MySQL and LDAP: Day 2 at MySQL Conference

MySQL Conference & Expo 2009

Tuesday at the MySQL Conference in Santa Clara was a lot of fun.  MySQL Cluster 7.0 announced their latest release of their high availability and scalable database architecture (read the release here).  The carrier grade version of the product will provide support for OpenDS LDAP to MySQL Cluster driver.  There were over a 100 people at Johan Andersson’s presentation on using MySQL Cluster 7.0 presentation at 5:25 last night.  The team walked through high availability reference architectures and a high level overview of the LDAP to MySQL driver options.  It is powerful for companies that need a standardized way to integrate applications using LDAP and need transactional distributed data architecture for auditing or relational integrity. 

At 7:30pm we had a Birds-of-a-Feather session with about 15 people who wanted to go deep on a couple of different ways to integration LDAP to MySQL.  We talked about the value of virtual directories and the ability to connect to MySQL for authentication.  We see this a lot with mergers and acquisitions.  Additionally, we talked about building authentication and authorization routines for MySQL into LDAP.  Lastly, we went deep with the Alcatel Lucent team on some high availabity and LDAP to MySQL.  It was a great discussion.  Here are the slides.

Today,  Ludo and I will be back on at 5:25 for an overview of Integration options for MySQL into Identity Management.

If you want to meet Ping Luo (a technology manager on the OpenSSO team and the celebrity that helped launch the Ping Identity vs. Sun video funfest last year) come by our booth.  He will be in the Sun Identity Pod from 10-1:30pm today.  Here is the video and Ping’s response.
The EPIC Response.

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