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Welcome to the Oracle Information InDepth Newsletter: MySQL Edition, November 2013. Oracle announced the availability of Yum repositories for MySQL, making MySQL 5.6 more easily accessible to more users. Also announced were new MySQL 5.6 certification paths. You can participate in the beta program now until December 21, 2013 to receive your certification at a lower price. Read more details and certification preparation tips in this edition.



Announcing New Yum Repositories for MySQL

The MySQL engineering team at Oracle is excited to announce availability of Yum repositories for MySQL, making new releases of MySQL Database and related products easily accessible using Yum.
Read the announcement.

Oracle Launches New MySQL 5.6 Certifications

Oracle announced the release of new MySQL 5.6 certification paths. These new Oracle Certified Professional credentials raise the bar for MySQL Certified Developers and Database Administrators. The focus is on the practitioner rather than on rote memorization. These exams are currently in beta phase, and you can get a full-fledged certification at a reduced price until December 21, 2013. Oracle also announced the retirement of the existing MySQL exams and certification paths.
Read the announcement “Oracle Launches New MySQL 5.6 Certifications; Older MySQL Exams to Retire.”
Read the blog entry “Get MySQL 5.6 Certified at a Much-Reduced Price.”
Read the blog entry “Exam Cram: Preparing for the MySQL 5.6 Certification Exams.”
Read the blog entry “MySQL Certification Study—DBA Topics.”
Read the blog entry “MySQL Certification Study: Write a Basic .NET Application That Uses MySQL.”

Quick Poll: Operating System for Your Production MySQL Applications

Take the quick poll and let us know the operating system(s) you deploy your production MySQL applications on.

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New Release: MySQL for Excel 1.1.3

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL for Excel (as part of MySQL’s installer).

New Release: MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.3

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Enterprise Monitor (customer login required).

New Release: MySQL Connector/C 6.1.2

View the complete list of changes and new features.
Download MySQL Connector/C.

New Release: MySQL Connector/J 5.1.27

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

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

Thursday, November 21
9:00 a.m. PT
If you thought the new MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0 was just for use with Web, enterprise, and SaaS applications, think again. It’s also great for software and appliance product testing and tuning, support, and value-added service offerings. Join this technical webcast and learn how you can use MySQL Enterprise Monitor with your products.
Register for the webcast.

MySQL Replication: Discover What’s New

Friday, November 22
10:00 a.m. CET
Numerous new MySQL replication features are introduced in MySQL 5.6, as well as in the recently announced second development milestone release of MySQL 5.7, including optimized multithreaded slave, better consistency with semisynchronous replication, and improved monitoring with new performance schema tables. Plus, early access to multisource replication is now available at Watch this technical webcast to dive into the details of what’s new in MySQL replication.
Register for the webcast.

View all the upcoming MySQL webcasts.

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Updating Your Products to MySQL 5.6: Best Practices for Software and Hardware Vendors

Using MySQL on Windows—Spanish

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.
Visit the blog.
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OurSQL Episode 161: The Sharpest Tool on the Bench—MySQL Workbench

By Gerry Narvaja and Sheeri Cabral

Making Full Table Scan 10x Faster in InnoDB

By Yoshinori Matsunobu

Multimaster Support in MySQL Connector/Java

By Todd Farmer

A Closer Look at Online DDL in MySQL 5.6

By Morgan Tocker

MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0: Getting Started

By Keith Hollman

FAQ: InnoDB Extended Secondary Keys

By Jørgen Løland

Announcing: New Forum for MySQL Connector/Arduino!

By Chuck Bell

MySQL Fabric: High-Availability Groups

By Mats Kindahl

My Favorite Hidden MySQL Documentation Page

By Todd Farmer

MySQL 5.7: SQL Functions for JSON

By Ulf Wendel

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Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL—London, UK

November 19

MySQL at NoSQL Search Roadshow—London, UK

November 20

Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL—Ballerup, Denmark

November 21

MySQL at Forum PHP Paris 2013—Paris, France

November 21—22

Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL—Paris, France

December 5

Find a MySQL event near you

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MySQL for Developers

The recently released MySQL for Developers course covers everything a developer needs to know when planning, designing, and implementing applications using MySQL. Learn through realistic examples using languages such as Java and PHP.

MySQL Training on Demand Courses

Take advantage of Oracle University's zero-travel MySQL learning options. Our training on demand courses offer the flexibility you need and allow your organization to train more staff more frequently with consistency. Check out the featured MySQL training on demand courses: MySQL for Beginners, MySQL for Database Administrators, and MySQL Performance Tuning.

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