Thursday May 23, 2013

MySQL at DrupalCamp, Goteborg - Sweden

DrupalCamp Conference is hold in Göteborg, Sweden on May 25, 2013.

MySQL is part of this show and I would like to invite you to our session on "Scalability and Availability with MySQL Replication" given by Sven Sandberg on Saturday-May 25, 2013 @ 13:45-14:25!

So, if you are close to Göteborg or attending this event, do not forget to come to listen Sven's talk!

Wednesday May 15, 2013

Upcoming EMEA Events with MySQL!

MySQL Community team is pleased to announce following events as the ones supported by us with a great MySQL staff attending. Find more details below (or at our Community wikis).

  • NoSQL Roadshow, Berlin Germany, May 16, 2013
  • Solutions Libres & Open Source, Paris, France, May 28-29, 2013
    • Talk: NoSQL & MySQL by Olivier Zemrag
    • Meet MySQL, Oracle Linux and VM team at our booth E40 in the main exhibition hall!
  • International PHP Conference, Berlin, Germany, June 4-5, 2013
  • DevConf 2013, Moscow, Russia, June 14-15, 2013
    • MySQL team has submitted about 5 talks, however the CfP is still open, so the accepted talks are not yet announced.
    • Lets meet our technical team at the MySQL booth!
  • OpenSUSE, Thessaloniki, Greece, July 18-22, 2013
    • You can find MySQL team at the MySQL booth as well as find several talks at openSUSE!
  • Froscon 2013, St. Augustin, Germany, August 24-25, 2013
    • Froscon is starting to be a tradition. Same as last year you can find our MySQL staff at the booth and also talking about MySQL news during the conference!
  • DrupalCon, Prague, Czech Republic, September 23-27, 2013
    • We are pleased to invite you to visit our MySQL booth as well as find several MySQL related talks we are planning to submit!

If you are interested, you can find the other conferences we are attending (above EMEA area) at our MySQL Community wikis. We are looking forward seeing and talking to you!

Tuesday May 14, 2013

MySQL "mini-seminar" in Trondheim, Norway!

I would like to invite everyone who is around Trondheim, Norway to the "MySQL mini-seminar" taking place on June 19, 2013 in Oracle office. Do not miss this great opportunity to meet great MySQL engineers who are looking forward to meeting you and talking about MySQL!!!

Please see the official invitation in English and Norwegian below.

Invitation to MySQL mini-seminar

Many people are unaware that a great number of the MySQL developers are located in Trondheim, Norway, and that we have a lot of competence we would love to share.

We therefore invite anyone in Trondheim who's interested in MySQL to a mini-seminar located the Oracle's offices on Lade, June 19 at 3 pm.

The agenda will be:

  • Presentation: MySQL Query Optimizer: an overview, by Jørgen Løland, MySQL Optimizer team
  • Q&A, discussions
  • Suggestions for presentations on future mini-seminars
  • Food and mingling.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with other MySQL users and developers behind the worlds most popular open source database system!

Date: June 19
Time: 3pm - 6pm
Location: Oracle, Haakon VIIs g 7b. (across the road from City Lade)
Remember to register so we know how many to expect.

Invitasjon til MySQL mini-seminar

For mange er det ukjent at en stor andel av utviklerne bak MySQL holder til i Trondheim, og vi har mye kompetanse som vi gjerne vil dele.

MySQL-interesserte i Trondheim inviteres derfor til mini-seminar i Oracles lokaler på Lade 19. juni kl 15:00.

Programmet vil bestå av:

  • Faglig: MySQL Query Optimizer: an overview, ved Jørgen Løland, MySQL Optimizer team
  • Spørsmål og diskusjon
  • Forslag til faglig innhold ved framtidige mini-seminarer.
  • Mat og mingling.

Ikke gå glipp av denne muligheten til å møte både andre MySQL brukere og utviklere bak verdens mest populære open source databasesystem!

Dato: 19. juni
Tidspunkt: 15:00 - 18:00
Sted: Oracle, Haakon VIIs g 7b. (rett over veien fra City Lade)
Husk å melde deg på slik at vi vet omtrent hvor mange vi blir.

Tuesday Apr 30, 2013

NetMotion Wireless Migrates Product from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL: Reduces Costs and Increases Flexibility

NetMotion Wireless develops software to manage and secure wireless data deployments for organizations with mobile field workers. Founded in 2001, NetMotion Wireless is one of the fastest growing wireless and technology companies and the recipient of over 25 awards for outstanding technology.  NetMotion Wireless has over 2,500 customers, including Advocate Healthcare, Comcast, and Unilever.

