open World 2010

Oracle Open World is the conference of everything related to Oracle. This year edition, running from September 19th to 23rd, is expected to have more than 45,000 attendees, making it one of the biggest IT events worldwide.

Traditionally, on the Sunday preceding the main event, there is a full day technical event, fueled by the user groups, independently from the company. These Sunday events are wildly popular. they are organized by users for users, and these sessions are usually fully attended.

Now that MySQL is part of the Oracle portfolio, it is going to be part of the Oracle Open World show. In the spirit of the user groups events, there will be a MySQL Sunday event on Sunday afternoon, with four highly technical tracks, with well known speakers.

The official schedule has all the details of every session (search for "stream/track" = "MySQL Sunday"), but doesn't offer a broad view of the event. For your convenience, here's the unofficial schedule with some useful information.


Golden Gate B
Golden Gate C1
Golden Gate C2
Golden Gate C3
12.30 - 1.00
opening keynote
1.05 - 1.45
Chris Schneider, Ning, MySQL High Availability
Sarah SproehnleCloudera, Leveraging Hadoop to augment MySQL deployments
Calvin Sun, OracleInnoDB Enhancements and Roadmap
Lars Thalmann, Oracle, MySQL 5.5 replication enhancements
1.50 - 2.30
Philip Antoniades, Oracle, MySQL performance tuning best practices
Thomas AndersonOracle,Performance and Scalability Enhancements in MySQL 5.5
Ronald Bradford, 42SQL, MySQL Idiosyncrasies That Bite
Sheeri Cabral, PalominoDB - Mike Frank, Oracle, For best results – Use daily:  MySQL Workbench - Design, Develop, and Admin
2.30 - 2.45
2.45 - 3.25
Sarah Novotny, BlueGecko, You know databases, how hard can MySQL be?
Giuseppe Maxia, Oracle, Boosting MySQL performance with partitioning
Harrison Fisk, Facebook, Advanced MySQL replication techniques
Jeff Freund, Clickability - Mark Matthews, Oracle, Efficient performance analysis and tuning with MySQL Enterprise Monitor
3.30 - 4.10
Mark Callaghan, Facebook, Success with MySQL
Duleepa "Dups" Wijayawardhana,Empire Avenue, Insert MySQL INTO Startup
Sheeri Cabral, PalominoDB, Proactively optimizating queries with EXPLAIN and mk-query-digest
Andrew Morgan, Oracle - Mat Keep, Oracle, MySQL Cluster: The Leading Open Source, HA Database for Real-Time Services
4.15 - 5.00
Closing keynote

Secure your seat.

MySQL Sunday is open to all Oracle OpenWorld, JavaOne, and Oracle Develop attendees, including those with the value-priced Discover pass ($50 if you register by July 16). You will be asked if you are attending MySQL Sunday during the conference registration process. Register today.

  • When: Sunday, September 19
  • Where: Oracle OpenWorld, JavaOne, and Oracle Develop
    San Francisco Marriott Marquis


(Alphabetically by title)

Advanced MySQL Replication techniques

Harrison Fisk

MySQL replication plays a critical role in most successful deployments of MySQL. Replication is relatively simple to setup, but takes much more mastery to optimize. Harrison will discuss some of the more advanced replication topologies, as well as practical tips and tricks designed to allow you to take your replication solution to the next level.

Boosting MySQL performance with partitioning

Giuseppe Maxia

Databases always grow. With partitions, MySQL 5.1 becomes an efficient and easy to use data warehouse. This session explains with practical examples how to create and use MySQL partitions and how they will increase your application performance. This presentation also covers the recent additions from MySQL 5.5

Efficient performance analysis and tuning with MySQL Enterprise Monitor

Jeff Freund - Mark Matthews

How do you know if your MySQL application is having performance issues? More importantly, how do you stop these performance issues before the application is put into production? In this session, learn how to use MySQL Enterprise Monitor to detect and notify you of existing performance robbing issues in production and how to use it in development and QA to prevent the problems from happening in the first place. Plus, you'll learn from Clickability, the leading on-demand Web Content Management solution provider, how the MySQL Enterprise Monitor and MySQL Query Analyzer are utilized to identify performance-tuning opportunities and to eliminate bottlenecks in a fraction of the time.

