OurSQL Episode 183: Map Our Way Around

This week we discuss MySQL and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Ear candy is how MVCC in InnoDB relates to undo logging and how you can write better queries based on this information. At the Movies is a demo of GIS.

MySQL and MariaDB geographic information
Geographic features in MariaDB
Spatial Extensions in MySQL
The SQL part of the OpenGIS Implementation Standard for geographic information, from the Open Geospatial Consortium's website.

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OurSQL Episode 182: Optimizing MariaDB

This week we discuss new optimizer improvements in MariaDB 10. Ear Candy is about the MariaDB threadpool, and At the Movies is Oracle's Tomas Ulin talking about raising the bar with MySQL.

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DB Hangops - every other Wednesay at noon Pacific time

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Training
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OurSQL Episode 181: MariaDB Goodies

This week we discuss more features of MariaDB 10. Ear Candy is how to avoid downtime when switching to GTIDs and At the Movies is Managing Hundreds of MySQL Servers Efficiently.

News
MySQL Community Awards 2014: the Winners

MariaDB 10
MariaDB 10.0.1 features
Other MariaDB podcasts:
OurSQL Episode 89, where we talk about an overview of MariaDB

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OurSQL Episode 180: Sharing the Load

This week we talk to Justin Swanhart about Shard-Query, a massively parallel processing query engine for MySQL. Ear candy is about mydumper, and At the Movies is "Common Deadly MySQL Development Mistakes."

Events
Percona Live
DB Hangops - every other Wednesay at noon Pacific time
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Training
SkySQL Trainings

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OurSQL Episode 179: MySQL’s Materialized Views

This week, we interviewed longtime community member and Percona principal support engineer Justin Swanhart about Flexviews, a tool for Materialized Views in MySQL. Ear Candy is about the EXPLAIN analyzer, and At the Movies is about "Advanced MySQL Replication Architectures and Latest Developments".

Flexviews
Justin Swanhart's open source tools
ABOUT Flexviews - "Flexviews is a unique toolkit for the creation and upkeep of MATERIALIZED VIEWS for MySQL."

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OurSQL Episode 178: License to Use

This week we discuss more software licenses, concluding our 3-part series on licenses. Ear Candy is what happens when ALTER TABLE crashes, and At the Movies is Jon Day of SkySQL presenting MaxScale.

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Percona Live

DB Hangops - every other Wednesay at noon Pacific time

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Training
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OurSQL Episode 177: Artistic License

This week, we sat down with Luis Villa about non-software licenses. Ear Candy is and At the Movies is Sheeri talking about Percona Replication Manager at the Boston MySQL User Group a few years ago.

Non-software Licenses
Luis Villa's Wikipedia page.

Back in episode 146, we talked about the GPL open source license, and its versions and derivatives.

Database directive at Wikipedia. In the EU, you can license a database.

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OurSQL Episode 176: Replication Everywhere

This week we talk about replication features in MariaDB 10. Ear Candy is a gotcha about PIVOT tables in MariaDB, and At the Movies is about the viability of transactions.

Percona Live
DB Hangops - every other Wednesay at noon Pacific time

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Training
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OurSQL Episode 175: Interesting CONNECtions

This week, we talk about the awesome ways to use MariaDB's CONNECT storage engine that go above and beyond merely connecting to remote tables.

MariaDB CONNECT Engine
Episode 174, where we talked about setting up the CONNECT storage engine and some simple examples.

Pivot Tables
MariaDB documentation page about pivot tables with CONNECT

Wikipedia entry about pivot tables

Creating the pivot table example:

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OurSQL Episode 174: CONNECT the world

This week we discuss MariaDB's CONNECT storage engine. Ear Candy is inconsistent behavior with dates, NULLs and collations. At the Movies is a talk about the history and future of MySQL and its variants.

Sheeri:
The 2014 MySQL Community Awards are open for nominations until Sunday, 23 February 2014

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