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  • Dell Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Red Hat
  • Solid Information Technology
  • Zmanda, Inc.

Platinum Sponsor

  • JasperSoft

Gold Sponsors

  • Actuate Corporation
  • Bakbone Software
  • CodeGear
  • Continuent
  • Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
  • Google
  • Infobright, Inc
  • NitroSecurity
  • Oracle
  • Pentaho
  • Port 25 - Microsoft
  • Rackspace Managed Hosting
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Talend
  • The Pythian Group
  • Ticketmaster
  • Unisys

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Scale to New Heights with MySQL

The 2007 MySQL Conference & Expo is now a wrap. Check out all the news articles and announcements, view photos, and download speaker presentation files. And save the date for next year - MySQL Conference & Expo will return to the Santa Clara Convention Center April 14-17, 2008. The Call for Participation will open in September; registration will open and the program will be unveiled in December.

The 2007 MySQL Conference & Expo brings together more than 1,600 MySQL developers, users, and DBAs, and reflects MySQL's wide-ranging appeal and capabilities. The friendly, personal atmosphere of the MySQL Conference & Expo encourages users to help create the best database applications, tools, and software through expert instruction, hands-on tutorials, readily available MySQL developers, and guru business advice. Join us April 23-26 in Santa Clara, California and gain the knowledge you need to rapidly build solid applications that scale with the enterprise. Learn more about the MySQL Conference & Expo.

Conference Speakers

Brian Aker
Brian Aker

Brian Aker is the director of architecture for MySQL when he helps set direction for technology and looks for opportunities to harness and shape the MySQL database for efforts in Web, OEM, and telephony. In ...more

Ask Bjørn Hansen
Ask Bjørn Hansen is a software developer and consultant focused on Perl, Apache, Linux and other open source technologies. He has worked with Perl for more than eight years, building large and small systems ...more

Mark D. Matthews

Mark Matthews manages development for the J2EE and Microsoft Windows platforms at MySQL AB, and developed the most popular JDBC driver for MySQL, MM.MySQL, which later became MySQL Connector/J, the official JDBC driver for ...more

George Schlossnagle

OmniTI Computer Consulting, Inc.
George Schlossnagle runs engineering at the MessageSystems division of OmniTI, where he builds high performance messaging products. He's been known to contribute to PHP occasionally, and write the occasional book.more

Stewart Smith

Stewart Smith works for MySQL AB as a software engineer working on MySQL Cluster. He is an active member of the free and open source software community, especially in Australia. Although Australian, he does not ...more

Lars Thalmann

Dr. Lars Thalmann is the technical lead of replication and backup technology at MySQL. He is leading the design and development of MySQL Backup and the second generation of MySQL Replication with features like cluster replication, ...more

Andi Gutmans

Zend Technologies, Inc.
Andi Gutmans has been a contributor to PHP since release 3.0. He is a member of the PHP Group, the Apache Software Foundation, and the Eclipse Foundation. Recently, Gutmans spearheaded the object-oriented improvements for ...more

Reggie Burnett

Reggie Burnett has over eighteen years experience in software development and specializes in .NET and Windows applications. He is currently the architect and maintainer of MySQL Connector/Net.more

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2007 Tracks

Architecture and Technology
Topics covering infrastructure and the underlying technology behind MySQL's largest installations. Sessions include tips and tricks for global scale-out, enterprise-level development, and the newest features available in MySQL 5.1.
Business and Case Studies
Come hear how MySQL is deployed in the world's largest and most popular web sites have successfully scaled out on MySQL database technology. Ever wonder how Google, flickr, CNET, NASA, or other recognizable names run some of the largest MySQL installations? Well, this track covers all those bases.
Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
One of the hottest tracks, the data warehousing and business intelligence track brings some of the world's foremost speakers together to present sessions on analytics, reporting, and data mart administration.
A catch-all track for all those topics which don't fit nicely into any single category.
All things Java are covered in the Java track. Learn about MySQL database development in a Java environment using Connector/J, ORM, Hibernate, Spring, JBoss, and a host of development tools from the Java world.
The ubiquitous LAMP stack deserves a track for itself. Covered topics include LAMP administration and general scale-out, optimization of the LAMP stack, and examples of running top 500 web sites on LAMP.
Coming from an Oracle, PostgreSQL, DB2, SQL Server, or Informix background. These sessions will explain all you need to know to integrate with and migrate from your legacy databases.
MySQL Cluster and High Availability
MySQL Cluster is the high availability solution for modern, cost-efficient enterprises. Topics in this track cover all the ins and outs of MYSQL Cluster, including accessing the MySQL Cluster directly through the NDB API, installing, configuring and optimizing MySQL Cluster, and integrating MySQL Cluster within your enterprise IT infrastructure.
Topics include scaling MySQL on Windows, development with MySQL's ODBC and .NET Connectors, using the Visual Studio.NET MySQL Toolkit, and other Windows/.NET issues.
Performance Tuning and Benchmarks
The track for tweaking and seducing the maximum throughput from your MySQL and application servers.
It's estimated that 50% of developers who work with MySQL develop in PHP. Are you one of that crowd? If so, the PHP and MySQL track provides sessions from industry-recognized speakers about developing and optimizing PHP and MySQL applications.
Replication and Scale-Out
Scaling horizontally, and not vertically, is the lifeblood of MySQL's replication technology. This track's many sessions provide in-depth examples and case studies in how MySQL replication and architecture allow for the world's largest web sites to scale gracefully and cost effectively.
Ruby and MySQL
Could Ruby be the hottest programming language on the planet? We've devoted a whole track at this year's conference to Ruby and MySQL. Learn how the Ruby on Rails framework, the ActiveRecord ORM, and MySQL work together with sessions ranging from novice to advanced.
Security and Database Administration
A straight-up track for the MySQL DBA, topics in this broad area cover administration and maintenance of MySQL database servers, monitoring and reporting topics for the alert DBA, using advanced MySQL 5.0 and 5.1 administration features, like views and events, and tightening your MySQL servers for security and auditing.
Storage Engine Development and Optimization
The pluggable storage engine architecture of the MySQL database server is perhaps the most defining characteristic of the 5.0 and 5.1 releases. This track is devoted to de-mystifying the storage engine technology and shedding light on how the pluggable storage engine API works.
Web 2.0, Ajax, and Emerging Technologies
Yes, Web 2.0 is more than just rounded corners! It's about social networking, user interface enhancements, web site integration and mashups, and a host of other concepts. This track shows you why MySQL is a cornerstone of the emerging web market, and the sessions focus on cutting edge Ajax and Web technology for the web developer.