Percona Live London 2013 : My Chairman point of view!

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 Bodybuilding.com 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…

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…

Words about PLUK2011

Percona Live London 2011 is over and it was a wonderfull event. Thanks to Percona for this quality event in Europe.
And thanks to all speakers for their outstanding performances.

I just want to share with you some words about PLUK2011, these few words reflect my technical feelings after the event :
(This is the live transcript of my notes during the conference in random order)

  • MySQL is not dead !
  • Sharding is a good way for write scalability
  • It’s difficult to find a real HA solution for MySQL
  • MHA rocks !
  • IO are more than ever our enemies (and we must get into their privacy)
  • Where is Oracle ?!
  • Glad to see SkySQL there
  • We probably need new références for SSD
  • Keep in mind the operability of the proposed solutions
  • Handler socket is not ready for production
  • Cross schema queries are bad for Tungsten Replicator

I was really glad to meet (or see again) people and speak about MySQL and other stuff…
And very impressed to see so many people at the event.

See you next year !

PS : You can find some of the conferences slides on my public box.net in the front page