Weekly summaries of MySQL News.

MySQL News

Issue #83

Percona Live Amsterdam. It's almost here: Percona Live will kick off on September 21. Tutorials! Keynote speakers! Amsterdam! Hear from industry leaders and spend time in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Not bad....

Percona Live Amsterdam 2015: Tip to Stay Dry. But, alas, here's the weather forecast, brought to you by one of the conference speakers himself, complete with data visualization.

How Uber Scales Their Real-Time Market Platform. What kind of architecture allows for huge scalability and massive growth? Consider Uber, which reportedly grew by a factor of 38 in just four years. 

MySQL Group Replication: Auto-increment configuration/handling. The 0.5.0 version of MySQL Group Replication plugin eliminates duplication when using auto_increment_increment and auto_increment_offset -- except duplication in those feature names!

LDAP Authentication in MySQL. Need to get inventive? Maybe a thorough look at how to incorporate LDAP in MySQL will help.

Brainiac Corner with Katherine Daniels. In six words, Katherine Daniels describes the biggest challenges her organization, Etsy, faces: 
“Scaling automation and culture. Also yaks.” (Yes, the entire interview is this excellent.) 

Benchmarking Aurora vs MySQL: Is Amazon’s New DB Really 5x Faster? Well, is it?! Spoiler: not exactly.

Bye Bye MySQL & MongoDB. Guten Tag PostgreSQL. A major software stack switch. Check out this in-depth exploration of why a switch was necessary, how it was done, and how it turned out.

How to use kingshard building a MySQL cluster. The kingshard release was announced a couple weeks ago. Here's a more recent outline explaining how to use it.

European Broadcasting Union simplifies MySQL with Severalnines. Skilled DBAs are absolutely vital. But The EBU believes it's adopted a tool that can fill certain roles.

Jobs section

Draft Kings is looking for an experienced MySQL DBA to run the show on the database side. If interested, reach out to the recruiting manager directly at

Tumblr is looking for MySQL engineers with a strong programming background. If you want to help Jetpants hit mach speed, check out their listing here. is looking for a MySQL Database administrator to join our headquarters in Amsterdam, NL. Apply here.

GitHub is looking to hire a Database Infrastructure Engineer who wants to build, maintain and scale high impact database clusters. If you are interested, check out their listing.

Thanks!  Baron & Anna  

Comic Cred - Farley Katz

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