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MySQL Conference & Expo Speakers Announced and Registration Now Open

Press release: December 18, 2008

Sebastopol, CA, Dec 18 2008—Sun Microsystems and O'Reilly Media have now opened registration and unveiled the program for the seventh annual MySQL Conference & Expo, April 20-23, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The world’s largest open source database event unites over 2,000 MySQL enthusiasts to harness the power of MySQL and celebrate the huge MySQL community.

To register and learn about early registration discounts, please visit

Everyone who registers in December 2008 will also receive a free MySQL Workbench. MySQL Workbench enables a DBA, developer, or data architect to visually design, generate, and manage all types of databases including Web, OLTP, and data warehouse databases. It includes everything a data modeler needs for creating complex ER models, and also delivers key features for performing difficult change management and documentation tasks that normally require much time and effort.

New speakers and sessions join the lineup daily. Featured speakers include:

  • Alan Kasindorf (SixApart), "Dormando's Proxy for MySQL"
  • Stewart Smith (Sun), "Memory Management in MySQL and Drizzle"
  • MC Brown (Sun), "How I used Query Analysis to Speed up My Applications
  • Sheeri Cabral (Pythian), Agile Environments and DBAs"
  • Brian Aker (Sun), "Map/Reduce and Queues for MySQL Using Gearman
  • Jeremy Zawodny (Craigslist)
  • Allan Packer (Sun), "How Sun and MySQL are Driving MySQL Performance and Scalability"
  • Mark Callaghan (Google), "MySQL Performance on EC2"
  • Frank Mashraqi (NetEdge), "Hadoop and MySQL: Friends with Benefits"
  • Roland Bouman, "Gearing up MySQL: Implementing MySQL Synchronization for browser-based apps using an embedded database (powered by Google Gears)"
  • Domas Mituzas (Sun/Wikipedia), "Deep-inspecting MySQL with DTrace"

The seventh MySQL Conference will offer attendees:

  • More than 120 sessions encompassing a wide range of skill levels to help organizations build modern Web, Web 2.0, SaaS, Embedded, Telecom and Enterprise 2.0 applications
  • Multiple tracks that will explore Performance Tuning, High Availability, Architecture and Technology, Business and Case Studies, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
  • In-depth tutorials to help develop technical skills and learn new tricks
  • Inspirational keynote presentations that describe the future of software and the evolution of open source in the enterprise and beyond
  • Over 2,000 MySQL developers, DBAs, experts, solution providers, and users under one roof
  • An Expo Hall featuring dozens of the latest tools and products from third party vendors
  • The opportunity to become MySQL Certified
  • MySQLCamp - The unconference event where everyone can contribute to the agenda
  • A DotOrg Pavilion within the Expo Hall, showcasing community projects at the forefront of MySQL innovation
  • Fun evening events, Birds of a Feather sessions, and plenty of networking opportunities

The MySQL Conference & Expo is an interactive learning community, with four full days packed with connections to MySQL developers and open source experts who know their subject inside and out. Learn from speakers, vendors, project leaders, and others.

MySQL Conference & Expo sponsors include The Kickfire, Infobright, JasperSoft, Continuent, IBM, Pentaho, and R1Soft.

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