Oct
21
2014
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Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane Reminds Startups That Luck Takes A Lot Of Work

Mikkel Svane (Zendesk)-5 “Being lucky is just so much work,” Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane told our co-editor Alexia Tsotsis during a fireside chat at TechCrunch Disrupt London today. As a startup, you always have to try to embrace luck, Svane argued when asked about what role luck plays in the life of a new company. “As an early startup, there is no way around trying to open all the doors,” he… Read More

Oct
21
2014
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Snowflake Computing Emerges From Stealth With $26M In Funding To Modernize The Data Warehouse

Data Warehouse concept picture. Two databases with zeros and ones flying out of them. Snowflake Computing came out of stealth today and announced $26M in Series B funding. They hope to modernize the data warehouse by creating a cloud-based system that can process both structured and semi-structured data in a single system, giving their customers what they believe to be the best of both worlds.
The funding is led by Redpoint Ventures along with Sutter Hill Ventures and Wing… Read More

Oct
20
2014
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Mirantis Scores $100M To Continue Quest To Be Enterprise OpenStack Leader

14371758950_1e58e574b6_k Mirantis jumped on the OpenStack bandwagon a few years ago when most companies had never heard of it, and it has ridden the wave as the project has grown increasingly popular with each passing year. Today, the company announced $100M in Series B funding to continue its quest to be the leader in enterprise OpenStack, a chunk of change that should help it keep marching forward. It’s… Read More

Oct
20
2014
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Here’s What You Need To Know From Microsoft’s Cloud Event

Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 7.03.43 PM Today in San Francisco, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella and his lieutenant Scott Guthrie detailed the status of their company’s cloud efforts, breaking out a few growth metrics, and announcing several new features that they hope will spur growth. Microsoft is hellbent to be a winner in the cloud space. With self-claimed $4.4 billion in yearly cloud run rate  — expect a… Read More

Oct
20
2014
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Smartsheet Helps Businesses Visualize Themselves

Smartsheet Helps Businesses Visualize Themselves | TechCrunch Smartsheet, the spreadsheet-based project and work management platform, is now making it easier for companies to understand how their employees actually work (and who they mostly work with). Companies mostly use the service to manage their projects and help employees collaborate. Because of this, the service knows quite a bit about who does what in a given business and now it allows businesses… Read More

Oct
20
2014
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InstantAPI Lets You Build An API In An Instant

instant api-1 “In the world of cloud computing, APIs are the new currency,” Microsoft’s VP of its developer division S. “Soma” Somasegar told me last week. But if that’s true, then how can you best create an API for your services? There are a number of API management services on the market — and some of them sold for a lot of money recently — but you… Read More

Oct
20
2014
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Autumn: A season of MySQL-related conferences. Here’s my list

Autumn is a season of MySQL-related conferences and I’m about to hit the road to speak and attend quite a  few of them.

href="http://www.percona.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Percona-Live-London-Santa-Clara-cfp.jpg"> class="alignright size-full wp-image-26391" src="http://www.percona.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Percona-Live-London-Santa-Clara-cfp.jpg" alt="Peter Zaitsev prepares for a tour of worldwide MySQL-related conferences including Percona Live London, All Things Open, Highload++, AWS re:Invent - Percona will also be at OpenStack Paris." width="150" height="113" />This week I’ll participate in rel="nofollow" href="http://allthingsopen.org/" rel="nofollow">All Things Open, a local conference for me here in Raleigh, N.C. and therefore one I do not have to travel for. All Things Open explores open source, open tech and the open web in the enterprise. I’ll be speaking on rel="nofollow" href="http://allthingsopen.org/talks/solid-state-storage-for-your-open-source-database/" rel="nofollow">SSDs for Databases at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23 and I’ll also be participating in a book signing for the rel="nofollow" href="http://www.amazon.com/High-Performance-MySQL-Optimization-Replication/dp/1449314287" rel="nofollow">High Performance MySQL Book at 11:45 p.m. at the “Meet the Speaker” table. We are also proud to be sponsor of this show so please stop by and say “Hi” at our booth in the expo hall.

Following this show I go to Moscow, Russia to the Highload++ conference. This is wonderful show for people interested in high-performance solutions for Internet applications and I attend almost every year. It has a great lineup of speakers from leading Russian companies as well as many top International speakers covering a lot of diverse technologies. I have 3 talks at this show around rel="nofollow" href="http://www.highload.ru/2014/abstracts/1558.html" rel="nofollow">Application Architecture, rel="nofollow" href="http://www.highload.ru/2014/abstracts/1560.html" rel="nofollow"> Using Indexes in MySQL and about rel="nofollow" href="http://www.highload.ru/2014/abstracts/1557.html" rel="nofollow"> SSD and Flash Storage for Databases. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with my many Russian friends at this show.

