Tuesday Oct 07, 2014

October 2014 - list of events where you can find MySQL

Here is the list of events where you can find us either as speaker, exhibitor or just attendee actively talking to you! 

  • All Your Base, Oxford UK, (October 17, 2014)
    • Find our booth in the exhibition area. Our local MySQL experts Andrew Morgan and Mark Swarbrick should be present and ready to talk to you. 
  • OpenSourceConference Japan, Tokyo (October 18-19, 2014)
    • Do not miss following talk given by our local colleague Yoshiaki Yamasaki: "The State of the Dolphin" as well as find out more about the latests technical updates from MySQL Central @ OpenWorld.
    • You can also find our booth in the exhibition area.
  • ACE Directors' Day, Oslo, Norway (October 21, 2014)
    •  Oracle User Group Norway is organizing ACE Director Tour 2014 with multiple stops at multiple locations. On Oct 21 it is Oslo (Radisson Blue Hotel Nydalen) with MySQL tracks. Do not miss following MySQL presentations:
      • 10:10-11:00 - MySQL Optimizer Overview by Martin Hansson, 
      • 11:10-12:00 - MySQL Cluster for 24/7 applications by Ted Wennemark
      • 13:00-13:50 - MySQL Explain Explained by Martin Hansson
      • 14:00-14:50 - MySQL Fabric for web-scale applications by Ted Wennemark
  • All Things Open (replacing POSSCON), Raleigh, NC (October 23-24, 2014)
    • As announced previously (and the plan was not yet changed) David Stokes, MySQL Community Manager is going to present on "MySQL 5.7 - Everything You Need to Know on Oct 23rd @ 10:15am.  
  • Forum PHP 2014, Paris, France (October 23-24, 2014)
    • In the previous Blog announcement there was wrong date mentioned, the Forum PHP is hold on October 23-24 not November. We are going to be a Breakout space deco sponsor with a very active presence at this event. Please find our people wearing MySQL t-shirt!  
  • Ohio LinuxFest 2014, Columbus, Ohio, US (October 24-25, 2014)
    • You can find Oracle Linux and MySQL team at Ohio LinuxFest.
  • dbConf 2014, Szczyrk, Poland (October 24-26, 2014) 
    • MySQL Workbench - right tool for MySQL data management and administration talk given by Marcin Szalowitz is scheduled. You can find also MySQL booth at the exhibition area. 
  • ZendCon PHP, Santa Clara, US (October 27-30, 2014)
    • Two talks are scheduled, both given by Morgan Tocker, the MySQL Community Manager:
      • MySQL Performance Metrics that Matter on Oct 28th @4:00-5:00pm, 
      • Optimizing MySQL Queries with EXPLAIN on Oct 29 @4:00-5:00pm.
    •  Do not forget to come to visit MySQL booth at the exhibition area.
  • WebTechCon / IPC, Munich Germany (October 26-29, 2014)
    • MySQL secured a booth at the exhibition area, Werner Ressle will be available for any kind of question you might have.  

MySQL User Camp - Bangalore, India

We are pleased to announce the next MySQL User Camp Bangalore scheduled for October 17th (3:00PM to 5:00 pm), at OC001 Oracle's Kalyani Magnum Office, Bangalore. 

As part of creating a strong MySQL community in India, the local MySQL Engineering team organizes quarterly Camps to share knowledge and also to get feedback from the MySQL users, DBA's, and community developers. 

In this MySQL User Camp, we invite your representation as speakers -> we will share the final agenda once ready.

Register yourself for the event by mailing to  mysql.bangalore@gmail.com.

Thursday Sep 25, 2014

Upcoming EMEA, APAC & US Events with MySQL in 2014/2015

As an update to the previous announcement from Jun10, 2014 please find below the updated list of events where MySQL Community team is attending and/or supporting. Same as last time, you can find EMEA, APAC & events in America/Canada below. 

