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.