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New Release of MySQL Community Edition 5.5.18 Now Generally Available
MySQL Community Edition 5.5.18 is a new version of the 5.5 production release of the world's most popular open source database. MySQL 5.5 includes several high-impact enhancements to improve the performance and scalability of MySQL Database, taking advantage of the latest multi-CPU and multicore hardware and operating systems.
View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Community Edition 5.5.18 now.

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Oracle MySQL Enterprise Edition

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MySQL Enterprise Edition Product Guide
MySQL Enterprise Edition includes the most comprehensive set of advanced features and management tools to achieve the highest levels of scalability, security, reliability, and uptime. It reduces the risk, cost, and complexity in developing, deploying, and managing business-critical MySQL applications.
Download the product guide.

Scaling Web Databases with MySQL Cluster
Learn how to scale Web databases with MySQL Cluster, including the latest 7.2 development milestone release. Use features such as autosharding for write-scalability, SQL and NoSQL interfaces, real-time responsiveness, active-active geographic replication, online scaling and schema upgrades, and 99.999 percent availability.
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Solutions for MySQL High Availability
Tuesday, November 29
9:00 a.m. PT
Databases are the center of today’s Web and enterprise applications, storing and protecting an organization’s most valuable assets and supporting business-critical applications. Tune into this Webcast to learn more about how MySQL’s high-availability solution can help you minimize downtime and ensure business continuity.
Register for the Webcast.
Read the white paper “MySQL Guide to High-Availability Solutions.”

MySQL Essentials for ISVs and OEMs, Part 4: MySQL Replication for High Availability and Scalability
Wednesday, November 30
9:00 a.m. PT
In part 4 of our MySQL Essentials for ISVs and OEMs webcast series, MySQL expert Lynn Ferrante will show you how to achieve both high availability and scalability using MySQL replication—the same solution relied on by Facebook, Google, and many other of the most trafficked Websites to serve their growing millions of users around the clock. Despite its sophisticated user base, MySQL replication is both easy to use and set up, even for your customers’ IT staff.
Register for the Webcast.

Watch More Live MySQL Webcasts
Free MySQL Webcasts are scheduled and added often, 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 Cluster 7.2.1 Development Milestone Release
The second development milestone release of MySQL Cluster 7.2.1 was announced at Oracle OpenWorld 2011. This release is now available for download and evaluation under the GPL license. This Webcast will help get you started with this latest release.
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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 all things about MySQL, including technical tips and best practices.
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MySQL Thread Pool: Summary
by Mikael Ronstrom

Eventual Consistency with MySQL
by Frazer Clement
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

New Features in MySQL Cluster 7.2.1
by Jonas Oreland

Making Slave Prefetching Work Better with SSD
by Yoshinori Matsunobu

PHP and MySQL Cluster: Load Balancing Without R/W Split
by Ulf Wendel

Further MySQL Cluster Additions to MySQL Enterprise Monitor
by Andrew Morgan

MySQL Get Diagnostics
by Marc Alff

MySQL for Database Administrators Course—Newly Updated
by Antoinette O'Sullivan

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Case Study: Deploys a Decentralized Architecture with Open Source Solution and Cuts Costs by 65 Percent
By deploying MySQL Enterprise Edition as its official Web database platform,, the largest business initiative of the Brazilian media group Organizações Globo, achieves stability and scalability for its newly created multimedia Web portal and cuts the cost of creating new sites by 65 percent.
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EMEA Seminar: MySQL-Based High Availability Solutions—Austria
Thursday, December 1
In this German seminar in Vienna, Austria, you will learn how to achieve high availability for your applications with MySQL Cluster. You’ll also hear from SPECCH DESIGN on how it developed a hosted platform to enable fast, flexible, and cost-efficient telco services with carrier-grade MySQL Cluster technology.
Register for the German seminar in Vienna, Austria.

OTN MySQL User Forum—Brazil
Wednesday, December 7
Attend technical sessions led by MySQL engineers and MySQL community leaders. In the OTN MySQL User Forum you’ll hear about Oracle’s MySQL strategy, what’s new in MySQL 5.5, and what to expect from MySQL 5.6.
Register for the OTN MySQL User Forum in São Paulo, Brazil.

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