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Welcome to the MySQL Newsletter for August 2014. MySQL is being used and deployed in many mission-critical applications by all kinds of organizations. In this edition, find out how modern companies such as Booking.com, Dropbox, Twitter, and Coupang are using MySQL to support their IT infrastructures, and get the latest updates about MySQL features, including partitioning and geographical support.



Keynote Announced for MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2014

September 29–October 2, San Francisco
MySQL Central @ OpenWorld is fast approaching. Are you ready? In the “State of the Dolphin” keynote, Edward Screven, Oracle’s chief corporate architect, and Tomas Ulin, vice president of MySQL engineering, address Oracle’s MySQL strategy and the latest MySQL innovations and plans. In addition, you hear directly from key engineering leads at Booking.com, Dropbox, and Twitter to get insights into their MySQL implementations. Reserve your spot and register today.
Register for MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2014.
Check out the sessions at MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2014.

Coupang Delivers 24-Hour Online Shopping Convenience, Increases Customer Satisfaction, and Reduces Maintenance Costs with MySQL Enterprise Edition

Coupang is one of Korea’s leading e-commerce companies. Founded in 2010, Coupang has grown rapidly and now attracts more than 12 million shoppers to its online marketplace each month. To support a massive increase in data traffic on the online shopping network while ensuring high availability and stability, Coupang selected MySQL Enterprise Edition to support its website, resulting in higher customer satisfaction and lower costs.
Read the case study.

Quickpoll: InnoDB Options

Vote in the latest quickpoll and let us know what InnoDB-specific options you are most eager to see made dynamic.
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New Generally Available Release: MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.3

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL for Visual Studio.

New Release: MySQL Database 5.6.20

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Database.

New Release: MySQL Utilities 1.4.4

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Utilities.

Release Candidate: MySQL Connector/NET 6.9.2

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Partitioning MySQL: When, Why, and How

Tuesday, August 19, 9:00 a.m. PT
Partitioning in MySQL can dramatically improve the performance and scaling of your MySQL database; it can also cause heartaches and pain if implemented incorrectly. Join MySQL expert and technical consultant Tony Holmes for this practical webcast and learn when and how to partition MySQL correctly to greatly improve your application's performance and lower the load on your system.
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in MySQL 5.7 for Web and Mobile Applications

Wednesday, August 20, 9:00 a.m. PT
With the ubiquity of GPS-enabled devices and the advent of the Internet of Things, application developers should understand how they can incorporate geographic information into their data sets and use that information to provide useful features to end users. Starting in MySQL 5.7, we provide you with the tools necessary to meet these new challenges and successfully develop GIS-enabled mobile and web applications. Join this live webcast to learn more.
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View all the upcoming MySQL webcasts.

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Discover the Latest MySQL Cluster Developments

Using MySQL in the Cloud

MySQL Fabric: High Availability and Automated Sharding for MySQL

Oracle Big Data SQL: Connect All Your Data

View all the MySQL on-demand webcasts.

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MySQL Enterprise Monitor

MySQL Enterprise Monitor: Integration with Your Private Cloud and DevOps Environments

Watch the video and learn how you can use MySQL Enterprise Monitor to easily monitor MySQL assets in a private cloud or automated DevOps environments.

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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Testing MySQL Repository Packages: How We Make Sure They Work for You

By Ramana Yeruva and Yngve Svendsen

Beyond the FRM: Ideas for a Native MySQL Data Dictionary

By Morgan Tocker

Oracle LAMP: MySQL 5.6.20 and Oracle Linux DTrace

By Wim Coekaerts

Basic Windows MySQL Installation Without Installer

By Shane Bester

MySQL for Visual Studio: How to Use the MySQL Windows Forms Project Wizard

By Fernando Gonzalez

MySQL Connector/Python v2.0.0 Alpha

By Geert Vanderkelen

Changes in MySQL 5.6.20

By Dave Stokes

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MySQL at Tesora OpenStack Trove Day—Boston, Massachusetts

August 19

Helsinki MySQL User Group Meeting—Helsinki, Finland

August 20

MySQL Sessions at LinuxCon North America—Chicago, Illinois

August 20–22

Swedish MySQL User Group (SMUG) Meeting—Stockholm, Sweden

August 21

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

MySQL Tech Tour: Out of the Box MySQL High Availability, Performance, and Scalability—Linlithgow, Scotland

September 10

MySQL at FossetCon—Orlando, Florida

September 11–13

MySQL at Kiwi PyCon 2014—Wellington, New Zealand

September 12–14

MySQL at PyCon Japan—Tokyo, Japan

September 12–15

MySQL Session at Ruby Kaigi—Tokyo, Japan

September 18–20

MySQL Booth and Sessions at Malaysia Open Source Conference 2014—Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

September 24–25

MySQL Booth at SymfonyLive London 2014—London, UK

September 25–26

PyCon India—Bangalore, India

September 26–28

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld—San Francisco, California

September 29–October 2

MySQL Session and Booth at DrupalCon Amsterdam—Amsterdam, Netherlands

September 29–October 3

MySQL Booth at All Your Base—Oxford, UK

October 17

MySQL Tech Tour: Out of the Box MySQL High Availability, Performance and Scalability—London, UK

October 22

MySQL Sessions at ZendCon 2014—Santa Clara, California

October 27–30

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