Wednesday May 04, 2016

They Scale with MySQL

We sometimes get the question "Will MySQL scale to meet my needs?". Well, consider the following examples:

  • processes 2 billion events/day relying on MySQL.
  • Facebook started out with MySQL, and scaled to 1.6 billion monthly active users.
  • Playing Candy Crush? You’re not the only one, 850 million games are played/day, served by MySQL.
  • PayPal built a globally-distributed database with 100 TB of user-related data based on MySQL Cluster. It is used for fraud detection globally; a highly mission critical transactional application.
MySQL solutions have become very popular in Asia as well, where certain countries with very large populations are relying on MySQL technologies to meet extremely high scalability requirements for mission critical applications. For instance:
  • MySQL Cluster powers a mobile network supporting over 800 million subscribers.
  • A government processed IDs for over 1 billion citizens with MySQL.
As we work closely with digital disruptors and organizations of all sizes demanding ever greater scalability from MySQL solutions, we are challenging ourselves to innovate and constantly evolve to meet their present and future needs. For example:
  • MySQL 5.7, our latest GA release, is 3x faster than MySQL 5.6.
  • After adding native JSON support in MySQL 5.7, Oracle recently announced the MySQL Document Store, enabling you to benefit from the best of the NoSQL and SQL worlds in the same MySQL database! You will be able to combine the flexibility of schema-less document stores with the power and proven performance of the relational model. In case you haven’t seen the short video introducing the MySQL Document Store, watch it now. And then try it out.
  • Security is a major topic, and we recently released MySQL Enterprise Transparent Data Encryption to protect your critical data by enabling data-at-rest encryption in the database.
And Oracle keeps driving MySQL innovation in many other ways, benefiting all our users and customers.

So in case you’re wondering if you’ll be able to scale with MySQL…They do, and chances are that you will as well. Contact us directly to discuss your specific requirements with our representatives.

Friday Apr 29, 2016

May 2016 - November 2016 => Events where you can find MySQL

As an update to the blog posted on Mar 15, 2016, please find below list of events where you can find either MySQL Community team or MySQL experts at.  Please find more details at each conference below.  New events are marked with NEW! Any update to already announced event is marked as UPDATE!:

