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The Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2013 happened last week in Santa Clara, and the major announcements in the MySQL space this year included:

  1. The announcement to launch MySQL 5.7 as a Developer Milestone Release. Download it, read the release notes, and refer to the manual. Tomas Ulin, Oracle’s VP of MySQL Engineering announced this and more at his keynote (video). Sheeri Cabral waxes lyrical about the hidden messages in the keynote.
  2. TokuDB goes opensource. If you are interested in fractal tree indexes, this is the engine for you to use. To add, TokuDB not only works with MySQL/MariaDB, it also works with MongoDB.
  3. Continuent Tungsten Replicator was mostly opensource, but now the capability to extract data in real-time from Oracle servers is also open.
  4. The MySQL Applier for Hadoop, using the binary log API of replication to stream data to HDFS has been announced as a labs release.
  5. SkySQL & Monty Program merge to create a stronger MariaDB/MySQL offering. The transaction was “mostly share based” according to the CEO, Patrik Sallner (FT).

Please see the disclosure page about items mentioned in this announcement.

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The MongoDB world is abuzz:

  • 10gen has backups as an option now for MongoDB via MMS. Think of this like WordPress VaultPress. Its clearly a different model, but one more acceptable in today’s cloud-ready world. (you can of course backup MongoDB with many other methods too). Pricing details suggest that the initial copying of data is free, but costs about USD$0.08 per gigabyte for storage. Incremental backups work over SSL, stored in multiple geographic locations. MMS now has over 17,000 users.
  • MongoDB is proposed to be inside Ubuntu main. This is great news as it puts it in front of more developers. More importantly, it shows developers are using it a lot hence the requirement.
  • What TokuDB might mean for MongoDB – Baron is pretty spot on here. “MongoDB simply feels nice to developers.” It does, and TokuDB brings in something MongoDB has been missing for quite some time. Being opensource, this makes it all the more exciting.