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FOSDEM slides ok, but where are your slides from PLUK?

February 13th, 2014 No comments

As usual, you can find the slides from PLUK 2013 and FOSDEM 2014 on [Plus].
You have just to access to the slides page and free up some time to discover and read all the referenced content.

Remember the programs of these fantastic events :

Now, I’ve just discovered that many slides are missing for PLUK 2013 on the perconalive website.

For latecomers, it’s still time to upload your slides from your dedicated speaker page.
Please, do it quickly, the attendees, the community, the committee and myself will be grateful to enjoy your slides!


Categories: Live !

How do you want to get [Plus] in 2014!

January 13th, 2014 No comments

2013 was and we wish you a happy new year 2014!
Last year was amazing and we are looking forward to live 2014.

I’m honored to take part of two amazing events in 2014, the FOSDEM and PLMCE.
By my lowly contribution as committee member of these two events, I wanted to promote open source in general and MySQL in particular.
And the schedule of these events tells me that we won the bet!
(PLMCE schedule will be published next week)

MySQL raises interest more and again in 2014 and is still in the heart of major architectures ;-)
We are proud to promote community events, community projects and open source initiatives for many years!

Also, for several months we have been working hard on
We hope to offer you a private beta release of our elegantly simple dashboard in the next few months.
Glimpsee has been already tested by privileged users since last summer.
And I heard they couldn’t live without our dynamic dashboard…

Hope to meet you somewhere on earth in 2014.


Categories: Glimpsee, Live !, MYXPLAIN

Percona Live London 2013 : My Chairman point of view!

December 4th, 2013 No comments

I would like to write a short and dislocated post on my condition of Chairman of the PLUK this year. When I accepted this mission, I had no clue what was going to be my job and I have no regret about this decision.
Because it was a fantastic experience and a wonderful conference.

So, I would like to thanks Kortney and Percona again for trusting me.
My committee fellows, David, Todd, Kenny, Ben and Ivan for their involvement.
All those of you who have submitted talks and tutorials for their high level and quality.
And of course all the attendees, we have cooked up this conference for you, thank you for being there.

I jumped into this adventure with my beliefs and I wanted to do it as honestly as possible and as humbly as possible.
I attended all the last PLUK conferences and I quickly knew what I wanted for this new event.

My priority was to have full day tutorials and some new faces, and I think we had both of them.
I wanted some stories, Etsy, Spil Games, WordPress, eBay and told us their stories.
The opening keynotes from Peter, Monty and Tomas have been the icing on the cake!

As you can imagine, manage a committee with members from Percona, Oracle and SkySQL was a bit tricky. But I was very impressed by the loyalty and passion to achieve this mission together.
No, the real difficulty for us was to rate and choose only 24 among more than 100 submitted talks.

I’m not really the best person to say that but I think we did the job and I hope you enjoyed the conference.
Please, share the sessions you loved on your favorite social network and post a comment with your thoughts about the conference.

Now, it’s time to move forward :

  • CfP for FOSDEM 2014 (MySQL devroom) is still open until December 8th, submit ASAP!
  • CfP for PLMCE 2014 is still open until December 7th, you know what you have to do!
  • You can also register right know for PLMCE 2014 and enjoy a very sweet price

To be continued…

Categories: Live !

[UPDATED] Meet the community on the sidelines of Percona Live London

November 5th, 2013 No comments

Percona Live London starts in less than a week.
And there way to be excited by the quality of the event.

If you didn’t register yet, you must consider to be in :

It will be the opportunity to meet the community during and after the event.
This year, on the sidelines of the conference, you shouldn’t missed these funky happenings :

  • The welcoming reception takes place on November 11 from 5pm to 7pm
    • Where? : In the exhibit hall of the conference
    • What? : Free drinks & hor d’oeuvres!
    • Why? : Meet the community and share with team from Percona, Continuent, Codership, fusion-io, Virident and much more…
  • The MySQL Community dinner takes place on November 11 from 19:30 to 23:30
    • Where? : Masala Zone, Covent Garden (via Piccadilly Line)
    • What? :  This event will be `pay your own way`
    • Why? : In the same spirit as the community dinner in Santa Clara, a lot of hungry MySQL geeks…

MariaDB & SkySQL will also organize a free drinks event from 4pm to 7pm outside the conference center.

See you next week!

Categories: Live !

#ForMyFrenchFollowers Did you know DBHangOpsFr?

October 12th, 2013 No comments

[ This is a quick post for my french followers about DBHangOpsFr ]

I’m sure you heard about DBHangOps, the famous virtual DBA meeting launched by Geoffrey Anderson from
But did you know that some talented and passionate frenchies have launched DBHangOpsFr a few month ago?

DBHangOpsFr is THE virtual french DBA meeting you would love to attend.
I invite you to visit this page for more details :

The next session will take place in November, follow me on twitter, looking for #DBHangOpsFr on twitter, subscribe to RSS or ask for an email.

Hope to see you next time.

Categories: Live !

