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Welcome to the Oracle Information InDepth Newsletter: MySQL Edition for March 2014. The call for papers for MySQL Connect 2014 is open until April 15. Take the opportunity to share your real-world experience with the MySQL community and its ecosystem. Also, we're hosting many seminars and participating in a lot of upcoming conferences around the world, so check out the event list and see if Oracle's MySQL team will be near you.



Submit Sessions for MySQL Connect 2014

MySQL Connect @ Openworld 2014 is taking place September 29–October 2, 2014, in San Francisco, California. The call for proposals is now open through April 15. Submit sessions now to share your experience and insight with the MySQL community.
Submit a session.
Read the press release.

Join Us at OTN Developer Day: MySQL in India

OTN Developer Day: MySQL is a one-stop shop for you to learn essential MySQL skills. In this free, one-day seminar on April 8, we will cover everything you need to know to successfully design, develop, and manage your MySQL databases. You'll also learn the latest developments in MySQL, including NoSQL access and Hadoop integration, as well as best practices for optimal MySQL performance.
Register for OTN Developer Day: MySQL on April 8 in Bangalore, India.

MySQL Connector/NET 6.8.3 Available as Official MySQL NuGet Packages

We are proud to announce that the open source version of MySQL Connector/NET 6.8.3 is now available as official MySQL NuGet packages. NuGet is a package manager for the .NET Framework, and with these new MySQL Connector/NET NuGet packages it's even easier and more straightforward to develop for MySQL from Microsoft Visual Studio.
Read the announcement.

MySQL in Action in Finance, Retail, and Channel Management

Three new case studies were recently published that showcase how MySQL Enterprise Edition helps customers solve problems and create better solutions. Learn how Atos manages transaction clearing for the Euronext markets, how Gina Tricot scales online sales, and how Zyme delivers high-quality channel insights to customers, all with MySQL Enterprise Edition.
Read the case study "Atos Manages Transaction Clearing for the Euronext Markets in Continental Europe with MySQL Enterprise Edition."
Read the case study "Gina Tricot Scales Online Sales with MySQL Enterprise Edition."
Read the case study "Zyme Relies on MySQL Enterprise Edition to Deliver High-Quality Global Channel Insights to Customers."

Meet MySQL Experts from Oracle

Attend the upcoming MySQL seminars and hear about the latest product updates firsthand. If you're in the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Spain, the United Kingdom, or Switzerland, check the list below and see if an event is close to you.
Register for MySQL Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL in Birmingham, United Kingdom on March 26.
Register for MySQL Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL in Manchester, United Kingdom on March 27.
Register for MySQL Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL in Madrid, Spain on March 27.
Register for MySQL Lunch and Learn in Stockholm, Sweden on March 27.
Register for MySQL Tech Tour in Vienna, Austria on April 1.
Register for MySQL Tech Tour in Baden-Dättwil/Zurich, Switzerland on April 3.
Register for MySQL Tech Tour in Dreieich/Frankfurt, Germany on April 10.

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New Release: MySQL Database 5.6.16

View the complete list of changes and new features.
Download MySQL Database.

New Release: MySQL Cluster 7.3.4

View the complete list of changes and new features.
Download MySQL Cluster.

New Release: MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.7

View the complete list of changes.
Download or try MySQL Enterprise Monitor (login required).

Beta Release: MySQL Workbench 6.1.2

View the complete list of changes and new features.
Download MySQL Workbench.

New Release: MySQL for Excel 1.2.0

View the complete list of changes and new features.
Download MySQL for Excel (part of MySQL Installer).

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Strategic MySQL Operationalization

Wednesday, March 26
9:00 a.m. PT
How does MySQL spread and become business-critical in your organization? What are the typical adoption and deployment models, and their implications? Join MySQL sales consultant John Kehoe as he shares best practices from the field. He will help you understand—with numerous examples—how to choose the right MySQL solution according to your needs, and how to strategically operationalize your MySQL deployments with a proven method.
Register for the webcast.

