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Welcome to the Oracle Information InDepth MySQL Edition newsletter for February 2012. We’re proud to announce the general availability of MySQL Cluster 7.2, and in this issue you’ll find abundant information on the new product features.
NEWS
Oracle Announces General Availability of MySQL Cluster 7.2
Continuing to drive MySQL innovation, Oracle announced the general availability of MySQL Cluster 7.2, which delivers up to 70x more performance for complex queries and adds new NoSQL memcached interface.
DevZone Article: MySQL Cluster 7.2
Oracle is delighted to announce the immediate availability of the production-ready, general availability release of MySQL Cluster 7.2. Offering a range of new capabilities, MySQL Cluster 7.2 is designed to enable the delivery of next generation Web services, enhance cross data center scalability, and improve ease-of-use, whether deployed on-premise or in the cloud.
Read this article.

New Release of Oracle Database Firewall Extends Support to MySQL
In an effort to assist organizations in further preventing internal and external attacks from reaching their enterprise databases, Oracle announced a new release of Oracle Database Firewall, which now includes support for MySQL Enterprise Edition.
Read the press release.

New Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialization for MySQL
In its ongoing commitment to drive new innovations for MySQL, Oracle announced the launch of a MySQL specialization, part of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized program.
Read the press release.

Dr. Dobbs: Full Text Search with InnoDB
MySQL's latest InnoDB storage engine can now do extensive, high-performance, full-text search. A quick primer delivers all the goodies.
Read the article.

Welcome New Oracle ACE Directors for MySQL
We’re excited to announce that Giuseppe Maxia and Sarah Novotny both have now been awarded Oracle ACE Directors for MySQL.
View the complete list of MySQL Oracle ACEs and ACE Directors.

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PRODUCT RELEASES
New Release of MySQL Cluster 7.2—Generally Available
MySQL Cluster 7.2.4 is the new production-ready release of the MySQL Cluster database. See the white papers, blogs, and Webcasts below for more information on this release.
View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Cluster 7.2 now.

New Release of MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.7.0—Generally Available
MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.7.0, a new version of the online MySQL backup tool, is now available for download on edelivery and My Oracle Support Websites as our latest generally available release.
View the complete list of changes.
Download and try MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.7.0 now.
Read the announcement.

New Release of MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.3.9—Generally Available
We are pleased to announce that MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.3.9 is now available for download on the My Oracle Support Web site and via the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud as our latest GA release. View the complete list of changes.
View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.3.9 now.

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WHITE PAPERS
MySQL Cluster 7.2: New Features
Download this white paper to get more details on all of the new features within MySQL Cluster 7.2, including
  • Adaptive query localization, for scaling distributed JOIN operations across shards
  • Memcached API for MySQL Cluster, allowing additional NoSQL key-value access to the cluster for schema and schemaless data storage
  • Enhanced active/active geographic replication with conflict resolution
Download the white paper.

MySQL Cluster 7.2 Evaluation Guide
The evaluation guide is a popular resource for those considering testing MySQL Cluster as part of new development projects. With the release of the MySQL Cluster 7.2 general availability, the evaluation guide has been updated to reflect the latest capabilities of the database and best practices in conducting a successful evaluation.
Download the white paper.

MySQL Cluster 7.2: Scaling Web Databases
This guide explores the technology that enables MySQL Cluster to deliver Web-scale performance with carrier-grade availability, and provides the resources to get you started in building your next successful Web service.
Download the white paper.

Best Practices Guide: Optimizing Performance of the MySQL Cluster Database
This guide explores how to tune and optimize the MySQL Cluster database to handle diverse workload requirements. It discusses data access patterns and how to build distribution awareness into applications, before exploring schema and query optimization, tuning of parameters and how to get the best out of the latest innovations in hardware design.
Download the white paper.

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DEMO
MySQL Cluster
In this Flash demo you'll learn the capabilities of MySQL Cluster, including write-scalability, real-time performance and 99.999% high availability, as well as the benefits of deploying MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition.
Watch the demo.

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LIVE WEBCASTS
What’s New in MySQL Cluster 7.2
Thursday, February 23
9:00 a.m. PT
Join this live Webcast to learn about what's new in the production-ready, generally available release of MySQL Cluster 7.2, including
  • Performance enhancements delivering millions of queries per second, per node
  • 70 times higher JOIN performance, enabling real-time analytics across live data sets
  • New NoSQL API via Memcached, for a persistent, schemaless key-value datastore
  • Autosharding across data centers with synchronous replication

Register for this English Webcast.

