New Tungsten Replicator 2.2.1 now available
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Thursday, 15 May 2014 13:46




Continuent Delivers Real-Time Data to Cloudera | Business Wire
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Tuesday, 06 May 2014 08:53




Passion for Newspaper Comics? Watch Stripped
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Monday, 05 May 2014 18:41

I’m a big fan of comics – and although I am a fan of Spiderman, Superman, and my personal favourite, 2000AD – what I’m really talking about is the newspaper comics featuring stars like Garfield, Dilbert, and Calvin and Hobbes. Unfortunately being in the UK, before the internet existed in it’s current form, finding these comics, particularly from t...


MySQL defaults evolution
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Friday, 02 May 2014 06:28

MySQL (http://dev.mysql.com), the original brand, the one developed by the MySQL team at Oracle, is steadily evolving. You can feel it if you try every new release that comes out of the milestone release cycle. Or even if you don’t try all of them, just testing a release once in a while gives you something to think about. The engineers at Oracle are trying hard to improve the defaults. I...


Setup & operate Tungsten webinar series
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Thursday, 01 May 2014 15:16




Revisiting ZFS and MySQL
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Thursday, 01 May 2014 10:35

While at Percona Live this year I was reminded about ZFS and running MySQL on top of a ZFS-based storage platform. Now I’m a big fan of ZFS (although sadly I don’t get to use it as much as I used to after I shutdown my home server farm), and I did a lot of different testing back while at MySQL to ensure that MySQL, InnoDB and ZFS worked correctly together. Of course today we have a com...


Geographically distributed multi-master MySQL clusters
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Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:00




See you at ICTexpo Helsinki 2014
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Tuesday, 22 April 2014 14:08




Smart-er Watches | Safari Books Online’s Official Blog
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Thursday, 10 April 2014 21:39

Smart watches are the next big tech/consumer product that will hit the mainstream, but are they really mature enough yet, or is there still work to be done? I’ve collected some of my thoughts on the Smartwatch revolution here: Smart-er Watches | Safari Books Online’s Official Blog (http://blog.safaribooksonline.com/2014/04/10/smart-er-watches/). But it will surprise nobody when...


Harvest machine data using Hadoop and Hive
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Thursday, 10 April 2014 08:24

A new article on has been published on IBM developerWorks, looking at the basics of processing machine data using Hadoop, from extracting the core data, storing it, and then determining the baselines and trigger points required to identifying worrying trends and points. From the intro: Machine data can come in many different formats and quantities. Weather sensors, fitness trackers, and even air-c...