Wednesday Jun 15, 2016

Upcoming Barcelona MySQL User Group Meetup

It’s our pleasure to announce the first Barcelona MySQL User Group Meetup scheduled for June 22, 2016. Please find more details below:

  • Date: June 22, 2016 
  • Time: 19:00 - 21:00 
  • Place: Oracle Barcelona Office, Av. Diagonal 615, PTA 8, Barcelona (map
  • Proposed agenda: 
    • Barcelona MySQL User Group introduction (where we will be discussing the frequency of meetings, issues of interests, our expectations, possible location etc.) by Joaquim Ritort, the MySQL Account Manager 
    • MySQL 5.7: What’s New? by Abel Florez, the MySQL Technical Account Manager 
    • High Availability of Read Replicas in RDS (MySQL ) AWS / Amazon by Nicola Strappazzon, the Database Administrator in Wuaki.TV 

More information & registration available at Meetup.

We are looking forward meeting you next week!

Monday May 30, 2016

Myriad Group Connects Mobile Users Worldwide to Online Services with MySQL Cluster

Although smartphone penetration and 3G/4G coverage is increasing, the cost of data access is still beyond most people’s reach in emerging markets. The GSMA Foundation estimates (i) that only one-fifth of mobile connections in Sub-Saharian Africa are based on 3G, with 4G accounting for less than 1% of the connection base. The GSMA also estimates that "despite the shift in the region towards smartphones and mobile broadband, nearly 450 million connections will still be based on feature phones by 2020".

Myriad Connect Division is working closely with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) worldwide to provide "no data access users" innovative and compelling services, creating new opportunities for operators to achieve 100% market reach worldwide and generate new revenues. The company offers MNOs & B2B integrators a best-in-class Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) platform, allowing them to easily create and deploy compelling cost-saving mobile services and boost monetization. In essence, Myriad connects users to online services without mobile internet access. It gives them for example access to the most popular social networks and connected services.

Myriad’s USSD+ platform is an enabler for a plethora of connected USSD applications in several domains, such as self-care portals and financial transactions, reaching all mobile users. Addressing for instance the challenge of low bank subscription rates in emerging markets, Myriad bridges the gap between mobile penetration and financial access, letting end-users check their bank account, make in-store transactions, bill payments and peer-to-peer money transfers, while conducting micro-credit and saving operations. Sub-Saharan Africa currently leads the world in the adoption of mobile money services, with more registered mobile money accounts than banks accounts in a number of countries.



Challenges

  • Deliver 5 nines (99,999%) availability for the mission critical USSD platform, including a disaster recovery capability ensuring transparent and instantaneous business continuity to MNOs in case of a natural disaster.
  • Effectively serve tens of millions of subscribers per operator with a high performance and highly scalable database.
  • Implement a solution trusted by Mobile Networks Operators, on which they would feel highly confident relying.

Solution
  • The Myriad R&D team evaluated several options and selected Oracle’s MySQL Cluster based on its characteristics and proven reputation in the communications industry. MySQL Cluster is an open source, ACID-compliant transactional database designed to deliver real-time in-memory performance and 99.999% availability. It powers the subscriber databases of major communications service providers and mobile networks with nearly a billion subscribers.
  • Numerous operators actually recommended MySQL Cluster to Myriad. Not only did they trust the proven database but they also very much valued its open source nature, providing them with the desired flexibility and ease of integration with existing infrastructures.
  • The flexibility of MySQL Cluster would furthermore allow Myriad to offer its solutions on-premises and in the cloud, while implementing different business models with its customers such as revenue sharing or "pay as you go" models.
  • Myriad’s "all in one" premium USSD platform integrates a gateway and a portal available for both cloud-based and in-network environments:
    • Myriad CellGate is a robust USSD gateway bridging the GSM/UMTS SS7 network to the IP world.
    • The USSD portal CellCube provides mobile operators with an environment for launching successful interactive services.
    • MySQL Cluster is implemented at the heart of the CellCube portal.

