Wednesday Nov 18, 2009

MySQL University: Memcached Functions for MySQL

This Thursday (November 19th, 14:00 UTC), Patrick Galbraith will present memcached Functions for MySQL (UDFs). This session is about a suite of functions available to use with MySQL that allow you to store, retrieve and delete data, as well as most of the functions and operations that are available with libmemcached, such as server connectivity to the client, server status, client behaviors, and more. You can combine the fetching of data from one or more tables with the fetching of data from memcached and be able to apply any SQL operations on that result set such as LIMIT, sorting and other conditional operations.

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 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.

Wednesday Nov 19, 2008

MySQL University: Using memcached in MySQL deployments

This Thursday, Martin "MC" Brown will explain how to use memcached in MySQL deployments.

MC is the author of the memcached section of the MySQL Reference Manual, and does all other memcached documentation in the Sun Database Group, too.

This MySQL University session will start at 14:00 UTC / 8am CST (Central) / 9am EST (Eastern) / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 17:00 MDT (Moscow). The virtual meeting room will open 15 minutes before the hour. Point your browser to this address.

Here's the updated MySQL University schedule for the rest of this year. Note that summer is over in Britain, and so is BST (British Summer Time). It's GMT now. As a bonus, I've added some more time zones:

 Date Time
Topic Presenter
December 4 14:00 UTC / 8am CST (Central) / 9am EST (Eastern) / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 17:00 MDT (Moscow) What's New in
MySQL Optimizer
Sergey Petrunia
December 11 14:00 UTC / 8am CST (Central) / 9am EST (Eastern) / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 17:00 MDT (Moscow) Random Query
Generator
Philip Stoev
December 18 14:00 UTC / 8am CST (Central) / 9am EST (Eastern) / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 17:00 MDT (Moscow) Using DTrace with MySQL
MC Brown

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