An Oracle DBA meets MySQL

I am an Oracle database administrator and over the last few years I have found myself becoming more involved in MySQL database administration.

I knew absolutely nothing about MySQL and had to figure it out using books and blogs.

I realised there must be many other people in my position so I developed a presentation titled “MySQL: the least an Oracle DBA needs to know”. My aim was to get people up to speed with the basics as quickly and simply as possible, mostly through live demonstrations.

I have had the privilege of presenting this for Oracle user groups in the UK, USA, New Zealand and Finland. It’s a great feeling as the audience moves from sceptical to excited, with lots of “Can it do ….?” questions at the end of the presentation.

To accompany the presentation I wrote this article. I hope you find it useful.