Eric Day (Rackspace Cloud), Giuseppe Maxia (MySQL) present at the 2010 O'Reilly MySQL Conference and Expo:
From the official description at http://en.oreilly.com/mysql2010/publi... Gearman provides seamless integration into databases like MySQL and Drizzle by providing user defined functions that can be called from queries, triggers, and stored procedures. This session takes a look at a few database applications that leverage the power of Map/Reduce and queues. These use cases will show how to distribute work outside of the database server, either on the same machine or remote machines. Also, this will show how to call remote functions written in a number of languages. A few use cases will show how background actions can be triggered from databases for later processing using queues. These forms of distributed computing help scale your database and application.
The Gearman APIs, UDFs, and simple server installation allow you to have your own distributed computing framework setup in a matter of minutes, allowing you to focus on your own code rather than the plumbing. It is trivial to integrate Gearman with existing applications, and there are even command line interfaces so advanced programming knowledge is not required to use Gearman.
This session is intended for users who are already familiar with Gearman basics or have attended the beginners session.