MySQL Customer Conferences @ London 2008

After my awful Drunken-Blogging experiment, i’m gonna try to write a real post.

This Thursday, Koke and me attended the MySQL Conference at London. Talks were customer oriented, that’s great for me as I’m used to a developer vision of MySQL, and i’ll have to talk to customers in training sessions.

There was some things that everyone was repeating on every talk. Replication, backup, high availability and sacalbility. I’m sure that I’ll be asked about those things while training.

Another interesting thing to know were the MySQL release plans. It’s supposed that 5.1 will be released at the end of this year, and 6.0 at the end of the next. Falcon will be the new storage engine included in 6.0, it’s supposed to work in most use-cases where InnoDB is working now.

On the last talk, they showed some benchmarking results. They was bit surprising. The conclusion was that 4 virtualiced mysql servers can be faster than only one non-virtualized server on the same machine.

Well, now that this Conference is over, I’m starting the countdown to the MySQL Conference 2009 at California.

2 Respuestas a “MySQL Customer Conferences @ London 2008”

  • #1 Blaxter

    i’m talking from my ignorance, but if you are only benchmarking read queries, it’s very normal than 4 servers beat one (at least in a quad core or n-core cpu).

    If there are a lot of write-access i don’t think that it’d be better 4 vs 1 due to syncro issues (unless you really need to use more than one cpu, in which cases you don’t have another alternative).

  • #2 golo

    It was a mixed-use benchmark.

    The thing that took my attention was that programs still aren’t using 100% cpu capabilities.

    Running more programs on the same machine should meant a better resources use rate. But you shouldn’t need virtual machines to do that. ¿Are multiprocessor worthwhile nowadays?

    And that was my reflexion. :)

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