  • MySQL Cluster powers Myriad’s Disaster Recovery Center Active-Active (DRC A/A): USSD platforms are implemented at physically distant sites with synchronous replication between them, providing geographic redundancy and a capability for immediate & automatic disaster recovery without human intervention.  With its active-active geographic replication, MySQL Cluster ensures that each site can actively serve read and write requests while maintaining data consistency across the clusters.
  • On average the system processes 3000 messages per second for the largest MNOs and about 1000 messages per second for the mid-size ones.

"Mobile Network Operators demand solutions exhibiting high performance & scalability as well as high availability, with geographic redundancy and transparent failover. MySQL Cluster squarely addresses those needs and enables us to offer a USSD platform featuring a world-class Disaster Recovery capability."
Jean-Christophe Malinowski, Product & Marketing Director, Myriad Group.




(i) https://gsmaintelligence.com/research/?file=721eb3d4b80a36451202d0473b3c4a63&download 

Wednesday May 11, 2016

MyNA (MySQL Nippon Association) Meeting Tokyo, Japan

We are happy to announce that there will be another MySQL user group meeting organized by MyNA (mySQL Nippon Association) in May 2016. Please find more details below:

  • Date: May 30, 2016
  • Time: 19:30-21:30 JST
  • Place: Oracle Aoyama Center Seminar Room at 13F, Tokyo, Japan 
  • Focus of the meeting: This meeting focuses on reports from Percona Live 2016 in Santa Clara. There will be two speakers, MySQL GBU and MySQL User Group member. Both attended Percona Live 2016. The planned agenda is:
    • "Days during joining in Percona Live" by @mita2, Yahoo Japan Corporation, MySQL User who has joined to Parcona Live as audience. He will talk about sessions which he has attended at Percona Live days.
    • "What's new in Percona Live" by @yyamasaki1 - Yoshiaki Yamasaki, MySQL GBU. He will be talking about Transparent Data Encryption and Docstore.
  • More info & registration
We are looking forward to seeing you on at the meeting!

Monday May 09, 2016

Swedish MySQL user group meet

We are happy to announce the next SMUG (Swedish MySQL User Group) meeting scheduled for May 24th! Please find more detail below:

  • Date: May 24, 2016
  • Time: 5pm-8pm (+)
  • Place: Emineo, Lilla västerbron 20” in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Proposed agenda: there is scheduled a few talks by the members about their MySQL environments, and discussion about 5.7 with some focus on the JSON functionality. 
  • More details: Facebook, LinkedIn
 Come to join the SMUG meeting! 

 

Wednesday May 04, 2016

They Scale with MySQL

We sometimes get the question "Will MySQL scale to meet my needs?". Well, consider the following examples:


  • Booking.com processes 2 billion events/day relying on MySQL.
  • Facebook started out with MySQL, and scaled to 1.6 billion monthly active users.
  • Playing Candy Crush? You’re not the only one, 850 million games are played/day, served by MySQL.
  • PayPal built a globally-distributed database with 100 TB of user-related data based on MySQL Cluster. It is used for fraud detection globally; a highly mission critical transactional application.
MySQL solutions have become very popular in Asia as well, where certain countries with very large populations are relying on MySQL technologies to meet extremely high scalability requirements for mission critical applications. For instance:
  • MySQL Cluster powers a mobile network supporting over 800 million subscribers.
  • A government processed IDs for over 1 billion citizens with MySQL.
As we work closely with digital disruptors and organizations of all sizes demanding ever greater scalability from MySQL solutions, we are challenging ourselves to innovate and constantly evolve to meet their present and future needs. For example:
  • MySQL 5.7, our latest GA release, is 3x faster than MySQL 5.6.
  • After adding native JSON support in MySQL 5.7, Oracle recently announced the MySQL Document Store, enabling you to benefit from the best of the NoSQL and SQL worlds in the same MySQL database! You will be able to combine the flexibility of schema-less document stores with the power and proven performance of the relational model. In case you haven’t seen the short video introducing the MySQL Document Store, watch it now. And then try it out.
  • Security is a major topic, and we recently released MySQL Enterprise Transparent Data Encryption to protect your critical data by enabling data-at-rest encryption in the database.
And Oracle keeps driving MySQL innovation in many other ways, benefiting all our users and customers.