NetMotion Wireless had used Microsoft SQL Server with Mobility Analytics, their mobile VPN product’s analytics module, but found it was too costly and lacked the platform and language flexibility to be a good [embedded] database. As a result, when the NetMotion Wireless product team was developing Locality, a cellular network management product, they decided to find an alternative database to use with it and with Mobility Analytics. The team compared MySQL with Microsoft SQL Server on a number of key criteria and, after finding nothing in the “con column”, decided to use MySQL.

According to Jonathan Wiggs, NetMotion Wireless database architect, MySQL has been able to meet their products’ needs for:

  • Real-time Data Collection and Analysis – with the ability to scale to hundreds of terabytes.
  • Strong .NET and Java Support“MySQL works every bit as well with as SQL Server, and its Java integration is equally good,” said Wiggs.
  • Database Profiling and Tracing – MySQL Enterprise Monitor provided back level visibility on par with other enterprise databases, providing the data analytics and caching levels their products require.  
  • Easy, Transparent Administration -“MySQL’s administration is automated, easy to configure, and highly configurable: we can get it to leap through any flaming hoops we need,” said Wiggs.
  • “The Perfect Trifecta” - “There has been no tradeoff in using MySQL.  MySQL has provided the perfect trifecta of feature parity, ease of integration, and lower cost,” said Wiggs.

Read more>>

Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

MySQL Community Reception - Celebrate with Oracle's MySQL Team!

Join Oracle’s MySQL team on April 22 to celebrate the general availability of MySQL 5.6. Get together in a relaxed atmosphere—make a toast, enjoy product demos and fun activities, and celebrate the MySQL community effort and contributions that made the latest release possible. Register here today!

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: TechMart Santa Clara
5201 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA, USA
(1-minute walk from Hyatt Regency Santa Clara)

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy an evening of casual but informative conversation, with complimentary food and refreshments from Oracle! Walk-ins are also welcome.

Tuesday Apr 09, 2013

Upcoming & Past Events with MySQL attendance

Just a reminder for 2 important MySQL events as they have already been announced:

MySQL Community Reception - “Let’s Celebrate MySQL 5.6 GA!”

  • Date: Apr 22, 2013
  • Place: TechMart Santa Clara,  5201 Great America Parkway,  Santa Clara,  CA 95054
  • See the whole announcement here;
  • More information and registration is available here.

MySQL Connect CfP is open by April 12, 2013.

  • Date: Sep 21-23, 2013
  • Place: SFO, US
  • See the whole announcement here;
  • More information and session submission can be found here.

You can find more upcoming events where either MySQL engineers or the community team is going to attend at our wikis page.

Friday Mar 29, 2013

“Let’s Celebrate MySQL 5.6 GA!” - MySQL Community Reception by Oracle

Join Oracle’s MySQL Team on April 22, 2013, as we celebrate the general availability of MySQL 5.6. With product demos and fun activities in a relaxing atmosphere, this is the party for the MySQL community to get together and have a toast on the work all of us did to make MySQL 5.6 the best release ever. Whether you are an attendee at Percona Live, a member of local MySQL user groups, a MySQL user in the San Francisco Bay Area, or simply interested in MySQL technology, you’re all invited to Oracle’s MySQL Community Reception.
    •    Mingle with your peers and learn from real-world experiences.
    •    Meet MySQL engineers and get the first-hand information on the latest product development.
    •    Have lots of fun!

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: TechMart Santa Clara
5201 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA, USA
(1-minute walk from Hyatt Regency Santa Clara)

Registration will be open soon. Mark your calendar today so you don't miss the opportunity to enjoy an evening of casual but informative conversation, with complimentary food and refreshments from Oracle!

Wednesday Feb 20, 2013

Enhance Your MySQL Skills with Virtual Developer Day: MySQL

MySQL is the world’s most popular open-source database, and powers websites and applications of numerous leading and fast-growing organizations.

On March 12, we’re hosting the first Virtual Developer Day: MySQL at 9am PST to give you a one-stop shop to learn all the essential MySQL skills and the latest features in MySQL 5.6 GA. With a combination of presentations and hands-on lab experience, you’ll have the opportunity to practice in your own environment and gain more in-depth knowledge to successfully design, develop, and manage your MySQL databases.

Virtual Developer Day: MySQL

Featuring speakers coming from Oracle’s MySQL engineering, support, product management, and sales consulting teams, this FREE virtual event has two tracks tailored for both fresh and experienced MySQL users. Attend the live sessions and sharpen your skills to:
•    Develop your new applications cost-effectively using MySQL
•    Improve performance of your existing MySQL databases
•    Manage your MySQL environment more efficiently

If you’re in Europe, Middle East or Africa, don’t worry! We have another live event for you on March 19 at 9:00 GMT so you can join the sessions and get better with MySQL during your business hours.

