The XLDB4 Conference for Very Large Databases

Ronald saved me a post by giving his feedback on a few Oracle conferences that now have MySQL content.

My opinion is pretty much a summary of Ronald’s post, so I won’t repeat it here. Instead, I’ll post about a conference he did not, the 4th Extremely Large Databases Conference. I am particularly interested in any MySQL folks planning to attend (I would expect Tokutek to be represented, and maybe even the

Most of this is directly from an e-mail I received from Jacek Becla, who had a keynote at the 2008 MySQL User Conference and Expo. If you also received this e-mail, please feel free to skip ahead to my viewpoints on the various Oracle conferences (or just skip altogether).

4th Extremely Large Databases (XLDB4) Conference
October 6-7, 2010
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Menlo Park, California

XLDB, now including a conference open to all interested parties, is the gathering place for the community managing and analyzing data at extreme scale.

Leading practitioners from science, industry, and academia will discuss lessons learned and real-world solutions for handling terabytes and petabytes of data. Experts will present emerging trends that will significantly impact how extremely large databases are built and used.

More information, including the program, and online registration are available at Space is limited, so if you would like to attend, make sure to register soon. Early registration ($100) ends on July 31; late registration is $150.

If you are uncertain whether to attend, I would recommend reading the article recently written by Curt Monash:

For questions, please contact us by email using
xldb-admin at or contact me [Jacek] directly at
becla at

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