Better MySQL and Java Applications: Tips from a User and Developer of MySQL Connector/J

Thursday, March 27
9:00 a.m. PT
Expand your knowledge by watching Jess Balint as he shares his experience as a seasoned Java application developer who both uses and develops MySQL Connector/J. Having previously helped modernize MySQL Connector/ODBC, Jess recently implemented support for MySQL fabric in MySQL Connector/J. In this technical webcast, you'll learn low-level details about optimizing client/server communication, as well as gain a better understanding of high-level integration with connection pools and application frameworks such as Spring.
Register for the webcast.

View all the upcoming MySQL webcasts.

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Monitoring MySQL at Scale

50 Tips to Boost MySQL Performance

Developing Windows Applications with MySQL: Part III, Migrating from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL

What's New in MySQL 5.7 and MySQL Fabric—Japanese

Big Data in the Enterprise: When Worlds Collide

View all the MySQL on-demand webcasts.

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Guide to Migrating from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL

An increasing number of organizations are migrating from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL. MySQL's cost savings, platform freedom, and robust feature set make for a compelling business case. This paper provides insight into what is needed when considering a move from SQL Server to MySQL and presents a number of options that help make the transition easier.

Guide to the MySQL Workbench Migration Wizard: From Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL

MySQL introduced a new Migration Wizard as part of MySQL Workbench 5.2.41. The Migration Wizard allows you to easily and quickly migrate databases from Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Sybase ASE, and most ODBC-capable RDBMSs to MySQL. In this white paper you will learn step-by-step how to migrate a Microsoft SQL Server database to a MySQL database using the MySQL Workbench Migration Wizard.

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Watch this five-minute tutorial and learn how to export your MySQL databases with MySQL for Visual Studio.

Subscribe to the MySQL YouTube channel and enjoy more tutorials and presentations.

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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 5.6.16 Overview and Highlights

By Chris Calender

Today's Practical Use Case for Performance Schema

By Morgan Tocker

MySQL Workbench Data Modeler

By David Stokes

MySQL 5.6 Optimizer Trace

By Noel Herrick

Repos and Distros: Upstream and Downstream

By Yngve Svendsen

Easy HA and Automatic Failover Using MySQL Fabric—Part I

By Ted Wennmark

Easy HA and Automatic Failover Using MySQL Fabric—Part II

By Ted Wennmark

MySQL Database Maintenance Releases

By Erlend Dahl

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MySQL Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL—Birmingham, United Kingdom

March 26

MySQL Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL—Manchester, United Kingdom

March 27

MySQL Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL—Madrid, Spain

March 27

MySQL Special Interest Group Meeting at DOAG—Berlin, Germany

March 27

MySQL Lunch and Learn—Stockholm, Sweden

March 27

Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL—Vienna, Austria

April 1

MySQL at Great Wide Open—Atlanta, Georgia

April 2—3

Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL—Baden-Dättwil/Zurich, Switzerland

April 3

MySQL at Linux Open Admin Days—Antwerp, Belgium

April 5—6

MySQL at COLLABORATE 14—Las Vegas, Nevada

April 7–11

OTN Developer Day: MySQL—Bangalore, India

April 8

Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High Availability with MySQL—Dreieich/Frankfurt, Germany

April 10

MySQL at OpenSource Developers Conference Taiwan—Taipei, Taiwan

April 11–12

MySQL at Dr. Dobb's Conference—Bangalore and Prun, India

April 11–15

MySQL at OpenSUSE Conference—Dubrovnik, Croatia

April 24–28

MySQL at Lonestar PHP—Addison, Texas

April 25–26

JavaScript UnConference—Hamburg, Germany

April 26

Find a MySQL event near you

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Get Started with MySQL Training for Cloud-Based Deployments

Organizations of all sizes are rapidly evolving toward cloud computing. MySQL is an ideal choice for cloud-based database deployments, with most of cloud computing providers either offering MySQL-based services or delivering offerings that integrate with MySQL. As a first step to using the MySQL database, take the MySQL for Beginners course offered as in-class training, a live-virtual event, or training-on-demand. In this four-day course, students learn to use the MySQL Database and tools while developing deeper knowledge of relational databases.

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Download MySQL Workbench

Download MySQL Installer for Windows

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