So in case you’re wondering if you’ll be able to scale with MySQL…They do, and chances are that you will as well. Contact us directly to discuss your specific requirements with our representatives.


Wednesday Apr 27, 2016

Thank You for Attending the MySQL Innovation Day


The MySQL Innovation Day took place on Monday, April 25, at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, California. Jam-packed with 9 sessions delivered by Oracle's MySQL team, the event offered great opportunity for the attendees to learn the latest products and features in MySQL 5.7, including replication, security, optimizer, JSON-support, as well as the recently-announced MySQL Document Store.

We would like to thank all the attendees for participating in this event. Your enthusiasm for learning more about MySQL, through interactive discussions in each of the sessions and through sharing your own experience using MySQL, made this event even more unique and valuable for speakers and your fellow attendees.

If you missed this event or would like to review the content, you can access the presentations here or download individual sessions below:

We hope you enjoyed the MySQL Innovation Day as much as we did, and we look forward to seeing you in future MySQL events!

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 Apr 11, 2016

MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.2 Is Now Available!

Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQLWe're very happy to announce the general availability of the next release of MySQL Enterprise Monitor, version 3.2 (see the full changelog here). This is the best in class tool for monitoring and management of your MySQL assets, included with your MySQL Enterprise Edition subscription.

What's New?

With the new release you can:

  1. Visually monitor and manage any complex replication type and setup available in MySQL 5.7 using the completely revamped Replication Dashboard
  2. Intuitively monitor the current process list for any MySQL 5.6+ instances. 
  3. Monitor your new MySQL 5.7 instances and ensure that all of the new features and components are being used optimally. 

You can see some highlights of MySQL Enterprise Monitor in the new demo:

For additional details, please join us for the upcoming webinar: Replication Monitoring & Visualization with MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.2

You can download MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.2 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 customer, start your free 30 day trial today

Thank you for using MySQL! 

Monday Apr 04, 2016

Register for the MySQL Innovation Day on April 25

MySQL Innovation Day is taking place on April 25 at Oracle Conference Center in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Attend the event to gain technical innovation and insight into MySQL. Get a snapshot of the latest MySQL development in the keynote, and then hear the new and exciting MySQL features that enable you to innovate in the next-generation applications during digital transformation.

  • Hear the latest and greatest of MySQL directly from leading MySQL engineers at Oracle.
  • Meet with your fellow MySQL professionals and learn from their real-world experiences.
  • Enhance your MySQL knowledge and sharpen your skills.

Location: Oracle Conference Center
                350 Oracle Parkway
                Redwood Shores, CA 94065

Date/Time: Monday, April 25, 2016

                  8am – 5pm

Register now for this FREE event. We look forward to meeting you there!

Tuesday Mar 15, 2016

March 2016 - June 2016 -> Events where you can find MySQL

As an update of the set of conferences and events where you can find and meet MySQL experts (blog posted on September 17), please find below the list of conference & events with our attendance. At some of them you can meet directly MySQL Community team, at others you can find other MySQL experts, please find more details at each show below. New events are marked with NEW! See the list below:

