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Welcome to the Oracle Information InDepth Newsletter: MySQL Edition for July 2012. The content catalog for MySQL Connect is published so you can preview the great sessions presented by MySQL engineers at Oracle and by MySQL users and customers in the community. Register today to save your spot at MySQL Connect!
MySQL Connect—Early Bird Rate Extended for Two Weeks
September 29–30, Hilton San Francisco Union Square
The Early Bird rate for MySQL Connect is extended for two more weeks. You’ll hear directly from Edward Screven, Oracle’s chief corporate architect, and Tomas Ulin, vice president of MySQL Development, on MySQL roadmaps and strategy in the opening keynote, followed by more than 65 technical sessions, hands-on labs, and birds-of-a-feather sessions, plus the MySQL Connect DEMOgrounds and receptions. Register by July 27 and save US$500.
Register for MySQL Connect.
View all the sessions in the content catalog.
Sponsor or exhibit at MySQL Connect.

July 16–20, Portland, Oregon
OSCON gathers the builders, developers, and innovators from the entire open source community. MySQL, the most popular open-source database, presents the latest product updates at OSCON 2012, with multiple conference, hands-on lab, and birds-of-a-feather sessions. Attend the presentations or meet with the MySQL experts at Oracle booth 513.
Learn more about MySQL at OSCON.

Scale with MySQL
August 28, Copenhagen, Denmark
Are you looking to scale with MySQL on premise or in the cloud? Do you need both SQL and NoSQL data access? Join us for a free Oracle seminar focusing on best practices for MySQL performance and scalability.
Register for the event.

New Podcast: MySQL Utilities
Chuck Bell, senior MySQL software developer at Oracle, introduces a variety of recently released MySQL utilities, and discusses how DBAs can save significant time using them.
Listen to the podcast.

New Podcast: MySQL Replication Global Transaction Identifiers and HA Utilities
Luis Soares, engineering manager of MySQL replication, discusses the new global transaction identifiers (GTIDs) that are part of the latest MySQL 5.6 development release. The podcast also includes Chuck Bell, who discusses how the new MySQL high availability utilities use GTIDs to create a self-healing replication topology.
Listen to the podcast.

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This special spotlight section will provide highlights and updates about MySQL Connect. It also looks at the amazing lineup of speakers at the conference.
Hear Directly from Development and Support Engineers at Oracle
Oracle is home for the largest MySQL development and support organizations in the MySQL ecosystem, and you can count on those MySQL veterans and innovators to drive the product roadmap and solve your technical challenges. At MySQL Connect, you’ll learn the new product features from the engineers behind the latest code, and the tips and tricks from the support experts who know the products inside out.

Learn the Real-World Experience from MySQL Customers and Users
Many world-class companies rely on MySQL for business-critical, Web, and departmental applications, and we’re excited to present many of them at MySQL Connect. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain insight into how MySQL helped those companies grow businesses, and interact with the speakers to learn the best practices.
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New Release of MySQL Workbench 5.2.40—Generally Available
View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Workbench 5.2.40.

New Release of MySQL Connector/Net 6.4.5—Generally Available
View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Connector/Net.

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MySQL Cluster Benchmarks: Achieving 1 Billion Writes per Minute
Oracle and Intel have completed a series of benchmarks to test the performance and scalability of MySQL Cluster on commodity servers equipped with the latest-generation of Intel Xeon E5 processor family. Running the tests, MySQL Cluster delivered
  • 4.3 billion fully consistent reads (SELECTs) per minute
  • 1.2 billion fully transactional writes (UPDATEs) per minute
Download the white paper.

Connecting MySQL Enterprise Backup and Media Management System
Read how to use MySQL Enterprise Backup with media management software through system backup to tape interface, to coordinate and execute an overall backup strategy.
Download this white paper.

Guide to MySQL and NoSQL—Delivering the Best of Both Worlds
MySQL enables users to blend the best of both relational and NoSQL technologies into solutions that reduce cost, risk, and complexity. Read this white paper to learn how MySQL can support both approaches and provide the flexibility you need.
Download this white paper.

