Category Archives: video

Indexing Talk Online

I am doing a quick blog post to announce that I have put an indexing talk online*. Most recently, I delivered this indexing talk at Confoo and Scale 11x.

The talk is on YouTube at Are You Getting the Best Out of Your MySQL Indexes? There are also PDF slides.
From the official conference description, if you want to know more:
MySQL indexes are often used to make performance better. However, they can make performance suffer if you are not using them properly. Oracle ACE Director Sheeri Cabral explains the pitfalls to avoid with indexes and how to utilize compound indexes to maximize index availability with the least amount of write overhead.

*I know I have not been posting blogs for a long time. This was a very busy year, and I took March through July off from conferences in order to buy a house and move.

MySQL User Group Video – Determinism and Databases

The May Boston MySQL User Group featured John Hugg of VoltDB talking about determinism and databases. I have uploaded the hour-long video to Seasoned MySQLers will nod their heads because the problems described are familiar, and those who are not exactly sure what determinism and databases means will learn a lot.


(As always, videos are free on YouTube with no login or attempt to solicit your e-mail address or any other information)