Friday, 8 April 2011

Last Week in Drizzle

Welcome to this week’s Last Week in Drizzle.  This again will be a relatively short edition as the 2011 O'Reilly MySQL Conference and Expo is next week and I'm currently packing for it!

Drizzle in Real Time Data Visualization

Many of you will have seen the awesome real time data map of Mozilla's downloads on their glow site.  One thing that got me really excited this week was work by Marcus Eriksson to do the same thing using Drizzle and it's RabbitMQ connector.  The live demo of this has been hosted on a Rackspace cloud server and can be found here.

Percona's Contributions

It has been very encouraging this week to see staff at Percona submit merge requests.  So far there have been several InnoDB branches committed which add cool features such as saving the buffer pool to disk (actually identifiers for the pool so it is really small) for restoring upon server start as well as performance improvements.  Many thanks to the Percona guys for you hard work so far!

Drizzle Amazon AMI

Bluegecko have created a 32bit Drizzle AMI image using RPMs (which I believe was not an easy feat given how different it is to other OS's we compile for).  Anyone wanting to try this should check out their blog post on it which gives details on how to access the AMI.

Google Summer of Code

We have had many submissions to Google Summer of Code this year and it is unfortunate that we cannot take everyone on via. GSoC.  But there has been some awesome submissions this year, we are really impressed with the amount of effort people have put in their proposals.  If you want to get a last-minute submission in you can do so via. the GSoC site, the deadline is 12:00 Pacific Time today.

Final Thoughts

That about wraps up the big events of the past week.  If you are in Santa Clara, CA next week please come along to one of the many Drizzle talks at the 2011 O'Reilly MySQL Conference and Expo we will also have a booth in the Expo hall where you can come and chat to us.

Next week's edition will be coming to you live from the Drizzle Developer Day, Friday 15th April at the Hilton across the road from the Hyatt (where the conference is held).  As always if you have any feedback or topics you would like me to cover, please let me know.

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