Thursday Sep 17, 2015

October 2015 - March 2016 -> Events where you can find MySQL

Since there are a couple of changes in the shows where you can find MySQL team, find below the updated information (updates to blog published in July 2015 & on September 23) about shows where you can find either MySQL Community Team directly or MySQL team experts. New shows are marked with NEW! updates are appropriately marked in green. See the list below:

  • October 2015: 
    • NEW! Ohio LinuxFest 2015, Columbus, Ohio, US (October 2-3, 2015) 
      • Find our talk given by David Stokes, the MySQL Community Manager on “ MySQL’s NoSQL” scheduled for October 3rd, 2015 @15:00-16:00
    • OpenSource Conference Fukuoka, Japan (October 3, 2015)
      • Same as in the past Ryusuke Kajiyama will be talking about MySQL and you would be able to find us at the MySQL booth in the expo area.
    • 2015 Open Technet Summit Fall, South Korea (date tbd)
      • MySQL will have more probably a MySQL session secured on this event. 
    • PyCon India, Bangalore, India (October 3-4, 2015, Workshop on October 1)
      • Find our MySQL team at the MySQL booth in expo area!
    • NEW! Open Technet Summit, Seoul, Korea (October 16, 2015)
      • Do not miss the MySQL talk on "Open source Database Deploy and Management in the Could” given by Sumi Ryu, the MySQL Sales Consultant for Asia Pacific & Japan.
    • ZendCon 2015, Las Vegas, US (October 19-22, 2015)
    • All Things Open, Raleigh, NC, US (October 19-20, 2015)
      • UPDATE: David Stokes, the MySQL Community Manager is giving a talk on “MySQL’s New secure by default installation” scheduled for Tuesday, October 20, 2015 @11:15am
    • dbConf 2015, Hucisko, Cracow-Czestochowa Jura, Poland (October 23-25, 2015)
      • Do not miss the talk given by Marcin Szalowitz on "What's new in the upcoming 5.7"
    • WebTechCon/IPC, Munich, Germany (October 25-29, 2015)
      • As tradition we will have a booth in the expo area.
    • OOW & MySQL Central, San Francisco, CA, US (October 25-29, 2015)
      • see more details at Planet MySQL in Bertrand's blog
      • Do not forget to visit a huge MySQL Reception!
    • NEW! Open Source Developer Conference (, Tasmania, Australia (October 27-29)
      • Do not miss the talk on "4 Raspberry Pi + 1 MySQL Cluster. Really?" given by Ronen Baram, the MySQL Principal Sales Consultant. 
  • November 2015:
    • MOSC - Malaysian Open Source Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (URL tbd), (November 4-6, 201)
    • The True North PHP, Toronto, Canada (November 5-7, 2015)
      • Find us as Community sponsor.
      • UPDATE: Do not miss the talk given by Morgan Tocker, the MySQL Community Manager who will be talking on the “MySQL 5.7 + JSON”. This talk is scheduled for Friday, November 6, 2015 @ 15:45.
    • All Your Base 2015, London, UK (November 13, 2015)
      • Find us at MySQL booth!
    • Madison PHP Conference, Madison, US (November 14, 2015)
    • PHP[World], Washington, DC, US (November 16-20, 2015)
    • Live 360, Orlando, FL, US (November 16-20, 2015)
    • DOAG, Nuremberg, Germany (November 17-20, 2015)
      • Find MySQL as part of the Oracle's booth in expo area 
      • Multiple MySQL talks have been accepted - check the DOAG schedule
    • Forum PHP, Paris, France (November 23-24, 2015)
      • Same as last year we are the Coffee Break sponsor at Forum PHP. Our MySQL staff will be ready around to talk to you!
    • db tech showcase, Tokyo, Japan (url & date tbd)
  • December 2015:
    • JCConf, Taipei, Taiwan (December 4-5, 2015)
      • Oracle & MySQL are Silver and Bronze sponsor with shared booth at JCConf Taiwan. Come to talk to us!
    • Open Source Enterprise, Tokyo, Japan (December 4-5, 2015) 
      • Hopefully we wil get a MySQL talk accepted, for sure we are going to have a MySQL booth where you can find us!
    • Tech15 UKOUG, Birmingham, UK (December 7-10, 2015)
  • January 2016 (TBC):
  • February 2016 (TBC):
    • NEW! PHP UK, Brewery, London, UK (February 18-19, 2016)
  • March 2016 (TBC):
Come to meet MySQL team, come to talk to us!