For best results – Use daily: MySQL Workbench - Design, Develop, and Admin

Sheeri Cabral - Mike Frank

Why are so many DBAs and developers using MySQL Workbench every day? Just ask Sheeri Cabral - Oracle Ace Director and MySQL guru. See how Sheeri designs, develops and administers MySQL databases at PalominoDB using Workbench.

PalominoDB provides remote services for MySQL and Oracle. Sheeri uses MySQL Workbench to manage distributed, replicated MySQL servers around the globe. Learn to leverage Workbench to connect, tunnel, script, control, configure, maintain, and manage your servers.

Sheeri will share her Workbench snippets and show a few in action. Later you can download these snippets to improve your own productivity.

Also on hand, Mike Frank, PM for Workbench will show how to extend Workbench with plug-ins.

InnoDB Enhancements and Roadmap

Calvin Sun

Oracle's InnoDB is the most popular, reliable, and proven transactional storage engine for MySQL. InnoDB provides transactions, row-level locking, multi-version concurrency control for superior performance, and referential integrity and all four ANSI SQL transaction isolation levels to ensure the integrity of your database.

In this session, you will learn InnoDB architecture and some innovative technologies in InnoDB for performance and data protection. You will also hear new performance-enhancing features to improve concurrency and scalability in InnoDB.

MySQL High Availability

Chris Schneider

This talk will cover high availability techniques, sharding fundamentals, third party technologies and how to decrease the likelihood of system outages.

  • Hardware specifications to consider
  • Functionally Sharding your data
  • Why one would use various topologies such as a relay slave,master-master replication or circular replication for High Availability
  • Fail over mechanisms you should consider with replication (i.e. keepalived, heartbeat)
  • How to safely and reliably replicate over a WAN for disaster recovery
  • Mixing up storage engines (e.g., Leveraging the Blackhole engine)
  • Third party options for sharding your data

Leveraging Hadoop to augment MySQL deployments

Sarah Sproehnle

When you're dealing with Petabytes of data, even MySQL starts to struggle. Hadoop can work alongside your current system, allowing you to perform complex analyses of your entire dataset. And with tools such as Sqoop and Hive, you can do all of that in an SQL-like language without needing to learn the complexities of the underlying MapReduce system.

This talk will demonstrate how you can augment your existing MySQL deployments with Hadoop for batch processing of large amounts of data.

In particular, these topics will be discussed:

  • Using Sqoop, an open-source tool for importing data from MySQL to Hadoop
  • Using Sqoop to export data from Hadoop back to MySQL
  • Using Hive, an SQL-like language, for doing reporting or ETL operations in Hadoop

MySQL 5.5 replication enhancements

Lars Thalmann

To scale the business, many companies have large data centers with replicated MySQL servers. Some have hundreds or even thousands of MySQL servers that replicate data. In this talk Lars explains how to use MySQL Replication for scalability and high availability and we especially review the new MySQL 5.5 features that has been implemented to support and simplify maintenance of such installations. Features include replication heartbeating, semi-synchronous replication plugin, fsync tuning, and relay log corruption recovery.

MySQL Cluster: The Leading Open Source, HA Database for Real-Time Services

Andrew Morgan - Mat Keep

MySQL Cluster has proven itself in mission critical telecoms and web services demanding real-time performance and HA in organizations including ALU, Cisco, Juniper, Telenor, UTStarcom &

This session will introduce the most recent MySQL Cluster 7.1 release including:

  • ndbinfo: presents real-time usage statistics, enabling developers and DBAs to monitor performance and optimize applications.
  • The MySQL Cluster Connector for Java: an easy-to-use, high performance native Java interface & OpenJPA plug-in that maps Java classes to tables stored in the MySQL Cluster database.

Finally, Andrew and Mat will present some real-world case studies & explain some of the new capabilities that are currently in development.

