Monday Feb 15, 2010

MySQL University: Performance Schema: Instrumenting Code

This Thursday (February 18th, 17:00 UTC - note the different starting time!), Marc Alff will present the brand new Performance Schema: Instrumenting Code. Marc is the implementor of the Performance Schema feature. His presentation will show how developers maintaining

  • the MySQL server code,
  • a storage engine,
  • or any type of plugin

can instrument the code to collect data for the new performance schema instrumentation.

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:

  • February 25: Securich - Security Plugin for MySQL (Darren Cassar)
  • March 4: MySQL Column Databases (Robin Schumacher)
  • March 11: Improving MySQL Full-Text Search (Kristofer Pettersson)

By the way, did I mention that we need more speakers to fill up the 2010 schedule? If you'd like to be a speaker, have a look at this blog article!

Tuesday Jun 02, 2009

MySQL University: Boosting Performance With MySQL 5.1 Partitioning

This Thursday (June 4th, 14:00 UTC), Giuseppe Maxia will give a MySQL University session on Boosting Performance With MySQL 5.1 Partitioning. Giuseppe is leading the Community team at MySQL and has done various MySQL University sessions before.

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:

  • June 4, 2009: Boosting Performance With MySQL 5.1 Partitioning (Giuseppe Maxia)
  • June 11, 2009: Building MySQL Releases on Unix (Jörg Brühe)
  • June 18, 2009: No session scheduled
  • June 15, 2009: MySQL code contributions (Lenz Grimmer)
  • July 2: Starring Sakila - a data warehouse mini-tutorial (Roland Bouman)
  • July 9 through September 3: Semester break

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.

Friday Jan 30, 2009

MySQL University: MySQL Performance and Scalability Project - Issues and Opportunities

Next Thursday (February 5th), we're continuing our series of sessions on MySQL performance measuring and improvements with Allan Packer's presentation titled MySQL Performance and Scalability Project - Issues and Opportunities. Allan works in the Performance and Applications Engineering department at Sun Microsystems, so again, expect to get some deep insights into the inner workings of the MySQL Server.

Allan is based in Australia, so note that this session will take place in the morning (Europe) or evening (APAC), respectively.

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.

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:

February 5, 2009 08:00 UTC / 8:00 GMT / 9:00 CET / 11:00 MDT (Moscow) / 13:30 IST (India) / 16:00 CST (Beijing) / 17:00 JST (Tokyo) / 19:00 EDT (Melbourne) MySQL Performance and Scalability Project - Issues and Opportunities Allan Packer
February 12, 2008 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
February 19, 2009 14:00 UTC / 8am CST (Central) / 9am EST (Eastern) / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 17:00 MDT (Moscow) Developing MySQL on Solaris MC Brown & Trond Norbye
February 26, 2009 14:00 UTC / 8am CST (Central) / 9am EST (Eastern) / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 17:00 MDT (Moscow) Backing up MySQL using file system snapshots Lenz Grimmer
March 5, 2009 14:00 UTC / 8am CST (Central) / 9am EST (Eastern) / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 17:00 MDT (Moscow) Good Coding Style Konstantin Osipov
March 12, 2009 14:00 UTC / 8am CST (Central) / 9am EST (Eastern) / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 17:00 MDT (Moscow) MySQL and ZFS MC Brown

The session address (Dimdim URL) for all sessions is:

http://webmeeting.dimdim.com/portal/JoinForm.action?confKey=mysqluniversity

Please bookmark this address, since it will remain valid for all future MySQL University sessions. Remember, though, that the meeting room will open only 15 minutes before the session starts.

Dimdim is the conferencing system we're using for MySQL University sessions. It provides integrated voice streaming, chat, whiteboard, session recording (slides and voice), and more. All you need to do to attend MySQL University sessions is point your browser to the address given above.

All MySQL University sessions are recorded, that is, slides and voice can be viewed as a Flash file (.flv). You can find those recordings on the respective MySQL University session pages which are listed on the MySQL University home page, http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/MySQL_University.

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