Wednesday Sep 16, 2015

MySQL Community team at WebExpo 2015 in Prague!

We are more than happy to announce that MySQL Community Team attends one of the biggest events focused (not only) to web professionals, WebExpo 2015!!! This is the first time MySQL attends this conference even when it's 8th edition of WebExpo in Czech!

The event will be hold this weekend, Sep 19-20, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. For the MySQL Community team there will be Morgan Tocker & Lenka Kasparova attending and staffing the MySQL booth. 

Do not miss Morgan's talk on "MySQL 5.7 + JSON" scheduled for Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 @ 12:00-12:40 in Divadlo ABC. 

Check the program at conference webpage & come to talk to us! 

Monday Sep 14, 2015

Fifth MySQL User Group meeting in Korea

We are happy to announce another MySQL User Group meeting hold in Korea:

  • Date: September 22, 2015
  • Time: 19-21:00
  • Place: Oracle Korea Office
  • Proposed agenda: 
    • MySQL JSON - Youngha Kim, TimeGate (MUG member)
    • MySQL Updates - Sumi Riu, Oracle MySQL Sales Consultant
Everybody around is more than welcome at this free local MUG event. Please find more information & registration at MUG Korea FB


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!

Thursday Aug 20, 2015

Successful MySQL Partner Advisory Forum in Japan

Oracle’s MySQL team was very pleased to host a very successful MySQL Partner Advisory Forum earlier this month in Tokyo. Japanese partners got the opportunity to hear directly from Oracle’s MySQL executives, share best practices and network with their peers.

Rich Mason, SVP & General Manager of the MySQL Global Business Unit at Oracle, and Hiromasa Yazaki, Sr. Director of Sales in Japan, kicked off the event with a keynote address outlining Oracle’s MySQL strategy and sharing the latest news with Japanese partners. Juliana Castro, Business Development Director, subsequently dived into partner marketing and sales enablement topics.

During the following sessions, we had the pleasure to welcome on stage both Mr. Kaz Watanabe, General Manager, IT Architecture Integration Div. of IT Management Group of SCSK and Mr. Kazuya Notsu, CEO of Smart Style, to share their MySQL business best practices with the audience. 

Beyond the sessions a networking event was arranged, allowing partners to exchange with their peers as well as with Oracle’s MySQL team members. It was deemed extremely valuable by the attendees, sparking both new ideas and energy! Thank you to all partners who participated! 

The MySQL team, with dolphins!


Last but not least, have you registered for MySQL Central @ OpenWorld, taking place October 25-29 in San Francisco? Check out which customers will be speaking at the keynote and register now if you haven’t!

Tuesday Aug 18, 2015

MySQL Sharding at Pinterest

A few months ago, I pointed to a very interesting blog by Marty Weiner, Engineering Manager at Pinterest.

Marty posted another great blog "Sharding Pinterest: How we scaled our MySQL fleet":

"This is a technical dive into how we split our data across many MySQL servers. We finished launching this sharding approach in early 2012, and it’s still the system we use today to store our core data. 

...Pinterest is a discovery engine for everything that interests you. From a data perspective, Pinterest is the largest human curated interest graph in the world. There are more than 50 billion Pins that have been saved by Pinners onto one billion boards. People repin and like other Pins (roughly a shallow copy), follow other Pinners, boards and interests, and view a home feed of all the Pinners, boards and interests they follow. Great! Now make it scale!"

…Read Marty’s blog to find out about their experience and recommendations.


Want to learn more about MySQL at Pinterest? Join us for the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld keynote! You’ll get the chance to hear them present, along with other customers. Register now if you haven’t yet.

Wednesday Aug 12, 2015

MySQL User Group meetings Jun - Aug 2015

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Thursday Aug 06, 2015

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2015 Keynote

We announced last month that the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld content catalog was live, and briefly touched upon our "State of the Dolphin & Customer Experiences" keynote. We’re now happy to provide more details.

During the first part, Rich Mason, General Manager of the MySQL Global Business Unit, and Tomas Ulin, Vice President of MySQL Engineering, will review Oracle’s latest innovations and plans.

For the second part, we will be very pleased to welcome on stage the following MySQL customers:

Olaniyi Oshinowo, MySQL & Open Source Technologies Leader at General Electric, will help you understand why they selected MySQL Cluster to power mission critical applications.