  • May 2016
    • ACOUG Asia Tour - MySQL Taipei (May 9, 2016)
      • All China Oracle User Group is organizing the MySQL Asia Tour on New Features in MySQL 5.7. Find more information at the ACOUG link above.
    • PHPtek16, St.Louis, US (May 23-27, 2016)
      • Same as in previous years we are going to be part of this show. This year there is a MySQL talk approved on "MySQL JSON Data Type" run by David Stokes, MySQL Community Manager. The talk is scheduled for May 26th @10:30-11:30am.
    • ContainerDays Boston 2016, Cambridge, US (May 24-25, 2016)
      • Another (un)conference we are going to attend, this year for the first time. MySQL Community team is going to have a MySQL booth in the expo area, come to find & talk to us there!
    • UPDATE! Malaysian Open Source Conference (MOSC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 25-28, 2016)
      • Same as in 2014 we are going to be part of this local OS conference. This year we are going to have a MySQL booth in the expo area and also MySQL session & MySQL workshop both given by Ricky Setyawan, MySQL Principal Sales Consultant for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Pakistan.
        • Workshop: MySQL 5.7: JSON native datatype
        • Talk: MySQL in the world of Internet of Things & BigData
  • June 2016
    • NEW! International PHP Conference, Berlin, Germany (May 29-June 2, 2016)
      • This year we are going to have just a MySQL booth during the exhibition days (May 31 - June 2, 2016). Come to the exhibition area to talk to us!
    • NEW! PyCon Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan (June 3-5, 2016)
      • MySQL team is going to attend this Python event in Taipei, Taiwan this June. We are going to have a booth as a Silver sponsor. Do not miss the opportunity to talk to our MySQL experts and plan to attend the MySQL talk:
        • How to create high available Pycon application with MySQL techniques given by Ivan Tu, the MySQL Sales Consultant for Great China Region.
    • NEW! Bulgarian Oracle User Group Conference (BGOUG), Borovets, Bulgaria (June 3-5, 2016)
      • Our pleasure to announce that there will be a MySQL talk given by Georgi Kodinov, the Manager of the General MySQL Server Development team on "MySQL Replication Use Cases" at BGOUG.
    • NEW! SouthEast Linux Fest (SELF), Charlotte, US (June 10-12, 2016)
      • MySQL & Oracle became Diamond sponsor. Please find our staff at the MySQL & Oracle booth in expo area and watch the organizers website for the further updates on the schedule and MySQL talk.
    • NEW! Open Source Conference Hokkaido, 2016, Japan (June 17-18, 2016)
      • We are happy to announce that as a tradition we are attending the OS event this time in Hokkaido, Japan. We are again as in previous editions have a MySQL booth and also 45 mins session:
        • general topic "State of Dolphin" focusing more on "Document Store ant X Dev API" given by Ryusuke Kajiyama, the MySQL Sales Consulting Manager of Asia Pacific and Japan.
    • OpenSUSE, Nuremberg, Germany (June 22-26, 2016)
      • Again this year we are going to be part of this SUSE conference, this year we have submitted a MySQL Firewall talk and we hope it will be approved. We have also a MySQL booth where you can find our MySQL experts. Come to talk to us! 
    • Hong Kong OS Conference, Hong Kong (June 24-26, 2016)
      • Again this year we are going to attend the HK Open Source conference. This time we will have 2 MySQL/Oracle sessions & MySQL booth in the expo area. Please watch organizers website for further updates about the talk topics and schedule.
  • July 2016:
    • NEW! Open Source Conference Okinawa 2016, Japan (July 2, 2016)
      • As tradition we are going to actively participate at this OS event, this time in Okinawa, Japan. There will be a MySQL booth in expo area as well as MySQL talk as follows:
        • general topic "State of Dolphin" focusing more on "Document Store ant X Dev API" given by Ryusuke Kajiyama, the MySQL Sales Consulting Manager of Asia Pacific and Japan.
    • NEW! Texas Linux Fest, Austin, US (July 8-9, 2016)
      • MySQL Community team is supporting this event and we are planning to have a MySQL booth. The schedule is not yet announced, but we are planning to have a MySQL talk as well. Please watch the organizers website for further updates.
  • August 2016
    • NEW! FrOSCon 2016, Sankt Augustin, Germany (August 20-21, 2016)
      • As a tradition MySQL Community team is going to support this event with a MySQL expert on site. This year we are going to have a MySQL booth at the expo area as well as we will be submitting a MySQL talk. Please watch the organizers website for further updates.
    • NEW! PyCon Korea, Seoul, Korea (August 13-15, 2016)
      • MySQL team would like to join this show in Seoul, Korea with a talk and booth. More information will be published later on.
  • September 2016
    • NEW! SwanseaCon 2016, Swansea, UK (September 12-13, 2016)
      • This year for the first time MySQL Community team is going to be part of this development conference. We have secured a Gold sponsorship with a MySQL booth in the expo area. Do not miss the opportunity to stop at our booth and talk to our MySQL members!
    • NEW! PyCon Japan, Tokyo, Japan (September 20-22, 2016)
      • MySQL is going to become a Silver sponsor of this conference with a MySQL booth in expo area. We are also planning to submit several talks and we strongly hope they will be approved. Please watch the organizers website for further updates.
    • NEW! WebExpo, Prague Czech republic (September 23-24, 2016)
      • We are happy to announce that MySQL Community team is part of this technology conference in lovely Prague this year for the second time. We are planning to have a MySQL booth & talk. Please watch the organizers website for program updates & do not miss the opportunity to talk to our MySQL members at the booth!!
    • NEW! PyCon India, New Delphi, India (September 23-25, 2016)
      • Again this year we are planning to become a sponsor & partner of this PyCon in India with a MySQL booth and several talks. Please watch organizers website for further updates.
  • October 2016:
    • NEW! Ohio Linux Fest, Columbus, US (October 7-8, 2016)
      • We are pleasure to announce that MySQL Community team is part of this show. We are going to have a MySQL booth at this show and MySQL talks as scheduled below:
        • MySQL 5.7, scheduled on October 3@1-2pm
        • MySQL's NoSQL, scheduled on Oct 3@3-4pm, both given by David Stokes, the MySQL Community Manager.
  • November 2016:
    • NEW! PHP.RUHR, Dortmund, Germany (November 10, 2016)
      • MySQL team is going to be part of this show with a MySQL talk. Please watch organizers website for further updates. 
    • NEW! DOAG 2016, Nuremberg, Germany (November 15-18, 2016)
      • As a tradition we are again plan to attend the DOAG 2016 with MySQL talks as well as with MySQL representatives at the Oracle booth in expo area. 
There is more events planned for the second half of the 2016. We will keep you informed or you can check the MySQL Community platform for more information.