Guide to MySQL as an Embedded Database
MySQL is the most popular open source database in the world and is relied on by more than 3,000 independent software vendors and original equipment manufacturing customers, including 7 of the top 10 largest software companies. In this white paper, we’ll look at the ways in which using MySQL as an embedded database impacts the three most fundamental measures of business success—costs, revenue, and risk—by lowering cost of goods sold, increasing customer satisfaction, and mitigating risk.
Download this white paper.

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What's New in MySQL 5.6—InnoDB
Tuesday, July 24
9:00 a.m. PT
MySQL 5.6 builds on the latest MySQL 5.5 version and offers further improvements on performance, scalability, availability, flexibility, and instrumentation. During the presentation, we’ll share highly anticipated InnoDB features in the latest MySQL 5.6 development milestone release, including online operations, transportable tablespace, full-text search, NoSQL access via memcached, and more.
Register for this Webcast.

MySQL Cluster Essentials: Delivering Breakthrough Performance
Thursday, July 26
10:00 a.m. CET
Watch this Webcast to learn how to deliver the highest levels of performance and scalability from MySQL Cluster. MySQL Cluster has achieved many impressive benchmark performance records—demonstrating linear scaling of both read and write operations. This session is focused on best practices to translate benchmarks to real-world performance.
Register for this Webcast.

Watch More Live MySQL Webcasts
More free MySQL Webcasts are scheduled and added between each newsletter edition, so visit our Website frequently for the most-updated information.
View the full list of live Webcasts.

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What's New in MySQL 5.6: Optimizer

MySQL 5.6 Replication—For the Next Generation of Web and Cloud Services
Getting the Best MySQL Performance in Your Products: Part I—The Basics
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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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MySQL 5.6 Makes a Leap Forward In Performance
by Mikael Ronstrom
Speaking at MySQL Connect
by Henrik Ingo
Binary Log Group Commit in MySQL 5.6
by Mats Kindahl
MySQL Cluster Running On Raspberry Pi
by Andrew Morgan
PoC: HTTP, JSON, JavaScript, Map, and Reduce Built-in to MySQL
by Ulf Wendel
MySQL Cluster 7.3 Early Access Features—Foreign Keys Are In
by Mat Keep
Demonstration of Foreign Keys in MySQL Cluster 7.3
by Andrew Morgan
by Shlomi Noach
Interview with Ronald Bradford about MySQL Connect
by Keith Larson
MySQL Enterprise Backup: Taking Incremental Backup Using Last Successful Backup
by Sagar Jauhari
That's Not My Name! A Story About Character Sets
by Daniël van Eeden
NoSQL Java API for MySQL Cluster
by Mat Keep
Interview with Tomas Ulin at the MySQL Innovation Day
by Monica Kumar
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MySQL at OSCON—Portland, Oregon
July 16–20
Los Angeles MySQL Users Group Meetup—Los Angeles, California
August 1
San Diego MySQL Users Group Meetup—San Diego, California
August 2
Scale with MySQL—Copenhagen, Denmark
August 28
MySQL Connect—San Francisco, California
September 29–30
Oracle OpenWorld 2012—San Francisco, California
September 30–October 4
Find a MySQL event near you.
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New Video Streaming Course: MySQL for Beginners
Are you new to MySQL and need to learn the essentials quickly, without waiting for a scheduled class? Take our new video streaming MySQL for Beginners course, which includes classroom lecture, white-boarding, and ask-your-instructor option. Plus, you can perform lab activities and video search on any topic.
Watch a free preview of this course.

Three Ways to Take Official MySQL for Database Administrators Course
MySQL for Database Administrators is a five-day course that teaches the key skills essential for MySQL database administrators. You can take this course in one of the following three ways: training on demand, live virtual class, or in class. We have many upcoming training courses across Americas, Europe, and Asia. Check out the schedule and advance your MySQL knowledge!
Find the MySQL DBA training classes near you.

Official MySQL Cluster Training Available Near You
To learn more about MySQL Cluster, you can register for the MySQL Cluster training at a large selection of locations—many of the courses are delivered in your local language.
Find the MySQL Cluster training classes near you.

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Remote MySQL DBA Consulting Service
If your MySQL database would benefit from regular maintenance and tuning but you don't have the in-house expertise, MySQL consulting offers remote DBA service. We can schedule a remote MySQL DBA to work with you when you need help, or schedule on a recurring regular basis.
Learn more about MySQL consulting services.

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