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Welcome to the Oracle Information InDepth Newsletter: MySQL Edition for February 2014. The call for papers for MySQL Connect 2014 is scheduled to open on March 4 for five weeks. Read more details in this edition and start preparing the topics you'd like to share with attendees.



Start Preparing for MySQL Connect 2014 Call for Papers

MySQL Connect 2014 will be held from Monday, September 29, to Thursday, October 2, 2014, in San Francisco, California. The call for papers is currently scheduled to run from March 4 to April 8 (dates subject to change). Get ready and start preparing your submissions now.
Read the details and key submission information.

Blog: Giving Linux Users a Choice

To serve MySQL users better on Linux, we continue to expand the support from the official MySQL yum repository, giving users a choice between what comes with the distros and a more modern, robust, and high-performing product: MySQL Database 5.6.
Visit the MySQL yum repository.

Video Tutorial: How to Subscribe to the MySQL Monthly Newsletter

If this newsletter was forwarded to you by a colleague or friend, watch this video to learn how you can subscribe to the MySQL newsletter and receive the latest copy right in your inbox every month.
Watch the video.

Event: MySQL Seminars Are Coming to a City Near You

Meet MySQL experts from Oracle and hear the latest product updates firsthand in an upcoming MySQL event. If you're in the United States, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, or Switzerland, check the list below and see if an event is close to you.
Register for the MySQL Tech Tour in New York City, New York on February 12.
Register for the MySQL Tech Tour in Madrid, Spain on February 18.
Register for the MySQL Tech Tour in Rome, Italy on February 18.
Register for the MySQL and Linux Tech Tour in Miami, Florida on February 18.
Register for the MySQL Tech Tour in Santa Clara, California on February 25.
Register for the MySQL Tech Tour in Pleasanton,California on March 5.
Register for LAMP Seminar in Munich, Germany on March 20.
Register for the MySQL Tech Tour in Vienna, Austria on April 1.
Register for the MySQL Tech Tour in Baden-Dättwil/Zurich, Switzerland on April 3.
Register for the MySQL Tech Tour in Dreieich/Frankfurt, Germany on April 10.

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New Generally Available Release: MySQL for Visual Studio 1.1.3

View the complete list of changes and new features.
Download MySQL for Visual Studio (as part of MySQL installer).

New Release: MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.6

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

Beta Release: MySQL Workbench 6.1.1

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

Alpha Release: MySQL Proxy 0.8.4

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Proxy.

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What's New in MySQL 5.7 and MySQL Fabric: Japanese

Thursday, February 13, 2014
17:00 JST
Join this webcast to learn the updates in the latest MySQL 5.7 development milestone release, which offers improved performance, replication, and many new features, as well as MySQL fabric, which supports management of large farms of MySQL servers.
Register for the webcast.

Monitoring MySQL at Scale

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
9:00 a.m. PT
Whether you have a handful of MySQL databases or hundreds, a key concept is the rule of "don't repeat yourself" when deploying and configuring software. Come learn how to apply the unique scaleout-aware features of the latest version of MySQL Enterprise Monitor to monitor and tune your scaled MySQL data storage tier without repeating tedious configurations.
Register for the webcast.

50 Tips to Boost MySQL Performance

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
9:00 a.m. PT
Join Oracle MySQL Principal Technical Support Engineer Arnaud Adant who will share his experience to help you avoid common issues and provide you with 50 performance tips that should be included in every DBA checklist.
Register for the webcast.

Developing Windows Applications with MySQL, Part III: Migrating from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL

Thursday, February 27, 2014
9:00 a.m. PT
If you're currently using Microsoft SQL Server and would like to reduce your database total cost of ownership by up to 90 percent, join this technical webcast to learn how to migrate your Windows applications or products from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL, using the MySQL Workbench migration wizard.
Register for the webcast.
Watch Part I: The Basics, Tools, and Features.
Watch Part II: MySQL Connector/Net—The Fundamentals, Tips, and What's New.

View all the upcoming MySQL webcasts.

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MySQL Cluster: The Latest Developments in Management

MySQL Replication: Discover What's New: Italian

Developing Windows Applications with MySQL, Part II: MySQL Connector/Net—The Fundamentals, Tips, and What's New

View all the MySQL on-demand webcasts.