Wednesday Apr 27, 2016

Thank You for Attending the MySQL Innovation Day

The MySQL Innovation Day took place on Monday, April 25, at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, California. Jam-packed with 9 sessions delivered by Oracle's MySQL team, the event offered great opportunity for the attendees to learn the latest products and features in MySQL 5.7, including replication, security, optimizer, JSON-support, as well as the recently-announced MySQL Document Store.

We would like to thank all the attendees for participating in this event. Your enthusiasm for learning more about MySQL, through interactive discussions in each of the sessions and through sharing your own experience using MySQL, made this event even more unique and valuable for speakers and your fellow attendees.

If you missed this event or would like to review the content, you can access the presentations here or download individual sessions below:

We hope you enjoyed the MySQL Innovation Day as much as we did, and we look forward to seeing you in future MySQL events!

Tuesday Apr 12, 2016

New! Announcing MySQL Enterprise Transparent Data Encryption

[This blog was written by Mike Frank, MySQL Product Management Director at Oracle]

We're very happy to announce release of MySQL Enterprise Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), included with MySQL Enterprise Edition.

About TDE

MySQL Enterprise Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) protects your critical data by enabling data-at-rest encryption in the database. It protects the privacy of your information, prevents data breaches and helps meet regulatory requirements including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and numerous others.

MySQL Enterprise TDE highlights:

  • Data at Rest Encryption
    • Strong AES 256 encryption for your MySQL InnoDB Tables
  • Transparent to applications and users
    • No application code, schema or data type changes
  • Transparent to DBAs
    • Keys are hidden from DBAs, no configuration changes
  • Key Management
    • Keys are securely stored away from the data
    • Key rotation is simple and secure
  • Key Vault Support

Use MySQL Enterprise TDE to meet regulatory requirements to protect data:

  • PCI – DSS: Payment Card Data (esp. 3.5 and 3.6)
  • HIPAA: Privacy of Health Data
  • Sarbanes Oxley
  • EU Data Protection Directive: Protection of Personal Data
  • Data Protection Act (UK): Protection of Personal Data

For additional details, please join us for the upcoming webinar: MySQL Security – Discover the New Transparent Data Encryption.

MySQL Enterprise TDE is included in MySQL 5.7.12. You can download MySQL Enterprise TDE from My Oracle Support or Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. You can find the complete documentation here. If you have any questions or encounter any problems, please let us know by opening a support ticket or filing a bug report. If you're not already a MySQL Enterprise Edition customer, start your free 30-day trial today!

Thank you for using MySQL!

Monday Mar 14, 2016

MySQL User Group Turkey - upcoming meeting

we are pleased to invite you to the half day MySQL meeting organized by the MySQL Turkey User Group. Please find more details below:
  • Date: April 7, 2016
  • Place: Bahcesehir University Besiktas (map)
  • Start at 13:30 (for ½ day)
  • Agenda: 
    • 1.Yasin Saygılı, ISV IMC Consultant at Oracle Migration Center --- Key Note Speaker
    • 2.Yiğithan Tavşanoğlu, MySQL UG Turkey Leader --- MySQL Enterprise Backup
    • Break
    • 3.Ömer Faruk Şen, ‎IT Infrastructure and Security Consultant, ‎Serra Bilisim --- Open Source World and MySQL
    • 4.Ali Koyuncu, Partner at Partnerteknoloji --- Cassandra Vs Mysql
    • Break
    • 5.Merve Koc, MySQL Turkey UG --- MySQL JSON Support
Please find more information & register yourself at MySQL UG Turkey page.

Friday Mar 04, 2016

MySQL User Camp, Bangalore India - March 11, 2016

We are happy to announce the upcoming quarterly event "MySQL User Camp, Bangalore" on March 11, 2016, see details below:


  • Proposed agenda:
    • Listen to a MySQL Developer talking about "What's New in MySQL-5.7 Security
    • Listen to a MySQL Developer talking about "What's New in MySQL-5.7 Replication"
    • Discussion & interaction with MySQL developers and users
We are looking forward to meeting you on March 11!