Don’t miss this opportunity so reserve your spot today!

Tuesday Feb 19, 2013


 FOSDEM 2013

During the weekend of Feb 2-3, 2013, the 13th edition of FOSDEM (Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting) took place in Brussels, Belgium. This free event organized by volunteers brought together more than 7000 attendees from the open source community, which was much more than expected. It was located in the ULB Campus in several buildings covering about 488 sessions with a mix of keynotes, lightning talks, exams and developer rooms talks.

Both days were very busy on both places - MySQL stand and on Sunday also at MySQL & Friends developer room. We shared time on the stand with Lars Thalmann, Sveta Smirnova and Luis Soares - all had also very nice presentations at MySQL & Friends Developer room on Sunday, Feb 3rd. All 16 MySQL & Friends devroom sessions and its slides are or will be available at Fosdem website; unfortunately not all speakers gave us their slides to be uploaded at page, but we are working on that and I hope it will be soon available!

Overall MySQL & Friends devroom was successful, the room had seating for more than 100 people and in many sessions it was not enough! Here are some of the slides from the MySQL devroom:

  • Lars Thalmann, the Development Director for MySQL Replication, Backup, Connectors and Utilities run a session on What's new in MySQL;
  • Luis Soares, the Sr. Software Developer & MySQL Replication Team Lead (see Luis' FOSDEM blog) run the session on Advanced MySQL Replication Architectures, his slides can be found here;
  • Andrew Morgan, the MySQL Principal Product Manager had 2 sessions, one on Introduction to MySQL Cluster, second on NoSQL & SQL, both can be found at his FOSDEM blog; and also at Fosdem website.
  • Sveta Smirnova, the MySQL Principal Support Engineer than run a session on Troubleshooting MySQL performance.
  • And lastly Øystein Grøvlen, the Senior Principal Software Engineer in MySQL working on MySQL Query Optimizer had a session on When and How to Take Advantage of New Optimizer Features in MySQL 5.6.

For the missing slides please check the Fosdem website, if not yet all slides will be available soon.

A couple of photos from the event and also from the Saturday's social event can be found here.

Feb 19, 2013

Thursday Dec 20, 2012

Innodb Read Only Mode

Offers user a easy way to keep data write protected on RW and allows server to run even on RO media.[Read More]

Wednesday Dec 05, 2012

MySQL December Webinars

We'll be running 3 webinars next week and hope many of you will be able to join us:

MySQL Replication: Simplifying Scaling and HA with GTIDs

Wednesday, December 12, at 15.00 Central European Time

Join the MySQL replication developers for a deep dive into the design and implementation of Global Transaction Identifiers (GTIDs) and how they enable users to simplify MySQL scaling and HA. GTIDs are one of the most significant new replication capabilities in MySQL 5.6, making it simple to track and compare replication progress between the master and slave servers.

Register Now

MySQL 5.6: Building the Next Generation of Web/Cloud/SaaS/Embedded Applications and Services

Thursday, December 13, at 9.00 am Pacific Time

As the world's most popular web database, MySQL has quickly become the leading cloud database, with most providers offering MySQL-based services. Indeed, built to deliver web-based applications and to scale out, MySQL's architecture and features make the database a great fit to deliver cloud-based applications. In this webinar we will focus on the improvements in MySQL 5.6 performance, scalability, and availability designed to enable DBA and developer agility in building the next generation of web-based applications.

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Getting the Best MySQL Performance in Your Products: Part IV, Partitioning

Friday, December 14, at 9.00 am Pacific Time

We're adding Partitioning to our extremely popular "Getting the Best MySQL Performance in Your Products" webinar series. Partitioning can greatly increase the performance of your queries, especially when doing full table scans over large tables. Partitioning is also an excellent way to manage very large tables. It's one of the best ways to build higher performance into your product's embedded or bundled MySQL, and particularly for hardware-constrained appliances and devices.

Register Now

We have live Q&A during all webinars so you'll get the opportunity to ask your questions!

Monday Oct 15, 2012

HERMES Medical Solutions Helps Save Lives with MySQL

HERMES Medical Solutions was established in 1976 in Stockholm, Sweden, and is a leading innovator in medical imaging hardware/software products for health care facilities worldwide. HERMES delivers a plethora of different medical imaging solutions to optimize hospital workflow.

HERMES advanced algorithms make it possible to detect the smallest changes under therapies important and necessary to optimize different therapeutic methods and doses.


  • Fighting illness & disease requires state-of-the-art imaging modalities and software in order to diagnose accurately, stage disease appropriately and select the best treatment available.
  • Selecting and implementing a new database platform that would deliver the needed performance, reliability, security and flexibility required by the high-end medical solutions offered by HERMES.


