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

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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  • Mihai Reply

    We are currently using SQL Server, but had to adopt Postgres as well, which we have a bit of trouble with as it does not scale well. I would love to attend this conference so I can learn more about MySQL. As far as most interesting talk, I am torn between the following two:

    I would like to get a sense of how MySQL deals with large data.

    February 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm
  • Amol Reply

    I would like to attend the percona xtradb cluster related talks as we are adopting it in more and more environments, learning the intricate details becomes a necessity. Keeping yourself upto date from the groups and forums is one thing but getting an hands on experience along side the makers of the software will be totally awesome experience…

    February 13, 2013 at 10:18 pm
  • Amol Reply

    Hi any news on this?

    February 19, 2013 at 10:50 am
  • Jay Janssen Reply

    The winner will be contacted via email.

    February 19, 2013 at 10:51 am

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