Cross your Fingers for Tech14, see you at OSCON

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So I’ve submitted my talks for the Tech14 UK Oracle User Group conference which is in Liverpool this year. I’m not going to give away the topics, but you can imagine they are going to be about data translation and movement and how to get your various databases talking together.

I can also say, after having seen other submissions for talks this year (as I’m helping to judge), that the conference is shaping up to be very interesting. There’s a good spread of different topics this year, but I know from having talked to the organisers that they are looking for more submissions in the areas of Operating Systems, Engineered Systems and Development (mobile and cloud).

If you’ve got a paper, presentation, or idea for one that you think would be useful, please go ahead and submit your idea.

I’m also pleased to say that I’ll be at OSCON in Oregon in July, handling a Birds of a Feather (BOF) session on the topic of exchanging data between MySQL, Oracle and Hadoop. I’ll be there with my good friend Eric Herman from Booking.com where we’ll be providing advice, guidance, experiences, and hoping to exchange more ideas, wishes and requirements for heterogeneous environments.

It’d be great to meet you if you want to come along to either conference.

 

 

Real-Time Data Loading from MySQL to Hadoop using Tungsten Replicator 3.0 Webinar

To follow-up and describe some of the methods and techniques behind replicating into Hadoop from MySQL in real-time, and how this can be combined into your data workflow, Continuent are running a webinar with me presenting that will go over the details and provide a demo of the data replication process.

Real-Time Data Loading from MySQL to Hadoop with New Tungsten Replicator 3.0

Hadoop is an increasingly popular means of analyzing transaction data from MySQL. Up until now mechanisms for moving data between MySQL and Hadoop have been rather limited. The new Continuent Tungsten Replicator 3.0 provides enterprise-quality replication from MySQL to Hadoop. Tungsten Replicator 3.0 is 100% open source, released under a GPL V2 license, and available for download at https://code.google.com/p/tungsten-replicator/. Continuent Tungsten handles MySQL transaction types including INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE operations and can materialize binlogs as well as mirror-image data copies in Hadoop. Continuent Tungsten also has the high performance necessary to load data from busy source MySQL systems into Hadoop clusters with minimal load on source systems as well as Hadoop itself.

This webinar covers the following topics:

– How Hadoop works and why it’s useful for processing transaction data from MySQL
– Setting up Continuent Tungsten replication from MySQL to Hadoop
– Transforming MySQL data within Hadoop to enable efficient analytics
– Tuning replication to maximize performance.

You do not need to be an expert in Hadoop or MySQL to benefit from this webinar. By the end listeners will have enough background knowledge to start setting up replication between MySQL and Hadoop using Continuent Tungsten.

You can join the webinar on 27th March (Thursday), 10am PDT, 1pm EDT, or 5pm GMT by registering here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/225780945

 

 

MC at Percona Live San Francisco 2014

Now I’m back in the MySQL fold, I’ve got the opportunity to speak at Percona Live again. I’ve always enjoyed speaking at this conference (back when it was known by another name…), although I need to up my game and do the 6 talks I did back in 2009.

On the Tuesday afternoon, tutorials day, I’m running a half-day session with my replication colleague Linas Virbalas. This will be similar to the session I did at Percona Live London, and cover some of the more advanced content on replication, including, but not limited to:

  • Filters
  • JavaScript Filtering
  • Some fun and practical filters
  • Heterogeneous replication from MySQL out to MongoDB, Vertica, Oracle and Hadoop

I might even choose to demo Real-Time Replication from MySQL to Cassandra if we have time for it.

Then on Thursday Linas and I will be taking an even closer look at the Hadoop applier, demonstrating how it works, and how the fundamental principles of the applier can be mapped to other databases the same basic process.  Our key aim here is to show how easy and straightforward the process is, and how practical it makes the data transfer. We will be doing a live demo, and looking at why this is a better alternative than Sqoop.

Of course, I’m not the only Continuent person there, Giuseppe Maxia will be doing a tutorial session on Advanced Replication techniques, one on multi-master, and another on partitioning for performance. And of course Robert Hodges will be doing his keynote, and a talk on Cassandra, another on MongoDB, and a guide to Cloud systems and MySQL. Jeff and Neil, meanwhile, will be talking about geo-clustering, and Neil has talks on Puppet and using MySQL in the cloud.

 

LoCA 2006 Keynote

As previously announced, I presented the keynote at LoCA 2006. The keynote was on Google Maps and Google Earth, related to the new book which I just announced on the book’s new companion website. I’d like to think that the presentation went well – we started late (due to Dublin traffic, the attendees had trouble getting in – my taxi, by comparison, got us there an hour early), but we finished even later as the questions and queries came thick and fast. We had a taxi booked at 11:00am to take us to the airport, but by 11:15am my wife had to come and collect me to ensure we made it for the flight.If any LoCA attendees want to comment, please feel free!As to the book – and apologies to those from LoCA who I instructed to visit this site for more information – I’m just in the process of organizing the examples and downloadable book content today.

LoCA 2006 Keynote

I will be doing the opening keynote presentation for the 2nd International Workshopo on Location and Context-Awareness (LoCA 2006) in Dublin, on May 10th. The focus of the keynote is Google Maps and Google Earth, which of course ties in nicely to my new book, Hacking Google Maps and Google Earth. I’ll be announcing that book properly once it’s all been finalized, at the moment we’re going through the final stages of editing and proofing. There is however a website dedicated to the new book (and mapping technology/Google Maps etc in general) called MCslp Maps. I;ll be posting up the examples and the code from the book over the next two weeks. Back to LoCA 2006, it looks like an interesting workshop, covering issues from Google Maps style location and information through to the identification and location of smaller items, like computers and hardware within offices. Registration is still open, but if you are unable to attend, I’ll probably be posting up the keynote after the conference.