At Pinterest, MySQL is a mission-critical datastore containing tens of billions of boards, pins, users, comments, and much more.  You will learn from Ernie Souhrada & Rob Wultsch, members of the database engineering team at Pinterest, how they manage hundreds of servers and a petabyte-scale data footprint.

Hari Tatrakal, Director, Database Services at Live Nation will discuss Ticketmaster’s evolution and how the combination of MySQL and Oracle Database solutions powers the ticketing ecosystem.

The keynote will take place on Monday, October 26 from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm. Don't miss it!

Check out all the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld sessions and register now if you haven’t yet! You can still take advantage of the early bird discount until August 16.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday Jul 28, 2015

MySQL 5.7 Community Contributor Award Program 2015!

A couple of months ago the MySQL Community team announced a new award program called "MySQL 5.7 Community Contributor Award Program” where we wanted to identify & reward the most active community members / contributors / active bloggers from the MySQL community world. Below you can find a list of our current winners who met any of following criteria:

  1. The most active code contributor
  2. Bug reporter
  3. The most active MySQL blogger
  4. People who play very active role in translation/documentation of MySQL articles 
  5. People who provide feedback on DMR releases, Labs releases, or change proposals 

We printed a limited edition of “MySQL 5.7 Community Contributor” really nice polo t-shirts for this program.  

It’s our pleasure to announce that following people were awarded - Congratulations to all!!!:

  • Shahriyar Rzayev, the Azerbaijan MySQL User Group leader for reproducing bugs in MySQL 5.7 
  • Tsubasa Tanaka, the MySQL ACE for his very active role in the Japanese community 
  • Ichii Takashi for reproducing bugs in MySQL 5.7
  • Peter Zaitsev for his active code contributions 
  • Clint Byrum for packaging work in Debian and Ubuntu 
  • Christian Hesse for his Workbench packages work 
  • Stewart Smith for his help with MySQL on POWER
  • Jeremy Cole, the MySQL ACE for active blogging and bug reports
  • Dmitry Smirnov for his Workbench packages work 
  • Konstantin Osipov, the Moscow MySQL User Group Leader for contributing multiple patches 
  • Edgar Knapp for reproducing bugs in MySQL 5.7  
  • Marc Trouwaert for reproducing bugs in MySQL 5.7 
  • Valeriy Kravchuk for active blogging and bug reports 
  • Giuseppe Maxia, the MySQL ACE Directorfor continual updating MySQL 
  • Daniel Van Eeden, the NL MySQL User Group Leader & MySQL ACE for his active role within the UG and active blogging 
  • Laurynas Biveinis for his active code contributions 
  • Shlomi Noach, the MySQL ACE for multiple suggestions on improving default configuration of MySQL 5.7  
  • Bill Karwin, the MySQL ACE for his useful feedback on the transition to script mode for MySQL 5.7
  • Simon Mudd, the MySQL ACE & Madrid MySQL User Group Leader for contributing a lot of feedback & blogging
… more winners will come soon because MySQL 5.7 Community Contributor Award Program continues!

Wednesday Jul 22, 2015

August - December 2015 -> Events where you can find MySQL

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Monday Jul 20, 2015

Learn About Queries, Stored Routines, and More MySQL Developer Skills

With the MySQL for Developers training course, you learn to:

  • Use client programs and options
  • Access the database from program code
  • Build "NoSQL" applications
  • Write Effective queries and stored routines
  • Inspect database metadata
  • Respond to database events and triggers
  • Handle errors and exceptions
  • Optimize SQL statements 
  • And much more

This course includes exercises in Java and PHP. You can take this course through the following training formats:

  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration, following lecture material at your own pace through streaming video and book time to do hands-on exercises when suits your schedule.
  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk - no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones. Start dates of LVC events on the schedule include 19 October 2015 in German and 26 October 2015 in Traditional Chinese, and 17 August, 5 and 19 October, 30 November 2015 in English.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class. Below is a selection of the in-class events already on the schedule.
 Location  Date  Delivery Language
 London, England
 12 October 2015  English
 Brussels, Belgium
 7 September 2015  English
 Munich, Germany
 17 August 2015  German
 Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
 17 August 2015  English
 Jakarta, Indonesia
 19 October 2015  English
 Dublin, Ireland
 14 December 2015  English
 Milan, Italy
 16 November 2015  Italian
 Turin, Italy
 28 September 2015  Italian
 Nairobi, Kenya
 21 September 2015  English
 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
 3 August 2015  English
 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
 23 November 2015  English
 Mexico City, Mexico
 26 October 2015  Spanish
 Monterrey, Mexico
 20 July 2015  Spanish
 Utrecht, Netherlands
 7 September 2015  English
 Warsaw, Poland
 14 September 2015  Polish
 Lisbon, Portugal
 19 October 2015  European Portuguese
 5 October 2015  English
 Madrid, Spain  7 September 2015  Spanish
 Valencia, Spain  9 November 2015  Spanish
 Taipei, Taiwan  26 October 2015  Traditional Chinese
 Bangkok, Thailand  5 October 2015  English

