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DBA Tales from the Front: from Oracle to MySQL

Ben Krug, DBA, Adapt Technologies

Track: Databases
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Location: Portland 251

In this "tales from the field" session, Ben Krug will discuss his experiences as an Oracle DBA making the switch to MySQL. Krug had worked with many databases, from the hierarchical MUMPS to DB2, mSQL, SQL Server, and Oracle. After settling on Oracle and learning to love 10g, his company made the switch to MySQL. He will discuss his battle wounds and share lessons learned.

Topics will include his experiences as a newcomer to MySQL, advice on how to proceed and where to look for help and information, how and why Adapt Technologies settled on MySQL and the InnoDB database engine, and how they worked to tune performance and do things like avoid deadlocks.

The presentation is intended for DBAs new to MySQL, beginner or intermediate MySQL DBAs, or anyone who wants to take a break and hear some dispatches from the DBA battlefront.