EMEA

    • SymfonyLive, UK, London, September 25-26, 2014
      • Andrew Morgan will run the Lightening talk on Automated High Availability and Sharding with MySQL Fabric on Sep 26th at 9:15 am.  
      • Do not forget to come to our booth to talk to our MySQL experts on Friday, Sep 26th!. 
    • DrupalCon Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 29-Oct 3, 2014
      • Unfortunately no MySQL talk was picked for this show, but we are going to be present at our MySQL booth ready to talking to you! Meet us at our booth from Monday to Friday! 
    • All Your Base, Oxford UK, October 17, 2014 
      • We are happy to invite you to come to our MySQL booth and talk to our MySQL experts on October 17th.
    • NEW!! ACE Directors' Day, Oslo, Norway, October 21, 2014
      • We have secured 4 slots at this one-day event. Please do not miss following talks:
        • 10:10 -11:00 am - Martin Hansson on MySQL Optimizer Overview 
        • 11:10-12:00pm Ted Wennmark on MySQL Cluster for 24/7 applications
        • 13:00-13:50 Martin Hansson on MySQL Explain Extended 
        • 14:00-14:50 Ted Wennmark on MySQL Fabric for web-scale applications
    • NEW!! dbCponf 2014, Szczyrk, Poland, October 24-26, 2014
      • A "MySQL Workbench - right tool for MySQL data management and administration" talk will be given by Marcin Szalowicz. Watch the organizers' website for the detailed schedule which will be announced at the beginning of October.
    • WebTechCon / IPC, Munich Germany, October 26-29, 2014
      • Come to talk to us to our MySQL booth. 
    • NEW!! JMaghreb, Casablanca, Morocco, November 4-6, 2014
      • Do not miss the talk on NoSQL and Big Data High Availability with MySQL given by Olivier Zemrag. The presentation will be in French and is scheduled for Nov 5@14:30-15:20.
    • DOAG, Nuremberg, Germany, November 18-20, 2014
      • There will be a full day of MySQL talks starting with a Keynote by Tomas Ulin, the Vice President of the MySQL Engineering Team at Oracle and follows with other talks given not only by Oracle employees. Also full day of MySQL workshop & sessions with live demo is secured, see more information in the schedule. Do not miss following talks by our MySQL experts
        • MySQL Session Keynote by Tomas Ulin: Oracle DBAs, Make the Most of MySQL, scheduled for:  Wed, Nov 19@11:00-11:45 am
        • Monitoring Oracle database with MySQL Tools by Carsten Thalheimer, scheduled for: Tue, Nov 18@10:00-10:45 am
        • NoSQL and SQL - Why Choose? Enjoy the best of both worlds with MySQL by Andrew Morgan, scheduled for Tue, Nov 18@13:00-13:45
        • MySQL Workbench 6.1 - Overview of the new features tips and tricks by Carsten Thalheimer, scheduled for Tue Nov18@17:00-17:45
    • Forum PHP Paris, France, November 23-24, 2014
      • Even when we submitted multiple talks none was approved for go, see the schedule. We are going to play very active role at the conference even without a booth and talk, please find our people wearing MySQL t-shirt!
    • UK OUG, Liverpool, UK, December 8-10, 2014
      • MySQL will be part of the Oracle booth together with Linux team and others. MySQL team secured to have a demo area and plenty of space for discussing MySQL topic. Do not miss the opportunity to come to our booth to talk to our experts as well as watch the demo.
    • NEW!! FOSDEM 2015, Brussels, Belgium (January 31-February 1, 2015)
      • As a tradition we are part of this biggest Open Source conference in Europe! Same as previous years we will have MySQL dev.room with plenty of MySQL talks as well as the MySQL booth. We expect to share the booth with Oracle Linux, VM and Java team this year too.
    • NEW!! PHP UK, London, UK, February 19-20, 2015
    • NEW!! PHP Unconference, Island of Majorka, May 9-10, 2015
      • Same as previous years we are going to be presented at this famous PHP Unconference. Come to this special event at the great place of Island of Majorka.

