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Welcome to the MySQL Newsletter for December 2014. Looking back at 2014, the MySQL community continued to build a strong ecosystem with abundant product releases, expanded use cases, and numerous live and online events where ideas and experiences were shared. We look forward to even more exciting news in 2015!



Announcing Official MySQL Repositories for SUSE Linux

Since we launched the official MySQL repositories for Linux a little over a year ago, the offering has grown steadily. Following initial support for the Yum-based family of Red Hat, Fedora, and Oracle Linux, we added APT repositories for Debian and Ubuntu in late spring. In parallel, we are continuously adding more and more MySQL products to each of these repositories. Now, we are happy to announce that we are launching official MySQL repositories for SUSE Linux.
Read the announcement.

Database Journal: An Overview of the MySQL Performance Schema

The MySQL Performance Schema feature is a tool for monitoring MySQL server execution at a low level. It was initially implemented in MySQL 5.5 and further improved for MySQL 5.6.
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Resource Kit: Save Up to 90 Percent with MySQL on Windows

How can you achieve up to 90 percent database TCO savings over Microsoft SQL Server? Check out the resource kit to discover best practices and tools to make the most of MySQL on Windows, and see for yourself how much you can save in your own environment using MySQL.
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New Release: MySQL Database 5.6.22

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Database.

New Release: MySQL Cluster 7.4.2 Development Milestone Release (DMR)

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Cluster.

New Release: MySQL Workbench 6.2.4

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Workbench.

New Release: MySQL Utilities 1.5.3

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Utilities.

New Release: MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.17

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

New Release: MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.11.1

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

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What's New in MySQL 5.7

Wednesday, December 17, 9 a.m. PT (available on demand after this date)
MySQL keeps getting better with new features that enhance performance and manageability. Do you want to better understand the roadmap for MySQL 5.7? Join us for a look at the big picture and get a glimpse of what's coming in a walkthrough of the latest MySQL 5.7 features.
Register for the webcast.

MySQL Performance Demystified: Tuning and Best Practices for Developers and DBAs

Thursday, December 18, 9 a.m. PT
MySQL performance is continuously and rapidly improving, and understanding how MySQL works internally and its configuration settings can help you make major improvements to your system. In this technical webcast, MySQL Performance Architect Dimitri Kravtchuk will provide MySQL and InnoDB performance tuning best practices, and explain the main performance improvements achieved in MySQL 5.5, MySQL 5.6, and MySQL 5.7 development milestone releases.
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The MySQL SYS Schema

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 9 a.m. PT
The Performance Schema feature is an amazing resource for runtime instrumentation within MySQL. A lot of information is available, but sometimes it is hard to distill. The new MySQL SYS schema builds on both the performance_schema and INFORMATION_SCHEMA databases, exposing a set of views, functions, and procedures modeled directly for many day-to-day administrator tasks, using the wealth of Performance Schema data. Join this webcast for an in-depth look at the many different development and administration use cases the new SYS schema can now satisfy.
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MySQL Security: Use Cases and Patterns

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 9 a.m. PT
Join this technical webcast and see how you can use new and existing MySQL security features to protect your data. You'll not only learn about the new security features, you'll also understand how to implement them together as a coordinated solution within your organization. With the new MySQL Enterprise Encryption you have more options to secure your data than ever before and to protect your databases against both external threats and internal misuse of information.
Register for the webcast.

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MySQL Replication: What's New in MySQL 5.7 and Beyond

Get the Most of MySQL on Windows

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Planet MySQL

Planet MySQL 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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Discussing the innodb_log_block_size Variable

By Chris Calendar

MySQL SYS Schema First Steps

By Dave Stokes

Security Improvements in MySQL 5.7

By Gregory Steulet

MySQL 5.7: only_full_group_by Improved, Enabled by Default!

By Guilhem Bichot

Thanks, Oracle, For Fixing the Dangerous SET GLOBAL sql_log_bin!

By Jeremy Cole

Proposal to Deprecate collation_database and character_set_database Settings

By Morgan Tocker

A MySQL Enterprise Monitor Query Analyzer Walkthrough

By Matt Lord

Use MySQL for Visual Studio in Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition

By Gab Martinez

The Story of One Contribution

By Dmitry Lenev

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