From Highload I go directly to href="http://www.percona.com/live/london-2014/home">Percona Live London 2014 (Nov. 3-4) which is the show we’re putting together – which of course means it is filled with great in-depth information about MySQL and its variants. I think this year we have a good balance of talks from MySQL users such as Facebook, Github, Booking.com, Ebay, Spil Games, IE Domain registry as well as vendors with in-depth information about products and having experiences with many customer environments – MySQL @ Oracle, HP, HGST, Percona, MariaDB, Pythian, Codership, Continuent, Tokutek, FromDual, OlinData. It looks like it is going to be a great show (though of course I’m biased) so do not forget to href="http://www.percona.com/live/london-2014/registration">get registered if you have not already. (On Twitter use hashtag #PerconaLive)

The show I’m sorry to miss is the rel="nofollow" href="https://www.openstack.org/summit/openstack-paris-summit-2014/" rel="nofollow">OpenStack Paris Summit. Even though it is so close to London, the additional visa logistics make it unfeasible for me to visit. There is going to be a fair amount of Perconians on the show, though. Our guys will be speaking about a rel="nofollow" href="https://openstacksummitnovember2014paris.sched.org/event/0a602a57f19a73c9995dfb88f22a1538#.VEEXBPnF82c" rel="nofollow"> MySQL and OpenStack Deep Dive as well as rel="nofollow" href="https://openstacksummitnovember2014paris.sched.org/event/c8b1248e145a92823bd92c80bab921f3#.VEEXKvnF82c" rel="nofollow">Percona Server Features for OpenStack and Trove Ops. We’re also exhibiting on this show so please stop by our booth and say “hi.”

Finally there is rel="nofollow" href="https://reinvent.awsevents.com/" rel="nofollow">AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas Nov. 11-14. I have not submitted any talks for this one but I’ll drop in for a day to check it out. We’re also exhibiting at this show so if you’re around please stop by and stay “hi.”

This is going to be quite a busy month with a lot of events! There are actually more where we’re speaking or attending. If you’re interested about events we’re participating, there is a href="http://www.percona.com/news-and-events/mysql-events">page on our web site to tell you just that! I also invite you to submit papers to speak at the new href="http://www.percona.com/blog/2014/10/20/autumn-a-season-of-mysql-related-conferences-heres-my-list/" >OpenStack Live 2015 conference April 13-14, which runs parallel to the annual href="http://www.percona.com/live/mysql-conference-2015/" >Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2015 April 13-16 – both at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara & The Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley.

The post rel="nofollow" href="http://www.percona.com/blog/2014/10/20/autumn-a-season-of-mysql-related-conferences-heres-my-list/">Autumn: A season of MySQL-related conferences. Here’s my list appeared first on rel="nofollow" href="http://www.percona.com/blog">MySQL Performance Blog.

Oct
20
2014
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Dishes On The Cloud, Gender Inequality In Tech And Piracy-As-Freemium

satya nadella After recently managing to stuff two feet into his mouth at the same time, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stopped by CNBC for a wide-ranging interview covering not only his recent comments on women in the workplace, but also his company’s bets on the cloud, and how Microsoft has long had an implicitly freemium business model. Read More

Oct
20
2014
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AOL CEO Says A CrunchBase Spinout Is Possible

Tim Armstrong Aol-2 Tim Armstrong, CEO of TechCrunch’s owner AOL, today confirmed at TechCrunch Disrupt that AOL is in early discussions to spin off CrunchBase, the database of tech companies and people that became a part of AOL as part of its acquisition of TechCrunch in 2010. “I think CrunchBase could be a very big company on its own,” Armstrong said on stage today at the Disrupt conference… Read More

Oct
20
2014
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Former Netezza Team Reunites And Lands $8M To Solve Today’s Big Data Problem

Big data concept drawing. End users on platform looking at graphis and charts with databases on other platforms behind it. In 2000, some companies had big data problems before the concept we know today even existed. Back in those days, these organizations used a concept called the data warehouse to deal with large amounts of data, and a company called Netezza formed to build an appliance to simplify data warehousing. The company was sold in 2010 to IBM for a cool $1.7B, but they have decided to get the band… Read More

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