The MySQL for Developers course is the recommended training for those preparing to sit the MySQL 5.6 Developer OCP certification exam. Taking the training course is one step towards preparing to take this exam. Successful candidates will also have significant hands-on experience with the topics to be examined in this certification. 

To register for an event or to learn more about the authentic MySQL curriculum, go to

Thursday Jul 16, 2015

MyNA (MySQL User Group) meeting

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Monday Jul 13, 2015

MySQL Enterprise Monitor Query Analyzer Identifies Problem Queries

The MySQL Enterprise Monitor Query Analyzer module allows you to identify problem queries in graphical format without having to wade through lengthy log files. Among other topics, the MySQL Performance Tuning course provides an introduction to MySQL Enterprise Monitor capabilities and a walkthrough of the Query Analyzer module.

You can take this course in the following formats:

  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration, following lectures at your own pace through streaming video and booking time to do hands-on exercises when suits your schedule.
  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk - no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different time-zones. Events on the schedule include the following start dates: 11 August and 22 September 2015 in English and 2 November 2015 in German.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class. In-class events already on the schedule include:
 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Sao Paolo, Brazil
27 July 2015 Brazilian Portuguese
Ballerup, Denmark
16 November 2015 English
Helsinki, Finland
16 November 2015 English
Jakarta, Indonesia
27 July 2015 English
Milan, Italy
12 October 2015 Italian
Turin, Italy
30 November 2015 Italian
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
22 September 2015 English
Riga, Latvia
18 August 2015 Latvian
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
12 September 2015 English
Oslo, Norway
21 September 2015 English
13 July 2015 English
Kista, Sweden
16 November 2015 English
Bangkok, Thailand
24 August 2015 English
To register for an event or to learn more about the authentic MySQL curriculum, go to

Tuesday Jul 07, 2015

The MySQL Central @ OpenWorld Content Catalog is Live

Taking place in San Francisco October 25-29, MySQL Central @ OpenWorld offers you the chance to attend MySQL keynotes, conference sessions, tutorials, Hands-On Labs and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. In addition, you get access to all the Oracle OpenWorld content, receptions and Appreciation Event!

The content catalog listing MySQL sessions is available here.

We’d very much like to thank the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld content committee for putting together such a great program, and especially members from the MySQL community including Sheeri Cabral, Aleksandr Kuzminsky, Daniel van Eeden, Calvin Sun and Wagner Bianchi!

Some of the sessions you will be able to attend include:


"The State of the Dolphin & Customer Experiences":

Edward Screven, Oracle’s Chief Corporate Architect, and Tomas Ulin, vice president of MySQL Engineering will review Oracle’s latest MySQL innovations and plans.

Several customers will then share their MySQL experiences. We will announce who they are in the near future, stay tuned!

Conference Sessions:

  • What’s New in MySQL 5.7 - Geir Hoydalsvik, Oracle
  • JSON Support in MySQL 5.7 – Evgeny Potemkin, Oracle
  • Database Defense in Depth - Geoffrey Anderson, Box
  • MySQL Performance: Demystified Tuning and Best Practices - Dimitri Kravtchuk, Oracle
  • DevOps and Next-Generation Database Monitoring - Sean Chighizola & Peter Garbes, Big Fish Games
  • Yahoo Case Study: MySQL GTIDs and Parallel or Multithreaded Replication - Kavitha Prasad, Yahoo Inc.
  • MySQL Server Performance Tuning 101 - Ligaya Isler-turmelle, Oracle
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL Database - Carlos Proal Aguilar, Oracle
  • The Scalability Axes of MySQL Architectures - Nicolai Plum,
  • Update Everywhere with the MySQL Group Replication Plugin - Nuno Carvalho, Oracle
  • A MySQL Sys Schema Deep Dive – Mark Leith, Oracle
  • and more.


