Why I do what I do?

I was sincerely affected by this last MySQL post and this other very long post from Jeremy Cole.
Yes, these two guys are MySQL rock stars and they are really impressives, their involvement in the MySQL community is utter!

I don’t want to write a long long speech about my simple life…
I just want to clarify why I do what I do.

Many people have asked or wondered without asking why I do what I do
(Jeremy Cole - 2013)

A few years ago Ashley Unitt asked me what I was most proud of, and now, I can make a complete answer. I’m very proud to take part of a community, MySQL has transformed my job into a passion and an incredible desire to share this passion, as honestly as possible.

What does it mean in real life?

If I can help in decision making or take part of a discussion, without any bad motivations, independently, I do it!

If the opportunity arises to have a good time over a glass of rosé and discussing open source with Stéphane Varoqui, I do it!

If I have suddenly an idea and a friend with me for several nights and weekends to achieve it, oh yes, I do it!

I do it because it’s terribly exciting and fun, even if I’ve just did it for myself… on a whim.

Yes, I’m very proud when we made MYXPLAIN.net with Max, I’m proud to work for an amazing company, I’m proud to advise someone who challenge me from the other side of the world, I’m proud to read an email from Rick James in my inbox…

I’m proud to be honest!

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MySQL Conference and Expo 2013 feelings (#perconalive)

I wasn’t at the MySQL Conference this year but it was very nice to follow this event from Paris.
Of course I didn’t feel the general atmosphere by visiting booths or met fabulous people.
But it was a great opportunity to offer you a live post about the conference with an external point of view.

Twitter, RSS feeds (yes Google, I still use RSS), Planet MySQL and infiltrators were my best friends during this crazy week.

I would like to summarize the major announcements and events occurs during this tenth edition.
 

Oracle at Percona Live!

 
Yes, Oracle was at Percona Live 2013 and it was for the best.
I invite you to watch this keynote from Tomas Ulin about Oracle’s Investment in MySQL, read this post from Sheeri and this one from Mikael Ronstrom.
Oracle promises a future for MySQL and I’m sure many of you were expecting this signal.

MySQL 5.7 and MySQL Applier for Hadoop were also announced during the conference.
MySQL Applier reveals a promising use case for the binary log API.
You can read this first look of MySQL 5.7 by Stewart Smith.
 

TokuDB and Tungsten Replicator become open source

 
TokuDB is now open source via a community edition! (An enterprise edition remains available)
The MySQL, MariaDB or Percona users can now freely use TokuDB.
And this engine deserves your attention, for more informations : http://www.tokutek.com/2013/04/announcing-tokudb-v7-open-source-and-more/

Tungsten Replicator is now 100% open source. You no longer have excuses to not use this tool.
Continuent was corporate contributor of the year through the MySQL community awards 2013.
 

SkySQL + MariaDB = Love (the community)

 
The next generation of open source database company was born, SkySQL merges with MariaDB Developers. This merge doesn’t affect the MariaDB Foundation, MariaDB will survive!
In the same time Wikipedia adopts MariaDB and shares his experience with the community.

Honestly, I’ve never really understand why SkySQL and MariaDB was two separate companies because the SkySQL’s message was confused.
From now, you can’t be surprised that SkySQL highlights MariaDB and it’s a good point because MariaDB is a great product.
This may affect the independence of SkySQL on MariaDB competitors but I’m convinced that people behind SkySQL could surprise you.

And the new SkySQL/MariaDB becomes a strong alternative to Oracle.
The ping pong between Oracle and MariaDB on their respective resources affected to MySQL/MariaDB development is also quite funny and interesting.

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However, I think that MariaDB should stop criticizing Oracle and should focus and communicate more on its own features.
This kind of message is a perfect exemple of counterproductive communication :
(I know this comes from zdnet but reflects what MariaDB proclaims usually)

MariaDB deserves better, but this is only my opinion.
 

In the meantime…

 
.. you can pin on a map where you come from.
HP, Amazon, Continuent and Percona talks about the impact of MySQL and its future in the cloud.
– Brian Aker (HPCloud) asked Simone Brunozzi (AWS) : what is the engine of DynamoDB?
– Simone : we don’t disclose
– Brian : it’s MySQL!

Peter Zaitsev evokes the JaSON generation of developers.

LeapMotion announce a new shipping date, you will have to wait another 3 months.

Incredible small data stats from Facebook, again…

“the best answer of 99.9% database optimization questions is ‘it depends'”, really?

Some amazing pictures of a rather unusual booth appear on my twitter timeline.
And this post from Sheeri caught my attention, the comments too.
I believe that if someone is uncomfortable in a conference such as perconalive, there is a problem… (even if this affects only one person)
 

Slides and what’s next?

 
Slides from the conference are now available.
You can find these slides and much more on [Plus].
Next steps will be MySQL Connect 2013 and Percona Live London 2013 (hope to see you there)

Continue to follow me on Twitter or Facebook for the latest news about the MySQL Community.

And don’t forget to have fun…