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MySQL Wins Once More the Linux Journal Reader’s Choice Award for Best SQL Database in 2012

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MySQL Enterprise Edition

Watch a short video about the benefits and value of MySQL Enterprise Edition.

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New Release of MySQL Community Edition 5.5.29

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Community Edition.

New Release of MySQL Connector/Python1.0.8

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Download MySQL Connector/Python.

New Release of MySQL Workbench 5.2.45

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Download MySQL Workbench.

New Release of MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.2.3

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New Release of MySQL Cluster 7.2.10

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New Release of MySQL Cluster Manager 1.2.2

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A Guide to MySQL for SaaS

This paper examines the software as a service (SaaS) market and the benefits and challenges it presents for both software vendors and users. The paper also reviews key attributes for SaaS adoption and success—availability, performance, security, affordability, manageability, and easy integration—and discusses MySQL’s proven ability to help new and seasoned SaaS vendors meet these criteria and the service level agreements that enforce them.
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MySQL Enterprise Edition Product Guide

MySQL Enterprise Edition includes the most comprehensive set of advanced features, management tools, and technical support to achieve the highest levels of MySQL scalability, security, reliability, and uptime. Discover how you can reduce the risk, cost, and complexity in developing, deploying, and managing business-critical MySQL applications.
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MySQL 5.6: Building the Next Generation of Web/Cloud/SaaS/Embedded Applications and Services

As the world's most popular Web database, MySQL has quickly become the leading cloud database, with most providers offering MySQL-based services. Built to deliver Web-based applications and to scale out, MySQL's architecture and features make the database a great fit to deliver cloud-based applications. This Webcast focuses on the improvements in MySQL 5.6 performance, scalability, and availability that are designed to enable database administrator and developer agility in building the next generation of Web-based applications.

MySQL Replication: Simplifying Scaling and High Availability with Global
Transaction Identifiers

Join MySQL replication developers for a deep dive into the design and implementation of global transaction identifiers (GTIDs) and how they enable users to simplify MySQL scaling and high availability. GTIDs are one of the most significant new replication capabilities in MySQL 5.6—they make it simple to track and compare replication progress between the master and slave servers.

Getting the Best MySQL Performance in Your Products: Part IV, Partitioning

Partitioning can greatly increase the performance of your queries, especially when doing full table scans over large tables. Partitioning is also an excellent way to manage very large tables (100 G or more). It's one of the best ways to build higher performance into your product's embedded or bundled MySQL, particularly for hardware-constrained appliances and devices.

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MySQL and Hadoop Integration—Unlocking New Insight

By Mat Keep

Top Five Developer Enabling Nuggets in MySQL 5.6

By Rob Young

Using the MySQL Script mysqlfailover for Automatic Failover with MySQL 5.6
GTID Replication

By Tony Darnell

How-to Guide for Importing Data from a MySQL Database to Excel Using MySQL
for Excel

By Javier Treviño

Non-Persistent Connection Performance Improvements in 5.6

By Yoshinori Matsunobu

NoSQL Memcached API for MySQL: Latest Updates

By Mat Keep

MySQL Cluster Manager 1.2—Using the New Features

By Andrew Morgan

Favorite MySQL 5.6 Features: An Optimizer Perspective

By Jørgen Løland

Some Sharding Support and Cache Locality Optimization Support for PHP
MySQL Driver

By Ulf Wendel

InnoDB Extended Secondary Keys

By Sergey Glukhov

MySQL 5.6 Delayed Replication—Making a Slave Deliberately Lag Behind a Master

By Tony Darnell

PECL/mysqlnd_ms and the Client Failover Dilemma—Part 1

By Ulf Wendel

MySQL Replication—Multithreaded Slaves (Parallel Event Execution)

By Tony Darnell

Deep Dive into Global Transaction Identifiers and MySQL 5.6—What, Why, and How

By Mat Keep

Retrieving List of MySQL Users and Grants with Perl

By Tony Darnell

Solution for MySQL 5.6 Password Expired, PHP Can’t Connect, Application Stops

By Ulf Wendel

My 18 Favorite MySQL 5.6 Troubleshooting Improvements

By Sveta Smirnova

Repeatable Read Isolation Level in InnoDB—How Consistent Read View Works

By Annamalai Gurusami

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Gain MySQL Database Administrator Skills to Access Top Data Jobs

Perfect your MySQL database administration skills with the authentic MySQL for Database Administrator course.

Troubleshooting MySQL Performance with Sveta Smirnova

Learn how to identify and solve problems within a MySQL database, starting with the basics and working toward more-advanced cases that database administrators usually need years of experience to identify or solve. This seminar also provides in-depth insight into problems concerning performance tuning, and offers instruction on how to identify and resolve database errors and misbehaviors—even in unfamiliar inherited applications and in situations where applications stall.

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FOSDEM—Brussels, Belgium

February 2–3, 2013

MySQL Tech Tour—Istanbul, Turkey

February 5, 2013

Oracle and Zend LAMP Seminar—Milan, Italy

February 15, 2013

MySQL Tech Tour for Software and Hardware Vendors—Arie Petach Tikva, Israel

February 19, 2013

MySQL Tech Tour—Oslo, Norway

February 21, 2013

MySQL Tech Tour—Brussels, Belgium

February 21, 2013

MySQL Tech Tour—Stockholm, Sweden

March 20, 2013

MySQL Tech Tour—Munich, Germany

April 17, 2013

MySQL Tech Tour—Baden, Switzerland

April 24, 2013

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