The upcoming Percona Live London conference, November 11-12, features quite a number of talks about the latest MySQL features and related technologies. There will be a lots of talks about the new MySQL 5.6 features:
- Opening keynote highlights MySQL 5.6 new features.
- New InnoDB Compression talk will cover the new compression algorithm, implemented by Facebook and included in MySQL 5.6.
- New MySQL Replication features, including multi-treaded slave applier, Global Transaction Ids which can help for automatic failover and lots of performance optimizations and much).
Altho MySQL 5.6 is a very important milestone there are much more interesting technologies going on around MySQL. Here are some of the talks, which look pretty interesting (at least for me):
Hadoop is a relatively new topic at MySQL conferences, however, it gains more and more traction, especially after MySQL applier for Hadoop (alpha version) release. Danil Zburivsky will be talking about building a data warehouse with Hadoop and MySQL. I personally have a strong interest in Hadoop and recently did a webinar about this topic. Hadoop concept is very different from MySQL, but there are a lots of real use cases where Hadoop will fit best.
New MySQL Cluster features.
MySQL Cluster 7.3 (based on a mainline MySQL Server 5.6 release + NDBCluster storage engine) was recently released. Johan Andersson will cover some new MySQL Cluster 7.3 features in his MySQL Cluster Performance Tuning talk, including foreign key constrains (Foreign key constrains were the “showstopper” for many customers), memcached integration, etc. I knew Johan from the early MySQL Ab days and he always was (and now is) “the MySQL Cluster guy”, so I’m sure he will show some new MySQL cluster magic.
Other Storage Engines
MariaDB contains the CONNECT engine (to join data between Oracle and Cassandra for example) and SPIDER storage engine (for automatic “sharding”). Colin Charles from Monty Program Ab will talk about new MariaDB features
Percona Live London is approaching fast so be sure to register today!
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