NoVA MySQL October Meetup

Updated:  One of our speakers had to drop out due to unforeseen circumstances.  Not to worry, I am pleased to announce that Tim Callaghan the VP/Engineering of Tokutek has volunteered to more than ably fill in.  We are very excited to have him.


  • 7:00 - 7:30 Beer, Food and Socializing
  • 7:30 - 8:30 Fractal Tree Indexes - Theoretical Overview and Customer Use Cases

Most databases employ B-trees to achieve a good tradeoff between the ability to update data quickly and to search it quickly.  It turns out that B-trees are far from the optimum in this tradeoff space. This led to the development at MIT, Rutgers and Stony Brook of Fractal Tree® indexes.  Fractal Tree indexes improve MySQL® scalability and query performance by allowing greater insertion rates, supporting rich indexing,  and offering efficient compression.  They can also eliminate operational headaches  such as dumps/reloads, inflexible schema, and partitions.Tim will give an overview on how Fractal Tree indexes work, and then get into some specific product features, benchmarks, and customer use cases that show where people have deployed Fractal Tree indexes via the TokuDB® storage engine.

  • 8:30 - 8:40 Break
  • 8:40 - 9:00 MySQL Resources (The Best of)

Mike DelNegro of AOL (Operations Architect) will be giving a brief talk about the finest MySQL resources out on the web and beyond.  The most helpful sites, presentations, blogs, sources, books, etc gathered in one presentation complete with all of the links.

  • 9:00 - 9:30 General networking, etc.

AOL will again provide the venue, food and drinks.  Hope to see you there!

We will be giving away a couple MySQL books.  Thanks to Accelebrate ( for sponsoring this!


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  • Mike D.

    I have added Tim Callaghan's slides to the meetup's files page:

    Thanks again for presenting, Tim!

    October 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good meetup.

    October 24, 2012

  • Mike D.

    Here is the link for my MySQL Resources slides:

    Thanks everyone for coming. Hope to see you next time!

    2 · October 23, 2012

  • Gautam A.

    Mike, can you please post your deck if any. Thanks.

    October 23, 2012

  • April

    I'm glad I was able to attend the meeting in learning a few things about Fractal Trees indexes although I had to leave early. I especially liked the AOL building. The building was nice, the setup was cool and I had an opportunity to get a few cards from some vendors. I want to learn more about databases and hope to attend future meetups. By the way, I am a little new to MySQL but which version is best to use? Is this something that needs to be downloaded or installed? Are there any links to set up MySQL or just to practice on my own?

    October 23, 2012

  • Mike D.

    Charnita, absolutely. Hope you feel better.

    October 23, 2012

  • Charnita F.

    Hello, I'm new to MeetUp and was curious if this particular meet up good for a novice to attend? Or is this session for those already familiar with MySQL? I would like to attend but don't want to be overwhelmed if this is an advance session.

    October 22, 2012

    • Mike D.

      Welcome Charnita! Yes the talk I will be doing will have some good information on it just for those new to MySQL. Looking forward to seeing you.

      October 22, 2012

    • Charnita F.

      Mike, I'm very interested in attending. However, I have an excruciating headache. Took meds, so hopefully it will dissipate by the time your session starts. Is it ok for me to get there for your session only?

      October 23, 2012

  • Keith B.

    I won't be able to make it until 8:30. Would I be able to get in (without having to hassle someone with coming down to let me in)? Or should I just make it another time?

    October 23, 2012

    • Mike D.

      Hi Keith: Security should be able to let you in at that time. See you tonight!

      October 23, 2012

  • Wes F.

    Sounds like a cool topic.

    October 19, 2012

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