Well I can report, that the Percona MySQL Conference held at the Hyatt in Santa Clara CA USA from April 10 was just as good if not better then the O’Reilly version.
What would have helped is that is has been two years since attending the 2010 O’Reilly MySQL Conference and so much has changed.
To start, the Maakit toolset has been taken over by Percona and rewritten and branded as the Percona Toolkit. If you are not using the Percona Toolkit, I suggest you read up on them and use them.
Next, Monty and the MariaDB team are just going great guns, with the GA release of MariaDB 5.3.6 and MariaDB 5.5 which is some areas out performs the Oracle version and google patches.
Can say, I now run MariaDB and love it.
Heaps of other tools from MySQL Sandbox and others.
If you have not yet attended the MySQL Conference and you are actively involved in decisions around it or you administer or use it, get yourself along to a conference next time around.
A great trip, long days, and loads of new tools.
See you again soon…