PHP Cambridge: PHP & Databases: How MySQL can boost (or kill) your PHP application

PLEASE NOTE: We have a new venue for 2020!

Our new venue is the Taylor Vinters office in Cambridge. It is easily accessible from the A14 and is an 18m walk (0.9 mile) from Cambridge North station.


We welcome Federico Razzoli as our second speaker in 2020 for a database focused event!

Federico is an open source database consultant, specialised in the MySQL ecosystem. After working in some fast-growing companies as a DBA and in some consultancy companies, he decided to be a freelance. Now he helps companies with training, performance tuning, database monitoring, automation, and so on. He is about to relocate to Edinburgh.

The database is typically the most critical part of a system. It is responsible for storing data, guaranteeing consistency, and retrieving desired information.

And it is very tempting to just hope that this will magically happen, without the need of thinking about what the DBMS needs to do.
Unfortunately, in practice, when an application is slow the culprit is the database.

This talk is about how to make your MySQL queries fast, how to design proper indexes, how to trade-off reliability for performance (or the other way around), and how to take advantage of some useful MySQL features.


We're meeting at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. Pizzas and drinks provided by local digital design and technology agency Studio 24!



Welcome & Pizza

Short Talk - TBC
7:00pm - 7:15pm

Main Talk - How MySQL can boost (or kill) your PHP application by Federico Razzoli
7:30pm - 8:30pm

Drinks & Close


Parking is available on site for those who are driving to the event. Please don't block anyone in!

If you do have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact one of the hosts through the Meetup site.

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