I'm back home in Toronto, after having spent part of last week in Washington DC meeting Oracle's Federal MySQL users.
I think generally speaking when you look at buzzwords in the startup scene, there is a filter as to what bubbles up into the more conservative enterprise and public sector.
My impression was that there is some interest in big-data, but there is absolutely phenomenal interest in cloud computing. This was a real take away for me, and next time I plan to talk more about the MySQL utilities and MySQL Fabric.
There were two side discussions that affected a number of users that I wanted to follow up with here:
- When upgrading from MySQL 5.5 to 5.6, secure-auth is enabled by default. This incompatible change is unfortunate, but was required to improve MySQL's password hashing strength. My colleague Todd Farmer has written more about it.
- When upgrading from any MySQL version to the next, it is possible to find a list of all incompatible changes! The documentation team maintains a list of these pages here:
My next event will be FOSDEM in Brussels. If you'll be in attendance, please sign up for the MySQL and friends community dinner (Oracle is sponsoring)!