    USA

    • Oracle Open World, San Francisco, US, September 29-October 3, 2014
    • MySQL Central @ Open/World, San Francisco, US, September 29-October 3, 2014
    • PyTexas 2014, Dallas, TX, US, October 3-5, 2014
    • All Things Open (replacing POSSCON), Raleigh, NC, October 23-24, 2014
      • Do not miss our presentation on MySQL 5.7 - Everything You Need to Know given by Dave Stokes scheduled for Oct 23 @ 10:15. See the full final schedule
    • Ohio LinuxFest 2014, Columbus, Ohio, US, October 24-25, 2014
    • ZendCon PHP, Santa Clara, US, October 27-30, 2014
      • Morgan Tocker, the MySQL Community Manager will talk on following topics: 
        • MySQL Performance Metrics that Matter on Oct 28th @4:00-5:00pm, 
        • Optimizing MySQL Queries with EXPLAIN on Oct 29 @4:00-5:00pm. See the full final schedule.
        • Do not forget to come to our booth in exhibition area! 
    • NEW!! True North PHP Conference, Toronto, Canada, November 6-8, 2014
      • Morgan Tocker, The MySQL Community Manager will run a talk on "Upcoming Changes in MySQL 5.7" scheduled for Saturday, November 8, 2014@9:00-10:15 am. See the whole conference schedule.
    • Kuali Days 2014, Indianapolis, US, November 10-13, 2014
    • NEW!! PHP[World], Washington DC, US, November 10-14, 2014
      • Do not miss any of following talks given by David Stokes, the MySQL Community Manager @ Oracle:
        • SQL for PHP programmers, Nov 11 from 9:00am 
        • MySQL 5.7 -- New Features and Things That Will Break, Nov 12 @11:00-12:00
    • NEW!! MySQL, NoSQL & Cloud Conference, Buenos Aires & Cordoba, Argentina (November 13-14, 2014 - Buenos Aires, November 17, 2014 - Cordoba)
      • Morgan Tocker, The MySQL Community Manager submitted 3 talks on MySQL Fabric, 5.7 and InnoDB. However there is no official schedule announced yet, so watch the conference website for other news. Also we are going to have a MySQL booth at this show with local MySQL experts. Do not forget to come at least to say hi to us! 
    • Live 360, Orlando, FL, US, November 17-20, 2014
    • NEW!! PHP Brazil, Osasco, Sao Paulo, Brazil, December 4-7, 2014
      • We will run a 60 mins lecture on MySQL as well as (if approved) have talks. The CFP is still open (till Oct 22), so once the official schedule is announced we will inform you about our talks.
      • Do not miss to stop by at our small stand in expo area.
    • NEW!! SkiPHP, Salt Lake City, US, January 28-29, 2015
    • NEW!! SunShinePHP, Florida, US, February 5-7, 2015
    • NEW!! DrupalCon, Bogota, Colombia, February 10-12, 2015
    • NEW!! ConFoo CA, Montreal, Canada, February 16-20, 2015
    • NEW!! Southern California Linux Expo 2015 (ScaLE), Los Angeles, US, February 19-22, 2015
    • NEW!! Midwest PHP, SFO, US, March 14-15, 2015
    • NEW!! Live 360, Las Vegas, US, March 16-20, 2015
    • NEW!! PyCon Montreal, Canada, May 8-12, 2015
    • NEW!! DrupalCon, Los Angeles, US, May 11-15, 2015

    APAC

    • NEW!! MOSC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 24-25, 2014
      • Above the talk which already happened (Web Reference Architecture by Ricky Setyawan, the MySQL Principal Sales Consultant, ASEAN & Pakistan, scheduled for Wed, Sep 24th @2:30-3:15), Ricky also run a Workshop on MySQL Fabric, scheduled for Thu, Sep 25th @2:30-3:15pm. 
      • Our colleagues from Linux & Virtualization will attend and speak on Oracle Linux & OVM topic, this slot is scheduled for Wed, Sep 24th @4:15-5:00 pm. For more information see the official Schedule at MOSC website. 
      • Do not forget to stop by at our shared MySQL / Linux / VM booth on 14th Floor, Menara SSM, Kuala Lumpur
    • PyCon India, Bangalore, India, September 26-28, 2014
      • Unfortunately no MySQL talk has been approved for this show, however we are going to have a MySQL booth with our experts ready to answer any of your questions. Do not forget to stop by and talk to us!
    • OpenSourceConference Japan, Tokyo, October 18-19, 2014
      • Do not miss the talk on "The State of the Dolphin" by Yoshiaki Yamasaki covering the latest technical updates from MySQL Central @ OpenWolrd!
      • You can also find us at our MySQL booth.
    • OpenSource India, Bengaluru, India, November 7-8, 2014
      • We are planning to be part of this show as well, however we are still in the deep negotiation on the level of our involvement, however this event is on our priority one list. We will keep you informed.
    • NEW!! JCConf - Java Community Conference Taiwan, November 15, 2014
    • OpenSourceConference Japan, Fukuoka, November 14-15, 2014
      • Same as for OpenSource Conference Japan, Tokyo also here we will be sharing the latest technical updates from MysQL Central @OpenWorld as "The State of the Dolphin" talk to be given by Yoshiaki Yamasaki.
      • You can also find us at our MySQL booth.
    • NEW!! db tech showcase, Tokyo, Japan, November 2014 - date & url tbd
      • MySQL has secured 3 speaking slots for MySQL related topics. They are:
        • "Revisiting basics of relational model" by Mikiya Okuno, Support Team 
        • "MySQL on Windows (details TBD)" by Katsumi Yokomichi, Support Team 
        • "Lock of MySQL" by Sadao Hiratsuka, Oracle ACE,  speaking as a MySQL UG member 
        • We are also trying to get a slot for the session on "The State of the Dolphin" type of talk. More details will come soon once the URL is ready.
    • NEW!! OpenSource Enterprise, Tokyo, Japan, December 12, 2014
      • We have submitted several talk proposals and now waiting for their acceptance note. CFP is still open. Check the website for further updates.
      • Do not forget to stop by at our booth at this show!
    • NEW!! OpenSource Tokyo, Japan, February 28-March 1, 2015  - date & url tbd
    You can check the MySQL wikis for updates on the conferences we are attending. Next time I hope to have more details for each event above (especially for the US ones).

