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Welcome to the Oracle Information InDepth Newsletter: MySQL Edition for December 2013. We recently announced the availability of the MySQL 5.7.3 Development Milestone Release (DMR), offering further improvements in performance, optimizer, InnoDB, replication, and more. Learn more details in this edition and try it out.


MySQL 5.7.3 DMR Is Available

Oracle has announced that the MySQL 5.7.3 DMR is now available for download at With the InnoDB Memcached plugin, MySQL 5.7.3 achieves even higher performance, enabling more than 1 million queries per second. In addition, MySQL 5.7.3 includes enhancements in optimizer, InnoDB, performance schema, replication, security, and partitioning. Download it today and try out the new features.
Read the blog entry “MySQL 5.7.3 Milestone Release Is Available.”
Read the blog entry “MySQL Performance: More Than 1M QPS with InnoDB Memcached Plugin in MySQL 5.7.”
Download MySQL 5.7.3.

Customer Highlight: ContactLab Extends Commitment to MySQL

Since 2009, digital direct marketing provider ContactLab has relied on MySQL to strengthen the data management of e-mail and SMS campaigns. To help ensure that the company can continue to benefit from the high-performing, secure, and reliable database infrastructure it needs for ongoing innovation, ContactLab has standardized on MySQL Enterprise Edition.
Read the press release.

White Paper: Top 10 Reasons to Choose MySQL for Online Retail

The retail sector has undergone a colossal evolution in the past decade as new technologies have redefined the way people shop. In this white paper, we will first briefly consider the growth of online retail and web influenced sales, as well as the vital role technology is now playing in driving sales. We will then focus on the top 10 reasons to choose MySQL to power online retail applications.
Read the white paper.

How Complex Is Your Tech? 18 Questions to Find Out.

Take Oracle’s online self-assessment test to find out how complex your IT environment is. At the end of this 18-question survey, you’ll get a free, customized report that ranks your organization compared to a typical company, along with recommendations to simplify IT and drive innovation.
Take the self-assessment.

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DMR: MySQL Database 5.7.3

View the complete list of changes.
Download the MySQL 5.7 DMR.

New Release: MySQL Database 5.6.15

View the complete list of changes.
Download the MySQL 5.6 generally available release.

New Release: MySQL Cluster 7.3.3

View the complete list of changes and new features.
Download MySQL Cluster.

New Release: MySQL Workbench 6.0.8

View the complete list of changes and new features.
Download MySQL Workbench.

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Automated Sharding and High Availability with MySQL Fabric

Tuesday, December 17
10:00 a.m. PT
MySQL fabric is an open-source solution recently released as an early access feature by the MySQL engineering team at Oracle. It helps make horizontal scale-out through sharding more accessible to users with growing data management requirements. This integrated framework supports the management of large farms of MySQL servers, and includes support for sharding and high availability. This session will help you understand how to leverage MySQL fabric to address your scaling needs.
Register for the webcast.

What’s New in MySQL 5.7?

Wednesday, December 18
9:00 a.m. PT
The MySQL 5.7 DMR delivers major performance improvements, faster connectivity, higher query and transaction throughput, increased replication speed, memory and lock instrumentation, and other new features and enhancements. Join this technical webcast to learn what’s new in MySQL 5.7 and get the latest information.
Register for the webcast.

View all the upcoming MySQL webcasts.

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Lower Product Risk and Costs with MySQL Enterprise Monitor—for Software and Hardware Vendors

MySQL Replication: Discover What’s New

View all the MySQL on-demand webcasts.

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MySQL Connect

Watch the highlights of the MySQL Connect 2013 Keynote: The State of the Dolphin and learn about the latest MySQL product updates. The full-length video is also available here.

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 information about MySQL, including technical tips and best practices.
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Help Shape the Future of SHOW ENGINE INNODB MUTEX

By Morgan Tocker

How Do You Use mysqldump?

By Morgan Tocker

What SQL Is Running in MySQL

By Ronald Bradford

OurSQL Episode 163: Moving Along—MySQL Migration Wizard

By Gerry Narvaja and Sheeri Cabral

How to: Using Replication and Load Balancing with MySQL Connector/NET

By Roberto Garcia

How to Make an Efficient Scalable Key Lookup Engine of MySQL Cluster

By Mikael Ronström

The Importance of Multisource Replication

By Daniël van Eeden

Next Madrid MySQL Users Group Meeting to Take Place on 16 January 2014

By Simon Mudd

MySQL Enterprise Backup Integration with MySQL Workbench

By Sanjay Manwani

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MySQL at Ski PHP Conference—Salt Lake City, Utah

January 17–18, 2014

MySQL at FOSDEM 2014—Brussels, Belgium

February 1–2, 2014

MySQL at SunshinePHP Conference—Miami, Florida

February 6–8, 2014

MySQL at SCaLE 12x—Los Angeles, California

February 21–23, 2014

MySQL at PHP UK Conference 2014—London, United Kingdom

February 21–22, 2014

MySQL at ConFoo 2014—Montreal, Canada

February 24–28, 2014

Find a MySQL event near you.

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Time Is Running Out to Take Beta MySQL Certification Exams

You have until December 21, 2013 to take the new MySQL 5.6 Certification exams in the beta phase, and get a full-fledged certification at a much-reduced price. For example, the cost is US$50 in the United States or €39 in the Euro Zone.

Get Started on MySQL with Oracle Training

Do you have basic computer literacy skills? If so, you can take the first step to using MySQL, the world’s most popular open-source database, by taking the MySQL for Beginners course. View the schedule and locations of upcoming in-class training. You can also take the course as a live-virtual event or training-on-demand offering.

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