MySQL Idiosyncrasies That Bite

Ronald Bradford

While MySQL is a popular and widely used RDBMS, some default features and settings are very foreign in comparison with other commercial RDBMS products. In this discussion, Ronald Bradford will discuss some of the MySQL defaults including a non-transactional state, silent data truncations, date management, and transaction isolation options. These are all critical for data integrity and consistency. He will cover in-depth topics including SQL_MODE that saves the day. He will also cover character sets and collations and the best practices to ensure your UTF8 is stored and retrieved correctly.

Insert MySQL INTO Startup

Duleepa "Dups" Wijayawardhana

When you picture a software startup today you no longer think of people in a garage creating a piece of software to be shipped on disks. It's all about data and global connectivity. Dups will lead you through the technical wonders of deciding to create a virtual economy and stock market and the decision to use MySQL. For Empire Avenue, MySQL is the foundation for a scalable, fast, web architecture which has allowed the company to create and deploy an application in record time with minimal cost. In the world of massive data and the web, you want applications that Scale Fast and Fail Fast. Those that scale and grab our imagination present new business opportunities, technical challenges and new economies. Welcome to the world of a Startup with MySQL.

MySQL performance tuning best practices

Philip Antoniades

Learn how to do basic tuning of MySQL using only the tools that come with MySQL. See how to tune for connections, select the best storage engines, and learn how to analyze the key statistics of a MySQL server. This is a technical talk, but no MySQL experience is needed.

Performance and Scalability Enhancements in MySQL 5.5

Thomas Anderson

In this technical, deep-dive talk, Thomas will explain the performance features added to MySQL Server and the InnoDB 1.1 Plugin. Including details on the scalability gains for multicore systems.

Proactively optimizating queries with EXPLAIN and mk-query-digest

Sheeri Cabral

This session will cover how to systematically find each query in a system and how to approve or optimize each query using EXPLAIN. Participants do not need to know how to use EXPLAIN or mk-query-digest to attend this session. This methodology can be used to find queries before they become problems; it can also be used in parts for regular query optimization of known bad queries.

Success with MySQL

Mark Callaghan

What determines whether a MySQL deployment will succeed? Some deployments are great while others are a constant source of trouble. The secret to success is you, not the MySQL RDBMS. Decisions that you make with respect to the database operations, server platform, schema and workload are critical. Mark will provide examples of decisions, both good and bad, that have a significant impact on the health of a MySQL deployment.

You know databases, how hard can MySQL be?

Sarah Novotny

DBAs everywhere are being asked to support MySQL as a less costly alternative in Oracle's portfolio. Rest assured, (almost) everything you know about Oracle can be translated and applied to supporting MySQL with some new vocabulary and some smart starting points.

This talk will touch on 5 things that are helpful to get right from the beginning. Through anecdotes, Sarah will spotlight some common pitfalls, share paths to a fix If you've inherited a running system and offer a vocabulary lesson so those who speak Oracle can start understanding MySQL.

She'll be touching on user management and security, backups and replicas, monitoring, storage engine choices, and probably monitoring again (because it is that important).


(Alphabetically by last name)

Thomas Anderson

Thomas is a performance software engineer at MySQL.

Ronald Bradford

Ronald is a RDBMS industry expert with 2 decades experience using MySQL, Oracle and Ingres.

He presently provides MySQL and Drizzle consulting in the US and Europe for companies requiring assistance in performance analysis & tuning, web scalability, higher availability and for database architecture and design. Ronald has presented at many MySQL events including a number of presentations for Oracle resources. More information is available at MySQL for the Oracle DBA resources.

Ronald is co author of the upcoming Wrox Press book ‘Expert PHP and MySQL’

For more information and blog visit and on Twitter Ronald writes at @RonaldBradford and @MySQLExpert

Sheeri Cabral

Sheeri K. Cabral has a master’s degree in computer science specializing in databases from Brandeis University. She has background as a systems administrator; has worked with Oracle, Sybase, DB2, Solaris, RedHat/Fedora, AIX, and HP-UX. Unstoppable as a volunteer and activist since age 14, Cabral founded and organizes the Boston, Massachusetts, USA, MySQL User group, and wrote the MySQL Administrator’s Bible.