    Thursday Sep 18, 2014

    Real-World Experiences Sessions at MySQL Central @ OpenWorld

    MySQL Central @ OpenWorld is only 10 days away, and Oracle's MySQL team is very much looking forward to meeting many of you at the conference!

    Let's have a look today at the real-world experiences sessions you'll have the opportunity to attend.They include:

    Tuesday, September 30

    MySQL 5.6 and WebScaleSQL at Facebook
    Steaphan Greene, Software Engineer, Facebook
    Yoshinori Matsunobu, Database Performance Engineer, Facebook
    10:45 AM - 11:30 AM     Moscone South - 252

    Ensuring Consistency in a Replicated World: A Guide to Yelp’s Toolset
    Josh Snyder, DBA, Yelp, Inc.
    12:00 PM - 12:45 PM     Moscone South - 262

    Wednesday, October 01

    MySQL 5.6 at Twitter
    Inaam Rana, Staff Software Engineer, Twitter, Inc.
    Calvin Sun, Senior Engineering Manager, Twitter
    10:15 AM - 11:00 AM     Moscone South - 252

    MySQL @ King: Scaling Candy Crush
    Olle Nilsson, Senior Database Engineer, King
    Ted Wennmark, Principal System Consultant and MySQL Cluster specialist, EMEA, Oracle
    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM     Moscone South - 252

    DBManager: Database Operations Management at Dropbox
    Renjish Abraham, DBA, Dropbox
    David Turner, DBA, Dropbox
    3:30 PM - 4:15 PM     Moscone South - 252

    Let the World Tour Begin: MySQL and Ticketmaster Continue to Rock On
    Hari Tatrakal, Director Of Database Services, Live Nation
    4:45 PM - 5:30 PM     Moscone South - 252

    Thursday, October 02

    High-Speed Event Logging
    Nicolai Plum, Senior Systems Architect, Booking.com
    9:30 AM - 10:15 AM     Moscone South - 250

    Inside VividCortex’s MySQL Architecture
    Baron Schwartz, CEO, VividCortex
    9:30 AM - 10:15 AM     Moscone South - 262

    Managing Large MySQL Installations with Jetpants
    Tom Christ, Engineering Manager, Tumblr
    10:45 AM - 11:30 AM     Moscone South - 262

    Yahoo: Performance Monitoring and Tuning at Scale
    Ashwin Nellore, Manager, Database Operations, Yahoo
    Xiang Rao, Principal DBA, Yahoo
    12:00 PM - 12:45 PM     Moscone South - 252

    User Management in MySQL @ Twitter
    Tom Krouper, Staff Database Administrator, Twitter
    2:30 PM - 3:15 PM     Moscone South - 252

    As noted earlier, a summary of all MySQL Central sessions with time and location is available via our "Focus On" document. And we encourage you to use Schedule Builder to plan your conference.

    Not registered yet? Sign up now to save $200!


    Friday Sep 12, 2014

    MySQL at the PyCon Japan

    MySQL team is attending the PyCon Japan conference on September 13-15, 2014, our local colleagues will be available for your questions either at our MySQL booth or around the conference. We are also having a MySQL Lightening talk, please watch the conference schedule for any updates. 

    MySQL Central @ OpenWorld, Focus on the Hands-On Labs

    Earlier this week I blogged about the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld tutorials. Let's focus today on the Hands-On Labs (HOLs), giving you the opportunity to get hands-on experience across a number of MySQL areas.