  • Decision to migrate from in-house database to an embedded SQL database powering the HERMES products, delivered either as software, integrated hardware and software solutions, or via the cloud in a software-as-a-service configuration.
  • Evaluation of several databases and selection of MySQL based on its high performance, ease of use and integration, and low Total Cost of Ownership.
  • On average, between 4 and 12 Terabytes of data are stored in MySQL databases underpinning the HERMES solutions. The data generated by each medical study is indeed stored during 10 years or more after the treatment was performed.
  • MySQL-based HERMES systems also allow doctors worldwide to conduct new drug research projects leveraging the large amount of medical data collected.
  • Hospitals and other HERMES customers worldwide highly value the “zero administration” capabilities and reliability of MySQL, enabling them to perform medical analysis without any downtime.
  • Relying on MySQL as their embedded database, the HERMES team has been able to increase their focus on further developing their clinical applications.
  • HERMES Medical Solutions could leverage the Oracle Financing payment plan to spread its investment over time and make the MySQL choice even more valuable.

MySQL has proven to be an excellent database choice for us. We offer high-end medical solutions, and MySQL delivers the reliability, security and performance such solutions require.” Jan Bertling, CEO.

Tuesday Sep 25, 2012

MySQL Connect in 4 Days - Sessions From Users and Customers

Let’s review today the conference sessions where users and customers will describe their use of MySQL as well as best practices.

Remember you can plan your schedule with Schedule Builder.

Saturday, 11.30 am, Room Golden Gate 7:

MySQL and Hadoop—Chris Schneider,

Saturday, 1.00 pm, Room Golden Gate 7:

Thriving in a MySQL Replicated World—Ed Presz and Andrew Yee, Ticketmaster

Saturday, 1.00 pm, Room Golden Gate 8:

Rick’s RoTs (Rules of Thumb)—Rick James, Yahoo!

Saturday, 2.30 pm, Room Golden Gate 3:

Scaling Pinterest—Yashwanth Nelapati and Evrhet Milam, Pinterest

Saturday, 4.00 pm, Room Golden Gate 3:

MySQL Pool Scanner: An Automated Service for Host Management—Levi Junkert, Facebook

Sunday, 10.15 am, Room Golden Gate 3:

Big Data Is a Big Scam (Most of the Time)—Daniel Austin, PayPal

Sunday, 11.45 am, Room Golden Gate 3:

MySQL at Twitter: Development and Deployment—Jeremy Cole and Davi Arnaut, Twitter

Sunday, 1.15 pm, Room Golden Gate 3:

CERN’s MySQL-as-a-Service Deployment with Oracle VM: Empowering Users—Dawid Wojcik and Eric Grancher, DBA, CERN

Sunday, 2.45 pm, Room Golden Gate 3:

Database Scaling at Mozilla—Sheeri Cabral, Mozilla

Sunday, 5.45 pm, Room Golden Gate 4:

MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition @ El Chavo, Latin America’s #1 Facebook Game—Carlos Morales, Playful Play

You can check out the full program here as well as in the September edition of the MySQL newsletter.

Not registered yet? You can still save US$ 300 over the on-site fee – Register Now!

Monday Sep 24, 2012

MySQL Connect in Only 5 Days – Some Fun Stuff!

We’ve recently blogged about the various MySQL Connect sessions focused on MySQL Cluster, InnoDB, the MySQL Optimizer and MySQL Replication. But we also wanted to draw your attention to some great opportunities to network and have fun! That’s also part of what makes a good conference...

MySQL Connect Reception

San Francisco Hilton - Continental Ballroom

6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

A great opportunity to network with Oracle’s MySQL engineers, partners having a booth in the exhibition hall and just about everyone at MySQL Connect. Long time MySQL users will see many familiar faces, and new users will be able to build valuable relationships. A must attend reception for sure!

Taylor Street Open House

7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

After two intense days at MySQL Connect, you’ll get the chance to relax and continue networking at the Taylor Street Café Open House on Sunday evening. Perhaps recharging batteries for a full week at Oracle OpenWorld…

The Oracle OpenWorld Music Festival

Starting on Sunday eve and running through the entire duration of Oracle OpenWorld, the first Oracle OpenWorld Musical Festival features some of today’s breakthrough musicians. It’s five nights of back-to-back performances in the heart of San Francisco. Registered Oracle conference attendees get free admission, so remember your badge when you head to a show. More information here.

You can check out the full MySQL Connect program here as well as in the September edition of the MySQL newsletter.

Not registered yet? You can still save US$ 300 over the on-site fee – Register Now!


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