MySQL UC 2011 Concluded.

MySQL UC 2011 (Now called O’Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo) concluded yesterday.

It was for sure a very rewarding conference, but one may debate the absence of MySQL itself (Oracle). Normally there is a lot going on, and a lot of announcements from MySQL. In this case Oracle owns MySQL. I don’t know if they are trying to make a statement, not showing up and providing information to the community. Or are they to self absorbed, and want to pull Open database people to join on Oracle World? I don’t know, and I really hope it’s not the latter. They seem to put a lot of money and effort into continued development of MySQL and InnoDB.

Monty did a bald move in his keynote, and later had to appologize in a public blog post: monty says. Me and Tobias Asplund had a decent chat with him at the SkySQL dinner, and there is a lot of new interesting stuff happening in MariaDB. A lot of effort has been put into subquery optimization and the execution plans are now better than ever. Hopefully Oracle will not be too scared to adopt those patches. We will have to try MariaDB here at Marin to see if we’ll get any performance improvements running subqueries. It’s not a production test just to calm those worried souls. :)

I enjoyed Yoshinori Matsunobo’s Tutorial. There was a lot of refreshing material, but also some new things I have not been able to test before. Good stuff! Check out Matsunobos blog

I also enjoyed many of the facebook talks. It’s very giving to see how they attack some of the problems others never see. The amount of servers and data those guys are handling is insane. Their data drift spotting stuff was awesome as well.

I am surprised by the amount of people looking for DBA’s or data architects. Almost all talks or keynotes said they were hiring.

All in all, it was a great conference. I am almost looking forward to the next one. :)

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