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More MySQL

Last week’s thread on the Sun/MySQL acquisition now includes a comment from Marten Mickos, MySQL’s CEO.

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Sun Acquires MySQL

Jonathan Schwartz’s Blog: Helping Dolphins Fly, in which Sun buys MySQL for a billion dollars. A bargain! I think this is a good thing.

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MySQL Camp Google Notes

After speaking at Yahoo earlier, I drove a few miles down the street to Google for MySQL Camp. I caught the last session of the day, by Googlers saying how they used MySQL internal to Google. (I assume for the Adwords application.) Here are the stream-of-talking notes I took. The most fascinating bits I took out of it is how they take a partitioning/sharding strategy similar (but notably different in some ways) to WordPress.com and that they use DNS to manage all load balancing, high availability, datacenter failover, etc. DNS is a pretty powerful building block.

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MySQL Counters

Check out this cool INSERT ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE feature in MySQL 4.1. This will make some logging code I have much easier and cleaner than it currently is.

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Mathematics of Full-text

Dissecting MySQL fulltext indexing and the mathematics behind it.