Percona Live Santa Clara 2018! Last week’s column may have somehow not made it to Planet MySQL, so please don’t miss the good links at: This Week in Data with Colin Charles 35: Percona Live 18 final countdown and a roundup of recent news.
Back to Percona Live – I expect people are still going to be registering, right down to the wire! I highly recommend you also register for the community dinner. They routinely sell out and people tend to complain about not being able to join in the fun, so reserve your spot early. Please also be present on Monday, which is not just tutorial day, but also during the welcoming reception, there will be the most excellent community awards. In addition, if you don’t find a tutorial as something you’re interested in (or didn’t get a ticket that included tutorials!), why not check out the China Track, something new and unique that showcases the technology coming out of China.
The biggest news this week? On Thursday, April 19, 2018, MySQL 8.0 became Generally Available with the 8.0.11 release. The release notes are a must read, as is the upgrade guide (this time around, you really want to read it!). Some more digestible links: What’s New in MySQL 8.0? (Generally Available), MySQL 8.0: New Features in Replication, MySQL 8.0 – Announcing GA of the MySQL Document Store. As a bonus, the Hacker News thread is also well worth a read. Don’t forget that all the connectors also got a nice version bump.
The PostgreSQL website has been redesigned – check out PostgreSQL.org.
More open source databases are always a good thing, and it’s great to see Apple open sourcing FoundationDB. Being corporate-backed open source, I have great hopes for what the project can become. The requisite Hacker News thread is also well worth a read.
- PostgreSQL 10.3, 9.6.8, 9.5.12, 9.4.17, AND 9.3.22 released
- MariaDB 10.3.6 is another release candidate, more changes for sql_mode=oracle, changes to the INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables around system versioning, and more. Particularly interesting is the contributor list, listing a total of 34 contributors. Five come from the MariaDB Foundation (including Monty) which is 14%, 17 come from the MariaDB Corporation (including Monty again) which is 50%, two from Tempesta, one from IBM, six from Codership (over 17%!), and four are independent. So nearly 62% of contributions are run by the Corporation/Foundation in total.
- SysbenchRocks, a repository of Sysbench benchmarks, libraries and extensions.
- Webyog joins Idera’s Database Tools Family – now on Monyog’s blog.
- Five Questions for Cloudera – from Stephen O’Grady at the Cloudera analysts event. What is Cloudera today? Who is Cloudera selling to? Who are the competitors? Lots of good thoughts.
- MacroBase is a data analytics tool that prioritizes attention in large datasets using machine learning. Out from Stanford, with an Apache 2 license.
- A Deep Dive into Database Attacks [Part III]: Why Scarlett Johansson’s Picture Got My Postgres Database to Start Mining Monero
- My Favorite PostgreSQL Queries and Why They Matter, a Severalnines blog post that made it to Hacker News. Good stuff all around, don’t forget the HN thread.
- Kafka, GDPR and Event Sourcing
- On Hortonworks, data management and mind blown by GDPR. First notes from Dataworks 2018 – one more from the Redmonk team, this time by James Governor.
- Percona Live 2018 – Santa Clara, California, USA – April 23-25 2018
- rootconf.in 2018 – Bangalore, India – May 10-11 2018
- Open Source Data Centre Conference – Berlin, Germany – June 12-13 2018
- DataOps Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain – June 21-22 2018
- OSCON – Portland, Oregon, USA – July 16-19 2018
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