[Plus] readers choice 2012 : Final results

It’s time to unveil the winners of the [Plus] readers choice awards!
Thank you again for your votes, remember that the real winner was the community, again.

I asked you to vote for what you used in 2012 and you’ve voted with your heart.
Here are the final results, congrats to the lucky guys and teams :

The most useful blogs in 2012 :

  1. MySQL Performance Blog
  2. The MariaDB Blog
  3. SkySQL Blog

Ok, the Percona team members provides the best technical blog about MySQL (and more), this year again. Of course, this blog is very useful and interesting, I recommend to read the comments too, they are often very informative.
There is a lot of work behind this blog, so, its popularity is deserved.

But wait, I’m sure these 3 teams (Percona + MariaDB + SkySQL) represents 80% of the whole MySQL DBAs around the world.
So, let me congratulate independent bloggers for their active involvement and for their sincerity.

The most useful forum in 2012 :

  1. Stackoverflow.com
  2. Twitter.com
  3. Forums.mysql.com

I really like stackoverflow, not only for my MySQL issues, activity on these forums is impressive!
And I’m not surprised to see Twitter in second position, I’ve already written about how I use Twitter.
My advice about Twitter : choose your friends sparingly (if you would read all the tweets that you receive every day)

best MySQL event in 2012 :

  1. MySQL Conference & Expo
  2. Percona Live London
  3. FOSDEM

I attended the last two editions of Percona Live at London and these events were incredibly good.
I assume that the MySQL Conference was really interesting but too far for poor European guys…

I was at FOSDEM for the first time this year and it was very exciting. I was very glad to see Percona, MariaDB and Oracle together.
If you’ve never been at FOSDEM, I recommend you to join us next year, this is truly a magical event!

What would you like to test in 2013?

  1. Galera Replication
  2. MySQL 5.6
  3. MariaDB 10 

Galera Replication was popularized by Percona and MariaDB last year.
But the guys from Codership works on this project over many years. This is a very ambitious project that deserves to be tested.
And it has become easier than ever since Galera was packaged by Percona and MariaDB.

MySQL 5.6 is now GA! It’s time to forget your brand new MySQL 5.5 upgrades…

MariaDB is now part of a foundation that ensures the open source nature of MySQL.
Now, you have to make a choice between MySQL 5.6, Percona server 5.6 (not yet released) and MariaDB 10.
However, I’m still a bit skeptical about the ambiguous Monty’s declarations on the compatibility between MariaDB and the future releases of Oracle MySQL.
But it’s only my opinion and don’t undermine the great job provided  by the Monty program team on MariaDB.

Thank you again for your participation, find all the results here.
And I hope to see you in real life this year…

[Plus] readers choice 2012 : It’s time to vote!

Oh yes, 2012 was an incredible year for the MySQL Community!
That’s why I would like to change the rules this year and I would like to offer you a new survey for this [Plus] reader’s choice 2012.

Community users, bloggers and events made the whole community last year, tell us how you used this community?
It will only take 5 minutes of your precious time, votes will be closed Jan. 31.

Vote for what you used! (with your heart, again…)

What was your most useful blogs in 2012? (Two possible answers)

  • MySQL Performance Blog (Percona Team) (57%, 73 Votes)
  • The MariaDB Blog (MariaDB Team) (17%, 22 Votes)
  • SkySQL Blog (SkySQL Team) (13%, 17 Votes)
  • Xaprb Blog (Baron Schwartz) (9%, 12 Votes)
  • The Data Charmer (Giuseppe Maxia) (9%, 11 Votes)
  • Openark Blog (Shlomi Noach) (6%, 7 Votes)
  • The Scale Out Blog (Robert Hodges) (6%, 7 Votes)
  • Domas Mituzas's blog (5%, 6 Votes)
  • OpenLife.cc (Henrik Ingo) (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Pythian Blog (Pythian Team) (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Yoshinori Matsunobu's blog (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Dba Square (Maciej Dobrzanski & Piotr Biel) (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Johan Andersson's Cluster and HA Blog (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Chris on MySQL (Chris Calender) (3%, 4 Votes)
  • MySQL[Plus] (Cédric Peintre) (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Ulf Wendel's blog (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Hack MySQL (Daniel Nichter) (2%, 3 Votes)
  • MySQL Optimizer Team Blog (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Oracle's MySQL Blog (Oracle Team) (2%, 3 Votes)
  • MySQL Documents by Rick James (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Sergey Petrunia's blog (2%, 2 Votes)
  • LinuxJedi's /dev/null (Andrew Hutchings) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Sheeri Dot Com (Sheeri K. Cabral) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Karlsson on databases and stuff (Anders Karlsson) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • MySQL Fanboy (Mark Grennan) (1%, 1 Votes)
  • varokism (Stéphane Varoqui) (1%, 1 Votes)
  • MySQL Expert (Ronald Bradford) (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Roland Bouman's blog (1%, 1 Votes)
  • mySQL DBA (Dathan Pattishall) (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Mastering MySQL (Mark Leith) (1%, 1 Votes)
  • sqlhjalp (Keith Larson) (1%, 1 Votes)
  • mysqlboy (Andrew Moore) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Andrew Morgan’s MySQL Cluster Database Blog (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Webyog blog (Webyog Team) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Racker Hacker (Major Hayden) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Todd's MySQL Blog (Todd Farmer) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 127

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What was your most useful forum in 2012? (or exchange platform)

  • stackoverflow.com (41%, 38 Votes)
  • Twitter (18%, 17 Votes)
  • forums.mysql.com (13%, 12 Votes)
  • dba.stackexchange.com (10%, 9 Votes)
  • Facebook (10%, 9 Votes)
  • LinkedIn Groups (7%, 6 Votes)
  • Yahoo Answers (1%, 1 Votes)
  • dbforums.com/mysql (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Viadeo Groups (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 92

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What was the best MySQL event in 2012?

  • MySQL Conference & Expo (37%, 33 Votes)
  • Percona Live London (30%, 27 Votes)
  • FOSDEM (10%, 9 Votes)
  • Percona Live New York (8%, 7 Votes)
  • MySQL Connect (7%, 6 Votes)
  • Percona Live DC (3%, 3 Votes)
  • MySQL/NoSQL/Cloud Latin America conference (3%, 3 Votes)
  • OSCON (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 89

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What would you like to test in 2013? (Two possible answers)

  • Galera Replication (Percona Cluster or MaraDB Cluster) (49%, 60 Votes)
  • MySQL 5.6 (45%, 55 Votes)
  • MariaDB 10 (35%, 43 Votes)
  • Tungsten Replicator (13%, 16 Votes)
  • MySQL 5.5 (Oracle, Percona or MariaDB) (11%, 14 Votes)
  • NoSQL/NewSQL databases (8%, 10 Votes)
  • iPhone 6 (3%, 4 Votes)
  • NDB Cluster (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Other (Leave a comment) (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 123

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Have fun in 2013!