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MySQL Road Show India 2008!

Thursday, February 28, 2008
Sony DRX-S70U

Last week, on Thursday, the 21st, I attended the MySQL Road Show India 2008 in Mumbai. The co-founder and the director of technologies gave their tech-talks. About 100+ database pros attended the seminar.

The primary discussion was on their upcoming final release of MySQL 5.1 - new features and functionality :

  • High Availability - stressed a lot on this
  • Clustering
  • Partioning
  • Row-based replication
  • XML : Native support for XML. This is becoming common is every aspect of a coder's life.
  • Event scheduler - crons in MySQL !
  • Faster ALTER/DROP index
  • Faster data import using threading --use-threads
  • mysqlslap
  • PBXT
A bit was also said about MySQL 6.0 & its Falcon storage engine.

And the day before yesterday, Jonathan Schwartz announced the acquisition of MySQL for $1 billion. A lot Java enthusiasts are hoping to witness a wave of low-budget Java shared-webhosting.


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