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Past, present and future of MySQL and variants: linux.conf.au 2014 video

 | January 22, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL


Early this month I spoke at linux.conf.au in Perth, Australia, where I presented “Past, Present and Future of MySQL and variants.”

Here’s my presentation in its entirety. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. (linux.conf.au is widely regarded by delegates as one of the best community run Linux conferences worldwide.)

Stewart Smith

Stewart Smith has a deep background in database internals including MySQL, MySQL Cluster, Drizzle, InnoDB and HailDB. he is also one of the founding core developers of the Drizzle database server. He served at Percona from 2011-2014. He is a former Percona employee.


  • Hello Stewart,

    My self Sandilya Anant from Bangalore, India. I want to make my carrer Linux, mysql & perl.
    Kindly let me know demand for these technology and let me what other technical skill needed match with this skill.Kindly guide me.

  • Hi Stewart,

    First of all, thank you for your *A Googly MySQL Cluster Talk* which you
    did quite a while back. I’ve been trying to get MySQL Cluster up and
    running for over a week and it’s been a bigger project than anticipated. I
    wish I had seen your talk before starting! You talked with a depth of
    knowledge that I had not yet witnessed and was beginning to doubt existed;
    after numerous fruitless searches on the web… quite like a drink of cool
    water (or beer) after crawling through arid desert in the hot sun.

    I’m handling the server work for an iPhone app that is currently released
    in Australia and soon to be global. I am really hoping that I can ask you a
    question or two about the cluster, with regards to general performance and
    the use of an efficient Java API.

    You’re help would be greatly appreciated!

    I can send you some beer if that helps 😉


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