Category Archives: Events

OurSQL Episode 22: Things To Avoid With MySQL Queries

Feature:

Things to Avoid in Queries
Subqueries and Correlated subqueries
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/correlated-subqueries.html

Jan Kneschke’s post on Groupwise Maximum:
http://jan.kneschke.de/projects/mysql/groupwise-max

Calculated comparisons do not use indexes

INSERT IGNORE
REPLACE
INSERT…ON DUPLICATE KEY

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OurSQL Episode 21: The Rise of the MySQL DBA

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Paul Vallee is back for this non-technical podcast about the special creature that is the MySQL DBA.

News:
October 2006 Enterprise/Community Split announcement
http://www.planetmysql.org/entry.php?id=4393

Current clarification of Enterprise/Community split
http://www.planetmysql.org/kaj/?p=123

Dorsal Source, a community-focused website whose goal is to provide builds of MySQL and related products.
http://www.dorsalsource.org

Learning Resource:
MySQL Camp II, August 23-24 2007, Brooklyn NYhttp://www.mysqlcamp.org

http://www.poly.edu

Feature:
The Pythian Group’s Paul Vallee
http://www.pythian.com

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OurSQL Episode 20: The Pythian Group

In this less technical episode we interview Paul Vallee, where he explains in depth about the Pythian Group.

Special thanks to folks who have linked to the podcast:
WebDevRadio
http://www.webdevradio.com

Episode 34, July 9th, in which Michael mentions OurSQL and hopes I haven’t “gone dark”. Nope! http://www.webdevradio.com/index.php?id=50

Kristina Hadges, a web designer, linked to the podcast
http://www.nineofnine.com/resources

Feature:

The Pythian Group
http://www.pythian.com

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OurSQL Episode 19: MySQL Proxy

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News:
MySQL Focuses on Japan
http://www.mysql.com/news-and-events/news/article_1368.html

MySQL Associate Certification Now Available
http://www.mysql.com/certification/

Learning resource:
Pythian Group’s Carnival of the Vanities for the DBA community, published weekly on Fridays.
http://www.pythian.com/blogs/category/log-buffer/

Feature:
MySQL Proxy
Giuseppe Maxia’s Blog:
http://datacharmer.blogspot.com

Getting Started with MySQL Proxy article plus tutorials:
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/databases/2007/07/12/getting-started-with-mysql-proxy.html

public Subversion tree:

http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/mysql_proxy

Tutorials:
Intercept and dump queries (part 1): http://forge.mysql.com/snippets/view.php?id=75

Make macros to map “cd” to “use” and “ls” to “show tables” (part 2): http://forge.mysql.com/snippets/view.php?id=76

Injection Queries (part 3): http://forge.mysql.com/snippets/view.php?id=77

Lua interpreted language:
http://www.lua.org/

OurSQL Episode 18: De-myth-tifying Indexes

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Episode 18: De-Myth-tifying Indexes

Where I have been:
Wedding video (short) and photos:
http://www.sheeri.com/wedding

Honeymoon (and wedding) photos:
http://www.sheeri.com/photos

News:
FREE training for Oracle DBAs who want to learn MySQL
http://www.planetmysql.org/robin/?p=51
http://www.mysql.com/oracle/

mysqlnd (PHP native driver) needs testers and benchmarkers:
http://www.planetmysql.org/kaj/?p=117

Learning Resource:
The MySQL category at howtoforge.com:
http://www.howtoforge.com/taxonomy_menu/1/7

Podcast Promo:
http://www.themysqlguy.com

Feature:

Big O notation:
http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~ellard/Q-97/HTML/root/node8.html

BTREE Index podcast:
http://technocation.org/content/oursql-episode-13%3A-nitty-gritty-indexes-0

HASH Index podcast:
http://technocation.org/content/oursql-episode-17%3A-hashing-it-out-0

Quote:
http://www.helpothers.org/story.php?sid=6784

Music:
The main theme used is Angry Red Dwarf’s “I Dream About You”
http://tinyurl.com/26hbg6

Smallfish’s “The Thank you song”
http://www.smallfishadventures.com/Home.html

OurSQL Episode 17: Hashing it out

In this episode we tackle what a hash looks like in terms of a data structure, in preparation for next episode’s discussion on the difference between hashes and btree indexes, and what kind of indexes are good for what kind of optimizations.

