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Open Source Database Magazine

Open Source Database Magazine

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Open Source Database Magazine
Summer 2009Issue #1
http://www.osdbzine.net
 
Open SourceDatabase MagazineSummer 2009Page 2
Welcometotheinauguralissueof   
OpenSourceDatabaseMagazine   
.Itismygoalthatthismagazine    providesaplaceforpeopletolearnaboutopensourcedatabasesofanystripe-betheyPostgres,  SQLite,MySQL,Drizzle,CouchDB,Hadooporsomethingelse.Theexchangeofknowledgeispartly   whatmakestheopensourcesoftwaresopowerful
OpenSourceDatabaseMagazine   
isdesignedto   helpfacilitatethatexchangeofknowledge.Dropbyandlearnsomethingnew.Andremember,thereis  alwaysachancetosharesomeofyourknowledgewithothers.Submitanarticleforthenextissue!  
 News  
Therehasbeenmuchnewslatelyintheopensourcedbworld.InAprilthereweretwohuge   announcementsattheMySQLConference.Sunannouncedthattherewouldbeanewversionof   MySQL-MySQLServer5.4.Thisversionwasprimarilycenteredaroundperformanceandscaling   improvements-bringingmanycommunityperformancepatchesintothefold.AfutureissueofOSDB    Magazinewillcoverindetailthisrelease.Inaddition,itwasannouncedthatOraclewouldbebuying   Sun.InJuneSunannouncedthatdevelopementofMySQLServerwouldbemovingforwardwithanew    developmentmodel-onethatisdesignedtoinsureamoreconsistentreleasecycle. JulythefirstbroughtnewsfromthePostgreSQLworldwiththeannouncementofthereleaseof   PostgreSQLServerversion8.4.Thisisamajornewreleasewithmanyfeatures.Thisissuehasafeature   articlebyRobertTreatonthesenewfeaturesbeginningatpage20. ThehotdaysofAugustbringthesecondeditionofOpenSQLcamp(http://www.opensqlcamp.org).This  timearoundit'stheEuropeanedition,heldinconjuctionwithFrOSCon.DatesareAugust22and   August23andlocationisnearBonn,GermanyOnSeptemberthe19ththerewillbeaPgDayinAthens,GeorgiaattheUniversityofGeorgia.Thecall  forpapersongoing.Detailsareavailableathttp://www.postgresqlconference.org/2009/pgday/athens.  Notice:alltrademarksandregisteredtrademarksarethepropertyoftheirrespectiveowners
InThisIssue   
3TheBookShelf   5CodingCorner:WhoKnowsWheretheTimeGoes  13TheLab:TheXtraBackupProgram     20Postgre8.4   24TransactionLog   
 
Open SourceDatabase MagazineSummer 2009Page 3
TheBookShelf   
By Mark Schoonover 
Onthefrontcoverof   
MySQLAdministrator's  Bibleis  
asentencethatreads:  "Thebookyouneedtosucceed!"  Imustsay,Idoagree.Authoredbytwovery   experiencedDBAs,SheeriCabralandKeith   Murphy,theyhavecombinedtheirtalentstocover  whatyoureallyneedtoknowtosucceed.Thisbook   isveryversatile.IfyouarenewtoMySQL,or  experiencedinanotherdatabaseandhavetostart  administratingMySQL,youneedthisbook.Ican   honestlysay,evenifyouhaveyearsofMySQL    experience,youwilllearnsomethingnew.Idid. Dividedintofourparts,MySQLAdministrator's  Biblecoversyour  
 First Steps with MySQL
,  
 Developing with MySQL
,  
Core MySQL Administration
and   
Extending Your Skills
 First Steps with MySQL
startswithagentle   introductiontoMySQLwithcompanyinformation,  whichseemstobechangingannually,andmost  importantly,theMySQLcommunityitself.What  makesMySQLsofantasticisthecommunity.After  that,youwillbeleadintoinstallingandconfiguring   MySQLonvariousplatformsincludingLinux,  WindowsandSolariswhiletouchingonpost  installationconfigurationtoo.Basicsecurityis  coveredaswellassometipsontroubleshootingand   accessingyournewMySQLinstallationusingtools  includedwithMySQLorusingthirdparty   software. 
 Developing with MySQL
coverstheMySQL    LanguageStructureandifyou'recomingfrom     anotherRDBMS,itcovershowMySQLdeviates  fromtheSQLstandardbyextendingthatstandard   tomakeMySQLthenumberoneopensource   databaseusedontheInternet.Afterthat,this  sectioncoversthesametypeoftopicscovering    justaboutanyothermainstreamdatabasessuchas  usingstoredprocedures,cursors,events,views  andtransactions. The   
Core MySQL Administration
sectionisthe   heartofthisbook.ItcoversMySQLservertuning,  coveringallmajorstorageenginesincluding   MyISAM,InnoDB,Falcon,PBXT,andNDB    enginesincludingthefirsttimeI'veseeninprint,  theMariastorageengine.Anentirechapteris  devotedtoimplementingcachetablesandusing   thequerycache.Memcachedisalsomentioned,  andmentionedagaininthefinalsection. ContinuingonwithwhatIconsiderthemost  importantjobofaDBA,backupandrecoveryDatabasesareverycentraltorunningabusiness,  anydatalosscouldputacompanyoutof    business.BepreparedThissectiongivesasolidintroductiontothetopic   ofdealingwithusers,andhowtheyaremanaged   withinMySQL.Countoncovering   
GRANT/REVOKE
,using   
SHOW GRANTS
and   
mk-show-grants
Maatkittool.Partitioning,  loggingandreplicationandmeasuring    performanceroundsoutthissectionIfyouhaveexperiencewithanotherRDBMS,   planonspendingasignificantamountoftimein   thissection.Notthattheothersectionsaren't  important,theyare,butthisisthebreadandbutter  ofwhataMySQLDBAdoesonadailybasis
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