Wednesday Feb 18, 2015

Get Ready for the MySQL Central 2015 Call for Papers

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2015 will take place October 25-29 in San Francisco. It will, as last year, be an integral part of Oracle OpenWorld.

While dates are still subject to change, the Call for Papers (CFP) will likely open around March 25 and close around April 29, remaining open during 5 weeks. You can however already prepare your submission(s) now in order to avoid any rush and be ready to submit once the CFP opens. Here is the information you will need to provide to submit a session:

  • Title
  • Conference session type: This can either be a conference session (45 min), a Birds-of-a-Feather session (45 min), or a tutorial (2 hours). You are obviously welcome to submit several sessions.
  • Abstract: 750 characters maximum including spaces
  • Speaker’s name(s), e-mail(s), phone(s) and bio(s)
  • Track - MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2015 will have 6 tracks:
  • Performance & Scalability
  • High Availability
  • NoSQL & Big Data
  • Cloud and DevOps
  • Database Administration
  • Architecture and Application Development


Get started now and you will have ample time to prepare your submissions.


Let us know if you have any question. We look forward to a fantastic MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2015!

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 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!

Monday Sep 08, 2014

MySQL Community Reception at Oracle OpenWorld


Are you using or interested in learning more about MySQL? Are you attending Oracle OpenWorld and looking for an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas or experiences with MySQL users?

Join us on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 to celebrate the dynamics and growth of the MySQL community. Whether you are attending MySQL Central @ OpenWorld, a member of local MySQL user groups, a MySQL user in the Bay Area, or simply interested in MySQL technology, you're all invited to Oracle's MySQL Community Reception.

  • Mingle with your peers and learn from real-world experiences.
  • Talk to MySQL engineers face-to-face and get the first-hand information on the latest product development.

Time: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Jillian's at Metreon (175 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103)

Meet with members in the MySQL ecosystem, and have a casual conversation over a glass of beer, wine or vodka – the famous tradition of MySQL. RSVP today and reserve your spot for a fun night!

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!

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!

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!

Wednesday Mar 19, 2014

MySQL Connect @ OpenWorld Call for Proposals Open

We announced yesterday that the call for proposals for MySQL Connect @ OpenWorld 2014 is now open!



Part of Oracle OpenWorld 2014, MySQL Connect @ OpenWorld will be held September 29 - October 2 in San Francisco.

We encourage MySQL customers, partners and community members to submit proposals to present best practices, case studies and insights you’ve gained working with MySQL. Proposals can be submitted for conference sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions and tutorials.

MySQL Connect @ OpenWorld will feature five tracks:

  • Performance and Scalability
  • High Availability and Replication
  • Cloud and Big Data
  • Database Administration and DevOps
  • Architecture and Application Development


Details and submission guidelines are available at: http://www.oracle.com/openworld/call-for-papers/index.html

The call for proposals will be open until April 15, 2014. We look forward to your submissions!

Monday Oct 10, 2011

New MySQL Enterprise Oracle Certifications

As mentioned in my summary of MySQL announcements at Oracle OpenWorld, we announced last Monday new MySQL Enterprise Certifications with Oracle Secure Backup and with a number of offerings within the Oracle Fusion Middleware product family.

Many Oracle customers use MySQL for their web-based, departmental and embedded applications. The MySQL Enterprise Oracle certifications make it faster and easier for them to deploy and manage MySQL within their existing environment.

Certified integrations between MySQL and other Oracle products include:

  • Oracle Secure Backup: provides an integrated, easy-to-use centralized backup-to-tape management solution enabling users to secure their Oracle and MySQL database backup images across more than 200 tape devices from leading vendors.
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware: delivers a comprehensive suite of products that help DBAs and Developers create, run and manage agile and intelligent business applications on their Oracle and MySQL databases using the same familiar tools and feature sets. MySQL is certified with a number of Oracle Fusion Middleware products including Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management.
  • Oracle Golden Gate: enables real-time replication between MySQL and Oracle Database 11g. Web properties can, for example, transfer real-time data collected in MySQL into the Oracle Database or Oracle Exadata for high volume data mining.
  • MyOracle Support: allows MySQL customers to benefit from Oracle’s world-class, 24x7 support infrastructure. The integration also allows existing Oracle Database customers that are using MySQL for Web and departmental applications to receive MySQL technical support via their existing My Oracle Support environment.

In addition, Oracle is currently developing integrations between MySQL and Oracle Audit Vault, Oracle Clusterware, Oracle Database Firewall, and Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Go ahead and try MySQL Enterprise Edition now! It also includes the recently announced new commercial extensions.

Monday Oct 03, 2011

New Development Milestone Releases & Certifications!

In his Oracle OpenWorld keynote, Tomas Ulin, Oracle’s MySQL VP of Engineering, just announced exciting MySQL news, further demonstrating how Oracle drives MySQL Innovation! Here is a summary, with more detailed information following shortly:

1. Immediate Availability of the MySQL 5.6 2nd Development Milestone Release (DMR).

MySQL 5.6 builds on MySQL 5.5 by improving:

  • The Optimizer for better performance and scalability
  • Performance Schema for better instrumentation
  • InnoDB for better transactional throughput
  • Replication for improved data integrity with higher performance, availability and ease-of-use
  • “NotOnlySQL” options for more flexibility in handling both key/value and complex query operations
  • And more…

The MySQL 5.6 DMR #2 is available under the GPL and can be downloaded here.

Rob Young will shortly post a blog providing more detailed information, and you’ll also find technical content in our developer zone.

