With a good deal of sarcasm, Josh Berkus presents a sardonic critique about scaling tools that are trendy rather than reliable. Josh Berkus, CEO of PostgreSQL, gives a facetious list of do's and don'ts for database creation and application design that, while often popular today, are not stable techniques. In the same cynical tone of this short presentation, Berkus sarcastically places sexiness at the top of the list of qualities to maintain when scaling website elements.
Visual data is far easier to understand and analyze than the same information in written format. Using a variety of examples that range from maps and charts to the effects of gravity on the Earth and comparisons of carbon dioxide output by country, David Holoboff gives a quick presentation about the benefits of visual data in all sectors of modern and future life.
Imagine improving your main coding product then being threatened with a lawsuit for hinting you may publish it. This by the company partnering on it with you. This happened to Brian Aker when he mentioned bringing MySQL improvements to O'Reilly's OSCON a few years ago. Some within Sun Microsystems, which bought MySQL, were offended but later that day, Aker's upgrades were publicly praised by Sun Micro senior brass. Aker talks past, present, and future importance of Drizzle and open source, to the database environs commonly called the cloud.
A fascinating look into the future of big data. As parallel computing enables massive scaling & instant availability, the need for cloud computing is mandatory. During this keynote, Marten Mickos predicts that in several years there will be a trillion devices connected to the Internet. We are rapidly reaching a point that the only way to deal with this level of scaling will be through cloud computing.
There is a lot of downtime in MySQL, and Baron Schwartz knows the reasons why. In this short talk, he presents many of the main reasons for slow MySQL, and also a variety of simple solutions to the problem of MySQL downtime. Not only can issues be resolved, Baron Schwartz explains in the latter half of the presentation, but MySQL users can proactively reduce downtime.
The latest version of MariaDB is much faster and has microsecond-measuring analytics to prove it. Michael Widenius, "Monty" of Monty Program AB, reports on the development schedule of MariaDB, in which the team is drastically improving performance times, while maintaining drop-in compatibility with MySQL. At the end of this talk, Widenius outlines the feature wishlist of MariaDB 5.6.
Twitter filters billions of messages, and uses quite a few systems and tools to make that data flow. Jeremy Cole, founder of Proven Scaling, discusses the MySQL software used by Twitter, as well as many challenges Twitter faces with massive data storage. He also presents technical facts, figures, and solutions that the site uses to run smoothly.
Elephants have long memories and, as far as PostgreSQL is concerned, are no longer slow or lumbering. EnterpriseDB's Ed Boyajian and Bruce Momjian discuss the many improvements, benefits and features in PostgreSQL, as well as its success as a commercial database. Alternatively focusing on the business and technical components of the database, Boyajian and Momjian present the new and improving PostgreSQL.
Giving a quick history of MySQL, Tomas Ulin and Duleepa Wijayawardhana explain the changes the system has seen in the editions from MySQL 5.1 to the present MySQL 5.6. Tomas Ulin, Vice President of the MySQL Engineering team, also discusses the current state of affairs for MySQL, recently acquired by Oracle. In terms of past development and current changes, Ulin also predicts future uses of new features being created in MySQL.
Open source databases face a variety of challenges as the technological world continues to change. Baron Schwartz, Chief Performance Architect at Percona, observes that database developers must understand the contexts of database usage within the central challenge of increased data. He notes that open source databases are far behind both -- the technological curve and market demand, but that current inefficiencies can be solved by innovation and cooperation.