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Welcome to the Oracle Information InDepth Newsletter: MySQL Edition for May 2013. We recently announced the second development milestone release of MySQL Cluster 7.3, including feature enhancements to increase developer flexibility and simplicity. Also announced was the MySQL Applier for Hadoop feature, which enables replication of events from MySQL to Hadoop. Learn more about new MySQL functionalities in this edition.



Increasing Developer Flexibility and Simplicity with the MySQL Cluster 7.3 Development Milestone Release

The Oracle MySQL team is excited to announce the immediate availability of the second MySQL Cluster 7.3 development milestone release (DMR). In addition to the major engineering achievement of adding foreign keys, MySQL Cluster 7.3 DMR includes NoSQL JavaScript connector for Node.js, MySQL 5.6 support, connection thread scalability, and an auto installer. Read the articles to learn more and download it now.
Read the article: “MySQL Cluster 7.3 DMR2: Increasing Developer Flexibility and Agility.”
Read the tutorial: “NoSQL JavaScript Connector for Node.js.”
Download the MySQL Cluster 7.3.1 development milestone release.

MySQL Applier for Hadoop

To support the growing emphasis on real-time operations, MySQL released a new MySQL Applier for Hadoop feature to enable the replication of events from MySQL to Hadoop, Hive, and Hadoop Distributed File System as they happen. The MySQL Applier for Hadoop feature complements existing batch-based Apache Sqoop connectivity. Please test it and let us know your feedback.
Read the developer article to learn more.
Register for the live Webcast on May 23.
Test MySQL Applier for Hadoop.

Register for MySQL Connect and Enjoy the Early Bird Rate

MySQL Connect is a unique opportunity to learn about the latest features of MySQL products, discuss product roadmaps, and connect directly with the engineers driving MySQL innovation. Registration is open now, and if you register by July 19, you can save US$500 off the onsite price.
Register for MySQL Connect 2013.
E-mail for details about conference exhibition and sponsorship.

Watch Tomas Ulin’s Keynote—Driving MySQL Innovation

Tomas Ulin, vice president of MySQL Engineering at Oracle, delivered a keynote presentation at the Percona Live conference highlighting Oracle’s investment in MySQL and the journey to deliver MySQL 5.6, the latest and greatest MySQL release.
Watch the keynote: “Driving MySQL Innovation.”

Take the Latest Quick Poll

Vote on the MySQL quick poll and let us know what you’d like to see supported in the MySQL Applier for Hadoop feature.

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New Development Milestone Release: MySQL Community Database 5.7.1

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Database.

New Release: MySQL Community Database 5.6.11

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Database.

New Release: MySQL Cluster Manager 1.2.3

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Cluster Manager (customer login required).

Beta Release: MySQL Utilities 1.3.1

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Utilities.

New Release: MySQL for Excel 1.1.1

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL for Excel.

Beta Release: MySQL Connector/Net 6.7.2

View the new features.
Download MySQL Connector/Net.

New Release: MySQL Connector/J 5.1.25

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Connector/J.

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NetMotion Wireless Migrates Product from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL

NetMotion Wireless develops software to manage and secure wireless data deployments. When Microsoft SQL Server proved to be costly and lacking in the necessary platform and language flexibility that is characteristic of a good embedded database, the organization turned to MySQL.

Big Fish Selects MySQL Cluster for Real-Time Web Recommendations

The world's largest producer of casual games selected MySQL Cluster to power its real-time recommendations platform. High-velocity data ingestion, low-latency reads, online scaling, and the operational simplicity delivered by MySQL Cluster enable Big Fish to increase customer engagement and deliver targeted marketing, providing a more personalized experience to users.

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MySQL Connector/Java: Best Practices and Tips for Java-Based Product Developers

Monday, May 20
9:00 a.m. PT
Join this Webcast and learn from Todd Farmer, a long-time enterprise Java developer and MySQL user. Get tips on developing Java-based products with MySQL Connector/J, including fault-tolerance best practices, diagnosing and debugging features, performance optimizations, and monitoring strategies.
Register for the Webcast.

MySQL Reference Architectures: Best Practices for Web, Mobile, and Cloud Applications

Tuesday, May 21
10:30 a.m. IST / 1:00 p.m. SGT / 15:00 NSW
MySQL is deployed in 9 of the top 10 most trafficked sites on the Web—giving the MySQL team unique insight into how to design database-driven Web architectures. This Webcast presents a series of reference architectures for small, midsize, and large Web and mobile properties. Join us and learn how to scale the components common to most services while providing high availability, data security, and simplified management.
Register for the Webcast.

