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MySQL Conference Liveblogging: The Future Of MySQL (Tuesday 11:55AM)


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on April 15th, 2008 in Databases
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  • Robin Schumacher
  • gives overview of MySQL products
  • MySQL Enterprise
  • MySQL 5.1 announced
    • table/index partitioning -> great for data warehouses, range, cache, key, list, composite, subpartitioning. Partition pruning. Response time greatly improved with proper partitioning.
    • row-based/hybrid replication -> safer and smarter
    • disk-based cluster -> supports bigger DBs
    • built-in job scheduler -> simplified task management
    • problem SQL identification -> easier troubleshooting. Dynamic query tracing is now available, no need to trace things in slow query logs.
    • faster full-text search -> 500% increase in some cases
    • 5.1.24RC available for the conference
  • MySQL 6.0
    • Falcon engine – transactional engine
    • new backup (version 1.0) -> cross engine, non-blocking, to replace mysqldump
  • Falcon
    • planned default transactional storage engine. Q4 GA (general availability).
    • not InnoDB replacement
    • most InnoDB apps are OK on Falcon
    • crash recovery
    • ACID transactions
    • more features
    • best on multi-CPU, large RAM servers
    • planned to beat InnoDB
  • shows latest internal Falcon vs InnoDB benchmarks, all benchmarks have Falcon winning now (dual and quad quadcore CPUs), compared to before
  • new backup in 6.0
    • all general engines supported (except for Cluster)
    • SQL-command driven
    • online, non-blocking DML (insert,update,delete) for transactional engines. MyISAM is still blocking (at least for now)
    • point-in-time recovery
    • better recovery times in benchmarks
    • restore is blocking
    • plugins for the backup tool
      • first one is a non-blocking MyISAM plugin
      • compression plugin
      • encryption plugin
  • new optimizer enhancements in 6.0
    • example shows 99.75% improvement, seems like a very edgy edge case
  • High Availability
    • MySQL 5.1 with disk-based cluster and replication for cluster
  • Data Warehousing
    • MySQL 5.1 with data partitioning
      • data management becomes easy if one needs to delete many rows and they sit on one (smartly created) partition. Then a quick DROP DDL statement takes care of the job in a split second.
    • better subquery optimizations (6.0)
    • New Nitro engine available in 5.1 for real-time data warehousing
    • InfoBright engine for TB-sized data warehousing
    • Kickfire
  • memcached
    • MySQL Enterprise is going to start offering support
  • MySQL Workbench
    • use it
    • reverse engineer a schema
    • find differences
    • sync
    • free and paid version (nicer functionality in paid only?)
  • 2008 plans are shown
    • MySQL 6.0, Falcon GA in Q4
    • Maria in Q4
  • MySQL 6.x
    • foreign keys in all storage engines
    • better prepared statements
    • better server-side cursors -> faster, less memory
    • replication improvements -> checksums
    • optimizer enhancements
    • more
  • MySQL 7.0?
    • Alpha, Beta begin mid-2009
    • GA expected 2009
    • codename "Citadel"
    • security oriented
    • per-column data encryption
    • external authentication methods
    • online alter table -> Online DDL changes (holy crap, bring it NOW!!!)

  • Infobright storage engine
    • no indexes needed (wow, definitely need to research this)
  • Kickfire
  • Rob Young takes over
  • talks about Enterprise plans, customer reported pains, a lot have to do with replication
    • MySQL Load Balancer (Q3-Q4 2008)
      • for high traffic, read intensive apps and websites
      • application load balancing extension (not replacement)
    • MySQL Enterprise Monitor
      • needle in a haystack diagnosis
    • MySQL Query Analyzer
      • will be able to talk to the Enterprise Monitor
    • MySQL Connection Manager (2009)
      • connection pooler
      • connection concentrator
      • optimizes throughput of web applications
      • multiplexing transactions onto a single connection
  • Lunch time

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