    All HOLs will be held at the Nikko hotel. Here is the schedule:

    Tuesday, September 30

    DevOps Made Easy with MySQL Utilities

    Charles Bell, Software Development Manager, Oracle - 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Hotel Nikko - Bay View

    Practical Introduction to MySQL Monitoring for Oracle Enterprise Manager Users

    Carlos Proal Aguilar, Senior Software Developer, Oracle 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Hotel Nikko - Bay View

    Deploying MySQL with Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance

    John Baton, Associate Quality Assurance Engineer, Oracle Robert Cummins, Systems Engineer ZFSSA, Oracle Paul Johnson, Principal Software Engineer, Oracle John Zabriskie Jr, Software engineer, Oracle 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM Hotel Nikko - Mendocino I/II

    Wednesday, October 01

    MySQL EXPLAIN in Practice

    Øystein Grøvlen, Senior Principal Software Engineer, Oracle 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Hotel Nikko - Peninsula

    Protecting Your MySQL Database

    Georgi Kodinov, Senior Software Development Manager, Oracle 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Hotel Nikko - Bay View

    Using MySQL Workbench Performance Tools

    Mike Frank, Senior Product Manager, Oracle Alfredo Kojima, Sr Software Development Manager, Oracle 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Hotel Nikko - Bay View

    Thursday, October 02

    MySQL Troubleshooting with the Performance Schema

    Lig Isler-turmelle, Principle Technical Support Engineer, Oracle Sveta Smirnova, Senior Principal Technical Support Engineer, Oracle 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Hotel Nikko - Monterey

    MySQL Enterprise Edition Features in Practice

    Matt Lord, MySQL Product Manager, Oracle 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Hotel Nikko - Monterey

    How to Run Efficient, High-Performance, Secure MySQL Backups

    Mike Frank, Senior Product Manager, Oracle 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Hotel Nikko - Bay View

    All HOLs have now been added to the "Focus On" MySQL document, helping you choose what session to attend when.

    MySQL Central @ OpenWorld is only 17 days away, not registered yet? Sign up now to save $200!

    Tuesday Sep 09, 2014

    Discover the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld Tutorials

    MySQL Central @ OpenWorld is only 20 days away! It is therefore time to start planning your conference, and Schedule Builder is a useful tool we recommend to use.

    On Monday, September 29, you have the opportunity to attend MySQL tutorials. Each tutorial will last 2 hours and help you acquire in-depth knowledge on a number of MySQL topics. You will be able to choose from:

    10:15 am - 12:15 pm

    How to Analyze and Tune MySQL Queries for Better Performance
    Øystein Grøvlen, Senior Principal Software Engineer, Oracle

    Moscone South - 250

    MySQL Replication Tips and Tricks
    Nuno Carvalho, Senior Software Developer, Oracle
    Luis Oliveira Soares, Principle Software Developer, Oracle

    Moscone South - 252

    A Hands-on Exploration of InnoDB On-Disk Storage with InnoDB Ruby
    Davi Arnaut, Senior Software Engineer, LinkedIn
    Jeremy Cole, Sr. Systems Engineer, Google, Inc.

    Moscone South - 262

    1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

    Getting Started with MySQL: Learn the Essentials
    Lig Isler-turmelle, Principle Technical Support Engineer - MySQL, Oracle

    Moscone South - 250

    MySQL Fabric Tutorial
    Lars Thalmann, MySQL Development Director, Oracle
    Narayanan Venkateswaran, Principal Software Developer, Oracle

    Moscone South - 252

    Database Migration with MySQL Workbench
    Mike Frank, Senior Product Manager, Oracle
    Alfredo Kojima, Sr Software Development Manager, Oracle

    Moscone South - 262

    Our "Focus On" MySQL Central @ OpenWorld doc presents all sessions with their time and location. Note however that the Hands-On Labs are not listed there yet, but we will blog about those shortly. They will take place from Tuesday to Thursday.

    Not registered yet? Sign up now to save $200!

    Wednesday Sep 03, 2014

    Schedule Builder is Live, Plan your MySQL Central @ OpenWorld Conference

    Schedule Builder allows you to effectively plan your conference and pre-enrol in MySQL Central sessions you want to attend. In addition to the keynotes, you can schedule your attendance to conference sessions delivered by Oracle's MySQL engineers, MySQL customers, community members and partners, as well as plan to attend tutorials, hands-on labs and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. Plus, you can also plan to join all the Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, extensive content and entertainment!

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    The MySQL Central "Focus On" document provides you an overview of the MySQL Central content (note that one additional tutorial will shortly be added to the doc so there will be 6 in total).


