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Drizzle and Drizzle Related Talks at the MySQL Conference April 11-14

posted Apr 7, 2011, 1:50 PM by Customer Support
Location: Ballroom F
Tags: drizzle
Andrew Hutchings (Rackspace Cloud)
Drizzle was originally forked from MySQL in 2008 and has since gone through many changes. It is now very different from its MySQL cousin, so this talk is aimed to help anyone new to Drizzle get to grips with it from both a DBA and an application developer point of view. Read more.

Location: Ballroom A
David Shrewsbury (Rackspace)
Drizzle has thrown out the MySQL replication system and has started from scratch in implementing its own replication architecture. In this session, we'll take a look at the basics of the new architecture, what tools are available, and discuss possible future functionality. An example setup will also be presented. Read more.

Location: Ballroom C
Clint Byrum (Canonical)
Ubuntu has always been focused on leadership as a development platform for Free Software. Drizzle has always been focused on being flexible and integration friendly. The Ubuntu Server Team has teamed up with the Drizzle Development team to get Drizzle working on Ubuntu, and show developers how easy it is to port their apps to use Drizzle. As of Ubuntu 11.04, Drizzle will be included in Ubuntu. Read more.

Location: Ballroom B
Patrick Galbraith (Blue Gecko)
Perl has been around for a while now. Even with buzz around other interpreted languages, Perl is still prevalently used in many applications- anything from simple database utilities, database administrative tools or web applications, it is useful to know how to program with Perl along with a relational database. This session is refresher course for lovers and non-lovers of Perl alike. Read more.

Location: Ballroom A
Andrew Hutchings (Rackspace Cloud)
A guide to migrating your database and application from MySQL to Drizzle at every layer, from schemas to connections and application modifications. Read more.

Location: Ballroom G
Patrick Galbraith (Blue Gecko)
The Narada Search Application is a project that was an idea that was inspired while writing a book on how to take advantage of Sphinx, Gearman and MySQL that introduces a whole new way of thinking about web applications. Instead of a single monolithic web application, functionality is broken out into several Gearman workers to make for a much more scalable and dynamic application. Read more.

Location: Ballroom H
Monty Taylor (Rackspace Cloud)
Now that you've decided to use Drizzle for everything, you're going to want to tune it to get the best out of your system. Some of the things you know from MySQL apply, some don't. Let's look at some real numbers and real graphs and see what Drizzle is doing. Read more.

Location: Ballroom B
Hartmut Holzgraefe (...???...)
Writing a complete plugin requires quite a bit of infrastructure work to get all the feature registration and build system aspects right. A code generator can take care of such tasks, allowing you to focus on the actual functionality you want to add without having to figure out all plugin API details up front. This can cut the time to create a simple plugin down from hours to minutes. Read more.

Location: Ballroom D
Tags: plugin, drizzle
Monty Taylor (Rackspace Cloud)
Drizzle has a rich plugin system, which means that Drizzle has a rather large set of available plugins which do things. Some of those plugins implement functionality that people have been asking for in the MySQL ecosystem for quite some time - such as LDAP or PAM based authentication, extremely flexible logging and direct use of Memcached. Come see how to actually do these things and more. Read more.

Location: Ballroom H
Tags: drizzle
Stewart Smith (Drizzle)
Drizzle has fixed many "gotcha" type things. Often we find ourselves saying "fixed in Drizzle". This is a whirlwind tour of what that is. Read more.

Location: Ballroom C
Tags: drizzle, qa
Patrick Crews (Rackspace)
Kewpie is a random testing tool for database systems. Based on research by Microsoft's SQL Server team, it utilizes feedback from the system under test to help drive query generation. This design provides a greater degree of control and accuracy than purely random systems. This talk will discuss the motivations behind the system as well as providing several applications for testing. Read more.

Location: Ballroom E
Sunny Gleason (Ning)
This presentation introduces the St8 server, an open-source, REST-enabled storage service built using Jersey, Jetty, Guice, and most importantly, HailDB (formerly Embedded InnoDB). We describe interfacing HailDB with Java using JNA, and review benchmarks showing just how fast the service can be (including SSD as well as single-disk and RAID0 benchmarks). Read more.
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