2. Immediate Availability of the MySQL Cluster 7.2 2nd Development Milestone Release.

The MySQL Cluster 7.2.1 Development Milestone Release builds upon the first DMR (7.2.0) announced in April 2011 with a range of new capabilities designed to enable the delivery of next generation web services, enhance cross data center scalability and simplify provisioning:

  • Enabling next generation web services
  • 70x higher complex query performance!
  • Native memcached API
  • Integration with the latest MySQL 5.5 database
  • Enhancing cross data scalability
  • New multi-site clustering
  • Enhanced active/active replication
  • Simplified provisioning
  • Consolidated user privileges


The MySQL Cluster 7.2 DMR #2 is available under the GPL and can be downloaded here.

Mat Keep will soon post a couple of blogs with more information, and you’ll also find technical content in our developer zone.

3.  New MySQL Enterprise Oracle Certifications

The integration of MySQL with other Oracle products makes it faster and easier for Oracle customers to deploy and manage MySQL.

MySQL is now a supported database platform for Oracle Secure Backup, and numerous offerings within the Oracle Fusion Middleware product family, including Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management.

New certifications expand the range of Oracle products integrated with MySQL, which already included Oracle Golden Gate, MyOracle Support and the first Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition.

Moreover, Oracle previewed a number of additional certifications in progress.

More details to come soon on that front as well!

Tomas also came back on recent announcements including:

· The new MySQL Installer for Windows and Certification for Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering

· The new MySQL Enterprise commercial extensions

If you’re either attending Oracle OpenWorld or in the bay area, we hope to see you at the MySQL Community Reception tomorrow Tuesday October 4th at 7.00 pm at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis - Foothill G.

Go MySQL!

Friday Sep 09, 2011

MySQL@Oracle OpenWorld

We sent out this week the September special edition of the MySQL newsletter, which is focused on Oracle OpenWorld.

If you haven’t received it yet or do not subscribe, you can see it here.

This year we have a very impressive lineup of MySQL activities at OpenWorld, including:

  • 14 MySQL sessions put together by the IOUG/MySQL Community on Sunday
  • 31 MySQL sessions in the main database track
  • 3 Demo Pods
  • 1 Hands-on Labs
  • Last but not least, the MySQL Community Reception on Tuesday at 7.00 pm at the Marriott Marquis! Wei-Chen blogged about it a couple of days ago and we hope to see you there if you’re attending OpenWorld or if you’re local.

You will find more details on the above in the newsletter.

We also put together a “Focus On MySQL” PDF document that you may find useful if you’re attending OpenWorld. It is available from the Focus On page listing various topics of interest.

If you haven’t yet registered for Oracle OpenWorld you can still take advantage of the discount code "MySQL11", exclusively for the MySQL community, to get an additional $500 off on top of the pre-registration rate!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday Sep 07, 2011

MySQL Community Reception at Oracle OpenWorld

If you missed the MySQL Community Reception in Santa Clara in April, here is another opportunity to mingle and have fun!

Come celebrate the growth of the MySQL community with Oracle's MySQL team in San Francisco, CA on October 4, Tuesday. Although the event is held in conjunction with Oracle OpenWorld, no conference registration is required; everyone is invited to the MySQL Community Reception. If you're attending the sessions in the MySQL Track at Oracle OpenWorld, the reception is conveniently located in Marriott Marquis where all the MySQL sessions will be held, so you definitely shouldn't miss it! Come meet with members in the MySQL ecosystem, and have a casual conversation over a glass of beer, wine or vodka – the famous tradition of MySQL. RSVP today and reserve yourself a spot in the party!

Time:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location:
San Francisco Marriott Marquis - Foothill G
55 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

If you want to register for Oracle OpenWorld and attend the 40+ MySQL sessions, MySQL Workbench Hands-On-Lab, 3 MySQL Demo Pods and all other exciting activities, there is still time! You can even take advantage of the discount code "MySQL11", exclusively for the MySQL community, to get an additional $500 off on top of the pre-registration rate. To view all the MySQL sessions, select "MySQL" Track under "Database" in the Content Catalog. Also check out the special offer for the Discover Pass.

Hope to see you at the Community Reception at Oracle OpenWorld!

Thursday Aug 04, 2011

Oracle OpenWorld: One More Week to Enjoy Early Bird Rate and Extra Discount!

The early bird registration for Oracle OpenWorld has been extended to August 12. Sign up now to save $500 with the early bird rate, plus an extra $500 discount using the code "MYSQL11", which adds up to $1,000 savings in total compared to the on-site rate!

Don't miss this (extended) opportunity to attend the 40+ MySQL sessions and meet with the MySQL experts face to face. You can find all the MySQL talks at Oracle OpenWorld in the Content Catalog by selecting "MySQL" under the "Database Stream". Highlights include:

  • MySQL - The State of the Dolphin, by Tomas Ulin
  • Advanced MySQL Replication Architectures, by Lars Thalmann and Luis Soares
  • NoSQL Access to MySQL - The Best of Both Worlds, by Andrew Morgan and Bernhard Ocklin
  • MySQL Performance Tuning at Ning, by Chris Schneider and Tom Disheroon
  • Becoming a Rock Star MySQL DBA, by Sheeri Cabral
  • Ticketmaster: Building the Fastest Ticketing Site with MySQL and Oracle Database, by Ed Presz and Jorge Chereque

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday Jun 14, 2011

Oracle OpenWorld: Get an Extra Discount!

A special early bird extra discount is available to MySQL Community members, take advantage of it!

Register Now here using the code “MYSQL11” and you will save $1,000 on your Oracle OpenWorld registration!

We look forward to seeing you there.

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