April 25th, 2007

amazon

My talk went well, on "A Storage Engine for Amazon S3"

My talk was right after the PBXT storage engine talk. PBXT is darncool, it looks to be a leading contender for fast localstore nearly transactional data with lots of blobs and varchars. I was taking lots of notes, especially his "gotchas for storage engine developers" and his "streaming blobs" ideas.

Then a whole bunch of people came in for my talk, almost filling the room. There were a few startup problems with the projector and the mike, and we were off.

Unfortunately, I was scheduled opposite a talk on "Highly Available MySQL Cluster on Amazon EC2", which was annoying because I wanted to go to their talk, they wanted to come to mine, and there were likely a lot of people who wanted to go to both.

It went well. I lagged away from my slides only a few times. The questions at the end were useful, and row of questioners after as well. Someone from, I think, Computer World, did a fast interview. MySQL gifted me, as they did all the speakers, with a PowerSquid, which I just realized that I left in the presentation room.