Nov 22, 2008

New MySQL Italian Webinars on Demand

Dear MySQL fans,

we have done many webinars in these months with good attendance. While thanking everyone for participating, it's my pleasure to announce that now everything has been published and available on demand. You can download a webinar and watch it offline in case you have missed it or you like to view it again. Have a look at

See you soon!

Sep 7, 2008

New Italian Webinars coming...

Dear Italian MySQLlers,

join us for two new webinars on High Availability and Scalability and on the upcoming MySQL Enterprise Fall Release. All details here:

In the first one on November the 13th we will explore various MySQL high availability technologies and architectures. We will explore the uses cases for when to implement MySQL Replication, MySQL Cluster, Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD) and other high-availability technologies.

Join us on December the 9th to see how the MySQL Query Analyzer, a new feature to the MySQL Enterprise Monitor, helps keep your key MySQL systems up and running at the highest levels of scalability and performance by helping you analyze your most expensive application and user queries by total executions, total run time, total data size and drill down specifics across all of your MySQL servers.

See you soon!

Aug 8, 2008

Discover MySQL 5.1, Italian Webinar

On Wednesday, September 17 there will be a web based seminar on MySQL 5.1.

Seminar will be in Italian and anyone who is interested is invited to join us!

You can find details here.

If you are a database administrator or a developer and you are courious about new features coming with MySQL 5.1 then this is the right webinar to attend. In the meantime, to better understand MySQL 5.1, take have a look at "Inside MySQL 5.1" white paper.

See you soon!

Jul 14, 2008

MySQL Workbench Italian Webinar


On Thursday, July 17 there will be a web based seminar on MySQL Workbench.

Seminar will be in Italian and anyone who is interested is invited to join us. You can find details here.

If you are a database architect and you usually work with data models this tool is going to make your life easier and you will learn some interesting features. In the meantime, to better understand the product, take have a look at, where you can download a copy of the community version, read blogs, contribute, discuss and learn.

Happy data-modeling!

Jun 15, 2008

Open Source Day, Rome - June 10, 2008

With a few days of delay, I want to share my impressions about Red Hat's Open Source Day presented in Rome on June 10, 2008.

The Event

Event was organized really well, Red Hat took responsibility of everything and all went smoothly toward the end. There were more than 200 attendees and the hall was crowded of Open Source enthusiasts, customers and others waiting for interesting speeches and a juicy agenda. General impression was very good, a lot of attention from both community attendees and customers willing to deeper their Open Source knowledge and listening to shining or emerging stars in the field.

A rich agenda gave everyone a bunch of new ideas to think about.


Luca Gargaglione catalyzed attendees attention by explaining How and Why MySQL is the world's most popular open source database. He gave us a quick overview of the diffusion, offer and markets served by MySQL. The crowd laughed knowing that MySQL is used even in the Easter Island (also known as Rapa Nui in the Rapa Nui language). You can take a look at the presentation (in Italian) here.

During the entire day a lot of people were coming at our booth asking tough questions about future directions, possible use of MySQL and synergies between Sun products and MySQL RDBMS.


In Italy we are usually a bit skeptic about innovation, but this wasn't the case. A lot of enthusiasm, interest and fun pervaded the entire day. I came at home with a deeper understanding of Open Source and with a sincere desire of being an advocate (together with my company) of Open Source Software... and I hope to find many, many, many of us with the same desire.

Apr 30, 2008

Introduction to me!

Who Am I?

My name is Luca Olivari, I'm a technology enthusiast living in Italy. I was born in 1979 and I've created this blog having in mind a nice place to share thoughts about Marketing, Communication, Advertising and other interestingness.

I'm currently working in Sun Microsystems as a Systems Engineer in MySQL Global Software practice (but that's my job) and in my spare time I read, take pictures, travel, run and surf web2.0 sites. I'm interested in technology, science, marketing, communication, advertising, picture, classic books and many other things.

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