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Author Archives: Alexander Rubin

Creating Geo-Enabled applications with MongoDB, GeoJSON and MySQL

This blog post will discuss creating geo-enabled applications with MongoDB, GeoJSON and MySQL. Introduction Recently I published a blog post about the new GIS features in MySQL 5.7. Today I’ve looked into how to use …

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MySQL Data at Rest Encryption

This blog post will discuss the issues and solutions for MySQL Data at Rest encryption. Data at Rest Encryption is not only a good-to-have feature, but it is also a requirement for HIPAA, PCI and …

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Fixing MySQL Bug#2: now MySQL makes toast!

Historical MySQL Bug#2, opened 12 Sep 2002, states that MySQL Connector/J doesn’t make toast. It hasn’t been fixed for more than 14 years. I’ve finally created a patch for it. First of all: why only fix …

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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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