After a bit of phone tag with Nat, I got two 45 minute Friday spots to speak at OSCON about MySQL. I just need to figure out what to talk about. I'm leaning towards two new talks.

  1. MySQL Scaling Pains
  2. Query Benchmarking for MySQL

Both are new talks that I haven't done before. What do ya think? Interesting? Boring? Other ideas? I have a day or so to get them my title, abstract, etc.

I just didn't feel like recycling one of my older talks. Besides, I'll be needing to do those both for my new job anyway. :-)

(Oh, I should probably say more about that too, at some point.)

Anyway, go register soon.

Posted by jzawodn at May 21, 2003 10:00 PM

Reader Comments
# Ask Bjoern Hansen said:

"Scaling pains" would be fun.

- ask

on May 21, 2003 11:36 PM
# Matt said:

Scaling and benchmarking both sound good. :-) Full-text related stuff would also be cool.

Always looking for more good MySQL stuff from you. :-D Good luck.

on May 22, 2003 12:53 AM
# anonymous said:

Scaling would be cool. I'd like to see more of MySQL handling multiple servers (farms) and large data management (terabytes).

on May 22, 2003 06:17 AM
# Dan said:

Wow, this is a first. OSCON sessions that I both want to go to and I can go to! Nat's normally perverse sense of conference scheduling always manages to put the talks I want opposite the talks I'm giving...

on May 22, 2003 07:33 AM
# Jason said:

Scaling would be nice, but I would be really interested in hearing something about query benchmarking. That would be pretty useful.

on May 22, 2003 09:12 AM
# Michael Kruckenberg said:

Excellent. I was hoping I'd be able to catch at least one or two sessions from you. I think both topics will be enlightening. Is this a case of groupthink? Everyone seems to agree.

on May 23, 2003 11:37 AM
# Goran Rakic said:

I vote for scaling.

on May 25, 2003 12:03 PM
# Qinghe said:

I need to create an index on a field (int(10))
on a table which has over 450 million records. From your experience, how long
it will take to create such index in MySQL 3.23?

on July 7, 2003 08:33 AM
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