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MySQL Up and Running in 30 Minutes


While data science has evolved, one fact has remained true even in the fast-paced recent years: most of the structured data remains in various RDBMS engine instances. Therefore, in the real world, most engineers and scientists will have to face the antediluvian SQL and the classic databases and their models behind it. The skills necessary to be a good data scientist include being able to retrieve and work with data, and to do that you need to be well-versed in SQL, the standard language for communicating with database systems.
There are great courses on how to use SQL, but in this presentation, we want to show you how easy it is to set up a playground with a “real” MySQL database.

In this presentation, we will discuss the topics:

  • Is SQL useful for Data science?
  • Do a quick overview of what’s a relational database management system and how it’s different from the perhaps more modern NoSQL databases.
  • Touch on SQL a bit, but this is not a SQL-oriented webinar.
  • Guide through the ways to set up a local or remote RDBMS environment using MySQL.
  • Show the tools you need to interface with the newly set up RDBMS.
  • Show a few datasets that can be used to populate a small testing environment.
Sergey Kuzmichev
Sergey Kuzmichev

Co-author of Learning MySQL

Sergey Kuzmichev is an infrastructure and performance architect at Investing.com. Sergey can be found contributing code and submitting bug reports to open-source projects and also writing blog posts about MySQL and other open-source databases. He is a published O’Reilly author having co-authored a second edition of “Learning MySQL” book. With more than 10 years in the industry, Sergey has experience as a DBA, DevOps engineer, SRE, and DBRE.
Vinicius Grippa
Vinicius Grippa

Co-author of Learning MySQL

Vinicius Grippa is a Percona Senior Support Engineer, Oracle Ace, and author of the book Learning MySQL. Vinicius has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and has been working with databases for 16 years. He has experience in designing databases for mission-critical applications and, in the last few years, has become a specialist in MySQL and MongoDB ecosystems. Vinicius is also active in the OS community, participating in virtual rooms like Slack, and speaking at MeetUps, and presenting conferences in Europe, Asia, North and South America.


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