With the recent GA release of MySQL 5.6, there have been a lot of questions about where MariaDB stands with regards to MySQL 5.6. SkySQL will of course support both as Patrik explained in his recent blog post, but there are many questions about the technical differences. Rasmus from Monty Program gave a detailed view on MariaDB 10.0 here but I thought it would be beneficial to share a comparison table of the two. MariaDB recently released a benchmark including various versions of both MariaDB and MySQL (as did DmitriK from Oracle), but this post will focus solely on features (not performance). This comparison table is a high level overview with no intention to cover every single feature, only the ones deemed most significant.
Submitted by Max Mether on February 14, 2013 - 12:19pm GMT
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Submitted by Max Mether on January 14, 2013 - 5:23pm GMT
There's definitely more and more buzz on and around cloud computing and different solutions to support it nowadays!
This was evident while visiting LinuxCon/CloudOpen in San Diego a few weeks ago, where I spoke about high availability solutions for MySQL. Most cloud sessions were highly attended, and I could sense an excitement in the air with regards to the cloud. It was also evident, however, that there is only a small percentage of people today truly taking advantage of the cloud. It seems that despite all the excitement, there is a large portion of potential users who don't know how to use the cloud, or what the benefits and potential drawbacks are.
Submitted by Max Mether on October 3, 2012 - 2:33pm GMT
We welcome everyone to Amsterdam where on Friday at 16:00 CET we will be giving a talk together with SpamExperts at the Open Source Conference 2011. The talk will be about MariaDB and how SpamExperts successfully overcame their problems with MySQL by migrating to MariaDB. The talk will focus on the MariaDB features that differentiate it from vanilla MySQL and an in-depth case study on SpamExperts and the problems they faced when deciding to migrate to MariaDB and a detailed overview of the actual migration process. For more information about the conference, check out their website: http://www.opensourceconference.nl/
Submitted by Max Mether on December 7, 2011 - 8:45pm GMT
It is finally ready! The training course at least I have been waiting for since we started the company: A MySQL training course for Developers. And this is not just another standard MySQL for Developers training course. Based on our previous experiences at MySQL AB, we wanted to create something different, with a better fit. We wanted to aim this MySQL training course more at developers who already have experience using SQL and MySQL instead of just focusing on teaching SQL basics. Sure, we still cover the SQL basics, however it's done quickly. We focus more on the MySQL exceptions and how to optimize SQL on MySQL. As a result, entire chapters are dedicated to query optimization in MySQL, choosing storage engines, replication and other things often related more to a DBA role, that we deemed to be important for an advanced MySQL developer. We have also added a large section focusing on solving complex problems with SQL, where we cover things like trees and hierarchies, simulating ranks, calculating the median value etc.
If you’re in Nuremberg Germany next week (November 15-17th) and have anything to do with Oracle or their products, then the DOAG (German Oracle User Group) conference is the place to be. I will be representing SkySQL Ab at the conference, giving a talk about the internal architecture of MySQL Cluster. The talk will look at the internals of MySQL Cluster and at the different processes that ensure the High Availability of MySQL Cluster. Beyond that, the talk will also look at how the data is stored on the data nodes, how different types of queries are resolved in the cluster, and how a primary key lookup is executed differs significantly from a tree index search. The talk will also look at the resources involved in resolving the queries.
So if any of the above sounds interesting come and listen to my talk in room Singapur at 13:00 on Tuesday!
Submitted by Max Mether on November 11, 2011 - 5:33pm GMT
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