Show Notes:
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News:
MySQL Connector/NET 5.1.1 released:
http://tinyurl.com/23a9ax

Download the new Connector/NET version:
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/5.1.html

MySQL 5.0.x security vulnerability:
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=27513
Solution: upgrade to 5.0.40. This bug is not known to affect major versions 3 or 4.

Learning Resource:

http://onlinesolutionsmysql.blogspot.com/

The dates for the all the sessions:

* 27th March: Part 1 – High Availability and Scalability Architectures
* 19th April: Part 2 – Advanced Scalability Solutions
* 2nd May: Part 3 – MySQL Enterprise To Control Mission Critical Online Services
* 23rd May: Part 4 – 99.999% High Availability solutions
* 13th June: Part 5 – MySQL Enterprise performance and benchmarking
* 27th June: Part 6 – Advanced HA solutions

Find all the material and documentation for past webinars at:
http://onlinesolutionsmysql.blogspot.com/2007/03/links-to-material-and-documentation.html

Feature: Hash tables explained.

http://www.sparknotes.com/cs/searching/hashtables/section1.html

http://www.cs.sunysb.edu/~algorith/lectures-good/node7.html (search for “Hash Tables” on the page)

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MySQL Boston May User Group: Auditing MySQL for Security and Compliance

Mehlam Shakir, CTO of RippleTech, discusses a practical approach for auditing MySQL databases to meet security and compliance regulations. Hear real-world cases and see a live demonstration of how RippleTech’s Informant solution compliments MySQL by adding a security layer without any performance impact.

For more information on RippleTech’s INFORMANT, visit http://www.rippletech.com/

I have to say, I was a bit worried this would be a typical vendor presentation where every other word is marketing speak for how great the product is. It actually just ended up being “here’s how Informant works, and here’s how auditing, security and compliance needs can be met,” presented in a way that’s useful and valuable to anyone who is interested in auditing or security.

Rippletech’s Informant is not only interesting because it’s currently the only software that audits MySQL, but it’s impressive in its simplicity and flexibility. I think my favorite surprise about Informant was that it has the ability to store a user session as just that.

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http://technocation.org/movies/mysql/AuditingRippleTech2007MayUGbig.wmv (446 Mb)

OurSQL Episode 16: The Art of Innovation, Guy Kawasaki

I take the easy way out again this week by sharing Guy Kawasaki (of the How To Change the World blog) and his irreverent and truthful keynote at the 2007 MySQL Users Conference.

Kawasaki will challenge your thoughts about being an entrepreneur in the technology industry.

The big news is that soon I’ll be able to announce that the videos from the conference sessions are up….stay tuned!

Show Notes:
Guy Kawasaki’s Blog: How to Change the World
http://blog.guykawasaki.com/

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OurSQL Episode 15: Eben Moglen’s Keynote at the MySQL Conference

Eben Moglen, director of the Software Freedom Law Center, discusses why Free Beer isn't so good if your data are getting drunk! The keynote looks at how "Free as in Freedom" businesses help prevent the ultimate privacy catastrophe.
 
This speech is not to be missed! 
 
 
 
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OurSQL Podcasts on DVD

If you can find me today during the MySQL Conference & Expo, I have a limited amount of DVD’s that contain all 15 podcasts on them. If you have been thinking you wanted to listen to the podcast but haven’t gotten around to downloading the episodes yet, here’s your chance! Just find me — Today I’m in a red top and black skirt….