Tuesday Jun 16, 2015

20 Years with MySQL - 20% Off Discount Packages Available


Written by Antoinette O'Sullivan, MySQL Curriculum Manager

MySQL's first release was 20 years ago. And now the most popular open source database is used by a huge number of individuals and companies across the globe.

Join Us - Celebrate 20 years of MySQL

If you're a MySQL expert, you can improve your knowledge by earning a MySQL Certification.

Purchase one of Oracle University's Discount Value Packages to get 20% off the price of a Live Virtual Class, plus a certification.

MySQL Database Administrator Certification Discount Package - MySQL for Database Administrators training course + Oracle Certified Professional MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator certification exam

MySQL Developer Certification Discount Package - MySQL for Developers training course + Oracle Certified Professional MySQL 5.6 Developer certification exam

Oracle certifications validate your knowledge to current and potential employers, while helping you stand out in a competitive job marketplace. MySQL certifications signify that you're an expert; to pass one of these certification exams, you must spend time preparing.

MySQL certifications have been created by MySQL engineers and technical consultants with 10 or more years of experience working with MySQL users.

By earning an Oracle MySQL certification, you are measuring and validating yourself against a serious bank of MySQL knowledge.

How to Prepare for a MySQL Certification Exam

1. Go to the web page for the certification you are preparing for:

2. Click on the "Exam Topics" tab to view subjects that will be covered on the exam. You can take a self-assessment to determine your knowledge gaps. These are the areas you need to concentrate on during your preparation.

3. Click on the "Exam Preparation" tab. You will see the recommended training and additional resources, including the MySQL Reference Manual.

4. In addition to the Recommended Training course(s), your exam preparation plan must include significant hands-on practice or on-the-job experience performing the tasks described on the Exam Topics tab. Oracle University courses may not cover all exam topics; an integrated exam preparation approach is recommended.

For more information about the authentic MySQL Curriculum, visit http://education.oracle.com/mysql.

Thursday Jan 29, 2015

It's A New Year - Take Advantage of What MySQL Has To Offer

Written by Diana Gray, Senior Principal Curriculum Product Manager

If you've been thinking about migrating to the cloud in this year, here's another area Oracle has worked to simplify – making it even easier to get up to speed!

Now is the time to develop the skills you need.

MySQL: Simplified Management Capability

Oracle is helping customers simplify management of complex IT environments by extending Oracle Enterprise Manager capabilities to MySQL databases.

With this new offering, customers can manage complex deployments of Oracle technologies that include MySQL, either on-premises or in a cloud.

Existing users of Oracle Enterprise Manager can now easily add MySQL to their environments and gain the skills they need by taking Oracle training courses.

MySQL: A Natural Choice for the Cloud

MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database.

With its proven ease-of-use, performance, reliability and scalability, MySQL has become the leading database choice for Web-based applications, used by high profile web properties including:

  • Google
  • Yahoo!
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Wikipedia

This list also includes thousands of mid-sized companies.

MySQL’s leadership for web-based applications created the foundation for MySQL to become ubiquitous in the cloud. The vast majority of cloud computing providers either offer MySQL-based services or deliver offerings integrating with MySQL.

MySQL Training from the Source to Support your Migration to the Cloud

Oracle University provides expert-developed training options to ensure you get the most out of MySQL when moving to the Cloud.

Featured Training and Certification Options:

MySQL for Database Administrators

·   MySQL for Database Administrators

·   Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator Certification

MySQL for Developers

·   MySQL for Developers

·   Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.6 Developer Certification

Thursday Sep 18, 2014

MySQL Cluster - What You Need To Know

Written by Diana Gray, Principal Curriculum Product Manager, Oracle University

Did You Know?

MySQL Cluster automatically shards data across data nodes on separate hosts which means that your database performance scales naturally as you add more nodes.

Data nodes belong to node groups that replicate data internally so that if one data node fails, another data node carries on working with a copy of the failed node's data. This ensures high availability as well as scalability.

Data nodes can run on commodity hardware, and have very few requirements.

This means that it is possible to create large-scale clusters on relatively inexpensive computers, and it is simple to extend a running cluster by adding data nodes while the cluster is operational.

For example, in a simple cluster you can add a new data node to the cluster by copying a single binary to the new host and executing it with an option that refers to the cluster's management node. You can redistribute data among the new node groups with a single command, and from that point on the cluster automatically distributes data among all of the data nodes.

If your clustered database becomes too large to be contained in the memory of a single node group, you can add additional nodes (and therefore node groups).

MySQL Cluster distributes data between node groups, so that each node group contains a fraction of the overall database. This means that if you have four node groups in your cluster, each node group holds approximately one quarter of the cluster's data and responds to roughly one quarter of the cluster's row requests.

