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!

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


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,, 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
Nicolai Plum, Senior Systems Architect, will provide an overview of'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.


  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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:


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


  • 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!

Thursday May 15, 2014

MySQL May Newsletter is Available!

Here comes the MySQL May Newsletter! As always it's packed with latest product news, technical articles, and not-to-be missed webinars and events where you'll get first-hand information directly from the MySQL experts at Oracle. The highlights in this edition include:

  • Join Us at MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2014
  • Dr. Dobb's: NoSQL with MySQL
  • Live Webinar: Upgrading to MySQL 5.6 - Best Practices
  • Featured Video: MySQL for Excel Introduction
  • Blog: Why VividCortex Uses MySQL
  • Blog: Importing Raster-Based Spatial Data into MySQL 5.7

You can read it online or subscribe to it to receive the latest copy in your inbox every month. Just sign-in to your account and find the MySQL newsletter under "Technology" in the subscription center in your profile.


Friday May 02, 2014

Name Change: MySQL Connect Becomes "MySQL Central @ OpenWorld"

Oracle OpenWorld, taking place Sept 28-Oct 2, 2014 in San Francisco, is the world’s largest gathering of technology and business professionals. The conference includes several dedicated programs focused on specific technologies and solutions, such as Human Capital Management, Customer Experience, and MySQL.

In order to bring more consistency, clarity and visibility to those programs, they have all been renamed "Central". MySQL Connect therefore becomes "MySQL Central @ OpenWorld", and we will use this name moving forward.

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld offers you the opportunity to hear directly from Oracle’s MySQL engineers about the latest MySQL features, enhancements and plans. Best Practices sessions by MySQL customers, community members and partners will help you understand how to make the most of MySQL.

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld includes:

  • Keynotes by Oracle executives, community members and customers
  • Breakout conference sessions
  • Hands-on labs
  • Birds-of-a-Feather sessions
  • Tutorials
  • Demos
  • Social events and informal networking
  • Plus, all the Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, hands-on labs, exhibition halls and appreciation event

Don’t miss this opportunity and register now! We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday Apr 29, 2014

MySQL Tech Day, Paris France on May 22, 2014

Want to know more about recent MySQL ads? If so, and if you are closed to Paris, join us for the MySQL Tech Day scheduled for May 22nd, 2014

You will have an opportunity to hear the latest MySQL news, InnoDB new features and MySQL Performance Schema given by the key MySQL experts. Also this event is constructed as the interactive one, so you will have a chance to discuss and ask questions at this free event. Please review the detailed agenda below and here (in French).

Event Details:

Date: May 22, 2014

Time: 10:00 - 17:30 

Place: Oracle France, 15 Boulevard Charles de Gaulle, 92715 Colombes Cedex, Paris, France

Entrance fee: Free of charge

Registration: Please register yourself here

Event info: in French available here


10:10 - Registration and Welcome Coffee

10:30 - Overview of the latest MySQL news by Xavier GERARD, Key Account Manager, MySQL France

11:45 - Dimitri KRAVTCHUK, Performance Architect will talk about:

  • Detailed presentation of the MySQL Performance improvements & InnoDB internal architecture
  • Solutions applied to MySQL versions 5.5, MySQL 5.6 and MySQL 5.7
  • Comparison with evidence and benchmark results
  • Internal architecture of InnoDB: flushing and purging

13:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Mark LEITH, Senior Software Development Manager will talk about:

  • Detailed review of the MySQL Performance Schema, Part 1
  • Presentation of MySQL Enterprise Monitor, use cases and demonstration
  • Presentation of MySQL Performance Schema, implementation and configuration
  • Advanced Use of MySQL Performance Schema

15:30 - Coffee break

16:00 - Mark LEITH, Senior Software Development Manager will continue talking about:

  • Detailed review of the MySQL Performance Schema, Part 2
  • Presentation of MySQL Enterprise Monitor, use cases and demonstration
  • Presentation of MySQL Performance Schema, implementation and configuration
  • Advanced Use of MySQL Performance Schema

17:30 - End of event, Q&A

We are looking forward to seeing you on May 22nd!

Tuesday Apr 22, 2014

MySQL April Newsletter: Latest MySQL Product Releases and More

MySQL April Newsletter is now available! Read this edition to learn more details about the abundant product announcements we made recently, including MySQL 5.7 Development Milestone Release, MySQL Workbench 6.1 GA, as well as the Release Candidate of MySQL Fabric. You'll also find information regarding the latest white papers, upcoming webinars and events, and technical blogs for tips and tricks using MySQL.

Enjoy and hope you find it informative! 


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