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:

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.


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!

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

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.

Tuesday Jun 07, 2011

Oracle OpenWorld: Suggest-a-Session on Oracle Mix

If you missed the general public call for papers, you have another opportunity to get included in this year's event!  Submit a paper through Oracle Mix.

Do you believe your MySQL topic would grab the OpenWorld audience? We invite you to submit it for review and voting by your peers. Sessions with the highest number of votes within tracks will be included in this year's event and speakers will get a free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2011. The paper submission and voting on Oracle Mix goes through June 19, 2011. Get your submissions in early to maximize your voting potential!

Get more information and suggest a session here.

Thursday May 19, 2011

Call For Nominations: Oracle Technologist of the Year 2011

Want to win the title of Developer, DBA or IT Manager of the Year?

Can you demonstrate outstanding achievements using MySQL and/or other Oracle technologies?

Then submit a nomination now!

Formerly Oracle Magazine Editors’ Choice Awards and now part of Oracle’s prestigious Oracle Excellence Awards program, these awards honor Oracle technologists for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle products and services. Winners are selected based on a compelling story of technology leadership and innovation that differentiates them from others in their roles. The awards will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2011 (October 2–6) in San Francisco.

The 10 winners will be selected across 10 award categories.

Read more and submit nominations here.


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