At the July MySQL User Group, Eric Day and Patrick Galbraith spoke about Drizzle, a lightweight, microkernel, open source database for high-performance scale-out applications, and Gearman, an open source, distributed job queuing system.
The slides can be downloaded from http://www.oddments.org/notes/DrizzleGearmanBoston2009.pdf.
The first hour of video, where Eric and Patrick talk about Drizzle, is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi4cGzFlcuU, and below:
The second part, about 1.5 hours, where Eric and Patrick talk about Gearman, and then illustrate Gearman and Drizzle working together in a custom search application called Narada, is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Auatakyl5eM and below:
There’s a lot of information in those presentations, and I would like to wholeheartedly thank Eric and Patrick for such a wonderful user group!