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Welcome to the Oracle Information InDepth Newsletter: MySQL Edition for August 2013. We recently announced general availability for MySQL Workbench 6.0, providing more than 30 new features, a modernized user interface, and many other improvements. Also, MySQL Connect is quickly approaching, so register now and don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the latest MySQL innovations as well as hear about real-world experience from your fellow MySQL users.


MySQL Workbench 6.0 Increases Productivity with New Design and Enhancements

MySQL Workbench 6.0 is the latest version of the popular development and administration tool for MySQL. This release includes major updates, including 30 new features and a more flexible user interface to provide expanded functionalities and simplified database management. Download it today and test drive MySQL Workbench 6.0.
View the press release.
Read the blog “MySQL Workbench 6.0 – New Design and Many Enhancements”.
Watch the on-demand webcast.

MySQL Connect: Register Now and Save $300

MySQL Connect will be held September 21 to 23 in San Francisco, California. The conference will start on Saturday featuring

  • "The State of The Dolphin" keynote, presented by Oracle's Chief Corporate Architect, Edward Screven, and Vice President of MySQL Engineering, Tomas Ulin
  • A panel discussion on the topic of "Current MySQL Usage Models and Future Developments," featuring panelists from renowned web properties including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and PayPal.

Want to learn more about MySQL? Check out the content catalog and register now.
View MySQL Connect keynotes, sessions, hands-on labs, and add-on tutorials.
Register for MySQL Connect 2013.
E-mail for details about conference exhibition and sponsorship.

On-Demand Content Available for OTN Virtual Developer Day: MySQL

OTN Virtual Developer Day: MySQL was recently held in the Asia Pacific region. The event included many interactive conversations, and the content is now available online. You can watch the sessions and download the presentations to share with your colleagues.
View presentations from OTN Virtual Developer Day: MySQL.

Resource Kit: Unlock New Big Data Insights with MySQL and Hadoop

As the world's most popular open source database and the most deployed database in the web and cloud, MySQL is a key component of numerous big data platforms. View the technical articles, white papers, and webcasts in our resource kit, and learn how to unlock new insights leveraging MySQL and Hadoop.
Register for the big data resource kit.

MySQL Tech Tours Come to Texas

MySQL Tech Tour is the forum to get your MySQL questions answered directly by the experts at Oracle. If you’re in Texas, come to one of the upcoming events—learn the latest features in MySQL, and get a sneak peek at what's coming.
Register for MySQL Tech Tour in Houston on August 27.
Register for MySQL Tech Tour in Austin on August 28.
Register for MySQL Tech Tour in Dallas on August 29.

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New Release: MySQL Workbench 6.0.6

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Workbench.

New Release: MySQL Database 5.6.13

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Database 5.6.

New Release: MySQL Utilities 1.3.4

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Utilities.

New Release: MySQL Notifier 1.1.4

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Installer, including MySQL Notifier.

Alpha Release: MySQL Connector/Python 1.1.0

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

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MySQL Workbench: Database Design. Development. Administration. Migration.

This white paper looks at the various types of data that modern businesses need to manage, examines the reasons why a model-driven approach to data management is necessary, and outlines the benefits such an approach provides. It also highlights how Oracle’s MySQL Workbench can be an indispensable aid in the hands of experienced data modelers, developers, and database administrators who are tasked with managing the complex data management infrastructure of a dynamic and growing business.

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Extenda Retail Cuts Product Costs and Increases Customer Satisfaction Using MySQL

Extenda is the Nordic region’s market-leading provider of retail solutions, and is dedicated to providing highly flexible point-of-sale, central office, self-scan, and self-checkout solutions that enable retailers to quickly and easily respond to changes in demand and supply. Read the case study and learn why Extenda selected MySQL to meet its technology requirements and increase customer satisfaction.

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Tuning MySQL for Great Product Performance: The Fundamentals, Updated for MySQL 5.6

Tuesday, August 27
9:00 a.m. PT
MySQL Technical Consultant Tony Holmes takes you through the basics of tuning your product’s embedded or bundled MySQL database for even higher performance. In this technical webcast, Tony provides tips on how to design your product’s MySQL database for excellent performance right out of the box. He also shows you how to spot and quickly resolve the most common performance bottlenecks before you ship your product.
Register for the webcast.

Learn the Latest MySQL Technology in 60 Minutes—Japanese

Wednesday, August 28
17:00 JST
In this webcast, you’ll discover the latest product updates and new features from MySQL, including MySQL 5.6, which offers increased performance, scalability, reliability, and manageability. It also covers MySQL Cluster 7.3, which makes it simpler and faster for developers to enrich their applications with a highly available and scalable, fault tolerant, real-time database. Join this webcast to learn the latest MySQL technology.
Register for the webcast.

View all the upcoming MySQL webcasts.

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What’s New in MySQL Workbench 6.0

Introduction to MySQL High-Availability Solutions—Russian

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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How-to: Database Migration from Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise Using MySQL Workbench

By Sergio de la Cruz

Improved Security with MySQL 5.6

By Ronald Bradford

MySQL Server 5.6.13 Community Release Notes

Tomas Ulin

Resolving Error: Master and Slave Have Equal MySQL Server UUIDs

By Chris Calendar

Standalone MySQL Utilities Now GA! Includes Running mysqlfailover as a Daemon

By Andrew Morgan

Practical P_S: How Old Are Your Connections?

By Todd Farmer

MySQL for Windows Store Applications

By Reggie Burnett

Creating and Restoring Database Backups with mysqldump and MySQL Enterprise Backup—Part 1 of 2

By Tony Darnell

Creating and Restoring Database Backups with mysqldump and MySQL Enterprise Backup—Part 2 of 2

By Tony Darnell

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MySQL at Froscon 8—St. Augustin, Germany

August 24—25

MySQL Tech Tour—Houston, Texas

August 27

MySQL Tech Tour—Austin, Texas

August 28

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

August 28

MySQL Tech Tour—Dallas

August 29

Seminar: How to Improve Efficiency and Reduce TCO with a Professional LAMP Stack—Dreieich, Germany

September 3

Seminar: How to Improve Efficiency and Reduce TCO with a Professional LAMP Stack—London, United Kingdom

September 18

MySQL at PHP UnConference—Hamburg, Germany

September 21—22

MySQL Connect—San Francisco, California

September 21—23

MySQL at Oracle OpenWorld—San Francisco, California

September 22—26

MySQL at DrupalCon Prague—Prague, Czech Republic

September 23—27

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

September 26

MySQL Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability and High Availability with MySQL—München, Germany

October 15

MySQL Tech Tour: Improving Your Products and Applications with New Features for Faster Performance and Improved Availability—Moscow, Russia

October 16

Lunch and Learn: MySQL in Professional Environments—Stuttgart, Germany

October 16

MySQL at NoSQL Search Roadshow—Amsterdam, The Netherlands

October 31

Find a MySQL event near you.

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MySQL for Beginners

The MySQL for Beginners course helps you learn about the world's most popular open source database. Expert Oracle University instructors will teach you how to use the MySQL Database and tools, while helping you develop deeper knowledge of using relational databases.

MySQL Performance Tuning

The MySQL Performance Tuning course teaches you practical and highly efficient ways to optimize performance for the MySQL Database. It will help you develop the skills needed to utilize tools for monitoring, evaluating, and tuning database performance.

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