Thursday Feb 25, 2016

Learn From MySQL Experts at OTN Virtual Technology Summit

We're excited to participate in upcoming Virtual Technology Summit hosted by Oracle Technology Network, with three MySQL sessions presented by engineers from Oracle's MySQL team:

  • Improve Performance by 3x with MySQL 5.7 - presented by Geir Høydalsvik, Sr. Software Development Director, Oracle
  • Analyze and Tune MySQL Queries for Better Performance - presented by Øystein Grøvlen, Senior Principal Software Engineer, Oracle
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL Database: Discover the New Features - presented by Carlos Proal Aguilar, Principal Software developer, Oracle
Complete agenda and abstracts can be viewed here.

Choose among the three live events, and register for the one that best suits your schedule:

Join us online and take this opportunity to interact with MySQL engineers directly and sharpen your MySQL knowledge. We look forward to meeting you virtually!

Thursday Feb 18, 2016

Upcoming MySQL Tech Tours in EMEA

Want to learn how to unleash the power of MySQL 5.7? Oracle’s MySQL team is running a series of Tech Tours across EMEA, join us!

MySQL 5.7 is 3x faster than MySQL 5.6 and improves manageability. Our technical experts will help you understand how to leverage the latest innovations in InnoDB performance & scalability, replication, JSON support, instrumentation with the Performance Schema, GIS, optimizer improvements and more! You’ll also understand how the world’s most popular open source database can help you drive digital transformation initiatives, how to ensure the highest levels of MySQL security leveraging new features & best practices, and you’ll learn how to develop better MySQL applications.

We hope to see you in one of the following locations:

Wednesday Feb 03, 2016

MySQL 5.7 European Tour: Learn and Have Fun at User Groups!

Want to learn about MySQL 5.7 & JSON and get all your questions answered? Morgan Tocker is currently visiting many European cities and talking at user groups. Morgan was previously Community Manager and recently joined the MySQL Product Management team at Oracle. He’s got a very busy schedule and was last night in Helsinki after a weekend at Fosdem in Brussels and a user group meeting the following day in Amsterdam (hosted by

Thanks much to Solinor for hosting the meeting last night in Helsinki! Great atmosphere, good discussions, pizza and beer…

Here is Morgan's schedule for the upcoming days, join him if you can!

Seize this opportunity to learn and have some fun with peers if Morgan happens to be soon in a city near you!

Tuesday Dec 01, 2015

SERNAV Group Dispatches Containers with MySQL Enterprise Edition, Oracle Linux & Oracle VM

Based in Italy, SERNAV Group was founded in 1989 and manages the complete cycle of marine transportation activities. The companies of the group handle shipping agents, customs operations, overland and nautical transportation of conventional goods & containers, storing, loading and unloading of containers as well as logistics and distribution.


  • Modernize the customer application allowing the management of all necessary documents related to the different marine transportation activities of the SERNAV Group.
  • Implement an enterprise-class infrastructure delivering the required performance, reliability and uptime while maintaining a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).


  • SERNAV hired the system integrator & Oracle partner Teleion to help them select, implement and manage the new infrastructure.
  • Teleion recommended relying on MySQL Enterprise Edition in order to address the requirements for high performance, reliability & uptime as well as low TCO. Additionally, the SERNAV IT team would get access to powerful tools including the MySQL Enterprise Monitor and MySQL Enterprise Backup as well as advanced security features to help them effectively manage their infrastructure.
  • In order to further reduce TCO and benefit from end-to-end technical support across the entire infrastructure, Oracle VM and Oracle Linux were selected. Oracle VM server virtualization is designed to enable rapid enterprise application deployment and simplify lifecycle management. Oracle Linux delivers extreme performance and is used in all x86-based Oracle Engineered Systems. Moreover, Oracle Linux allows customers to take advantage of features such as Ksplice and DTrace, respectively enabling zero-downtime kernel updates and allowing administrators to answer questions about the behaviour of the operating system and user programs in real time. The installation of the complete system was extremely fast and simple using the Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition, which provides a pre-installed and pre-configured virtualized MySQL Enterprise Edition software image running on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, certified for production use.
  • The MySQL-based application stores about one Terabyte (TB) of data. Replication is implemented between two different MySQL databases running in two geographically distant data centers to guard the company against natural disasters and other risks.
  • Front-line technical support is delivered by Teleion, with back-end support provided by Oracle’s MySQL engineers. Oracle’s MySQL consultants have worked directly with the SERNAV IT team to help them get the most of the innovative MySQL features.
  • Plans include the implementation of replication to a dedicated MySQL database for reporting and Business Intelligence (BI) purposes.

