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Welcome to the Oracle Information InDepth Newsletter: MySQL Edition for April 2013. We’re excited to announce that MySQL Connect will be held again in San Francisco on September 21–23, 2013. The call for papers is now open until April 12. Submit your sessions for the opportunity to share your insights and experiences with conference attendees. Registration for MySQL Connect is also open, and super saver pricing is available if you register before May 3. Register now and save US$600 over the onsite price.




Submit Session Proposals to MySQL Connect 2013

MySQL Connect represents a unique opportunity to learn about the latest features of MySQL products, discuss product roadmaps, and connect directly with the engineers driving MySQL innovation. Oracle will hold MySQL Connect 2013 on September 21–23 in San Francisco. The call for papers is now open, and will be running until April 12. We highly encourage MySQL users, customers, partners, and community members to submit session proposals now. Also, register by May 3 and you’ll enjoy a US$600 discount over the onsite price.
Learn more about the MySQL Connect 2013 call for papers.
Submit session proposals.
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MySQL Community Reception: Let’s Celebrate MySQL 5.6 General Availability

Monday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. PT
Santa Clara, California
Join Oracle’s MySQL team on April 22, 2013 to celebrate the general availability of MySQL 5.6. Get together in a relaxed atmosphere—make a toast, enjoy product demos and fun activities, and celebrate the MySQL community effort and contributions that made the latest, greatest release possible.
Learn more and register for this event.

Be Heard: Join Oracle’s Customer Advisory Panel

As part of our continued efforts to align product direction with customer needs, Oracle will be holding a series of targeted online panels to assess current experiences and future priorities for products, including MySQL. If you or members of your organization are interested in participating, please sign up using the link below.
Join the customer advisory panel.

Session Replay Available for Virtual Developer Day: MySQL

It was great to see so many attendees at Virtual Developer Day: MySQL. If you missed this highly rated online event or want to review the presentations, the content is now available on demand until April 19. Don’t miss the opportunity to check out sessions tailored for both new and experienced users and delivered by Oracle’s MySQL experts.
Register or login for the on-demand Virtual Developer Day: MySQL.

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New Release of MySQL Connector/J 5.1.24

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MySQL Reference Architectures for Massively Scalable Web Infrastructure

MySQL is deployed in 9 of the top 10 most trafficked sites on the Web including Facebook, Twitter, eBay, and YouTube, as well as some of the fastest-growing sites, such as Tumblr, Pinterest, and—giving the MySQL team unique insight into how to design database-driven Web architectures. This white paper presents a series of reference architectures for small, midsize, and large Web and mobile properties. Learn how to scale the components common to most services, while providing high availability, data security, and simplified management.

MySQL: An Ideal Choice for the Cloud

Organizations of all sizes are rapidly evolving toward cloud computing. In this white paper, we help you better understand what makes MySQL an ideal choice for cloud-based database deployments, and why the leading Web database has already become ubiquitous in the cloud. Whether you are a cloud services provider or a cloud services user, you will learn how you can benefit from choosing MySQL as your database platform.

MySQL and Hadoop: Guide to Big Data Integration

Download this guide to learn how integrating MySQL with Hadoop enables organizations to gain deeper insight into their customers, partners, and business processes by asking questions of their data that were never previously possible.

Guide to MySQL as an Embedded Database

This white paper contains a compendium of facts and information, and provides numerous links to more information, such as technical details and customer experiences. Learn why you should use an embedded database, and why should you use MySQL as your product's embedded database.

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MySQL Reference Architectures: Best Practices for Web, Mobile & Cloud Applications

Thursday, April 18
9:00 a.m. PT
MySQL is deployed in 9 of the top 10 most trafficked sites on the Web—giving the MySQL team unique insight into how to design database-driven Web architectures. This webcast presents a series of reference architectures for small, midsize, and large Web and mobile properties. Join us and learn how to scale the components common to most services, while providing high availability, data security, and simplified management.
Register for the Webcast.

MySQL Backups: From Strategy to Implementation, Five Easy Steps to Getting It Done for Linux and Windows

Wednesday, April 24
16:00 CET / 10:00 a.m. ET
In this session we will show you the steps to follow to create your backups, including what types of backups to schedule and when, and how to recover. We will not cover all possible options but keep it simple and show you what works. We’ll use MySQL backup tools with reusable examples and scripts, going over download, installation, creating scheduled backups, and stepping through recovery. If you need to implement solid backup processes, this webcast is for you.
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InnoDB in MySQL 5.6: 230 Percent Performance Improvement and New Features

The latest MySQL 5.6 release includes an impressive number of highly anticipated InnoDB features that increase performance, availability, portability, and usability, including online operations, transportable tablespace, NoSQL access via the Memcached protocol, full-text search, performance and scalability enhancements, and more. During this Webcast, Inaam Rana, principal software developer at Oracle, gives an overview of new InnoDB features in MySQL 5.6. Whether you are an end user, an independent software vendor, or an original equipment manufacturer, you will learn how you can benefit from and leverage the new features.

MySQL 5.6 Replication—Enabling the Next Generation of Web, Mobile, Social, and Cloud Services

Learn how the new replication features in MySQL 5.6 enable developers and database administrators to build and scale next-generation services using the world's most popular open source database. MySQL 5.6 delivers new replication capabilities that improve performance, availability, data integrity, and agility. Watch this Webcast to see MySQL experts discussing and demonstrating the new features.

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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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MySQL Performance: MySQL 5.6 Versus MySQL 5.5 Versus MariaDB 5.5

by Dimitri Kravtchuk

MySQL 5.6: O_DIRECT, fil_flush, and sleep

by Mark Callaghan

New in MySQL 5.6: InnoDB_Read_Only, Running MySQL from DVD

by Mario Beck

How MySQL 5.6 Handles Passwords More Securely

by Daniël van Eeden

Helping Common_Schema Help Me

by Ike Walker

WordPress and MySQL’s Strict Mode

by Baron Schwartz

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MySQL Sessions at COLLABORATE 13—Denver, Colorado

April 7–11

MySQL User Group Meeting—Stockholm, Sweden

April 10

MySQL Tech Tour: Delivering Flexible, Robust, and Elastic Solutions for the Web and the Modern Enterprise—Reading, UK

April 11

MySQL Tech Tour: From the Web to the Cloud—Munich, Germany

April 17

MySQL at Norway Oracle User Group Conference—Oslo, Norway

April 17–20

MySQL Tech Tour: From the Web to the Cloud—Hannover, Germany

April 18

MySQL Community Reception: Let’s Celebrate MySQL 5.6 General Availability—Santa Clara, California

April 22

MySQL at JavaOne Russia—Moscow, Russia

April 23–24

MySQL Tech Tour: From the Web to the Cloud—Baden, Switzerland

April 24

MySQL Tech Tour: From the Web to the Cloud—Rome, Italy

May 7

MySQL at JavaOne India—Hyderabad, India

May 8–9

MySQL at PHPTek—Chicago, Illinois

May 14–17

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

May 15

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The four-day MySQL and PHP—Developing Dynamic Web Applications course helps you improve your PHP skills and combine them with time-proven database management techniques to create best-of-breed Web applications that are efficient, solid, and secure.

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Get the most out of MySQL Cluster by attending the MySQL Cluster Training course. In this three-day course, learn the concepts of MySQL Cluster in detail, including how to install and start the different nodes used in MySQL Cluster, and how to configure MySQL Cluster for optimal performance.

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