Percona Live 2017 Open Source Database Conference

April 24 - 27, 2017

Santa Clara, California

Bill Karwin

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Bill Karwin

Senior Database Architect, SchoolMessenger


Throughout his career, Bill has shared his knowledge to help other programmers achieve success and productivity. Bill has answered thousands of questions, giving him a unique perspective on SQL mistakes that most commonly cause problems.


27 April - 12:50 PM - 1:40 PM at Ballroom C
MySQL 8 introduces support for ANSI SQL recursive queries with common table expressions, a powerful method for working with recursive data references. Until now, MySQL application developers have had to use workarounds for hierarchical data relationships. It's time to write SQL queries in a more standardized way, and be compatible with other brands of SQL implementations. But as always, the... [read more]
25 April - 3:50 PM - 4:40 PM at Ballroom A
We all have tasks from time to time for bulk-loading external data into MySQL. What's the best way of doing this? That's the task I faced recently when I was asked to help benchmark a multi-terabyte database. We had to find the most efficient method to reload test data repeatedly without taking days to do it each time. In my presentation, I'll show you several alternative methods... [read more]