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Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013: The talks I want to see

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I’ve been woefully neglectful of my responsibilities to post regularly about Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013 (PLCME 2013), but here’s some highlights of what I am planning to attend from the schedule.  Read to the very bottom for the chance to win a free full pass to the conference!

When picking talks to attend, I typically try to balance sessions that will fill in gaps in my knowledge (especially with topics that have come up repeatedly) with sessions on topics that I already specialize in to gain more depth.  Once I’m at a conference, I often will change my plans at the last minute, but here’s what I’d choose today:

Tutorial Day

I’m giving my own all-day tutorial on Percona XtraDB Cluster / Galera in Practice, so naturally I think everyone should come see that one.  This will be extremely hands-on, so don’t expect a 6 hour lecture in disguise.

Day 1

Day 2

  • The Hazards of Multi-writing in a Dual-Master Setup – I’m kind of obligated to attend this one, this covers a bit of a 101 about replication conflicts and the general issues with distributed writing.  This is really a foundation for anyone starting to explore how to get beyond a single-mastered data store and why it’s a hard problem to solve.
  • State of the Art for MySQL Multi-Master Replication – (Robert Hodges, Continuent) –  Robert is the master in discussing the pros and cons of this kind of architecture, and this really sounds like a logical advanced follow up to my talk.  I’m interested in the latest/greatest out of Tungsten, and also what decision points he tends to bring to the table with this kind of architecture.
  • Case Study: Designing a synchronous multi-master cluster for elastic scale-out and scale-in in the cloud – (Marco Tusa, Pythian) – This is right up my alley in terms of the type of work I generally do.  I’m really interested to hear real-life case studies for these kinds of architectures.
  • InnoDB Compression: Present and Future – (Nizameddin Ordulu, Justin Tolmer, Facebook) — The Facebook guys really know their Innodb compression, and now that their enhancements are in 5.6, I’m really interested to dig further into it.
  • What’s New in Galera Replication 3.0 – (Alexey Yurchenko, Seppo Jaakola, Codership Oy) – This should be a highlight for anyone interested in the Galera/PXC world.  Codership is really planning some exciting things for their 3.0 release.

Day 3

So, that’s it, one talk for each slot.  Tomorrow, I may change my mind, and there are definitely lots of these slots that have some really strong competing talks.

Win a free Conference Pass

Since we’re talking about interesting talks, what talk would you most like to attend at the conference and why?  Best answer in the comments below wins the pass.  Include a link to the talk with your answer.  Answers will be judged entirely (and subjectively) by me.  Deadline is this Friday, February 15th.


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Jay Janssen

Jay joined Percona in 2011 after 7 years at Yahoo working in a variety of fields including High Availability architectures, MySQL training, tool building, global server load balancing, multi-datacenter environments, operationalization, and monitoring. He holds a B.S. of Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.


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