    Go ahead and start building your schedule! Schedule Builder will automatically provide you with session updates and recommendations. And, remember to join us for the MySQL Community Reception on Tuesday, September 30 at 7.00 pm at Jillian’s, you can register here.


    Resources to learn more:

    MySQL Central @ OpenWorld is only 26 days away, don’t miss out on this opportunity and Register Now to save US$200 over the onsite price!


    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Thursday Aug 28, 2014

    Second MySQL User Group Korea meeting

    We are pleased to announce the second MySQL User Group meeting in Seoul, South Korea.

    This time Daesang Information & Technology sponsors venue and snack. Please find more information below.

    Date & Time: 29th Aug, 2014, 7pm to 9 pm

    VenueTOZ Kangnam tower, 2nd floor

    Agenda:

    1. MySQL Fabric intro

    2. MySQL Cluster intro & demo

    3. Select MUG Staff

    See more details

    We are looking forward to talking to you! 

    Tuesday Aug 26, 2014

    MySQL at the Malaysian OpenSource Conference

    MySQL team attends and speaks at the MOSC 2014 on September 24-25, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We are having a MySQL booth and above that our local colleague Ricky Setyawan has secured one 45 minutes talk scheduled for Wed, Sep 24 @2:15-3:00pm on the MySQL Web Reference Architecture.

    We will also run two hours workshop on MySQL Fabric scheduled for Thursday, Sep 25 @2:30-4:30pm. If you are around do not forget to come to our booth and/or visit our MySQL session & workshop!

    Tuesday Aug 12, 2014

    Top 10 Reasons to Attend MySQL Central @ OpenWorld

    MySQL Central @ OpenWorld is less than 7 weeks away, have you registered?


    The event represents a unique opportunity to boost your MySQL skills and hear from Oracle's MySQL engineers along with customers, partners and MySQL community members.

    Here are the top 10 reasons why you should join us:

    • Better understand Oracle's MySQL strategy. Hear straight from the source how Oracle is driving MySQL innovation, and what are the latest news and plans.
    • Meet the engineers developing and supporting the MySQL products. You'll have the opportunity to ask them all your questions, which can save you significant time and money.
    • Learn about real-world experiences from other organizations. You'll hear from MySQL experts at Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Booking.com, Ticketmaster, Yahoo! and others.
    • Acquire in-depth knowledge about InnoDB, best of both worlds "SQL & NoSQL" strategies, MySQL Fabric, MySQL Cluster, performance and scalability tuning, security and numerous other topics.
    • Take a deep dive into MySQL Fabric, MySQL Replication, Getting started with MySQL and more with 6 tutorials.
    • Get hands-on experience using MySQL EXPLAIN, MySQL Utilities or the new MySQL Workbench performance tools with eight different Hands-On Labs.
    • Express your ideas and engage into great discussions during six Birds-of-a-feather sessions about InnoDB, High Availability, Backup, GIS and other topics.
    • Immerse yourself into the MySQL universe and network with MySQL experts for several days. You’ll love the passion and the energy, and you’ll likely get many new ideas.
    • Access all of the Oracle OpenWorld keynotes and extensive content.
    • Have fun! You’ll meet both old and new faces, have a lot of fun during the OpenWorld and MySQL receptions, and be able to enjoy world-class entertainment.


    Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, Register Now to save US$200 over the onsite price!


    We look forward to seeing you at MySQL Central @ OpenWorld!

    Tuesday Jul 08, 2014

    MySQL Central @ OpenWorld Keynotes

    A few weeks ago we announced the availability of the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld content catalog.


    We're now pleased to announce additional keynotes delivered by MySQL power users. They will follow the "State of The Dolphin" keynote address by Oracle's Chief Corporate Architect Edward Screven and VP of MySQL Engineering Tomas Ulin, and include:

    High Speed Event Logging at Booking.com
    Nicolai Plum, Senior Systems Architect, will provide an overview of Booking.com's MySQL-based event logging application, recording data from all customer interactions in order to develop the best customer experience.



    MySQL at Dropbox
    You’ll learn about MySQL at Dropbox with Renjish Abraham, Tech Lead DBA.



    MySQL 5.6 at Twitter
    Calvin Sun, Senior Engineering Manager, will walk us through Twitter's upgrade to MySQL 5.6. How did they do it, and what are the results?



    The keynotes will take place on Monday, September 29, from 4.15 pm to 6.15 pm.

    Check out all the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld sessions and Register Now if you haven't yet! You can save US$500 with the Early Bird Discount until July 18!


    We look forward to seeing you at MySQL Central @ OpenWorld!

