MySQL 5.1 has been GA for 18 months. It is reliable and efficient. Demanding users are also looking expectantly at the goodies offered by MySQL
5.5, available in beta, where more performance and features are in store. If speed is what you are looking for, you can have it today with MySQL 5.1,
by using the InnoDB plugin, which is GA as of MySQL 5.1.47. This session will show you how to do it and what performance gains you should expect. There will also be a hands-on show of some of the most interesting new features in MySQL 5.5, covering InnoDB as default engine, partitions enhancements, the performance schema, SIGNAL and RESIGNAL.
Sponsored by Oracle
Giuseppe Maxia, a.k.a. “The Data Charmer” is the MySQL community team lead at Oracle.
He’s an active member of the MySQL community and long timer open source enthusiast.
During the past 23 years he has worked in various IT related fields, with focus on databases, object oriented programming, system administration.
Fluent in Italian, English, Perl, SQL, Lua, C, Bash, and good speaker of C++, French, Spanish, Java.
Works in cyberspace, with a virtual team.
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