Mark Callaghan

Mark leads the MySQL engineering team at Facebook. The team makes MySQL better for a large and critical deployment. The team writes about their work at and publishes patches for MySQL at

He previously lead the MySQL engineering team at Google. The team published a popular patch for MySQL that included semi-sync replication, user and table monitoring via SHOW TABLE_STATISTICS and USER_STATISTICS, SMP and IO performance patches for InnoDB, global transaction IDs for replication, row-change logging, transactional replication and many bug fixes.

Prior to Google Mark worked at Identity Engines, Oracle and Informix on database internals. Mark holds an M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He occasionally writes about MySQL at

Harrison Fisk

Harrison is part of the MySQL team at Facebook. Prior to working for Facebook, he was employed at MySQL AB (subsequently acquired by Sun and then Oracle) for 8 years as a senior principal MySQL support engineer, trainer, and consultant. He also is the co-author of a book, MySQL Clustering. Harrison holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from University at Buffalo. His MySQL writings can also be found at

Mike Frank

Mike Frank is a Senior Product Manager at Oracle focusing on MySQL - specifically Workbench, security, backup/recovery, platforms, and connectors. Prior to joining MySQL, Mike was Director of Technology at Idera. He was a Product Line Manager at PentaSafe Security Technologies which was acquired by NetIQ. His experience includes development and consulting in the fields of IT security, database design and management, e-business and trading systems.

Jeff Freund

Jeff Freund is the Founder and CEO of Clickability. With over 14 years of experience in the technology industry, Jeff works to expand Clickability’s leadership position in the Web Content Management category. Jeff is instrumental to Clickability’s rapid growth through the expansion of customer and partner initiatives, product innovation, and driving the market shift from traditional, on-premise technology to on-demand, cloud-based software and infrastructure. As Clickability's technical visionary and founding CTO, Jeff designed and deployed the first and only pure-play SaaS platform for the entire Web Content Management lifecycle. Under Jeff’s leadership, Clickability is responsible for the management and global deployment of over 500 websites worldwide for such companies as NetApp, BMC Software, PR Newswire (United Business Media), NBC, Cantor Fitzgerald, Smithsonian,, and Eloqua, among others.

Mat Keep

Mat is part of the MySQL Cluster product team, responsible for product strategy and community development. In addition to driving adoption of MySQL Cluster into telecoms, web and enterprise industries, Mat is also involved in gathering user feedback and roadmap planning/ implementation with the engineering groups. Based out of the United Kingdom, Mat became part of MySQL in September 2008. Prior to that, Mat held a series of product management and development positions with Sun Microsystems and other vendors.

Mark Matthews

Mark Matthews is a member of the MySQL and Java communities since 1996, and joined MySQL as a developer in 2002. He is currently an architect for the MySQL Enterprise Monitor team at Oracle. Prior to joining the Enterprise Monitor Team, he was the original developer of MySQL's JDBC driver and still participates in the JDBC Experts Group. Before joining MySQL, Mark worked as a consultant helping deliver applications for the finance, healthcare, retail and cosmetics industries.

Giuseppe Maxia

Giuseppe Maxia, a.k.a. “The Data Charmer” is the MySQL community team lead at Oracle.

He’s an active member of the MySQL community and long timer open source enthusiast. During the past 23 years he has worked in various IT related fields, with focus on databases, object oriented programming, system administration. Fluent in Italian, English, Perl, SQL, Lua, C, Bash, and good speaker of C++, French, Spanish, Java. Works in cyberspace, with a virtual team.

Philip Antoniades

Philip Antoniades has over 10 years of Web and Database development experience, and has been a MySQL Employee since 2003. He currently heads the MySQL Pre-sales Consulting teams for the Americas and Asia at Oracle. Philip lives in New York City.

