MySQL and Geospatial Data

MySQL has had basic support for Geospatial Data since 4.1, but has lacked some of the features of the OpenGIS specifications since then. The good news is, this is rapidly changing. Our own Holyfoot has been hammering away at WorkLog #1327, to provide precise functions for our GIS support. Even better, it’s fast. How fast?… Continue reading MySQL and Geospatial Data

Open Database Alliance = Awesome

The big news coming from the MySQL Community today is that Monty Widenius and Percona have founded the Open Database Alliance, a group focused onĀ “unifing all MySQL-related development and services, providing a solution to the fragmentation and uncertainty facing the communities, businesses and technical experts involved with MySQL”. I, for one, am 100% behind this.… Continue reading Open Database Alliance = Awesome

Don’t Forget to Alter your Federated Tables!

If you’re using the Federated engine, here’s something important to remember (apart from the usual advice of “please don’t”). If you need to change the structure of the remote table, always remember to update the Federated table. If not, when you try to use the table, you’ll get this error: mysql> SELECT * FROM foo;… Continue reading Don’t Forget to Alter your Federated Tables!

MySQL is People!

I went skydiving yesterday. Here’s a short video of me voluntarily leaving an airborne and perfectly sound aeroplane: What does this have to do with MySQL? Well, over the past few weeks there have been a bunch of conspiracy theories bouncing around. There are various topics, but the two favourite at the moment happen to… Continue reading MySQL is People!