The MySQL developer’s room at FOSDEM has almost 40 submissions, and only about a dozen slots, so they need your vote to figure out what sessions will be presented. Send in your votes via twitter or e-mail, see Giuseppe's blog post and session descriptions.
The Independent Oracle User Group is looking for nominations to the MySQL Council. This council has monthly meetings with Oracle to act as a bridge between the MySQL Community and Oracle. You can nominate yourself or someone else, and current council members have to go through the nomination/voting process, there are no automatic nominations. Nominate someone here.
Percona Live is happening in Washington, D.C. next week! It's not too late to register.
The next OTN Developer Day for MySQL will be Thursday, February 9th, 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany. It's free to register. The MySQL Developer Day is a one-stop shop for you to learn all the essential MySQL skills. In this free, one-day seminar, we will cover everything you need to know to successfully design, develop, and manage your MySQL databases. You'll also learn the guidelines and best practices in performance tuning and scalability.
We’ll put a link to register in the show notes.
There are new versions of MySQL Enterprise Monitor, MySQL Workbench, MySQL Workbench Utilities, MySQL Cluster Manager, MySQL Proxy and several MySQL connectors. The MySQL Enterprise Backup was rewritten from the ground up and no longer depends on separate technologies to back up different storage engines.
They announced their first year as a successful one, with over 160 customers.
Partnership with Yoshinori Matsunobu to provide commercial services for MySQL Master/Master high availability.
MariaDB announced a release candidate for their 5.3 version (a drop-in replacement for MySQL 5.1), with lots of performance enhancements turned on by default, including great performance enhancements for subqueries.
MariaDB 5.3.3 also has Geographic Information System functionality, also known as GIS.
Infoworld's article on the 10 worst cloud outages of 2011 and what we can learn from them.
This week’s ear candy is on pt-show-grants
At the Movies
This week in At the Movies we share a presentation by Baron Schwartz at Percona Live New York City about measuring performance and scalability with TCP. Baron reveals how you have everything you need with the simple tcpdump command and a few tools from the Percona toolkit. http://www.percona.tv/percona-live/measuring-scalability-and-performance-with-tcp
Where you can see us
Sheeri will be at the January Boston MySQL User Group on Monday January 7th from 7 - 9 pm, where we will feature Tim Callaghan of Tokutek speaking about "Fractal Tree Indexes - Theoretical Overview and Customer Use Cases"
Gerry will be at the February Seattle MySQL User Group on Monday February 6th from 7 - 9 pm. No subject has been set yet. Since the January meeting had to be cancelled at the last moment, it would be nice if you come prepared to share your MySQL year - like what you want to learn and what you’re planning on doing, such as upgrading.