Andrew Morgan

Andrew is the MySQL Product Manager responsible for High Availability Solutions - in particular MySQL Cluster and replication. He is based in United Kingdom and has worked for MySQL/Sun/Oracle since February 2009. Before joining MySQL he was responsible for delivering High Availability telecoms applications which is where he became exposed to MySQL Cluster - replacing proprietary and 3rd party databases. His primary roles in MySQL are working with engineers to make sure that MySQL Cluster & replication evolve to meet the needs of their users as well as spreading the word on the what people can get from these technologies. Andrew blogs regularly at

Sarah Novotny

Sarah’s a founding partner of Blue Gecko. She manages and is a senior administrator in the MySQL/ LAMP practice. Her company does remote administration and management of databases around the world.

She additionally runs the Seattle meetups for LinuxChix, MySQL, and one focused on Opensource and general geeky socializing.

Chris Schneider

Chris is a certified MySQL professional with over 6 years in the MySQL community. He has designed, implemented and maintained small to large-scale MySQL installations. This includes building architectures from the ground up and improving on those that are currently in place while emphasizing scalability, performance and ease of use. A few of the companies he has contributed to are,, VMware, Virident, and

Sarah Sproehnle

Sarah works for Cloudera, where she provides training on Hadoop, Hive, HBase and more. Prior to Cloudera, she worked for MySQL, teaching people database administration, high availability and performance tuning.

Calvin Sun

Calvin Sun is the development manager of the InnoDB group at Oracle. Prior to joining Oracle, he was the development manager of storage engines at MySQL. He has over ten years of database internals experience at Pervasive Software, MySQL and now Oracle. He has an M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Science and Technology of China.

Lars Thalmann

Dr. Lars Thalmann is the development manager for MySQL replication and backup. He is responsible for the strategy and development of these features and leads the corresponding engineering teams. Thalmann has worked with MySQL development since 2001, when he was a software developer working on MySQL Cluster. More recently, he has driven the creation and development of the MySQL backup feature, has guided the evolution of MySQL replication since 2004, and has been a key player in the development of MySQL Cluster replication. Thalmann holds a doctorate in Computer Science from Uppsala University, Sweden.

Duleepa "Dups" Wijayawardhana

Duleepa "Dups" Wijayawardhana is the CEO of the brand new web-based startup Empire Avenue based out of Edmonton Alberta, Canada. Prior to starting Empire Avenue, Dups worked for MySQL AB (later Sun Microsystems) and BioWare Corp. (later a subsidiary of Electronic Arts). At MySQL/Sun, Dups was the Community Relations Manager for North America as well as being on MySQL's Web Team. Dups has spoken at various events, and multiple universities on the topics of scaling and web site performance and is now reliving the front line fun of creating a social network and a virtual economy using MySQL, Memcached and whole host of new and old technology.

Tuesday May 11, 2010

MySQL track with free event at Kaleidoscope 2010

The Oracle Development Tools Users Group (ODTUG) is holding its annual conference in Washington, DC, from June 27th to July 1st. The great news this year is that, at popular demand, there will be a MySQL track, organized and manned by the MySQL community.

The even greater news is that, in addition to the general schedule, there are SUNDOWN SESSIONS

Monday, June 28, 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. (reception immediately following)

Join us on Monday, June 28 for a lively open discussion with Oracle MySQL ACE Directors. In addition to a specific session on MySQL, other Sundown Sessions will address: Middle Tier and Client-Side Development, Database Development, Hyperion, Essbase and BI, SOA and BPM, and Application Express. Drinks and snacks will be served during the sessions, followed by a reception for conference attendees and ACE Directors.

The sundown sessions are free, and they don't require a registration, however the organizers are asking you provide your name and email for confirmation of numbers of attendees by filling in this form.

As previously reported, there has been some love at first sight between independent Oracle User groups like the IOUG and the ODTUG (Oracle Development Tools Users Group). The end result was that a few skilled Oracle ACE Directors have taken the task of organizing the MySQL track within the conference, and the event is shaping up wuite nicely.

You can see the lineup in Sheeri's blog and more info in Ronald's pages.

This is a good chance for the MySQL community. Mingling with a wider organization of dedicated and skilled users is the starting point for widening one's business and to improve on best practices.

UPDATE: Track details with discount code for MySQL attendees.


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