MySQL Applier for Hadoop: Real-Time Event Streaming to HDFS

Thursday, May 23
12:00 UTC / 14:00 CET
Join this Webcast to learn how to open-up new "speed-of-thought" analytics applications with real-time integration of MySQL and Hadoop, using the MySQL Applier for Hadoop feature. Hear directly from the developers about the design rationale, implementation, installation and configuration, and future roadmap. This is also the opportunity to share your own development priorities with the MySQL developers.
Register for the Webcast.

MySQL in the Windows Ecosystem, What you Need to Know

Tuesday, May 28
9:00 a.m. PT
MySQL offers much more on Windows than you might know. In this Webcast we’ll discuss the various components you need to know about if you are either running or interested in running MySQL in a Windows-based environment. From native Windows authentication and Windows application development, to accessing data or tools for DBAs and automating deployment and configuration—all these topics and more will be covered. Take away information that can immediately benefit you and your organization.
Register for the Webcast.

MySQL 5.6 Performance Tuning

Tuesday, May 28
10:30 a.m. IST / 1:00 p.m. SGT / 15:00 NSW
Have you seen your application slow down but are uncertain of the cause? Have you wondered whether your MySQL database is configured appropriately for your specific needs? In this Webcast, you'll gain tips and tricks to optimally architect your database for highest performance. Learn from MySQL performance pros what they do, step-by-step, to design and optimize a database server for maximum performance and scalability.
Register for the Webcast.

View all the upcoming MySQL Webcasts.

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For Independent Software Vendors and Original Equipment Manufacturers: Why MySQL 5.6 Is an Even Better Embedded Database for Your Products

MySQL Backups: From Strategy to Implementation, Five Easy Steps to Getting It Done for Linux and Windows

View all the MySQL on-demand Webcasts.

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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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April MySQL Engineering News

by Tomas Ulin

MySQL’s Release Process Works

by Baron Schwartz

MySQL Architect at Oracle

by Mikael Ronström

Foreign Keys in MySQL Cluster

by Andrew Morgan

MySQL Enterprise Backup: The Journey So Far 2010–2013

by Sanjay Manwani

MySQL 5.7 Replication: mysqlbinlog tool idempotent Mode While Applying Row Events

by Rohit Kalhans

A Few Notes on InnoDB in MySQL 5.7.1

by Stewart Smith

How Does InnoDB Behave Without a Primary Key?

by Jeremy Cole

The Other MySQL 5.6 Replication Features

by Luís Soares

Data Organization in InnoDB

by Annamalai Gurusami

Running Drupal Using MySQL 5.6—Part 1

by David Stokes

Running Drupal Using MySQL 5.6—Part 2

by David Stokes

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A Conversation with Chuck Bell, Author of "Expert MySQL," Published by Apress

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

May 15, 2013

MySQL Tech Tour: From the Web to the Cloud—Vienna, Austria

May 16, 2013

MySQL at NoSQL Search Roadshow—Berlin, Germany

May 16, 2013

MySQL at DrupalCon—Portland, Oregon

May 20–24, 2013

MySQL at Linux Solutions Libres and Open Source—Paris, France

May 28–29, 2013

MySQL at International PHP Conference—Berlin, Germany

June 2–5, 2013

MySQL at Microsoft TechEd 2013—New Orleans, Louisiana

June 3–6, 2013

MySQL at DevConf 2013—Moscow, Russia

June 14–15, 2013

MySQL at openSUSE—Thessaloniki, Greece

July 18–22, 2013

Find a MySQL event near you

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MySQL for Database Administrators

The MySQL for Database Administrators course is for DBAs and other database professionals who want to install and configure MySQL, set up replication and security, perform database backups and performance tuning, and protect MySQL databases. This course teaches you how to install, configure, maintain, and tune databases for a wide variety of workloads and environments.

Get the Benefits of MySQL Cluster Through Oracle Training

What better way to get started on MySQL Cluster than taking the authentic MySQL Cluster training course from Oracle? In this three-day course, you learn important cluster concepts and get hands-on experience installing, configuring, and managing MySQL Cluster.

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