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Schedule: Databases sessions

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Location: Portland 256
Robert Treat (OmniTI)
Average rating: ***..
(3.92, 13 ratings)
PostgreSQL is quietly taking over the world. Or at least your data center. Get up to speed on what you need to know to administer the world's most advanced open source database, including installation, configuration, tuning, and how best to use PostgreSQL's community resources. We'll also discuss how PostgreSQL's newest release, PostgreSQL 8.3, will make your life easier. Read more.
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Location: Portland 256
Alan Kasindorf (Six Apart), Brian Aker (MySQL)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 18 ratings)
Large MySQL deployments and Memcached go hand and hand. This tutorial details how to get started, the ins and outs of deploying Memcached as a key caching layer in your applications, and how to keep scaling. Read more.
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Location: Portland 251
Neal Niemiec (Autodesk, Inc), Dave McIlhagga (DM Solutions Group), Geoff Zeiss (Autodesk, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.45, 11 ratings)
An introduction to developing location-aware Web 2.0 applications on an open source platform, including both business and hands-on technical aspects of developing web mapping applications. This is intended as an introduction to web mapping development on an open source geospatial platform for both neophytes and experienced developers. Read more.
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Location: D137/138
Matt Trout (Shadowcat Systems Limited)
Average rating: **...
(2.76, 21 ratings)
An introduction to web development using the Catalyst MVC framework covering application scaffolding, database design, authentication, authorization and extensible form handling best practices. From concept to deployment, you'll learn everything you need to get started building MVC web applications with modern Perl tools. Read more.
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Location: D133
Mike Hillyer (Message Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.92, 12 ratings)
At some point in every software project involving a database it becomes necessary for the developers who created (or inherited) the project to step back and take a look at their database. Many projects have a database schema that has evolved over time, with columns added here and tables added there, increasing complexity and often adding redundancy. Read more.
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Location: D133
Josh Berkus (PostgreSQL Experts, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 11 ratings)
Data = money. Yet most web applications do little or nothing to secure their data against thieves. Learn some easy methods to lock up yours. Read more.
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Location: F150
Jan Lehnardt (CouchDB)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 8 ratings)
This presentation takes a look at CouchDB from 10,000 ft. We try not to lose you in technical details and paint the big picture that you need to understand CouchDB's strengths and weaknesses. CouchDB is a _document oriented database_. It does not adhere to the relational principles of traditional databases. You will learn what that means for your application design. Read more.
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Location: D133
Doug Judd (Zvents, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Hypertable is an open source, high performance, distributed database modeled after Google's Bigtable. The current scalable database solutions are somewhat ad hoc and leave much to be desired, until now. Hypertable brings scalable storage technology to the masses. Read more.
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Location: D133
John Sichi (LucidEra)
LucidDB is a new open source RDBMS purpose-built entirely for data warehousing and business intelligence. This talk will cover the project's architectural features and how they can be applied to achieve superior performance and ease of administration in this specialized domain. Read more.
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Location: D133
Darren Duncan (Muldis Data Systems)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
How would you like to have a full-featured object-relational DBMS integrated right into your development environment? One that understands OOP, implements all of the relational operators, and greatly shortens development time? That gets you away from the tyranny of SQL so you can focus on what you really know? Introducing Muldis D, an industrial-strength language with fully integrated ORDBMS. Read more.
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Location: D133
Josh McAdams (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
More and more enterprise code is being created inside the database. Often this code slips by with few if any automated tests. It is as if there is some exception for database code that frees it from having to be properly wrapped in tests. The PL/SQL Unit Testing for Oracle (PLUTO) framework was built to provide a JUnit-like interface for PL/SQL programmers to properly test their code. Read more.
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Location: D133
Aaron Thul (Electronic Medical Office Logistics)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Do you have a large amount of data that needs to be searchable, aggregated, and extremely secure at the same time? See many of the creative solutions that have been deployed to help facilitate how we put PostgreSQL to the task of drugs. Read more.
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Location: D133
Michael Widenius (Monty Program Ab)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
The talk will describe the goals and design of Maria, the new transactional storage engine for MySQL. Read more.
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Location: D133
Ronald Bradford (EffectiveMySQL), Giuseppe Maxia (Continuent)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
MySQL Proxy is a new exciting product offering from MySQL AB that solves classical server and application problems without changing your server or your application code. Features include connection management, load balancing, failover, and better instrumentation. The presentation will include an overview of the architecture of features, and actual customer implementations with MySQL Proxy. Read more.
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Location: D133
Peter Zaitsev (Percona Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
With plugable storage engines as of MySQL 5.1 there are numerous open source storage both by MySQL and third parties. In this talk we're comparing properties of open source storage engines to see what kind of application they would suit as well as benchmark them. Read more.
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