Tuesday May 29, 2012
Wednesday Jan 18, 2012
By Bertrand Matthelié on Jan 18, 2012
Patrick Hurley has been successfully delivering his presentation entitled “MySQL: The Least an Oracle Professional Needs to Know” at various conferences.
Oracle DBAs may appreciate his blog post “MySQL: An Introduction for Oracle DBAs”:
“You are an Oracle Database Administrator. You enjoy looking after Oracle databases and you are really good at it. In the corner of the machine room, on the edge of your peripheral vision, is a server running a database called MySQL….
…One day your manager calls you into his office, “Can you just have a quick look at that MySQL database server, the one with the website and the blog on it? You know, make sure it’s secure and stuff. Shouldn’t be too hard for an Oracle DBA like yourself.”
You know absolutely nothing about MySQL. Where do you start?”
Continues….Read the blog!
Additional information Oracle DBAs may find useful:
Monday Oct 10, 2011
By Bertrand Matthelié on Oct 10, 2011
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.
- The first Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition, helping customers eliminate manual configuration efforts and risks by providing a pre-installed, pre-configured and certified software stack that includes Oracle VM Server for x86, Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and MySQL Enterprise Edition.
In addition, Oracle is currently developing integrations between MySQL and Oracle Audit Vault, Oracle Clusterware, Oracle Database Firewall, and Oracle Enterprise Manager.
Monday Sep 12, 2011
By Antoinette O'Sullivan on Sep 12, 2011
Free MySQL learning Part II from Oracle University
By Bertrand Matthelié on Sep 12, 2011
Patrick Hurley will be delivering a webinar entitled “MySQL: The Least an Oracle Professional Needs to Know” tomorrow at 12.00 pm EST for the ODTUG (Oracle Development Tools User Group).
I met Patrick a few months ago at an Oracle User Group seminar where he delivered his presentation, and I recommend it to Oracle DBAs who would like to get going with MySQL.
Here is the abstract:
“This talk is an introduction to the MySQL database, particularly for Oracle professionals. Patrick will give an overview of its architecture and concepts. He will describe and demonstrate many MySQL administrative tasks, including installation, database creation, backup, and recovery. Patrick will finish by showing how relatively easy it is to set up replication between two MySQL databases.”
Friday Sep 09, 2011
By Bertrand Matthelié on Sep 09, 2011
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
By Wei-Chen Chiu on Sep 07, 2011
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!
Monday Sep 05, 2011
By Antoinette O'Sullivan on Sep 05, 2011
This On Demand webcast gives you a quick preview of the MySQL Quickstart Fundamentals course. During this webcast, you see an overview to new MySQL 5.5 features and benefits and learn how to configure MySQL Server easily.
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Friday Sep 02, 2011
By Wei-Chen Chiu on Sep 02, 2011
Would you like to work with the biggest websites and social networks in the world? Do you want to support large enterprises with their database initiatives? Would you like to assist ISVs and OEMs providing the technology that powers their products?
In the MySQL Sales Consulting organization we do just that.
Oracle is hiring for a MySQL Sales Consultant in the S.F. Bay Area to support MySQL partners, customers and prospects, evangelize our products, assist marketing and cooperate with product management to shape the future of MySQL.
Sound interesting? We're actively looking for senior professionals to join the team, so apply now!
Tuesday Aug 16, 2011
By Antoinette O'Sullivan on Aug 16, 2011
This course brings you more in-depth hands-on experience with techniques for tuning a MySQL Server.
This course is designed for database administrators, database developers and system administrators who are responsible for managing, optimizing, and tuning a MySQL server. Students taking this course can benefit from:
- Understanding the basics of performance tuning
- Using performance tuning tools
- Tuning the MySQL Server instance to improve performance
- Improving performance of tables based on the storage engine being used
- Implementing proper Schema Design to improve performance
- Improving the performance of MySQL Queries
- Describing additional items related to performance tuning
Thursday Aug 04, 2011
By Wei-Chen Chiu on Aug 04, 2011
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!
Wednesday Jul 06, 2011
By Mat Keep on Jul 06, 2011
Virtualizing all parts of today’s software infrastructure has become a priority for many. Creating a more flexible and dynamic environment with improved availability enables organizations to accelerate innovation, reduce time to market, cut costs and deliver higher uptime.
Databases have rarely been the first candidates for virtualization – mainly as a result of fears in consolidating such critical resources, and in I/O overhead that may have degraded service levels. However with improvements in hypervisor designs coupled with more powerful commodity server hardware and repeatable best practices, many of these concerns are rapidly diminishing.
It was in this context that we began development of the Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition, making the world’s leading web database radically simpler to deploy, manage, and support in a virtualized environment.
Along with the development team, we will be hosting a live webinar on Wednesday July 13th where we will introduce the Template and demonstrate how to deploy it in production environments.
We will show how, in 1-click, users can download the Oracle VM Template - providing a pre-installed, pre-configured, pre-tested virtualized MySQL instance running on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, packaged and certified for production deployment.
With the download complete, users simply import the template into the Oracle VM Manager and then configure for their local environment via a self-running first boot script. The image is then provisioned to the Oracle VM Server Pool where it is ready for use. It is simple to clone the image to create multiple MySQL instances in seconds and customize the template with additional software stacks to create new Golden Images.
In addition to rapid deployment, users also benefit from the integrated High Availability technologies that are part of the Template. Oracle VM provides native clustering mechanisms that can detect failures in the underlying server, VM or MySQL instances and automatically fail over to the other nodes in the VM Server Pool. User can configure the recovery to a specific server, or can allow Oracle VM to load balance the recovery to any server in the pool.
With downtime resulting from scheduled maintenance activities now representing the majority of outages in today’s data centers, Oracle VM also offers live migration. A user can initiate the migration of a running MySQL instance to another server across secure SSL links, without downtime.
And of course, users can receive support for the entire stack – from hypersior to database – from Oracle, eliminating all that nasty finger pointing that you might find with other VM / Database combinations.
We’ve created a couple of resources you can use to get started with the Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition:
- Register for the live webinar on July 13th. Don’t worry if you can’t make it – by registering you will automatically be notified when the replay is available
- Download the new whitepaper which discusses the components of the template, and then how to download, configure and deploy it.
In summary, integrating MySQL Enterprise Edition with Oracle VM and Oracle Linux, the Oracle VM Template for MySQL is the fastest, easiest and most reliable way to provision virtualized MySQL instances. By using the template, users are able to meet the explosive demand for web-based services with a low Total Cost of Ownership, while providing a foundation for cloud computing. So download, kick back, and relax.....
Tuesday Jun 14, 2011
By Bertrand Matthelié on Jun 14, 2011
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
By Bertrand Matthelié on Jun 07, 2011
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
By Bertrand Matthelié on May 19, 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?
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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