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Welcome to the Oracle Information InDepth Newsletter: MySQL Edition for February 2013. We’re excited to announce the general availability of MySQL 5.6, with lots of improvements and highly anticipated features. In this newsletter you can find many technical articles and white papers detailing the enhancements we’ve made. Don’t forget to check out the list of upcoming events to see if the MySQL experts at Oracle are coming to a city near you.

NEWS

Oracle Announces General Availability of MySQL 5.6

MySQL 5.6 is the result of Oracle's continued investment in MySQL, adding improvements to performance, InnoDB, replication, instrumentation, and flexibility. Its new, advanced feature set is designed to enable those who are building the next generation of Web, embedded, and cloud-based applications and services.
Read the press release.
Attend the live Webcast “MySQL 5.6 Technology Update” on February 14.
Read the white paper “DBA and Developer Guide: What’s New in MySQL 5.6.”
Download MySQL 5.6 today.

Virtual Developer Day: MySQL

Americas Event: Tuesday, March 12, 9:00 a.m. PT to 1:00 p.m. PT
EMEA Event: Tuesday, March 19, 9:00 GMT to 13:00 GMT
Virtual Developer Day: MySQL is a one-stop shop for you to learn all the essential MySQL skills. Offering a combination of presentations and hands-on labs, you’ll have the opportunity to practice in your own environment and sharpen your skills to develop and manage your MySQL deployment and applications.
Learn more and register for the Virtual Developer Day: MySQL.

New Quick Poll: What Are Your Favorite New Features in MySQL 5.6?

MySQL 5.6 GA comes with many highly anticipated features. Tell us your favorites.
Take the quick poll.

MySQL 5.6: Best Open Source Products of 2012

MySQL 5.6 was again selected by CRN as one of the 10 best open source products in 2012, for its faster performance, scalability, reliability, and manageability.
Read the article.

Free MySQL Health Check

The MySQL Health Check provides a technical review and recommendations to optimize your database deployment. A MySQL technician will work closely with your team to deploy the MySQL enterprise monitor and review alerts and advisors to optimize schema, server configuration, queries, and replication. This will maximize performance, scalability, availability, and security.
Learn more and register for MySQL Health Check.

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PRODUCT RELEASES

New Release of MySQL Community Edition 5.6.10—Generally Available

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Database.


New Release of MySQL Community Edition 5.5.30

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Database.


New Release of MySQL Workbench 5.2.46

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Workbench.

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WHITE PAPERS

DBA and Developer Guide: What's New in MySQL 5.6

MySQL 5.6 is the best release ever of the world's most popular open source database. It provides a new, advanced feature set designed to enable those who are building the next generation of Web-based and embedded applications and services. This white paper provides a guided tour through key features and enhancements and provides examples and resources for drilling into the complete technical and implementation details.


MySQL Replication: An Introduction

This white paper describes how MySQL replication enables the largest Web, cloud, mobile, and social applications to scale out on commodity hardware, while reducing the risk of downtime. Topics include replication concepts, use cases, topologies, monitoring and management, and feature enhancements in
MySQL 5.6.


MySQL Replication Tutorial: Configuration, Provisioning, and Management

In this white paper, you’ll get practical examples and best practices for building highly available services using MySQL replication, including configuring and provisioning MySQL replication, migrating to semisynchronous replication, and administering and troubleshooting MySQL replication.

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CASE STUDIES

Tecnotree Empowers Communications Service Providers with Embedded MySQL

Tecnotree helps communications service providers transform their business into a marketplace of digital services. With more than 1,100 telecom experts, Tecnotree relies on MySQL to serve more than 100 service providers in more than 70 countries.

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LIVE WEBCASTS

MySQL 5.6 Technology Update

Thursday, February 14
10:00 a.m. PT
Join us for this live Webcast and learn the latest features and improvements in MySQL 5.6 general availability release, directly from Tomas Ulin, vice president of MySQL Engineering at Oracle, and Rob Young, product management director at Oracle.
Register for the Webcast.


MySQL Security Enhancements and Important Security Tips for ISVs and OEMs

Thursday, February 21
4:00 p.m. CET / 10:00 a.m. ET
The data generated by your application may be one of your customers’ most valued assets. Keeping their data safe and compliant with standards such as HiPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and PCI Data Security has been made easier with three recently released MySQL security capabilities: MySQL enterprise security, MySQL enterprise audit, and new password management capabilities in MySQL 5.6. Attend this Webcast and learn practical tips on using these features.
Register for this Webcast.


