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 02, 2015

Upcoming MySQL Tech Tours in USA and Canada

Oracle's MySQL Team is busy in March. We're traveling to many places to bring the latest MySQL news and product development to a city near You!

Do you want to learn more about building a security enterprise platform with MySQL? Want to hear what's new in MySQL 5.7 and MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0? Get ready to discover which of the MySQL high availability solutions is the best fit for your infrastructure?

Plan to join one of the following MySQL events:

For more details and additional events, check MySQL Events page.

The Tech Tours offer you a unique chance to meet with the MySQL team, learn how MySQL solutions can help you achieve your goals and get all your questions answered.

Space is limited so register today. We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday Jun 02, 2014

Securing User Account Details with MySQL

Keeping user account details secure is always at the forefront of a Database Administrator's mind. However, users want to get up and running as soon as possible without complex login procedures.

You can learn more about this and many other topics in the MySQL for Database Administrator course.

For example, MySQL 5.6.6 introduced a new utility: mysql_config_editor, which makes secure access via MySQL client applications much easier to establish, while still providing a good measure of security.

The mysql_config_editor stores a user's authentication details in an encrypted login file called mylogin.cnf. This login file is readable and writable for the user who invokes the utility, and invisible to everyone else. You can use it to collect all your hard-to-remember server locations and paswords safe in the knowledge that your passwords are never invoked using clear text.

The MySQL for Database Administrators course is a 5-day instructor-led course which is available as a:

  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration, following lecture material at your own pace through streaming video and booking time on a lab environment to suit your schedule.
  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, choosing from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend this course. Below is a selection of the events already on the schedule.



 Delivery Language

 Brisbane, Australia

 18 August 2014


 Brussels, Belgium

 25 August 2014


 Sao Paulo, Brazil

 2 June 2014

 Brazilian Portuguese

 Cairo, Egypt

 28 September 2014


 London, England

 14 July 2014


 Belfast, Ireland

 15 September 2014


 Dublin, Ireland

 29 September 2014


 Rome, Italy

 16 June 2014


 Seoul, Korea

 9 June 2014


 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 16 June 2014


 Utrecht, Netherlands

 25 August 2014


 Edinburgh, Scotland

 26 June 2014


 Madrid, Spain

 6 October 2014


 Tunis, Tunisia

 27 October 2014


 Istanbul, Turkey

 14 July 2014


To register for an event, request an additional event or learn more about the authentic MySQL curriculum, go to http://education.oracle.com/mysql.

To read more about MySQL security, consult the MySQL Reference Manual - http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/security.html.

Friday Jan 18, 2013

Achieve the Highest Levels of MySQL Scalability, Security & Uptime

Oracle's MySQL Enterprise Edition includes the most comprehensive set of advanced features, management tools and technical support to help you reduce the cost, risk & time to deploy and manage your MySQL applications.

Access our Resource Kit to discover:

  • How to boost scalability by 20x with MySQL Enterprise Scalability
  • How to automatically detect and recover from failures with MySQL Enterprise High Availability
  • How to eliminate security vulnerabilities, improve replication and optimize performance with the MySQL Enterprise Monitor
  • How MySQL Enterprise Backup reduces the risk of data loss with online "Hot" backups of your databases
  • How to make the most of your MySQL deployments with Oracle Premier Support for MySQL

Learn how to achieve the highest levels of MySQL scalability, security and uptime, either on-premise or in the cloud.

Access demos, white papers and case studies in our Resource Kit now!

ISVs & OEMs will find out how they can increase differentiation and customer satisfaction with MySQL Enterprise Edition.

Thursday Sep 15, 2011

New Commercial Extensions for MySQL Enterprise Edition

MySQL 5.5 GA and MySQL 5.6 Development Milestone Releases have delivered many new compelling features to the MySQL users and community for testing, feedback and use.

In addition, commercial customers have access to a number of commercial extensions already included in MySQL Enterprise Edition:

•    MySQL Enterprise Monitor
•    MySQL Enterprise Backup

Continuing the business model of MySQL, we are adding three new commercial extensions to MySQL Enterprise Edition:

  • MySQL Enterprise Scalability
    • Thread Pool
  • MySQL Enterprise High Availability
    • Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition
    • Windows Clustering for MySQL Enterprise Edition
  • MySQL Enterprise Security
    • External Authentication for PAM
    • External Authentication for Windows

MySQL Enterprise Scalability: Thread Pool

To meet the sustained performance and scalability of ever increasing user, query and data loads MySQL Enterprise Edition provides thread pooling.  Thread Pool provides a highly scalable thread-handling model designed to reduce overhead in managing client connections and statement execution threads. The result is improved scalability and sustained performance for high-traffic online applications that service ever-growing numbers of client connections.  Thread Pool is a user configurable option that provides an efficient, alternate thread-handling model designed to fully exploit the processing power of today’s multi-core systems.  MySQL internal SysBench OLTP benchmarks show that the Thread Pool provides a significant improvement in sustained performance and scalability for applications that service a high number of concurrent connections, specifically on 16-core and higher systems.

Learn more and review the MySQL internal SysBench OLTP benchmarks.

MySQL Enterprise High Availability

MySQL Enterprise Edition offers a range of solutions for database high availability, to automatically detect and recover from failures, as well as minimize downtime resulting from scheduled maintenance activities.

Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition - Ensures rapid deployment and helps eliminate configuration efforts and risks by providing a pre-installed and pre-configured virtualized software image, taking advantage of Oracle VM’s features to deliver high availability.

Windows Server Failover Clustering for MySQL Enterprise Edition - With the certification and support of MySQL with Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC), organizations can safely deploy business-critical applications demanding high levels of availability, powered by MySQL Enterprise Edition and using native Windows clustering services.

Learn more about these new MySQL Enterprise Edition features.

MySQL Enterprise Security

MySQL 5.5 introduced a pluggable authentication API that allows users to be authenticated using external libraries, directories, etc.  Developers can use this API to build their own custom modules that integrate MySQL into an existing security infrastructure.  MySQL Enterprise Edition leverages this same API to provide ready to use external authentication modules that authenticate users via Pluggable Authentication Modules (“PAM”) or native Windows OS services.  Each is described below:

External Authentication for PAM - Enables you to configure MySQL to use PAM to authenticate users on LDAP, Unix/Linux, Kerberos, and other systems.

External Authentication for Windows – Enables you to configure MySQL to use native Windows services to authenticate client connections.  Users who have logged in to Windows can connect from MySQL client programs to the server based on the token information in their environment without specifying an additional password.

Learn more about these new MySQL Enterprise Edition features and the technical details of the MySQL 5.5 pluggable authentication API.


Existing commercial customers who are entitled to a MySQL Enterprise Edition subscription can log into MyOracleSupport: and download these immediately.
For others who want to try these new capabilities, we will make them available shortly, via the 30 day
free trial of MySQL Enterprise Edition

As always, thanks for your continued support of MySQL!


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