MySQL University: GRAPH computation engine for MySQL

This Thursday (November 5th, 10:00 UTC - note the different time for this session!), Arjen Lentz of Open Query will present the brand new GRAPH computation engine for MySQL.

From the abstract: Most of us have had to deal with hierarchies (trees) and graphs (such as friend-of-a-friend style problems), and have thus learn that this is -at best- a bit of a monster to do in an SQL/RDBMS. Until now. The GRAPH engine (GPLv2 licensed) is a MySQL storage engine allowing hierarchies and more complex graph structures to be handled in a relational fashion. In a nutshell, tree structures and friend-of-a-friend style searches can now be done using standard SQL syntax, and results joined onto other tables. http://openquery.com/graph

For MySQL University sessions, point your browser to this page. You need a browser with a working Flash plugin. You may register for a Dimdim account, but you don't have to. (Dimdim is the conferencing system we're using for MySQL University sessions. It provides integrated voice streaming, chat, whiteboard, session recording, and more.) All MySQL University sessions are recorded, that is, slides and voice can be viewed as a Flash movie (.flv). You can find those recordings on the respective MySQL University session pages which are listed on the MySQL University home page.

MySQL University is a free educational online program for engineers/developers. MySQL University sessions are open to anyone, not just Sun employees. Sessions are recorded (slides and audio), so if you can't attend the live session you can look at the recording anytime after the session.

Here's the schedule for the rest of this year:

  • November 12: Gearman for MySQL (Giuseppe Maxia)
  • November 19: memcached Functions for MySQL (UDFs) (Patrick Galbraith)
  • November 26: The Spider Storage Engine (Giuseppe Maxia)
  • December 3: Practical Full-Text Search in MySQL (Bill Karwin)

The schedule is not engraved in stone at this point. Please visit http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/MySQL_University#Upcoming_Sessions for the up-to-date list. On that page, you can also find the starting time for many time zones.

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