  • March 2016
    • NEW! Great Wide Open, Atlanta, US (March 16-17, 2016)
      • MySQL Community team (David Stokes) is going to be part of this show with MySQL talk and booth. David will be talking about "MySQL's JSON Data Type", his talk is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16@4:15pm.
    • FOSSASIA, Singapore (March 18-20, 2016)
      • MySQL team is going to be part of this event with MySQL talks & booth. Please watch the conference website for further updates in the agenda. The talks scheduled are:
        • Enhanced  High Availability using MySQL Group Replication - by Manish Kumar
        • MySQL - Performance Schema - by Manyank Prasad
  • April 2016
    • NEW! ACOUG Asia Tour, Tokyo, Japan (April 6, 2016)
      • All China Oracle User Group is organizing the MySQL Asia Tour on New Features in MySQL 5.7. Find more information at the ACOUG link above.
    • NEW! Lonestar PHP, Dallas, TX, US (April 7-9, 2016)
      • MySQL Community team is a Bronze sponsor of this event, you can find David Stokes, the MySQL Community Manager at the approved MySQL tutorial scheduled on Thursday, April 7th, from 1-4pm. The topic of the tutorial is "Relational Theory of Budding Einsteins".
    • NEW! MySQL User Group Turkey, Besiktas, Istanbul (April 7, 2016)
      • We are pleased to announce another MySQL User Group meeting, this time in Turkey. Please find more details about the agenda at the link above or at the MySQL blog.
    • NEW! Collaborate 16, Las Vegas, US (April 10-14, 2016)
      • MySQL Community team and other Oracle's team are going to be part of this technology & application forum. Do not miss the MySQL Certification session (ID.4110) scheduled for April 13, 2016, from 3-4pm led by David Stokes, MySQL Community Manager.
    • NEW! Internet of Things, Chicago, US (April 13-14, 2016)
      • Do not miss the talk led by David Stokes, the MySQL Community Manager talking about how the database vendors are incorporating noSQL technologies into their products under a topic of Relational Databases in a Ephemeral World. The talk is scheduled for April 13 @11am.
    • NEW! PyCon IT, Florence, Italy (April 15-17, 2016)
      • Marco Carlessi, the MySQL Senior Sales Consultant will be talking about Python and MySQL: how python can help in manage MySQL. His talk is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, 2016, @9:00am, please watch the conference schedule for further changes.
    • NEW! Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS), Bangalore, India (April 19-22, 2016)
      • MySQL, same as last year is going to be part of GIDS again. This year MySQL will be sharing the Oracle booth with other Oracle teams as well as have scheduled a talk on the GIDS.DATA & ANALYTICS day on Friday, April 29. The talk on "MySQL: What is new" is hold by Sanjay Manwani, MySQL Development Director. Watch the organizers website for further updates.
    • LinuxFest Northwest 2016, Bellingham, WA, US (April 23-24, 2016)
    • NEW! JavaScript Unconference, Hamburg, Germany (April 23-24, 2016)
      • Same as in previous years we are supporting and going to attend this "specialized" event. Since it's (un)conference, the topics of talks will be chosen on place by participants. Come to find our MySQL experts there!
  • May 2016
    • NEW! ACOUG Asia Tour - MySQL Taipei (May 9, 2016)
      • All China Oracle User Group is organizing the MySQL Asia Tour on New Features in MySQL 5.7. Find more information at the ACOUG link above.
    • NEW! PHPtek16, St.Louis, US (May 23-27, 2016)
      • Same as in previous years we are going to be part of this show. This year there is a MySQL talk approved on "MySQL JSON Data Type" run by David Stokes, MySQL Community Manager. The talk is scheduled for May 26th @10:30-11:30am.
    • NEW! ContainerDays Boston 2016, Cambridge, US (May 24-25 ,2016)
      • Another (un)conference we are going to attend, this year for the first time. MySQL Community team is going to have a MySQL booth in the expo area, come to find & talk to us there!
    • NEW! MOSC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (May 25-28, 2016)
      • Same as in 2014 we are going to be part of this local OS conference. This year we are going to have a MySQL booth in the expo area and also MySQL session & MySQL workshop. The topics will be announced later on, please watch organizers website or this blog for further details.
  • June 2016
    • NEW! OpenSUSE, Nuremberg, Germany (June 22-26, 2016)
      • Again this year we are going to be part of this SUSE conference, this year we have submitted a MySQL Firewall talk and we hope it will be approved. We have also a MySQL booth where you can find our MySQL experts. Come to talk to us!
    • NEW! Hong Kong OS Conference, Hong Kong (June 24-26, 2016)
      • Again this year we are going to attend this HK Open Source conference. This year we will have 2 MySQL/Oracle sessions & MySQL booth in the expo area. Please watch organizers website for further updates about the talk topics and schedule.

