Tuesday Mar 02, 2010

MySQL University: MySQL Column Databases

This Thursday (March 4th, 15:00 UTC - slightly later than usual), Robin Schumacher will present MySQL Column Databases. If you're doing Data Warehouse with your databases this is a must-attend, but it's also interesting to learn what typical other scenarios there are for using column-based storage engines, and how column databases work in the first place.

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.)

MySQL University is a free educational online program for engineers/developers. MySQL University sessions are open to anyone. All sessions (slides & audio) are recorded; the links will be on the respective MySQL University session pages which are listed on the MySQL University home page.

Here's the tentative list of upcoming sessions:

  • May 27: Improving MySQL Full-Text Search (Kristofer Pettersson)
  • June 10: Securich - Security Plugin for MySQL (Darren Cassar; we've set up that second session because unfortunately recording of the original session didn't work)

As you can see, there are big gaps in the upcoming months. Care to fill them by giving a MySQL University presentation? If you'd like to be a speaker, have a look at this blog article!

Tuesday Jun 30, 2009

MySQL University: Starring Sakila - A Data Warehouse Mini-Tutorial

This Thursday (July 2nd, 13:00 UTC), Roland Bouman will will take the Sakila sample database and explain how to design and load a data warehouse for it, and how to use that to create those reports and charts that make managers smile. Along the way, he'll explain often uttered terms and concepts such as dimensional model, denormalization, star schema, OLAP, data staging, business intelligence, ETL and data integration. Roland's session is titled Starring Sakila - A Data Warehouse Mini-Tutorial.

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 upcoming weeks:

  • July 2: Starring Sakila - a data warehouse mini-tutorial (Roland Bouman)
  • July 9 through August 27: Semester break
  • September 3: Connector/NET (Reggie Burnett)
  • September 10: Customizing MySQL Enterprise Monitor (Mark Leith)
  • September 17: Architecture of MySQL Backup (Lars Thalmann)
  • September 24: Concurrency Control: How It Really Works (Heikki Tuuri)
  • October 1: InnoDB Internals: InnoDB File Formats and Source Code Structure (Calvin Sun)
  • October 8: Building MySQL Releases on Unix (Jörg Brühe)
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.

Monday Oct 27, 2008

MySQL University Thu 30 Oct

MySQL UniversityThe next MySQL University session will take place this Thursday, 30th October. Giuseppe Maxia will get you up to speed with using MySQL Sandbox for quick and easy testing of MySQL.

This session will start at 15:00 Central European Time (14:00 UTC, 14:00 BST).

MySQL University is an educational program run virtually on the 'net. Sessions are open to anyone. MySQL University focuses on MySQL internals and on Sun technology that can be used in connection with MySQL, but we're open to hear your suggestions for other topics. Go to this page and fill in your suggestions!

We'll be using the Dimdim conferencing system for this session. Dimdim has integrated voice streaming and chat. To attend, you need a browser with a recent Flash plugin. You may register a Dimdim account but you don't have to.

The virtual meeting room will be opened about 15 minutes before the hour. Point your browser to this address: http://webmeeting.dimdim.com/portal/JoinForm.action?confKey=stefan@stefanhinz.org


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