As your requirements grow (data or throughput), you can add more node groups to scale the database without making any changes to your existing applications.

You can back up the entire cluster's data on all data nodes with a single START BACKUP command issued on the management node. MySQL Cluster Manager makes it easy to start and stop an entire cluster.

You can reconfigure all data nodes in the cluster with a single command that not only changes the setting but also restarts each node in turn without bringing down the cluster.

To find out more about MySQL Cluster, take the new MySQL Cluster training course.

This MySQL Cluster training teaches you how to install and configure a real-time database cluster at the core of your application. Expert instructors will teach you how to design and maintain your clusters for high availability and scalability by using MySQL Cluster's open-source and enterprise components.

This 4-day training course is a must for those who want to learn about MySQL Cluster. You'll not only learn about the concepts and features; you'll also get extensive hands-on experience. You can follow this training course from your own desk via a Live Virtual Class or by attending class at an education center. 

Get more information about the MySQL curriculum

Friday Aug 29, 2014

Rely on MySQL as your Embedded Database

Written by Diana Gray, Principal Curriculum Product Manager, Oracle University


MySQL is an excellent choice for a low cost embedded database. 

Over 3,000 ISVs, OEMs and VARs choose MySQL for this purpose and benefit from significant cost savings when compared to using a competing database product. MySQL enables the cost-effective delivery of reliable, high-performance and scalable web-based and embedded database applications.

Now you can benefit from targeted training that will cover advanced features, management tools and technical knowledge needed to develop, deploy and manage your MySQL applications.

Experience the following benefits: 

  • Low-cost, with features that ensure costs of goods sold remains low throughout and application's lifecycle.
  • Cross platform flexibility, with support for over 20 platforms. This provides the freedom to ship products on multiple hardware and operating system combinations in more markets.
  • High performance, reliability and scalability to meet the requirements of the most demanding applications, including Telco and Network Management. Includes a full-featured RDBMS to make products more competitive as customers' data needs inevitably increase.
  • Ease-of-use, with fast installation, configuration and integration so developers can focus on application development, reducing costs and time to market.
The MySQL for Developers training course teaches you how to plan, design and implement applications using MySQL. Expert Oracle University instructors teach you through realistic examples, interactive instruction and hands-on exercises.

  • This course teaches you how the "libmysqld" library is effectively a MySQL server in its own right. It is shipped as part of the standard MySQL installation. Developers with C/C++ ability can embed this library easily within their applications. It can do most of what a standard client/server installation can do, with notable exceptions being the lack of replication capability and a limit on the number of simultaneous client connections. 
Find out more about using embedded database in MySQL by downloading this white paper: "Guide to MySQL as an Embedded Database."

Tuesday Apr 29, 2014

DBA and Developer Guide to MySQL


Written by Diana Gray, Principal Curriculum Product Manager, Oracle University

MySQL is the most trusted and depended-on open source database platform in use today. 9 out of the 10 most popular and highly-trafficked websites in the world rely on MySQL, primarily due to its ubiquity across heterogeneous platform and application stacks.

MySQL is well-known for its performance, reliability and ease of use. MySQL 5.6 builds on the momentum by delivering across the board improvements that enable innovative DBA and developers to create and deploy the next generation of web, embedded and Cloud/SaaS/DaaS applications on the latest generation of development frameworks and hardware platforms. 

Building the Next Generation of Web Applications and Services

At a glance, MySQL 5.6 is simply a better MySQL, with improvements that enhance every functional area of the database kernel, including:

  • Improved InnoDB storage engine for better transactional throughput.
  • Improved Optimizer for better query execution times and diagnostics.
  • Better application availability with online DDL/schema changes.
  • Better developer agility with NoSQL Access, with Memcached API to InnoDB.
  • Improved replication for high performance, self-healing distributed deployments.
  • Improved security for worry-free application deployments.
  • Improved performance schema for better instrumentation.
MySQL Course and Certification Exam Releases

The MySQL for Database Administrator and MySQL for Developers course releases are aligned with newly GA release of MySQL 5.6 Developer and MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator OCP certification exams.

Invest in hands-on training and study to pass certification exams that will validate your expertise.

Monday Nov 11, 2013

New MySQL 5.6 Developer Certification and Training

For those of you who work with MySQL, we've got some great news for you!

A wide range of Oracle MySQL teams, including training, engineering, sales consulting and members of MySQL Support, collected content for the new MySQL 5.6 Developer Certification exam. These team members assist developers and DBAs with MySQL questions on a daily basis. They understand what developers need to know to successfully develop applications against MySQL Server 5.6.