"MySQL is a very powerful database, and the MySQL Enterprise Edition management tools enable us to very effectively administer our environment." Gianluca Schiavina, IT Manager, SERNAV Group

"Our partnership with Oracle’s MySQL team is very successful. We receive all the support we need to deliver tremendous added value to our customers." Sergio Gallina, Sales Manager, Teleion

Thursday Nov 26, 2015

Forum PHP 2015 & Upcoming Tech Tour in Paris

Earlier this week the MySQL team participated to the Forum PHP in Paris. It was a great conference, attracting over 600 developers who could attend about 40 talks in 3 parallel tracks. An excellent way to celebrate the 20 years of PHP and the 15 years of AFUP, the French PHP users association in charge of the event; great job! 2015 really is a year of anniversaries!

Oracle’s MySQL VP of Engineering Tomas Ulin delivered a very well received presentation entitled “MySQL 5.7 & JSON: New opportunities for developers”. The slides are available on slideshare. Thanks to Morgan Tocker for his help with the content.

While in Paris Tomas met with Le Monde Informatique, you can read their article here.

To learn more about the latest MySQL news and especially how you can benefit from MySQL 5.7, join our upcoming Tech Tour in Paris (in French) December 8! Check out the agenda and register now! We look forward to seeing you there.

Friday Oct 16, 2015

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld: Sessions from Users & Customers

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld offers you the chance to hear directly from a number of users and customers about their MySQL experience:

Some of the sessions are already getting full...reserve your seat in sessions now with My Schedule!

Not registered for Oracle OpenWorld yet? Register now to save $200 over the on-site price.

We look forward to seeing you soon in San Francisco!

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!

Wednesday Oct 07, 2015

Plan Your MySQL Central @ OpenWorld Sessions with My Schedule

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld is right around the corner!

My Schedule enables you to effectively plan your conference and reserve you seat in sessions. You’ll also get notified of potential updates. Go ahead and start by adding the keynote "MySQL’s State of the Dolphin & Customer Experiences" to your agenda now! Rich Mason, General Manager of the MySQL Global Business Unit, and Tomas Ulin, Vice President of MySQL Engineering, will review Oracle’s latest MySQL innovations and plans. You'll subsequently get the chance to hear from MySQL customers including General Electric, Pinterest and Ticketmaster/Live Nation Entertainment and discover why and how they rely on MySQL solutions.

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld includes over 50 conference sessions, tutorials, Birds-of-a Feather sessions and Hands-on Labs. Our "Focus On" page provides you with an overview of the sessions and their schedule. Add them to you agenda now using My Schedule!

Additionally, you’re invited to join the MySQL Community reception on Tuesday, October 27 at 7.00 pm to celebrate a year of MySQL anniversaries! Oracle OpenWorld attendees, members of local MySQL user groups, MySQL users in the Bay Area - you're all invited to Oracle’s MySQL Community Reception! RSVP today for a fun night.

We look forward to seeing you soon in San Francisco!

Not registered for Oracle OpenWorld yet? Register now to save $200 over the on-site price.

Wednesday Aug 26, 2015

Focus On: MySQL Central @ OpenWorld

What is the best way to get a quick and complete overview of all MySQL sessions at Oracle OpenWorld?

Check out our new "Focus on MySQL Central @ OpenWorld" page. You'll find out about the keynote, conference sessions, tutorials, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, Hands-On Labs and more...

The page will be updated within a couple of weeks to include the location and time of all sessions.

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld promises to be a very exciting event where you'll be able to learn about all the new MySQL developments & plans and discuss face to face with the engineers developing the MySQL solutions. You'll also have ample time to network with your peers to get new ideas and discuss best practices. Don’t miss this once a year opportunity, register now if you haven’t yet! The early bird discount has been extended until August 30.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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