[Plus] and beyond…

September 29th, 2013 No comments

I just would like to invite you to discover [Plus]!
Because there is a lot of work behind this blog and it would be a shame not to enjoy it.

I’ve already explained why I do what I do and it’s not the same topic that I want to offer now.
I just would like to give you a chance to explore all the sides of [Plus]

Don’t misunderstand, I don’t worry about me, I do it for you!

What about the social streams?

You can follow [Plus] through 2 twitter accounts : &
The first one is my personal twitter account. The second is exactly the same but without the retweets.

Both of these twitter accounts are used to share about MySQL exclusively.
You will find a selection of relevant links about MySQL or open source in general.

If  you would like to be up to date about the latest news about MySQL and co, subscribe now!
And I broadcast these news on Facebook too if you prefer.

The [Plus] LinkedIn group could be interesting to share about events and more in relation to the blog.

RSS is not dead!

I’m a big fan of RSS and I’m convinced that twitter or google+ can’t replace it.
You can subscribe by RSS here :

Also, you can subscribe by email :
Don’t worry, no risk to have more than 1 or 2 emails per month.

A lot of slides, in one place

Yes, I read a lot of technical documentation and slides.
You can find a fine selection of slides here :

Documentation, reinvented!

And if you would love to learn differently, I’m sure you will love
Also on twitter and slideshare, the project is not dead, trust me!


Of course I publish some interesting technical notes sometimes.
All of them are based on true events!

And I take the bright side of life.


Categories: Live !

Schedule for Percona Live London 2013 is up, enjoy the early bird price before September 21th!

September 19th, 2013 No comments

Oh yes, the nights were short last week!
The committee and myself have worked tirelessly to provide this wonderful schedule.

Now, you have no excuse not to register :

First, I would like to thanks David, Ivan, Todd, Kenny and Ben for their fantastic work!
There were tears, blood, passion and much respect ;-)
And of course a lot of fun!

Secondly, I would like to thanks all of you who submitted a talk.
We received a considerable amount of excellent talks from fantastic speakers.
And it was really, really hard to choose only 30 talks among this long list of excellent proposals.

Congrats to all selected speakers, I’m looking forward to see your shows!

I hope you’ll enjoy our choices, we promise a good vibe and quality talks.
I’m convinced that we will have an amazing conference again this year.

See you in London in November
Good luck and have fun!

Categories: Live !

Percona Live London, emerge from the shadows, submit your talk before September 8th!

August 29th, 2013 No comments

Those who regularly read this blog knows how much I am excited about Percona Live London each year. Now, it is time for me to take part in the organization of this event as a member of the committee and chairman of the conference.

I am really proud to join the committee this year and very happy to share this role with Ivan, Ben, David, Todd and Kenny.

You can imagine that I am honored that Percona has made me this beautiful gift.
Now, we face the challenges!

I am also very pleased to introduce myself as a member of this committee as an employee of Dailymotion. ’Cause Dailymotion offers me an incredible chance to do my job with passion and fun, like never before.

When I started this blog I wanted to do it as honestly as possible and as humbly as possible.
And I wanted to keep the same mindset when I started with Max.
I’ll naturally jump into this adventure with the same beliefs and with the same independence.

As members of the committee, we will have the difficult task of selecting talks and tutorials.
Call for papers is still open and runs until September 8th, submit your talk or tutorial now and enjoy a free pass!

If you are using MySQL, you might have something to say. Tell us about your life, it’s more interesting than you think.
I would love to see some new faces this year, I would like to see renewed talks and to see companies that we didn’t see in the last edition.
Also, sessions about MongoDB, Hadoop, TokuDB, Redis, ES and other open source associated technologies are welcome.

Be sure that the real life story issued from your real DBA life will fit perfectly in the conference schedule and hit the bull’s eye.

Emerge from the shadows, come on and join the community!

Now, we can work hard to provide a great conference but this work will be in vain without attendee.
Did you know that you can still enjoy a special price for the conference until September 15th?

Save money and play for time, you have a thousand reasons to register

We need all of you to make this conference the best gathering place for DBA in Europe.
Because we are MySQL!

I hope to meet you in London in November. If you have any question about PLUK2013, post a comment.

Good luck and have fun!

PS : Special dedication to Shlomi, thanks for your advices friend

Categories: Live !

Enjoy a fantastic price for Percona Live London before August 4!

July 22nd, 2013 No comments

I attended Percona Live London since the creation of the event, and every year, I left with the same feeling, a great satisfaction.
This year again PLUK will be the place to be for MySQL lovers in Europe and I hope to meet you there.

Let me explain why you should go to PLUK2013?

  • Because MySQL is primarily a community
  • And you are this community
  • This is an easy way to meet other members of this community
  • You can meet talented people behind the blogs you read every days
  • And speakers from some of the most innovative companies with MySQL
  • This is the largest MySQL event in Europe
  • London is really a fantastic city even in November (there is no season for beer)
  • You can save a lot of money until August 4

Register now and enjoy the Super Saver Registration price, which is the cheapest anyone can get a ticket for.

Because we are MySQL!


Categories: Live !

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 :

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.


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…

Categories: Live !