- September Meetup - CouchDB and NoSQL
Introduction to NoSQL & CouchDB With the increased interest in Big Data solutions, there has been a commensurate increase in NoSQL solutions that can efficiently scale Map Reduce. OKC Open Source DB member Bobby Rockers will begin with a brief overview of name/value data stores using CouchDB, we will talk about NoSQL for SQL developers, and discuss the trade-offs when using document databases. Bobby is the CIO & VP of Software Engineering at Automation Integrated (A.I.) where he leads the software development team as well as engineering the application development life-cycle stack including version control, code auditing, bug tracking, automated build environment, unit tests, and Agile development methods. Lunch will be provided so please RSVP so we can get an accurate count! Hope to see you there!
- August Meetup - Geospatial Data in MySQL
After much feedback about conflicts and timing, we have decided to move the OKC Open Source DB group to the third Monday of each month at 11:30AM. So please note the day and time: August 21st at 11:30AM! Come see how MySQL handles geospatial data and some of the improvements over the past few releases. I'll share some theory, show some working examples, and a quick demo application that uses the geospatial functionality of MySQL. Lunch will be provided so please RSVP and let me know if you can make it! Hope to see you there and hope the new time window makes it easier for a larger audience!
- July Meetup - Setting up Highly Available MySQL Cluster
For this meetup, I'll walk through setting up a highly available MySQL cluster using traditional replication, some tools, and a virtual IP. Please RSVP if you plan to attend so I can get a count for food!
- Lightning in June?!
After a great relaunch at the May meetup, the interest in "other databases" was quite obvious. While I touched on a few, it was more just classifying them. For this month, the plan is to give some high level lightning talks on a few of the different types. Topics that I have tentatively confirmed (check back as we get closer) for some 5-7 minute talks include: • MySQL (relational) • MongoDB (document store / NoSQL) • Neo4j (graph database / NoSQL) • Cassandra (columnar store / NoSQL) The focus will be on: • What is it? • What is it good at? • What isn't it good at? • What are some use cases where it fits? I'll bring food (and please let me know if you are tired of Joey's pizza!) so please RSVP so I can get a good idea of how much to bring :) Hope to see you there and feel free to comment on other technologies you'd like to see discussed. We may have "Lightning in July" too if we get enough topics!
- OKC Open Source Database User Group - Intro
After some discussions, I think it is best to expand our group out of solely MySQL and bring in other Open Source databases. As many of you have heard in our prior meetups, one of the keys to a successful architecture is using the proper tool for the job. Unfortunately, there isn't really a silver bullet single tech that can satisfy all use cases. Rather, different tools are suited for different needs and often times, a hybrid solution is the best approach. The goal of this meetup moving forward is to bring in people using a variety of Open Source database tools (MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, etc) and show how they fit in particular use cases along with other introductory (and potentially advanced) topics. In this meetup, I'd like to: • Go through the new format • Highlight a few technologies I'd like to discuss • Get feedback on what tools/databases you'd like to see discussed • Map out the new direction As usual, food will be provided, but please RSVP so I can get an accurate count and make sure there is enough for everyone! I hope you are as excited about the new direction as I am! See you soon!
- March / April Meetup - Query Tuning
One topic that has come up a fair bit is query tuning. Lets work through some queries and see how we can analyze and improve query performance. I'm planning an interactive session so if you have any queries or scenarios you are struggling with, feel free to bring them along. NOTE: Due to some travel constraints, we'll have this meeting on Tuesday night instead of the normal Thursday! As usual, food will be provided - hope to see you there!
- February Meetup - Schema Design
We'll discuss some of the basics of schema design and review. If you have a sample schema that you are working on, please try to bring it with you or send me the schema file in advance - I'd love to work through a schema as a group to really highlight the process. As usual, food will be provided so please RSVP and help me keep an accurate number to purchase enough for everyone! See you there!
- January Meetup - Clustering and Group Replication
Group replication has gone GA! If you are at all curious about this, we'll go through this newly released functionality and see how MySQL officially supports synchronous replication! We'll also talk about some alternatives that already exist (primarily Percona XtraDB Cluster w/ Galera) and discuss how you can determine if your application is a good fit. As usual, food will be provided so please RSVP so we can try to get a count! Have a great holiday season and we'll crank things back up January!
- October Meetup - MySQL Horror Stories
In honor of Halloween, lets share some horror stories!! This month, we'll discuss problems that can arise running MySQL, how to troubleshoot, and how to hopefully prevent and identify issues before they arise. I'll be providing food as usual so please RSVP so I can get a good head count. Hope to see you there on Thursday!