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The October 10th's meetup's topic is "Renormalize - Solving Performance Problems in MySQL Without Denormalization" - by Ari Weil, Product Manager of Akiban Technologies
As operational database schemas become complex, users resort to denormalization to handle performance issues. This includes a range of techniques from materialized views to using MySQL as a key-value store for blobs containing full objects. While denormalization solves immediate bottlenecks, it comes at a hefty price. In this presentation Ari will explore common
denormalization approaches and tradeoffs using real world examples. He will then present a solution under development at Akiban Technologies to alleviate these same problems much more efficiently, and allow users to get the best of both worlds.
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MIT's map with the building (E51) highlighted: http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=E5... (http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=E51&Buildings=go)
MIT's map with the Kendall square T stop highlighted: http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=L5... (http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=L5&Landmarks=go) (the stop is in red on that map, and you can see E51 in the bottom right)
MIT's maps with parking lot information: http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=P4... (http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=P4&Parking=go) and http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=P5... (http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=P5&Parking=go)
Note that MIT lots are free to park in after 3 pm or so, even if it says "reserved for faculty"
Free pizza and soda will be served, so please RSVP accurately. To RSVP anonymously, please login to the Meetup site with the e-mail address "admin at sheeri dot com" and the password "guest". For more information, see: http://www.meetup.com/mysqlbos/calendar/