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Welcome to the MySQL Newsletter for June 2014. Recently we announced general availability of MySQL Fabric, an open source framework to effectively manage farms of MySQL servers, which simplifies high availability and scalability with MySQL. Learn the essentials of MySQL Fabric in this edition, and start trying out this new release.



Oracle Introduces MySQL Fabric

Oracle recently announced the general availability of MySQL Fabric, an integrated system that makes it simpler to manage groups of MySQL databases. It delivers both high availability—via failure detection and failover—and scalability through automated data sharding.
Read the press release.
Register for the live webcast on June 19, MySQL Fabric—High Availability and Automated Sharding for MySQL.
Read the technical article "MySQL Fabric General Availability—Adding High Availability and Scaling to MySQL."
Download MySQL Fabric.

Register Now for Early Bird Rates at MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2014

Millions of organizations around the world trust MySQL to power their business-critical web, cloud, and embedded applications. Want to learn best practices to develop next-generation applications with MySQL? Joins us at MySQL Central @ OpenWorld from September 29 to October 2 in San Francisco, California. Register before July 18 to enjoy the early bird savings of US$500.
Register for Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
Read more details about MySQL Central @ OpenWorld.

White Paper: MySQL Fabric—A Guide to Managing MySQL High Availability and Scaling Out

MySQL Fabric is built around an extensible and open-source framework for managing farms of MySQL servers. Currently two features have been implemented—high availability and scaling out. These features can be used in isolation or in combination. MySQL Fabric-aware connectors allow transactions and queries to be routed to the correct servers without the need for a proxy node, so operations run as quickly as ever.
Read the white paper.

Blog: Official MySQL Repositories for Debian and Ubuntu

Oracle's MySQL engineering team is delighted to launch our own official MySQL advanced package tool repositories for Debian 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04, and we also offer MySQL Database 5.6 plus the latest MySQL 5.7 development milestone release (DMR). MySQL 5.6 is recommended for production use, while DMRs are for those who want a taste of the latest features. More products are expected to be added in the near future.
Read the blog.

Resource Kit: MySQL Best Practices for Oracle Database Administrators

Are you using both Oracle and MySQL Databases? Discover MySQL best practices for Oracle Database administrators with white papers, case studies, presentations, and webcasts in this resource kit.
Access the resource kit.

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New Generally Available Release: MySQL Utilities 1.4.3

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Utilities.

New Generally Available Release: MySQL Connector/Python 1.2.2

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Connector/Python.

New Release: MySQL Database 5.6.19

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL 5.6.

New Release: MySQL Workbench 6.1.6

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Workbench.

New Release: MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.11

View the complete list of changes.
Download or try MySQL Enterprise Monitor (login required).

Beta Release: MySQL Connector/NET 6.9.1

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Connector/NET 6.9.1 beta.

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MySQL Fabric—High Availability and Automated Sharding for MySQL

Thursday, June 19
9:00 a.m. PT
MySQL Fabric is built around an extensible and open source framework for managing farms of MySQL servers. Currently two features have been implemented—high availability and scaling out. In this webcast you will learn what MySQL Fabric is, what it can achieve, and how it is used—by database administrators, development and operations, and developers. You'll also be exposed to what is happening under the covers. In addition to the presentation, there will be a live, online question and answer session with the engineering team. This is a great opportunity to learn about the latest developments directly from the people building the product.
Register for the webcast.

MySQL in Software as a Service (SaaS): Best Practices, Part II

Thursday, June 26
9:00 a.m. PT
Join MySQL technical expert John Kehoe to learn how to achieve high performance and availability in a clustered environment in Part II of our Best Practices for Using MySQL in SaaS webcast series. John will show you how to maintain service level agreements for a large user base with minimal effort and cost, as well as reviewing MySQL in SaaS and cloud computing, replication, high availability, provisioning, monitoring, resource management, and more.
Register for the webcast.
Watch Part I of the series.

View all the upcoming MySQL webcasts.

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MySQL EXPLAIN, Explained

Upgrading to MySQL 5.6: Best Practices

SQL and NoSQL: The Best of Both Worlds with MySQL Cluster

MySQL in SaaS: Best Practices, Part I

View all the MySQL on-demand webcasts.

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Mysql Enterprise Monitor

Installing MySQL Enterprise Monitor

Learn how you can begin monitoring your MySQL databases in under 10 minutes, using MySQL Enterprise Monitor.

Subscribe to the MySQL YouTube channel and enjoy more tutorials and presentations.

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PlanetMySQL is an aggregation of blogs and news from MySQL developers, users, and employees. It is an excellent source of all things about MySQL, including technical tips and best practices.
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MySQL Soon to Store System Tables in InnoDB

By Morgan Tocker

Triggers—MySQL 5.6 and 5.7

By Dave Stokes

Thanks, Oracle, for Fixing MySQL Bug 69477

By Jeremy Cole

MySQL Enterprise Backup Improved Compression Algorithm in Release 3.10

By Sandeep Sethia

MySQL Fabric: Server Properties and Scaling Out Reads

By Alfrânio Júnior

MySQL 5.7 Improves DML-Oriented Workloads

By Yasufumi Kinoshita

MySQL for Excel New Features: Save and Restore Edit Sessions

By Javier Rivera


By Øystein Grøvlen

Batch Mode and Expired Passwords

By Todd Farmer

Building MySQL with Boost on Windows

By Georgi Kodinov

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MySQL Session at PyCon Singapore—Singapore

June 18–20

MySQL Sessions at SouthEast LinuxFest—Charlotte, North Carolina

June 20–22

MySQL Session at PHP Tour Lyon—Lyon, France

June 23–24

MySQL Cluster Casual Talks #2—Tokyo, Japan

June 25

MySQL Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL—Milan, Italy

July 3

MySQL at COSCUP—Taipei, Taiwan

July 19–20

MySQL Session at Converge 2014—Glasgow, Scotland

August 15–16

MySQL Session at CakeFest 2014—Madrid, Spain

August 21–24

MySQL Booth at Froscon 2014—St. Augustin, Germany

August 23–24

MySQL at Debian Conference 2014—Portland, Oregon

August 23–31

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