    Wednesday Jun 25, 2014

    Genoscope Makes Genomic Data Available to Scientists with MySQL Enterprise Edition

    Genoscope, the French National Sequencing Center, was created in 1997 and is one of the largest sequencing centers in Europe. Its mission is to acquire, to "sequence" and to analyze the genetic information of various organisms presenting a scientific, medical or economic interest. DNA sequencing is the process of determining the precise order of nucleotides within a DNA molecule. Genoscope produces various types of data, such as complete or partial genome sequences, that are then compared and analyzed. Following its role as a major actor in the Human Genome Project, Genoscope has changed its orientation toward environmental genomics. Since 2007, Genoscope is part of CEA, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission.



    Challenges

    • Make a large amount of scientific data available to biologists worldwide via a database combining performance, ease of use and cross-platform availability.
    • Rapidly and easily deploy new database applications to address the constantly growing needs of genomic analysis.

    Solution
    • Genoscope initially relied on Sybase for its database applications but faced a number of constraints, especially in terms of ease of use and administration as well as of cross-platform availability.
    • Evaluation and selection of MySQL as new database standard to eliminate those constraints.
    • About 300 MySQL databases storing 8 terabytes of data have been deployed so far by the sequencing center, including :
      • 250 MySQL databases enabling the scientific community to access genomic data via web applications. Each application is dedicated to a specific type of data, for example "metagenomes" or the comparison of different genomes. The most important one handles over 5 terabytes of data, relying on approximately 30 MySQL databases.
      • About 50 MySQL databases are used for Business Intelligence as well as project management applications.
    • Genoscope relies on MySQL 5.6 for new applications; and on MySQL Workbench for their design and development. Sylvain Bonneval, DBA in the Genoscope systems team underlines "Beyond the performance and ease of use of MySQL, we particularly appreciate the fast pace of innovations delivered by Oracle. MySQL 5.6 integrates numerous very useful new features, and there’s no doubt that tremendous progress is being made with MySQL."
    • MySQL Enterprise Edition was implemented to allow the teams to access Oracle’s MySQL technical support, and to benefit from monitoring tools including the MySQL Enterprise Monitor and MySQL Query Analyzer.

    "MySQL allowed us to significantly increase database usage in our organization. It is a tool perfectly suited to public research applications considering both its performance and open source nature." Sylvain Bonneval, DBA, Genoscope

    Le Genoscope met les données génomiques à disposition des scientifiques avec MySQL Enterprise Edition

    Créé en 1997, le Genoscope - Centre National de Séquençage - est un grand équipement au service de la communauté scientifique. Sa mission est d'acquérir, de "séquencer", et d'analyser l'information génétique de divers organismes d'intérêt scientifique, médical ou économique. Concrètement, le séquençage consiste à déterminer l'ordre dans lequel s'enchaînent les molécules élémentaires qui constituent les molécules d'ADN. Le Genoscope produit des données de nature diverse - séquences entières ou partielles de génomes ou de produits d'expression des gènes - qu'il compare et interprète. Après avoir été l'un des acteurs du projet génome humain, le Genoscope met aujourd'hui le cap vers la génomique environnementale. Depuis 2007, le Genoscope est intégré à l'institut de Génomique du CEA, le Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives.



    Défis

    • Mettre un volume important de données scientifiques à disposition des biologistes du monde entier via une base de données alliant performance, portabilité et simplicité d’utilisation.
    • Rapidement et simplement déployer de nouvelles applications de bases de données pour répondre aux besoins croissants d’analyse génomique.

    Solution

    • Le Genoscope a initialement utilisé Sybase comme base de données mais faisait face à plusieurs contraintes, notamment en termes de portabilité sur différentes plateformes ainsi que de simplicité d’utilisation et d’administration.
    • Evaluation et sélection de MySQL comme nouveau standard de base de données pour répondre à ces contraintes.
    • Environ 300 bases MySQL contenant 8 téraoctets de données sont déployées par l’institut à ce jour, incluant:
      • 250 bases MySQL utilisées pour mettre les données génomiques à disposition de la communauté scientifique via des applications Web. Chaque application est dédiée à un type particulier de données, par exemple les "métagénomes" ou la comparaison de différents génomes. L’application la plus importante gère plus de 5 téraoctets de données, s’appuyant sur une trentaine de bases MySQL.
      • Une cinquantaine de bases de données MySQL utilisées pour des applications d’informatique décisionnelle et de gestion de projets.
    • Le Genoscope utilise MySQL 5.6 pour les nouvelles applications, ainsi que MySQL Workbench pour leur modélisation et développement. Sylvain Bonneval, DBA de l’équipe système, souligne "Outre la performance et la simplicité d’utilisation de MySQL, nous apprécions particulièrement le rythme des innovations délivrées par Oracle. MySQL 5.6 intègre de nombreuses nouvelles fonctionnalités très utiles et nous constatons à quel point MySQL est une base de données en pleine progression."
    • MySQL Enterprise Edition a été mis en place pour permettre aux équipes de bénéficier de l’accès au support technique MySQL d’Oracle ainsi que des outils de monitoring comme le MySQL Enterprise Monitor et MySQL Query Analyzer.