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Top 10 Reasons to Choose MySQL for Next-Generation Web Applications

MySQL is the #1 database for web-based applications. It's used by Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, Amazon Web Services, and virtually all the largest web properties and successful startups. Read this white paper to gain a better understanding of the top 10 reasons why MySQL is the best choice moving forward for your new, modern web-, mobile-, and cloud-based applications.

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IOOF Cuts Time to Complete Online Trades from Days to Seconds with MySQL

IOOF Holdings Ltd. (IOOF) is one of Australia's largest financial services companies, offering wealth management products and services. IOOF has been using MySQL Enterprise Edition for more than five years and finds considerable value in the scalable, cost-effective, high-performing database platform. Read the case study and find out how MySQL helped IOOF achieve technical and business goals.

QuerySurge Depends on MySQL to Automate Data Warehouse Testing

RTTS is a leading provider of software quality and testing solutions for critical business applications. Noticing the lack of data warehouse–specific testing tools, RTTS created QuerySurge, built specifically to automate the testing of data warehouses and extract, transform, and load process. By embedding MySQL, QuerySurge can process up to 100x faster than manual testing and test up to 100 percent of the data. Read the case study and learn how MySQL helped solve QuerySurge's database challenges.

After 10 Years, MySQL Still Best for ScienceLogic's Growing Data Demands

ScienceLogic is a market-leading network monitoring company. When the company first developed its EM7 product 10 years ago, it wanted a database with easy deployment and administration, as well as extreme scalability and performance, and low cost. The company found that in MySQL and has been embedding it ever since. Read the case study and learn how MySQL continues to provide the database solution that ScienceLogic and its customers depend on.

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Watch the MySQL Enterprise Edition demo and find out how you can benefit from it.

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 all things about MySQL, including technical tips and best practices.
Visit the blog.
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State of the UNION

By Norvald H. Ryeng

Warm-Up InnoDB Buffer Pool

By Marcelo Altmann

New MySQL Web Installer—Have You Tried It Yet?

By Javier Rivera

MySQL Workbench: Frequent Crashes in Mac OS X? This Might Be the Fix

By Alfredo Kojima

Proposal to Enable SQL Mode ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY by Default

By Morgan Tocker

Guide to Install and Configure SSH in a MySQL Server on Windows

By Javier Rivera

MySQL Track at OUGN (Oracle User Group Norway) Spring Conference

By Ted Wennmark

Who Holds the Metadata Lock? MySQL 5.7.3 Brings Help

By Jesper Krogh

Performance Schema Implementation Internals: Registering Instruments

By Mayank Prasad

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

Read Oracle's MySQL Blog

Join MySQL on Facebook

Follow MySQL on Twitter

Follow MySQL on Google+

Listen to MySQL Podcasts

Subscribe to the MySQL YouTube Channel

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MySQL Tech Tour—New York City, New York

February 12

MySQL and Linux Tech Tour—Miami, Florida

February 18

Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL—Madrid, Spain

February 18

Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL—Rome, Italy

February 18

MySQL at PHP UK Conference 2014—London, United Kingdom

February 21–22

MySQL at SCaLE 12x—Los Angeles, California

February 21–23

MySQL at ConFoo 2014—Montreal, Canada

February 24–28

MySQL Tech Tour—Santa Clara, California

February 25

MySQL Tech Tour—Pleasanton, California

March 5

How to Improve Efficiency and Reduce TCO with a Professional LAMP Stack—Munich, Germany

March 20

Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL—Vienna, Austria

April 1

Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL—Baden-Dättwil/Zurich, Switzerland

April 3

MySQL at COLLABORATE 14—Las Vegas, Nevada

April 7–11

Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL—Dreieich/Frankfurt, Germany

April 10

Find a MySQL event near you

Find an Oracle event near you

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Configure MySQL Database for Optimal Performance

MySQL 5.6 is configured to work faster right out of the box in a wide range of installation scenarios. It is easier than ever to set up the server by adjusting a small number of settings. In addition, you get a new default my.cnf file with instructions guiding you through the configuration process. Check out the upcoming MySQL for Database Administrators courses and learn how to make an informed choice to configure your server for optimal performance.

MySQL: A Great Fit for Cloud-Based Deployments

MySQL's architecture and features make the database a great fit for cloud-based deployments. As a first step to using the MySQL database, take the MySQL for Beginners course. In this four-day course, you'll learn how to use the MySQL Database and tools while developing knowledge of relational databases.

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Try MySQL Enterprise Edition

Download MySQL Community Edition

Download MySQL Cluster

Download MySQL Workbench

Download MySQL Installer for Windows

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