Thursday Oct 08, 2015

Database Partitioning at Airbnb Leveraging MySQL Replication

Willie Yao recently posted a very interesting blog: "How We Partitioned Airbnb’s Main Database in Two Weeks". He describes how Airbnb's engineering team leveraged MySQL Replication to save significant time in their effort to scale their databases:

 "Heading into the 2015 summer travel season, the infrastructure team at Airbnb was hard at work scaling our databases to handle the expected record summer traffic. One particularly impactful project aimed to partition certain tables by application function onto their own database, which typically would require a significant engineering investment in the form of application layer changes, data migration, and robust testing to guarantee data consistency with minimal downtime. In an attempt to save weeks of engineering time, one of our brilliant engineers proposed the intriguing idea of leveraging MySQL replication to do the hard part of guaranteeing data consistency." the blog!

Monday Jan 20, 2014

MySQL is a Great Fit for Cloud-Based Deployments

MySQL's architecture and features make the database a great fit for cloud based deployments. If you are interested in using MySQL to deliver web-based applications and scale out, read the white paper MySQL, An Ideal Choice in the Cloud.

As a first step to using the MySQL database, take the MySQL for Beginners course. In this 4-day course, you learn to use the MySQL Server and tools while developing a knowledge of relational databases. You can take this course through the following delivery methods:

  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registering and train at your own pace.
  • Live-Virtual Event: Follow a live instructor-led event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class. Below is a selection of the events already on the schedule:



 Delivery Language

 London, England

 24 February 2014


 Rome, Italy

 3 March 2014


 Turin, Italy

 12 May 2014


 Petaling Maya, Malaysia

 11 February 2014


 Mexico City, Mexico

 10 February 2014


 San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico

 3 March 2014


 Utrecht, Netherlands

 17 March 2014


 Lagos, Nigeria

 14 April 2014


 Warsaw, Poland

31 March 2014 


 Lisbon, Portugal

 14 April 2014

European Portuguese 

 Porto, Portugal

14 April 2014 

European Portuguese 


 4 February 2014


To register for an event, request an additional event or learn more about the authentic MySQL curriculum, go to

Tuesday Jan 15, 2013

Upcoming MySQL Events

Oracle's MySQL team is running/participating to a number of events during the upcoming weeks and months. Don't miss this chance to learn about the latest developments straight from the source and to get all your questions answered!

Additional events will likely be scheduled down the road and posted on our events page, but you can already register for the following ones:

MySQL Tech Tour: Big Data and High Availability with MySQL– Pleasanton, California

January 22

MySQL Tech Tour: Big Data and High Availability with MySQL– Belmont, California

January 23

FOSDEM – Brussels, Belgium

February 2-3

MySQL Tech Tour: From the Web to the Cloud – Istanbul, Turkey

February 5

Oracle & Zend LAMP Seminar - Milan, Italy

February 15

MySQL Tech Tour for Software & Hardware Vendors - Arie Petach Tikva, Israel

February 19

MySQL Tech Tour: From the Web to the Cloud – Oslo, Norway

February 21

MySQL Tech Tour: From the Web to the Cloud – Brussels, Belgium

February 21

MySQL Tech Tour: From the Web to the Cloud – Stockholm, Sweden

March 20

MySQL Tech Tour: From the Web to the Cloud – Munich, Germany

April 17

MySQL Tech Tour: From the Web to the Cloud – Baden, Switzerland

April 24

We hope to see many of you at those events!

Monday Dec 10, 2012

MySQL, An Ideal Choice for The Cloud

As the world's most popular web database, MySQL has quickly become the leading database for the cloud, with most providers offering MySQL-based services.

Access our Resource Kit to discover:

  • Why MySQL has become the leading database in the cloud, and how it addresses the critical attributes of cloud-based deployments
  • How ISVs rely on MySQL to power their SaaS offerings
  • Best practices to deploy the world’s most popular open source database in public and private clouds

You will also find out how you can leverage MySQL together with Hadoop and other technologies to unlock the value of Big Data, either on-premise or in the cloud.

Access white papers, webinars, case studies and other resources in our Resource Kit now!

Friday Nov 30, 2012

Redehost Transforms Cloud & Hosting Services with MySQL Enterprise Edition

RedeHost are one of Brazil's largest cloud computing and web hosting providers, with more than 60,000 customers and 52,000 web sites running on its infrastructure.

As the company grew, Redehost needed to automate operations, such as system monitoring, making the operations team more proactive in solving problems. Redehost also sought to improve server uptime, robustness, and availability, especially during backup windows, when performance would often dip.

To address the needs of the business, Redehost migrated from the community edition of MySQL to MySQL Enterprise Edition, which has delivered a host of benefits:

- Pro-active database management and monitoring using MySQL Enterprise Monitor, enabling Redehost to fulfil customer SLAs. Using the Query Analyzer, Redehost were able to more rapidly identify slow queries, improving customer support

- Quadrupled backup speed with MySQL Enterprise Backup, leading to faster data recovery and improved system availability

- Reduced DBA overhead by 50% due to the improved support capabilities offered by MySQL Enterprise Edition.

- Enabled infrastructure consolidation, avoiding unnecessary energy costs and premature hardware acquisition

You can learn more from the full Redehost Case Study

Also, take a look at the recently updated MySQL in the Cloud whitepaper for the latest developments that are making it even simpler and more efficient to develop and deploy new services with MySQL in the cloud

Tuesday Oct 30, 2012

With Its MySQL Database-as-a-Service CERN Empowers Scientists

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research. Founded in 1954 and located near Geneva on the Franco-Swiss border, CERN was one of Europe’s first joint ventures. Today, it has 20 member states. The organization uses the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study fundamental particles and the origin of the universe.


  • Better support the scientists associated with a CERN research program who selected MySQL as their database.
  • Empower users, enabling them to be as self-reliant as possible.
  • Minimize complexity and costs for the CERN IT department to support the growing number of MySQL deployments.


  • Delivered a MySQL Database-as-a-Service offering to the CERN employees and the scientists associated with the organization.
  • Allowed researchers selecting MySQL for their project to get access to a database instance hosted by the CERN IT department, either from the start or once their application has become critical.
  • Implemented the service using Oracle’s server virtualization software, Oracle VM, for increased flexibility and reduced costs.
  • Empowered users with a self-service approach, providing them with tools to manage MySQL themselves while handling backups and other basic database administration tasks for them.
  • Enabled scientists to rely on MySQL with increased reliability, security and manageability while reducing complexity and minimizing costs.

"The Cloud model has allowed us to deliver a self-service platform to our MySQL users, empowering them while minimizing costs for CERN." Tony Cass, Database Services Group Leader, IT department, CERN.


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