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Author Archives: Alexander Rubin

New GIS Features in MySQL 5.7

MySQL 5.7 has been released, and there are some exciting new features now available that I’m going to discuss in this blog — specifically around geographic information system (GIS). I’ve used GIS features in MySQL …

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Tired of MySQL Making You Wait? Webinar: Questions and Answers

We’d like to thank everybody for joining us on January 7th for our “Tired of MySQL Making You Wait?” webinar with Percona’s Alexander Rubin, Principal Consultant and SolarWinds’ Janis Griffin, Database Evangelist. Too often developers …

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Upcoming Webinar: MySQL 5.7 in a Nutshell

Join Alexander Rubin, Principal Consultant, Percona as he provides an overview of MySQL 5.7 features. Wednesday, December 9, 2015 10:00AM PST (GMT -08:00). MySQL® 5.7 is a great release that has a lot to offer, …

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Smallest MySQL Server in the World (under $60) which can even make you toast while fixing MySQL bug #2

Introduction In my last blog post, Internet of Things, Messaging and MySQL, I have showed how to start your own Internet of Things with Particle Photon board. That implementation is great, but requires constant internet …

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Internet of Things, Messaging and MySQL

Personal Projects with the Internet of Things So you want to do a personal project with the Internet of Things (maybe a home automation or metrics collection or something else)? In this blog post I will tell about my …

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Using Apache Spark and MySQL for Data Analysis

What is Spark Apache Spark is a cluster computing framework, similar to Apache Hadoop. Wikipedia has a great description of it: Apache Spark is an open source cluster computing framework originally developed in the AMPLab …

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Advanced Query Tuning in MySQL 5.6 and MySQL 5.7 Webinar: Q&A

Thank you for attending my July 22 webinar titled “Advanced Query Tuning in MySQL 5.6 and 5.7” (my slides and a replay available here). As promised here is the list of questions and my answers …

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Generated (Virtual) Columns in MySQL 5.7 (labs)

About 2 weeks ago Oracle published the MySQL 5.7.7-labs-json version which includes a very interesting feature called “Generated columns” (also know as Virtual or Computed columns). MariaDB has a similar feature as well: Virtual (Computed) Columns. The …

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Using MySQL Event Scheduler and how to prevent contention

MySQL introduced the Event Scheduler in version 5.1.6. The Event Scheduler is a MySQL-level “cron job”, which will run events inside MySQL. Up until now, this was not a very popular feature, however, it has …

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Advanced MySQL Query Tuning (Aug. 6) and MySQL 5.6 Performance Schema (Aug. 13) webinars

I will be presenting two webinars in August: Aug 6, 10 a.m. PDT: Advanced Query Tuning in MySQL 5.6 and Beyond Aug 13, 10 a.m. PDT:  Using Performance Schema to Monitor and Troubleshoot MySQL 5.6 This …

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