The MySQL talk was given by Dave Stokes of Oracle. He's the MySQL community manager. The ZendCon summary:
MySQL had been evolving since the Oracle take over in 2010. This session will cover how new features like multi-threaded replication, InnoDB-Memcached plugin for NoSQL data access, or having InnoDB as the default storage engine will change life for PHP developers. Learn how partitioning and new performance metrics will allow allow better access speed and more control over your MySQL instances.
This talk was about the improvements with MySQL since the take over by Oracle. Many in the community feared the Oracle take over, but in reality it has been good for MySQL.
They are adding huge features to MySQL
- Massive improvements for MySQL on Windows
- RTMF method to setup replication
- More secure
- Innodb improvements
I was able to connect with Dave and get the slides. You can download them below.
Download slides -> MySQL update Zendcon