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New GIS Features in MySQL 5.7

 | February 3, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

MySQL GROUP_CONCAT

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 for a long time. In my previous blog entries I’ve shown how to create geo-enabled applications with MySQL 5.6 and use MySQL 5.6 […]

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

 | January 21, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

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 and DBAs struggle to pinpoint the root cause of performance issues and then spend too much time in trying to […]

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Upcoming Webinar: MySQL 5.7 in a Nutshell

 | December 2, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL

MySQL 5.7

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, especially in the areas of development and replication. It provides many new optimizer features for developers, a much more powerful […]

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

 | November 25, 2015 |  Posted In: Hardware and Storage, MySQL, Percona Server

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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 (wi-fi) access as the Particle Photon board does not have any local storage. If you do not have a reliable […]

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Internet of Things, Messaging and MySQL

 | October 23, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL

photon project

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 recent experience with this. I will give a talk on this topic at Oracle OpenWord 2015 (Tuesday, Oct 27, 6:15 p.m., Moscone […]

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Using Apache Spark and MySQL for Data Analysis

 | October 7, 2015 |  Posted In: Apache Spark, MySQL

Apache Spark

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 at University of California, Berkeley but was later donated to the Apache Software Foundation where it remains today. In contrast […]

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

 | August 24, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Technical Webinars

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 (thank you for your great questions). Q: Here is the explain example:

why is site_id a covered index for […]

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Generated (Virtual) Columns in MySQL 5.7 (labs)

 | April 29, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL

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 idea is very simple: if we store a column

in our table we may want to filter or group […]

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

 | August 4, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Technical 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 Wednesday’s webinar on advanced MySQL query tuning will be focused on tuning the “usual suspects”: queries with “Group By”, “Order […]

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