Wednesday Jul 22, 2009

Optimizing PostgreSQL Application Performance With Solaris Dynamic Tracing

A Sun BluePrints article describes how Solaris DTrace functionality can help with PostgreSQL database application tuning. The paper provides examples of database server operations that can be observed using DTrace probes.

Friday Jul 17, 2009

Using MySQL 5.1 Database With Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System

Sun Systems engineers describe deploying the MySQL 5.1 RDBMS on a Sun server running Microsoft Windows 2003 Server. In this scenario, a volume of a Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System is mounted using CIFS as a repository for database files.

Thursday Jul 16, 2009

Follow MySQL on Twitter

Get the latest MySQL updates, including new product releases, upcoming webinars, technical articles, newly released white papers. and other useful information. Follow MySQL on Twitter.

Tuesday Jul 14, 2009

Using Pentaho Open Source Business Intelligence Suite on Sun Platforms

Here's a sizing study for Pentaho Open Source Business Intelligence (OSBI) Suite on Sun platforms. This test used the Solaris 10 5/08 OS, MySQL database, and a Sun Fire X4540 server.

Thursday Jul 09, 2009

Deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System

Volumes on a Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System can be published to a server running Microsoft Windows Server. A new BigAdmin article outlines the steps for this scenario, using CIFS or iSCSI with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 databases.

Thursday May 14, 2009

Deploying Oracle ASM Using iSCSI on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System

This new article describes how to configure storage volumes for export as iSCSI targets, and then configure those iSCSI logical unit numbers (LUNs) at the database server to be used for Oracle ASM.

Wednesday May 13, 2009

Deploying Oracle Real Application Clusters on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System

Here's a new article from Sun engineers on the BigAdmin site for sys admins. Find out how to configure and deploy the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System for Oracle RAC infrastructure, using the Solaris OS or RHEL.

Friday May 01, 2009

Demystifying MySQL for Solaris Administrators (in Second Life)

Join us for Demystifying MySQL for Solaris Administrators, Tuesday, May 5th at 9-10am PDT, Sun Solaris Campus in Second Life (SLURL).

George Trujillo (Ty Valdez) and Steve Jones will offer a very detailed technical presentation designed for experienced UNIX/Linux administrators. The goal is to understand the installation, configuration, and management of MySQL on Solaris platforms. Also included are best practices for MySQL database, along with Solaris features that can leverage database management such as ZFS.

Monday Apr 13, 2009

Sun Storage J4400 Array as Disk Storage With ZRM for MySQL

Thomas Hanvey of Sun and Paddy Sreenivasan of Zmanda demonstrate how to configure and deploy Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL, using the Sun Storage J4400 array for disk storage.

The article also explains how to configure a zpool and the ZFS file system on the Solaris 10 OS. In this scenario, ZRM is running on a Sun Fire X4200 M2 server with the Solaris 10 8/07 OS.

For more info on using Zmanda with Sun gear, see the articles discussed in BigAdmin blog.

Thursday Apr 09, 2009

Only 2 Weeks Left to 2009 MySQL Conference & Expo (April 20-23, Santa Clara, Calif.)

Meet with more than 2,000 MySQL experts and open-source hurus all in one location. Register now.

Friday Apr 03, 2009

Deploying DB2 Database on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System

This Sun BluePrints article describes the steps needed to configure and install a DB2 database using Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System. Topics include preparing a server running the Solaris OS to use NFS file systems or Internet SCSI (iSCSI) logical unit numbers (LUNs). Registration required.

Wednesday Apr 01, 2009

MySQL Conference & Expo (April 20-23, Santa Clara, Calif.)

The MySQL Conference & Expo is only three weeks away.

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Thursday Mar 19, 2009

SDN Members: Get a 20% Discount on MySQL Workbench

MySQL is offering SDN members an exclusive 20% off MySQL Workbench. MySQL Workbench simplifies database design and maintenance, automates time-consuming and error-prone tasks, and improves communication among DBA and developer teams. Log in to learn more.

Wednesday Mar 18, 2009

Free Online Training for Developers: MySQL University

MySQL University is a free educational online program for engineers and developers.

Future courses include How to Use Charsets and Collations Properly (March 19), How to Write MySQL Test Cases in Perl (April 16), Programming Towards Multi-Core CPUs (May 14), and Building MySQL Releases on Unix (June 11). Learn more.

Monday Mar 02, 2009

Sun BluePrints Articles on MySQL

Here are two new Sun BluePrints articles on best practices for MySQL (registration required):

- Improving MySQL Database Scalability
- High Availability MySQL Database Replication with Solaris Zone Cluster

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