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Much has changed in the MySQL world over the past few years with it being first bought by Sun and then gobbled by Oracle. So is it going to be sucked of oxygen or are Oracle serious about keeping MySQL popular and open?
The good news is that despite going quiet for a long while (one releases in 4+ years) it looks like Oracle have shown some love and rolled out significant changes and welcome improvements that improve the MySQL's overall maturity and performance.
This talk will walk through practical examples that demonstrate how these features can be best used.
With InnoDB being chosen over MyISAM as the default storage engine we'll explore the pros & cons of these and other table types.
A key to high availability is redundancy, so replication is vital. This talk will walk through real-world examples ranging from simple master-slave setups to more complex multi-master and multi-slave configurations.
Now that you have multiple servers up & running the next logical step is a look at the load balancing and failover features built into the latest JDBC drivers.
To round things out we'll examine options for backing up your mysql data and check out some of the new monitoring tools Oracle are providing as enterprise (i.e. non-free) add-ons.