    "MySQL nous a permis de largement accroître l'usage des bases de données au sein de notre organisation. C’est un outil parfaitement adapté aux applications de recherche publique, tant par sa performance que par sa nature open source." Sylvain Bonneval, DBA, Le Genoscope

    Thursday Jun 19, 2014

    Discover the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld Content Catalog

    MySQL Central @ OpenWorld, taking place in San Francisco September 28 - October 2, will feature keynotes, conference sessions, tutorials, hands-on labs, as well as birds-of-a-feather sessions.

    The Content catalog listing the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld sessions is available here.

    Some of the sessions you will be able to attend include:

    Keynotes:

    The State of the Dolphin
    Join Edward Screven, Oracle’s Chief Corporate Architect, and Tomas Ulin, vice president of MySQL Engineering, for the “State of the Dolphin” keynote address. You’ll learn about Oracle’s MySQL strategy as well as the latest MySQL innovations and plans.


    We will shortly announce additional customer keynotes, stay tuned!


    Conference Sessions:

    • MySQL 5.7: InnoDB, What’s New - Sunny Bains, Oracle
    • The MySQL SYS Schema - Mark Leith, Oracle
    • MySQL 5.6 and WebScaleSQL at Facebook - Yoshinori Matsunobu, Facebook
    • User Management in MySQL @ Twitter – Thomas Krouper, Twitter
    • NoSQL and MySQL: Dynamic Schemas - Sheeri Cabral, Mozilla
    • Elastic Scalability in MySQL Fabric Using OpenStack - Mats Kindahl, Oracle Corporation
    • MySQL@ King, Scaling Candy Crush – Olle Nilsson, King
    • MySQL Performance: Demystified Tuning & Best Practices - Dimitri Kravtchuk, Oracle
    • MySQL Cluster Scaling For the Masses - Bernhard Ocklin, Oracle
    • Yahoo!: Performance Monitoring and Tuning at Scale - Ashwin Nellore & Xiang Rao, Yahoo!
    • Basic MySQL troubleshooting for Oracle DBAs - Svetlana Smirnova, Oracle
    • and a lot more


    Tutorials:

    • MySQL Fabric Tutorial – Lars Thalmann, Oracle Corporation
    • A hands-on exploration of InnoDB on-disk storage with innodb_ruby – Davi Arnaut, LinkedIn & Jeremy Cole, Google
    • MySQL Replication Tips and Tricks – Luis Soares, Oracle  
    • and more


    Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions:

    • MySQL & GIS – Alexander Rubin, Percona
    • MySQL High Availability & Backup – Oracle team
    • MySQL Server (InnoDB, Optimizer & more) – Oracle team
    • and more


    Additionally, we will also run 8 Hands-on Labs. Those will soon get listed in the content catalog as well and they include:

    • MySQL Troubleshooting with the Performance Schema – Svetlana Smirnova, Oracle 
    • Using MySQL Workbench Performance Tools – Alfredo Kojima, Oracle  
    • DevOps Made Easy with MySQL Utilities - Chuck Bell, Oracle
    • MySQL EXPLAIN in Practice  - Øystein Grøvlen, Oracle
    • …and more
    And, you also get access to all the Oracle OpenWorld keynotes and extensive content!


    Finally, not only will you have the opportunity to meet Oracle’s MySQL engineers and ask all your questions but you’ll also have ample time to network with your peers during several social events:

    • The Oracle OpenWorld Welcome Reception on Sunday night
    • The MySQL Community Reception on Tuesday
    • The Appreciation Event on Wednesday


    Thank you very much to the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld content committee, especially our external members, for their efforts and help to build this fantastic program.

    Register Now if you haven’t yet! You can save US$500 with the Early Bird Discount until July 18!

    We look forward to seeing you at MySQL Central @ OpenWorld!

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