Presentations now on MySQL Conf Site Too

So I talked to the wonderful JB from O’Reilly who is responsible for all sorts of parts of the conference, and she’s now enabled my presentations on the MySQL Conference Presentations page. While you’re there downloading mine, make sure you go and download some of the others. In particular, you might want to try:

UC2009: Scale Up, Scale Out and High Availability: Solutions and Combinations

My presentation slides for the Scale Up, Scale Out and High Availability tutorial here at the MySQL Users Conference are now available for download: Scale Up, Scale Out and High Availability: Solutions and CombinationsThese have been on the MySQL Conference website for days now, but for some reason they don’t seem to have been freed yet. To those waiting I’m sorry for the delay in getting these uploaded.

UC2009: On the Starting Blocks

Despite an annoying 3 hour flight delay from Heathrow (and no, I wasn’t connecting there, I was leaving from there), I’m here in San Francisco and Santa Clara again ready for the MySQL User Conference 2009.I obviously have my four presentations to get through, and there will be plenty of other stuff going on at the conference both in terms of other presentations, the show floor, the booths, and the Birds of a Feather sessions (which are terrific fun). But mostly, I see the UC2009 as the best opportunity to meet up with both other MySQL/Sun people, our customers, and the community at large and talk about the thing we are all passionate about – MySQL and the technologies surrounding it. And I don’t care if that sounds goofy. Nothing beats talking to face to face with like minded individuals, and one thing that MySQL – and Sun – seems to engender is an extreme passion about the products we deliver that I don’t always see in other products or companies. That means the talk is always interesting and intelligent, and, when it needs to be, good fun.To anybody attending, welcome to the fun and enjoy the experience. To those not coming, you really are missing something.

MySQL Conf 2009 Preview: Scalability and HA Tutorial

Like most people, and with just over a week to go before the conference, I’m putting the finishing touchs on my various presentations. First up for me, on Monday afternoon, is my tutorial: Scale Up, Scale Out, and High Availability: Solutions and Combinations. What will be doing? Very simply: Looking at every potential solution for maximum scalability and availability for your database environment. If you are attending, be prepared to:

  • Expand your mind as we think about scaling up.
  • Expand your horizons as we think about scaling out.
  • Divide and conquer, as we think about high-availability.

We’re not not hands on in this session – but I will expect you to be brains on!