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From:Stefan Hinz Date:November 23 2009 5:00pm
Subject:MySQL University session on November 26: The Spider Storage Engine
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The Spider Storage Engine

This Thursday (November 26th, 14:00 UTC), Giuseppe Maxia will present
the Spider Storage Engine. This session was originally scheduled for
October 15th but had to be postponed for technical reasons.

Here's from the abstract: Everybody needs sharding. Which is not easy to
maintain. Being tied to the application layer, sharding is hard to
export and to interact with. The Spider storage engine, a plugin for
MySQL 5.1 and later, solves the problem in a transparent way. It is an
extension of partitioning. Using this engine, the user can deal
transparently with multiple backends in the server layer. This means
that the data is accessible from any application without code changes.
This lecture will briefly introduce MySQL partitioning, and then show
how to create and use the Spider engine, with some practical examples.
The talk covers the latest version of the Spider engine, which includes
a condition pushdown feature that increases performance significantly.

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.) All
MySQL University sessions are recorded, that is, slides and voice can be
viewed as a Flash movie (.flv). You can find those recordings on the
respective MySQL University session pages which are listed on the MySQL
University home page.

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 rest of this year:

* 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.


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MySQL University session on November 26: The Spider Storage EngineStefan Hinz23 Nov