The MySQL 5.6 Developer Certification Exam details are listed here

Naturally, this certification process covers the same ground as Oracle's MySQL Training for Developers course, making it ideal for reviewing topics to help you pass the exam. More importantly, you will learn how to develop successful applications that use MySQL Server 5.6 as a data store. 

-Diana Gray, Principal Curriculum Project Manager, Oracle University

Tuesday Jul 16, 2013

Register Now for the MySQL Connect Conference & Save $500 – September 21 – 23, San Francisco



The MySQL Connect Conference will take place September 21-23 in San Francisco. If you register for MySQL Connect by July 19th, you can save US$500 off the onsite price. Hear expert keynote speakers, participate in hands-on labs and tutorials, network with other MySQL professionals and more.

Oracle University also offers MySQL training that helps you develop the necessary skills to:

  • Install, upgrade and configure MySQL.
  • Evaluate data types and character sets for performance issues.
  • Understand the use of the InnoDB storage engine with MySQL.
  • Perform backup and restore operations.
  • Use MySQL tools to connect to databases.
  • Examine database structure and contents.
  • Generate database structure diagrams.
  • Execute complex queries.

Oracle University MySQL Courses

  • MySQL for Beginners: Learn all of the basics of SQL and relational databases, using MySQL as a teaching tool.
  • MySQL for Database Administrators: This course is for DBAs and other database professionals who want to install and configure the MySQL Server, set up replication and security, perform database backups and performance tuning and protect MySQL databases.
  • MySQL Performance Tuning: Learn practical, safe and highly-efficient ways to optimize performance for the MySQL Server.
  • MySQL Cluster: Learn how to properly install, configure and manage the cluster nodes to ensure high availability.
  • MySQL for Developers: Develop the knowledge and skills needed to write applications with the MySQL database server.

Learn more about how MySQL Database Administration training and certifications can help you master complex features and functions you'll use in your daily job, while giving you an edge in a competitive IT marketplace.

-Diana Gray, Oracle University Principal Curriculum Product Manager 

Thursday Jun 13, 2013

Calling all Java & PHP Developers! Explore the MySQL Database

In the development world, sharpening and expanding your technical skills is the key to finding new opportunities in your field. If you're a Java or PHP Developer who is looking to build upon your skill set, Oracle University can help you do just that.

By enrolling in the MySQL for Developers course, you will:

  • Use MySQL tools to connect to databases.
  • Learn to execute complex queries through a combination of hands-on instruction and interactive exercises.
  • Elevate your skill set and become more marketable to current and potential employers.

Sound interesting? Check out Oracle's MySQL Blog to learn more about this beneficial 5-day course.

-Breanne Cooley, Oracle University Web Content Strategist

Tuesday Mar 26, 2013

Why You Should Know and Use MySQL


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MySQL is the world's most popular open source database. Whether you're a fast growing web property, technology ISV or large enterprise, MySQL can help you deliver high performance, scalable database applications in a cost-effective manner.

MySQL Courses from Oracle University Have a Proven Track Record

To make the MySQL Database even better, the MySQL Curriculum team works with MySQL Product Managers to bring you the most insightful and relevant information about the latest features being developed. By taking validated MySQL training from the source, you'll acquire the skills you need to administer or develop on MySQL.

Most Popular MySQL Courses Oracle University Offers:

  • MySQL for Beginners: If you're starting out with MySQL, start here to gain essential skills using the MySQL database. NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

  • MySQL for Database Administrators: This is a core course for DBAs who want to install and configure the MySQL Server, set up replication and security, perform database backups and performance tuning and protect MySQL databases. NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

  • MySQL for Developers: In this course, innovative developers will learn how to create and deploy the next generation of Web, embedded and cloud/SaaS/DaaS applications using MySQL. You'll perform lab work with Java and PHP, connect to MySQL databases and execute queries and stored routines.
  • MySQL Performance Tuning: Raise your level of performance tuning skills with MySQL. This course teaches you how to manage, optimize and tune a MySQL Server. NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

Why Stop There? Get MySQL Certified with Oracle University

CNN Money's Best Jobs in America survey cited that almost two-thirds of IT hiring managers indicate that they highly value certifications in validating IT skills and expertise. Taking MySQL training from Oracle University will help provide you with the training you need to prepare to earn a number of Oracle MySQL Certifications.

Oracle certifications are highly recognized by the industry and are designed to help you get the credentials you need to better meet the growing needs of your employer and customers.

View available MySQL Certifications for DBAs and Developers to get started. 

If you're thinking about pursuing a certification, along with one of our training courses, consider purchasing a MySQL Certification Discount Package and save up to 20%! 

-Diana Gray, Oracle University Principal Curriculum Product Manager

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