Friday Mar 30, 2012

MySQL 5.5 Available on Oracle Linux 6 and RHEL 6

Following the availability of MySQL 5.5 on Oracle Linux 6 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, MySQL 5.5 is now also available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6) and Oracle Linux 6 with the Red Hat compatible kernel.

MySQL users can download MySQL 5.5 Community Edition binaries for Oracle Linux and Red Hat Linux 6 here.

MySQL customers can rely on Oracle Premier Support for MySQL when using the MySQL database on either Oracle Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

In addition to offering direct Linux support to customers running RHEL6, Oracle Linux 6, or a combination of both, Oracle also provides Oracle Linux 6 binaries, update and erratas for free via

Wednesday Mar 28, 2012

Announcing MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.7.1

The MySQL Enterprise Backup (MEB) Team is pleased to announce the release of MEB 3.7.1, a maintenance release version that includes bug fixes and enhancements to some of the existing features.

The most important feature introduced in this release is Automatic Incremental Backup. The new  argument syntax for the --incremental-base option is introduced which makes it simpler to perform automatic incremental backups. When the options --incremental & --incremental-base=history:last_backup are combined, the mysqlbackup command  uses the metadata in the mysql.backup_history table to determine the LSN to use as the lower limit of the incremental backup. You no longer need to keep track of the actual LSN (as in the option --start-lsn=LSN) or even the location of the previous backup (as in the option --incremental-base=dir:directory_path)

This release also incudes various bug fixes related to some options used in MEB. The most important are few of them as listed below,

1. The option --force now allows overwriting InnoDB data and log files in  combination with the apply-log and apply-incremental-backup options, and replacing the image file in combination with the backup-to-image and backup-dir-to-image options.

2. Resolved a bug that prevented MEB to interface with third-party storage managers to execute backup and restore jobs in combination with the SBT interface and associated --sbt* options for mysqlbackup.

3. When MEB is run with the copy-back option,  it now displays warnings as existing files are overwritten.

For more information about other bug fixes, please refer to the change-log in

The complete MEB documentation is located at

You will find the binaries for the new release in My Oracle Support,
Choose the "Patches & Updates" tab, and then use the "Product or Family (Advanced Search)" feature. If you haven't looked at MEB 3.7.1 recently, please do so now and let us know how MEB works for you. Send your feedback to

Friday Mar 23, 2012

A Successful OTN MySQL Developer Day in Paris

On Wednesday this week Oracle held its first MySQL Developer Day in France. The room was packed with close to 100 people eager to learn more about MySQL.

We got great feedback from the attendees who could hear about the new MySQL Cluster 7.2 features, NoSQL Access to MySQL and MySQL Cluster, MySQL performance tuning in MySQL 5.5 and in MySQL 5.6…and more.

Sessions included

  • MySQL Essentials
  • MySQL Replication and Scalability
  • Developing MySQL Applications with Java and PHP
  • MySQL Cluster
  • Testing early releases of MySQL in a sandbox (by guest speaker and Oracle ACE Director for MySQL Giuseppe Maxia)
  • MySQL Performance Tuning
  • MySQL Enterprise Edition Management Tools
  • Developing MySQL applications for ISVs & OEMs

Thank you to all attendees for your active participation, and to all speakers for great and engaging presentations!

More OTN MySQL Developer Days to come…stay tuned.

Wednesday Mar 21, 2012

Upcoming MySQL Events in Europe

Oracle’s European MySQL team is active running many events during the upcoming couple of months. We hope to see you there - Register Now!

Scale with MySQL

Are you looking to scale with MySQL? On-premise or in the cloud? Leveraging SQL and NoSQL Access? Join us for a free Oracle seminar focusing on best practices for MySQL performance and scalability.

MySQL Enterprise Edition Workshop

In this hands-on seminar we will present the MySQL Enterprise Edition management tools under guidance of Oracle’s MySQL experts providing hints and tips.

High Availability Solutions for MySQL

Web-based and business critical applications must typically be available 24/7. In addition to being very costly due to lost revenue opportunities, downtime can be extremely detrimental to customer loyalty, and present regulatory issues if data is compromised. Join us for this seminar to better understand how to achieve high availability with MySQL.

Thursday Mar 08, 2012

Lower Your Database TCO on Windows by up to 96%

If you are a Windows user concerned about the new licensing and pricing of SQL Server 2012, we encourage you to try the MySQL TCO Calculator!

You’ll discover how you can reduce your database TCO by up to 96% with MySQL Enterprise Edition vs SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition*.

While MySQL is famously known as the "M" of the popular LAMP stack, Microsoft Windows consistently ranks as the #1 development platform for MySQL users in our surveys. Indeed, MySQL on Windows enables you to:

  • Achieve Huge Database TCO Savings, while relying on World-Class 24/7 technical support from Oracle.
  • Quickly Deploy New Applications, leveraging a database reknown for its ease of use and performance.
  • Save Time with the MySQL Visual Management Tools, enabling you for example to be up and running in only 3 minutes!

For more information about developing, deploying and managing MySQL-based applications on Windows:

Get started today with MySQL on Windows!

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