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
The big news coming from the MySQL Community today is that Monty Widenius and Percona have founded the Open Database Alliance, a group focused on “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
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!
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!
I’ve been using the MySQL Workbench 5.1 beta for the past few days now, and I’m wondering how I designed databases without it. Okay, so that’s a pretty strong statement, but I’m genuinely happy with it. 5.1 has fixed my main problem with 5.0, in that the EER diagram mode was horribly slow to render,… Continue reading MySQL Workbench: My Impressions