Aug 19: MySQL Performance for Rails + Rails 3 Arel

Posted by Gray Herter Thu, 12 Aug 2010 10:12:00 GMT

Title: MySQL Performance for Rails: the New Reality by Baron Schwartz

Matt Wizeman will also present a short (15 minutes or so) overview of Arel, Rails 3's new relational algebra library.

When: Thursday Aug 19, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Presentation at 6:45, so be on time!)

Register: Cick here!


InfoEther, Inc. HQ's Building
11600 Sunrise Valley Drive
Suite 490
Reston, Virginia 20191 USA
Call 703 727-1307 (Gray's cell phone) if you have trouble getting in.

Parking: There is plenty of parking out in front of the building.

Food: Pizza and Sodas will be provided by Near Infinity Corporation with special thanks to InfoEther for providing the location.


MySQL today is an entirely different beast than it was two years ago. Recent improvements have increased performance dramatically. I'm not a shill for MySQL, but I often see decisions that are no longer necessary or even wise: sharding prematurely, moving away from MySQL, not buying powerful hardware -- all out of the once-true belief that MySQL could not run with the big dogs. Given the new reality of multicore hardware, solid-state storage, and vast amounts of RAM, what should you be doing today with MySQL to build large-scale apps that perform well? We'll talk about hardware, tuning, what's new in MySQL 5.1 and beyond, and what's specific to Rails apps. And yes, there ARE still parts of MySQL that don't scale well, and we'll discuss how to
sidestep them.

Speaker Bio:

Baron Schwartz is an expert on MySQL and LAMP performance and scalability. He's the Chief Performance Architect at Percona, where he helps customers architect and build some of the largest LAMP applications around. He is the lead author of High Performance MySQL. He has created several popular open-source software projects, including Maatkit. He posts regularly on the MySQL Performance Blog and the Xaprb blog.

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  1. GBA said 4 days later:
    I won't be able to make it, but very interested to see. Will there be a screencast/video/copy of the slides available after the presentation?

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