Dave Stokes

Oracle Corporation / MySQL Community Manager

Dave Stokes is a MySQL Community Manager and the author of MySQL and JSON – A Practical Programming Guide

MySQL Without the SQL – Oh My!
MySQL can now be used as a NoSQL JSON Document Store as well as a traditional relational SQL database or both! So you no longer need a DBA to normalize data, set up tables, create indexes — just start using MySQL to save your data. This is part of the new X DevAPI protocol and built on the JSON data type. So you get the best of both worlds and can map from SQL to NoSQL easily. For further details, look here.
The Proper Care and Feeding of a MySQL Database for Busy Linux Administrators
Database are often problematic for Linux admins who have to take care of them but do not have DBA training. So if your database instances are no longer perky, respond eagerly when you call, or just lay listless all day then this is the talk for you. You will learn the secrets of database backups, where to budget your hardware budget for better performance, why the MySQL authorization system is ‘promiscuous’, tools for better administration, and more!
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