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From:Stefan Hinz Date:November 3 2009 8:51am
Subject:MySQL University session on November 5: GRAPH Computation Engine for
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GRAPH Computation Engine for MySQL

This Thursday (November 5th, 10:00 UTC - note the different time for
this session!), Arjen Lentz of Open Query will present the brand new
GRAPH computation engine for MySQL.

From the abstract: Most of us have had to deal with hierarchies (trees)
and graphs (such as friend-of-a-friend style problems), and have thus
learn that this is -at best- a bit of a monster to do in an SQL/RDBMS.
Until now. The GRAPH engine (GPLv2 licensed) is a MySQL storage engine
allowing hierarchies and more complex graph structures to be handled in
a relational fashion. In a nutshell, tree structures and
friend-of-a-friend style searches can now be done using standard SQL
syntax, and results joined onto other tables.

For MySQL University sessions, point your browser to this page:

You need a browser with a working Flash plugin. You may register for a
Dimdim account, but you don't have to. (Dimdim is the conferencing
system we're using for MySQL University sessions. It provides integrated
voice streaming, chat, whiteboard, session recording, and more.)

MySQL University is a free educational online program for
engineers/developers. MySQL University sessions are open to anyone, not
just Sun employees. Sessions are recorded (slides and audio), so if you
can't attend the live session you can look at the recording anytime
after the session.

Here's the schedule for the upcoming weeks:

* November 12: Gearman for MySQL (Giuseppe Maxia)
* November 19: memcached Functions for MySQL (UDFs) (Patrick Galbraith)
* November 26: The Spider Storage Engine (Giuseppe Maxia)
* December  3: Practical Full-Text Search in MySQL (Bill Karwin)

The schedule is not engraved in stone at this point. Please visit for the
up-to-date list. On that page, you can also find the starting time for
many time zones.


Sun Microsystems GmbH        Stefan Hinz
Sonnenallee 1                Manager Documentation, Database Group
85551 Kirchheim-Heimstetten  Phone: +49-30-82702940
Germany                      Fax:   +49-30-82702941      mailto: stefan.hinz@stripped

Amtsgericht Muenchen: HRB161028
Geschaeftsfuehrer: Thomas Schroeder, Wolfgang Engels, Dr. Roland Boemer
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrates: Martin Haering

MySQL University session on November 5: GRAPH Computation Engine forMySQLStefan Hinz3 Nov