Thursday, August 29, 2013

Going to MySQL Connect 2013

MySQL Connect 2013 is coming up with several interesting new sessions. Some sessions that I am participating in got accepted for the conference, so if you are going there, you might find the following sessions interesting. For your convenience, the sessions have hCalendar markup, so it should be easier to add them to your calendar.

MySQL Sharding, Replication, and HA (September 21, 5:30-6:30pm in Imperial Ballroom B)

This session is an opportunity for you to meet the MySQL engineering team and discuss the latest tools and best practices for sharding MySQL across distributed server farms while maintaining high availability.

Come here and meet Lars, Luis, Johannes, and me, and bring up any questions or comments you have regarding sharding, high-availability, and replication. We might have some informal presentations available to discuss sharding and high-availability issues.

MySQL Sharding: Tools and Best Practices for Horizontal Scaling (September 21, 4:00pm-5:00pm in Imperial Ballroom B)

In this session, Alfranio and I will discuss how to create and manage a sharded MySQL database system. The session covers tools, techniques, and best practices for handing various aspects of sharding such as:

  • Hybrid approaches mixing sharding and global tables.
  • Sharding in the precense of transactions and how that affect
  • Turning an unsharded database into a sharded database
  • Handling schema changes to a sharded database.

MySQL and Hadoop: Big Data Integration—Unlocking New Insights (September 22,
-12:30pm in Taylor)

Hadoop enables organizations to gain deeper insight into their customers, partners, and processes. As the world's most popular open source database, MySQL is a key component of many big data platforms. This session discusses technologies that enable integration between MySQL and Hadoop, exploring the lifecycle of big data, from acquisition via SQL and NoSQL APIs through to delivering operational insight and tools such as Sqoop and the Binlog API with Hadoop Applier enabling both batch and real-time integration.

MySQL High Availability: Managing Farms of Distributed Servers (September 22, 5:30pm-6:30pm in Imperial Ballroom B)

In this session, Alfranio and I will discuss tools, best practices, and frameworks for delivering high availability using MySQL. For example, handling such issues as ensuring server redundancy, handling failure detection and executing recovery, re-directing clients in the event of failure.

Scaling PHP Applications (September 22, 10:00am-11:00am in Union Square Room 3/4)

When building a PHP application, it is necessary to consider both scaling and high-availability issues. In this session, Johannes and I will discuss how to ensure that your PHP application scales well and can work in a high-availability environment.