There is more events planned for the second half of the 2016. We will keep you informed or you can check the MySQL Community platform for more information.

Monday Mar 14, 2016

MySQL User Group Turkey - upcoming meeting

we are pleased to invite you to the half day MySQL meeting organized by the MySQL Turkey User Group. Please find more details below:
  • Date: April 7, 2016
  • Place: Bahcesehir University Besiktas (map)
  • Start at 13:30 (for ½ day)
  • Agenda: 
    • 1.Yasin Saygılı, ISV IMC Consultant at Oracle Migration Center --- Key Note Speaker
    • 2.Yiğithan Tavşanoğlu, MySQL UG Turkey Leader --- MySQL Enterprise Backup
    • Break
    • 3.Ömer Faruk Şen, ‎IT Infrastructure and Security Consultant, ‎Serra Bilisim --- Open Source World and MySQL
    • 4.Ali Koyuncu, Partner at Partnerteknoloji --- Cassandra Vs Mysql
    • Break
    • 5.Merve Koc, MySQL Turkey UG --- MySQL JSON Support
Please find more information & register yourself at MySQL UG Turkey page.

Friday Mar 04, 2016

MySQL User Camp, Bangalore India - March 11, 2016

We are happy to announce the upcoming quarterly event "MySQL User Camp, Bangalore" on March 11, 2016, see details below:

 

  • Proposed agenda:
    • Listen to a MySQL Developer talking about "What's New in MySQL-5.7 Security
    • Listen to a MySQL Developer talking about "What's New in MySQL-5.7 Replication"
    • Discussion & interaction with MySQL developers and users
We are looking forward to meeting you on March 11!

Thursday Feb 25, 2016

Learn From MySQL Experts at OTN Virtual Technology Summit

We're excited to participate in upcoming Virtual Technology Summit hosted by Oracle Technology Network, with three MySQL sessions presented by engineers from Oracle's MySQL team:

  • Improve Performance by 3x with MySQL 5.7 - presented by Geir Høydalsvik, Sr. Software Development Director, Oracle
  • Analyze and Tune MySQL Queries for Better Performance - presented by Øystein Grøvlen, Senior Principal Software Engineer, Oracle
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL Database: Discover the New Features - presented by Carlos Proal Aguilar, Principal Software developer, Oracle
Complete agenda and abstracts can be viewed here.

Choose among the three live events, and register for the one that best suits your schedule:

Join us online and take this opportunity to interact with MySQL engineers directly and sharpen your MySQL knowledge. We look forward to meeting you virtually!

Monday Feb 22, 2016

MySQL at PyCon Italia, April 15-17, 2016

We are happy to announce that MySQL team is for the first time part of the PyCon Italia show happening in Florence, Italy on April 15-17, 2016. PyCon Italia is the national conference where professionals, researches and enthusiasts of the python programming language gather together and now MySQL is part of this show!

Marco Carlessi, the MySQL Senior Sales Consultant will be talking about Python and MySQL: how python can help in manage MySQL. His talk is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, 2016, @9:00am, please watch the conference schedule for further changes.

More information & registration »

Thursday Feb 18, 2016

Upcoming MySQL Tech Tours in EMEA

Want to learn how to unleash the power of MySQL 5.7? Oracle’s MySQL team is running a series of Tech Tours across EMEA, join us!

MySQL 5.7 is 3x faster than MySQL 5.6 and improves manageability. Our technical experts will help you understand how to leverage the latest innovations in InnoDB performance & scalability, replication, JSON support, instrumentation with the Performance Schema, GIS, optimizer improvements and more! You’ll also understand how the world’s most popular open source database can help you drive digital transformation initiatives, how to ensure the highest levels of MySQL security leveraging new features & best practices, and you’ll learn how to develop better MySQL applications.

We hope to see you in one of the following locations:


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