MC at Percona Live San Francisco 2014
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Friday, 07 March 2014 15:28

Now I’m back in the MySQL fold, I’ve got the opportunity to speak at Percona Live (https://www.percona.com/live/mysql-conference-2014/users/mc-brown-0) again. I’ve always enjoyed speaking at this conference (back when it was known by another name…), although I need to up my game and do the 6 talks I did back in 2009. On the Tuesday afternoon, tutorials day, ...


Customizing Chunking in DocBook
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 07:22

I love DocBook XML. No, really. But one thing I hate is the way you have to set a global chunking level for your HTML and then live with it. For most documentation, you want to be able to choose whether a conveniently addressable section within a chapter, and then you want to combine it into one page to make it easier to read. For example, consider this page (http://docs.continuent.com/tungsten-re...


MySQL to Hadoop Step-By-Step
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Saturday, 01 March 2014 21:14

We had a great webinar on Thursday about replicating from MySQL to Hadoop (watch the whole thing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2GH5e3JoJA list=PLs75qYbERbjgOs9OqBTT3gS12aFbVRqkU index=2)). It was great, but one of the questions at the end was ‘is there an easy way to test’. Sadly we can’t go giving out convenient ready-to-run downloads of these things because of li...


Real-Time Replication from MySQL to Cassandra
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Thursday, 27 February 2014 19:09

Earlier this month I blogged about our new Hadoop applier, I published the docs for that this week (http://docs.continuent.com/tungsten-replicator-3.0/deployment-hadoop.html (http://docs.continuent.com/tungsten-replicator-3.0/deployment-hadoop.html)) as part of the Tungsten Replicator 3.0 documentation (http://docs.continuent.com/tungsten-replicator-3.0/index.html (http://docs.continuent.com/tungs...


5 Steps to Start Data Mining
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Thursday, 27 February 2014 16:53

I have a great guest blog on the basics of data mining over at SciTech Connect: 5 Steps to Start Data Mining – SciTech Connect | SciTech Connect (http://scitechconnect.elsevier.com/5-steps-start-data-mining/).


Real-time data loading from MySQL to Hadoop
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Thursday, 27 February 2014 13:25




No Hadoop Fun for Me at SCaLE 12X :(
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Thursday, 20 February 2014 12:25

I blogged a couple of weeks ago about my upcoming MySQL/Hadoop talk at SCaLE 12X (http://scale-out-blog.blogspot.com/2014/02/fun-with-mysql-and-hadoop-at-scale-12x.html). Unfortunately I had to cancel. A few days after writing the article I came down with an eye problem that is fixed but prevents me from flying anywhere for a few weeks. That's a pity as I was definitely looking forward to attendin...


ICT Expo 2014
Source:  Events
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 00:00

Helsinki, FinlandMay 7-8, 2014


Why Aren't All Data Immutable?
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Monday, 17 February 2014 20:00

Over the last few years there has been an increasing interest in immutable data management. This is a big change from the traditional update-in-place approach many database systems use today, where new values delete old values, which are then lost. With immutable data you record everything, generally using methods that append data from successive transactions rather than replacing them. In some D...


On the road again - FOSSAsia
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Thursday, 13 February 2014 03:30

On the road again - FOSSAsia It has been a few busy months until now. I have moved from Italy to Thailand, and the move has been my first priority, keeping me from attending FOSDEM (http://fosdem.org) and interacting with social media. Now I start catching my breath, and looking around for new events to attend. But before I get into this, let’s make a few things clear: I am still working...