  • MySQL Essentials: Getting Started with MySQL - Ligaya Isler-turmelle, Oracle
  • MySQL Replication Tips and Tricks - Joao Gramacho, Oracle
  • How to Analyze and Tune SQL Queries for Better Performance - Oystein Grovlen, Oracle
  • and more.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions:

  • MySQL High Availability and Backup – Oracle team
  • Meet the MySQL Server Development Team – Oracle team
  • Riding the Binary Logs: Forthcoming Evolution in the Replication Stream - Jean-François Gagné,
  • and more.

Hands-On Labs

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld will include 7 Hands-On Labs. They are not published in the content catalog yet but will be shortly. They will include:

  • Getting the most out of the Performance Schema in MySQL 5.7 - Mayank Prasad, Oracle
  • Hands-On Installing and Deploying MySQL Fabric and Utilities – Chuck Bell, Oracle
  • Getting Started with MySQL Cluster - Benedita Vasconcelos, Oracle
  • …and more.

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 eve
  • The Appreciation Event on Wednesday eve

Register Now to take advantage of the early bird discount! We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday Jul 06, 2015

Gain MySQL DBA Expertise Where You Are

Did you know that you can take the very popular MySQL for Database Administrators course where ever you are? Our training formats are adapted to help you get the same high-quality training in an education center or from your own desk. So you can learn to configure the MySQL Server, set up replication and security and perform backups and performance tuning and protect MySQL databases at your chosen location.

The available training formats are:


You can take this online course at your own pace as a Training-on-Demand offering, starting training within 24 hours of registration. You will follow lecture material through streaming video and book time to do hands-on exercises when suits your schedule.


If you want to attend a live-event, you can do so from your own desk by choosing a live-virtual event. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones. Events on the schedule include:

  • Traditional Chinese: 21 September 2015
  • French: 5 October 2015
  • English: 13 and 27 July, 17 August, 21 September, 12, 19 and 26 October and 16 November 2015


And if you want to travel to an education center to attend a class, below is a selection of the in-class events already on the schedule including an impressive array of delivery languages and locations across 5 continents:


 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Nairobi, Kenya 28 September 2015 English
Pretoria, South Africa 17 August 2015 English


 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Sao Paulo, Brazil 20 July 2015 Brazilian Portuguese
Bogota, Colombia 7 September 2015 Spanish
Mexico City, Mexico 5 October 2015 Spanish
Monterrey, Mexico 20 July 2015 Spanish
San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico 5 October 2015 Spanish


 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Shanghai, China
6 July 2015 Simplified Chinese
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
27 July 2015 English
Jakarta, Indonesia
14 September 2015 English
Tel Aviv, Israel
13 December 2015 Hebrew
Seoul, Korea
7 September 2015 Korean
Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
21 September 2015 English
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
17 August 2015 English
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
29 July 2015 English
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia 17 August 2015 English
Makati City, Philippines 20 July 2015 English
Taipei, Taiwan 21 September 2015 Traditional Chinese
Bangkok, Thailand 14 September 2015 English


 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Brisbane, Australia 19 October 2015 English


 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Brussels, Belgium
21 September 2015 English
Ballerup, Denmark
26 October 2015 English
London, England  3 August 2015 English
Helsinki, Finland
26 October 2015 English
Dublin, Ireland
12 October 2015 English
Milan, Italy
14 September 2015 Italian
Rome, Italy
5 October 2015 Italian
Turin, Italy
14 December 2015 Italian
Utrecht, Netherlands
21 September 2015 English
Warsaw, Poland
7 September 2015 Polish
Edinburgh, Scotland
26 October 2015 English
Madrid, Spain
27 July 2015 Spanish
Kista, Sweden
26 October 2015 English
Basel, Switzerland
5 October 2015 German
Bern, Switzerland 5 October 2015 German
Zurich, Switzerland 5 October 2015 German
Istanbul, Turkey 19 October 2015 Turkish
The MySQL for Database Administrators course is the recommended training for the Oracle Certified Professional MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator certification exam. Oracle's certifications are a real mark of your expertise. Taking the recommended training is one step in your preparation to pass this exam. You will also need significant hands-on experience of the topics examined.

For more information on the authentic MySQL curriculum, go to


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