Not just MySQL anymore!

As you may have noticed, things have changed! Based on the trends we’ve been seeing and something I have stressed in almost every meetup, there are different tools for different use cases.  As such, I didn’t want to limit our discussion about open source databases to simply MySQL.  Even though we talked about more than […]

June Meetup – Building An AWS-like Platform With Auto-Scaling Databases & Web servers

I’ll be out of town for work, but #okcmysql member Josh Walcher ( will be driving a discussion about scaling applications using various automation, APIs, and other techniques. The goal is to hopefully introduce folks to some new ideas while having an interactive discussion to see what others are doing to manage similar issues. Pizza will be provided as […]

February Meetup – MySQL & GIS

When: Wednesday, February 25th @7pm Where: The404 (details) At this month’s meetup, I gave a talk about the current (and soon to be GA) geospatial capabilities of MySQL.  The talk covered such things as: High level geospatial overview Early methods of doing geocoding (lat/lon/radius) Intro to GIS functions (geometry type, st_* functions) The impact of adding […]

January Meetup – Big Data

Its almost that time again… When: Wednesday, January 28th @7pm Where: The404 (details) This month, in a slight change of gears, we are talking about everyone’s favorite topic – Big Data. Our own Kristin Ferrier will be giving a talk about HiveQL (see, I told you we’d talk about complementary technologies) which should serve as […]

December Meetup

Thanks to those that braved a cold rain the week before Christmas for our last meetup of 2014! Per your requests, I’ve uploaded the slides from the two talks I gave last night – Intro to MySQL Architecture and Basic Query Optimization.  I’ve also attached the initial Intro to MySQL slides as well. Intro to […]