Register for the German Webcast on February 28 at 10 CET.

Register for the Spanish Webcast on February 28 at 5:30 p.m. CT.

Register for the Italian Webcast on February 29 at 10 CET.

Register for the Japanese Webcast on February 29 at 15 JST.

Register for the French Webcast on March 6 at 10 CET.

Discover MySQL Cluster 7.2: Extreme Performance, Availability, and Affordability for ISVs and OEMs
Wednesday, February 29
9:00 a.m. PT
Join this technical session to learn how MySQL Cluster enables products to handle millions of queries per second with linear scalability, 99.999 percent uptime, and real-time performance to meet the needs of the most demanding markets.
Register for this Webcast.

Watch More Live MySQL Webcasts
More free MySQL Webcasts are 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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PODCASTS
Using PHP with MySQL
Andrey Hristov and Johannes Schlüter from the MySQL Connectors team talk about various ways PHP developers can use MySQL and also how they can further leverage MySQL’s query analyzer within MySQL’s enterprise monitor to optimize queries.
Listen to the podcast.

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BLOGOSPHERE
PlanetMySQL
PlanetMySQL is an aggregation of blogs and news from MySQL developers, users, and employees. It is an excellent source of information on all things MySQL, including technical tips and best practices.
Visit the blog.
Submit your blog feed.


Read a recent post:

70 Times Faster Joins with AQL Now GA with MySQL Cluster 7.2
by Andrew Morgan

Memcached API in MySQL Cluster 7.2
by Andrew Morgan

Enhanced Conflict Resolution with MySQL Cluster 7.2 Active / Active Replication
by Andrew Morgan

MySQL Command Line vs. Visual Editors
by Shlomi Noach

Setting up MySQL SSL on Multiple Machines
by Chris Calender

Better Controlling MySQL Memory Usage
by Simon Mudd

MySQL Performance: Overhead of Optimizer Tracing in MySQL 5.6
by Dimitri Kravtchuk

Playing with Memcached Plugin
by Mario Beck

PHP Mysqlnd Query Cache Plugin Quickstart is Online
by Ulf Wendel

MySQL Enterprise Backup: Taking Incremental Backups without Specifying LSN
by Sagar Jauhari

MySQL Enterprise Backup: Redo-log-only Incremental Backups
by Sagar Jauhari

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STAY IN TOUCH
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EVENTS
High Availability Solutions for MySQL—Stockholm, Sweden
Thursday, February 23
During this free seminar we will review the options and technologies for implementing highly available and highly scalable MySQL infrastructures, as well as best practices in high availability architectures.
Register for the event.

OTN Developer Day: MySQL—Paris, France
Wednesday, March 21
The MySQL Developer Day is a one-stop shop for you to learn all the essential MySQL skills. In this free, one-day seminar, we will cover everything you need to know to successfully design, develop, and manage your MySQL databases.
Register for the event.

MySQL at DrupalCon Denver—Denver, Colorado
March 19–23
DrupalCon will be held at Denver's Colorado Convention Center, and includes three days of sessions in which everyone is invited to talk, learn, and explore all things Drupal. If you’re attending DrupalCon, come visit Oracle booth 400 and speak with the MySQL experts.
Learn more about the event.

MySQL at Collaborate 2012—Las Vegas, Nevada
April 22–26
Collaborate is the annual conference presented by the three largest Oracle user groups—IOUG, OAUG, and Quest. This year, MySQL sessions will again be offered at Collaborate by experts from Oracle and from the community, so mark your calendar now.
View MySQL sessions at Collaborate 2012.
Register for the event.

Find a MySQL event near you.
Find an Oracle event near you.
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TRAINING
The following MySQL training courses are recently updated by Oracle University.

MySQL for Beginners
A solid introductory course for new or current users of MySQL. Learn the basics of how to become a successful MySQL DBA or developer.
MySQL for Database Administrators
The cornerstone course for MySQL DBAs. Learn to perform tasks such as configuring server and clients, securing data, and performing backup and recovery.
MySQL Performance Tuning
Learn to optimize your MySQL database with monitoring, benchmarking, and tuning tools.
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DOWNLOADS
Download MySQL Community Edition.

Download MySQL Cluster.

Download MySQL Workbench.

Want to evaluate the advanced capabilities in the MySQL Enterprise Edition? Download the MySQL Enterprise Edition Trial.

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