MySQL 5.6 Performance and Scalability—Spanish

Thursday, February 28
3:00 p.m. PT
MySQL 5.6, the latest version of the most popular open source database, brings considerable improvements in performance and scalability. Join this free webinar and learn from our experts how to tune your database and take full advantage of the new functionality in MySQL.
Register for this Webcast.


Virtual Developer Day: MySQL

Americas Event: Tuesday, March 12, 9:00 a.m. PT to 1:00 p.m. PT
EMEA Event: Tuesday, March 19, 9:00 GMT to 13:00 GMT
Virtual Developer Day: MySQL is a one-stop shop for you to learn all the essential MySQL skills. Offering a combination of presentations and hands-on labs, you’ll have the opportunity to practice in your own environment and sharpen your skills to develop and manage your MySQL deployment and applications.
Learn more and register for the Virtual Developer Day: MySQL.

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ON DEMAND WEBCASTS

What’s New MySQL Connector/.NET 6.6


MySQL on Windows: Reducing Costs with the New Migration Wizard


Top 10 MySQL Tips and Mistakes for PHP Developers


View all the MySQL on demand Webcasts.

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BLOGOSPHERE

PlanetMySQL

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.
Visit the blog.
Submit your blog feed.


MySQL Performance: MySQL 5.6 GA -vs- MySQL 5.5 @32cores

by Dimitri Kravtchuk


MySQL 5.6 Performance Schema is GA

by Marc Alff


New EXPLAIN Features in MySQL 5.6—FORMAT=JSON Actually Adds More Information

by Sheeri Cabral


Using MySQL Utilities Workbench Script mysqldbcompare to Compare Two Databases in Replication

by Tony Darnell


1.5x …9x Faster Queries with PHP and MySQL 5.6, Really?

by Ulf Wendel


MySQL 5.6 Adds Connection Attributes

by Baron Schwartz

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STAY IN TOUCH

Receive the latest MySQL updates and interact with the MySQL community.

Read Oracle's MySQL Blog

Join MySQL on Facebook

Follow MySQL on Twitter

Listen to MySQL Podcasts

Subscribe to the MySQL YouTube Channel

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EVENTS

Seminar: How to Improve Efficiency and Reduce TCO with the LAMP Stack—Milan, Italy

February 15


MySQL Tech Tour for Software and Hardware Vendors: Improving Your Products with New MySQL Features and Faster Performance—Arie Petach Tikva, Israel

February 19


Helsinki MySQL User Group Meetup—Helsinki, Finland

February 19


MySQL Tech Tour: From the Web to the Cloud—Oslo, Norway

February 21


MySQL Tech Tour: From the Web to the Cloud—Brussels, Belgium

February 21


MySQL Community Day at South California Linux Expo—Los Angeles, California

February 22


MySQL Seminars at German Oracle User Group—Munich, Germany

February 27


MySQL and Java Seminar at Austrian Oracle User Group—Vienna, Austria

February 28


MySQL at Midwest PHP Conference—St. Paul, Minnesota

March 2–3


MySQL Tech Tour: From the Web to the Cloud—Stockholm, Sweden

March 20


MySQL Tech Tour for Software and Hardware Vendors: Improving Your Products with New MySQL Features and Faster Performance—Moscow, Russia

March 21


MySQL Tech Tour: From the Web to the Cloud—Paris, France

March 26


MySQL Tech Tour: From the Web to the Cloud—Munich, Germany

April 17


MySQL at Norway Oracle User Group Conference—Oslo, Norway

April 17–20


MySQL Tech Tour: From the Web to the Cloud—Baden, Switzerland

April 24


Find a MySQL event near you.


Find an Oracle event near you.

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TRAINING

New MySQL Administrator Training on MySQL 5.6

Get the most out of the great new release, MySQL 5.6, by taking the MySQL for Database Administrators training course. During this five-day instructor-led course you configure replication between multiple instances, design advanced replication topologies, and recover from replication, network, or hardware failure taking advantage of MySQL 5.6 replication performance.


Optimize MySQL Performance with Authentic MySQL Training

MySQL Database provides top-level performance. Here are two courses to help you get the most out of your MySQL system, including the one-day seminar, Troubleshooting MySQL Performance with Sveta Smirnova, and the four-day MySQL Performance Tuning course.


Take MySQL Cluster Training to Meet Database Challenges

This three-day, instructor-led class provides you with a full understanding of cluster concepts and internals, and explains how to properly install, configure, and manage MySQL Cluster nodes to ensure high availability. Take the authentic MySQL Cluster training to meet database challenges of next-generation Web, cloud, and communication services with uncompromising scalability, uptime, and agility.

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DOWNLOADS

Download MySQL Community Edition

Try MySQL Enterprise Edition

Download MySQL Cluster

Download MySQL Workbench

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