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Welcome to the MySQL Newsletter for April 2014. We recently announced many new product releases, including the latest MySQL 5.7 development milestone release (DMR), the general availability of MySQL Workbench 6.1, as well as the release candidate of MySQL fabric. Learn more details on the new features and improvements in this edition.



Oracle Improves Database Performance with Latest DMR for MySQL 5.7

Continuing to lead MySQL innovation, Oracle announced the immediate availability of a new development milestone release (DMR) for MySQL 5.7. To meet the demands of today’s web, cloud, and embedded applications, the new release extends the performance, scalability, and reliability of MySQL, the world’s most popular open source database, while also enhancing management capabilities.
Read the press release.
Download MySQL 5.7 DMR.
Read about the highlights of MySQL 5.7.4 DMR.
Read the blog “MySQL 5.7 Just Rocks!” for benchmark results.

MySQL Workbench 6.1 Generally Available (GA)

The recently released MySQL Workbench 6.1 continues to expand the capabilities of this popular developer tool. This version focuses on performance analysis features for MySQL Database workload and queries, taking advantage of performance_schema improvements introduced in MySQL 5.6 and MySQL 5.7 DMR.
Download MySQL Workbench 6.1.
Read the highlights in MySQL Workbench 6.1 GA.

Announcing MySQL Fabric Release Candidate

MySQL fabric provides a simple way to manage a collection of MySQL servers and ensure that transactions and queries are routed to the correct server. We're pleased to announce that the release candidate is now available. Read the articles to learn more about MySQL fabric and how to set it up.
Read the technical article “MySQL Fabric Release Candidate—Adding High Availability and Scaling to MySQL.”
Read the blog “Configuring and Running MySQL Fabric 1.4.2.”

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DMR: MySQL Database 5.7.4

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL 5.7 DMR.

New Release: MySQL Database 5.6.17

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

New GA Release: MySQL Workbench 6.1.4

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Workbench.

New Release: MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.9

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

New Release: MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.10.0

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

New Release: MySQL for Excel 1.2.1

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL for Excel.

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Advanced MySQL Replication Architectures and Latest Developments—Chinese

Tuesday, April 22
10:00 a.m. CST
Don’t miss your opportunity to join us for this free Chinese webcast to learn and explore the more advanced MySQL replication architectures as well as the latest product developments. This webcast concludes with an interactive Q&A session, so get your questions answered by the MySQL experts at Oracle.
Register for the webcast.

Looking at Performance—What’s New in MySQL Workbench 6.1

Wednesday, April 23
9:00 a.m. PT
Performance is always top-of-mind for MySQL developers and DBAs. This is precisely why we designed new tools to help you assess and improve MySQL performance, and made them available within the MySQL Workbench 6.1 GA release. Watch the webcast to discover and learn more about the new features.
Register for the webcast.

MySQL Fabric for Java Developers

Thursday, April 24
9:00 a.m. PT
MySQL Java specialist Jess Balint recently implemented support for MySQL fabric in MySQL Connector/J. Watch this technical webcast to learn from Jess how to utilize MySQL fabric’s automated sharding to horizontally scale your Java applications.
Register for the webcast.

What’s New in MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.10

Wednesday, April 30
9:00 a.m. PT
MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.10 delivers significant improvements in speed, compression, flexibility, efficiency, and security. Join us to understand how those improvements can help you better manage your backups.
Register for the webcast.

View all the upcoming MySQL webcasts.

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Advanced MySQL Replication Architectures and Latest Developments

Strategic MySQL Operationalization

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

View all the MySQL on-demand webcasts.

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Top 10 Reasons to Use MySQL as an Embedded Database

MySQL is the world's #1 open source database, and it is an excellent embedded database. More than 3,000 independent software vendors (ISVs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) rely on MySQL as their products' database. This white paper reviews the top 10 technical and business reasons why MySQL Enterprise Edition is able to meet the needs of leading vendors and startups. The paper also examines new key features in MySQL Enterprise Edition, and includes ISV and OEM customer examples.

Performance Advantages of Running a MySQL Replicated Database on Oracle Linux with Oracle’s Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card

This white paper explores how to increase MySQL database performance on the master server while simultaneously reducing replication lag time on the slave server by implementing the PCIe Flash-based Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card. This guide demonstrates how to optimize MySQL master and slave servers running on Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.

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MySQL Workbench: Connection Creation and Trouble Shooting

MySQL Workbench: Connection Creation and Trouble Shooting

Watch the tutorial to learn how to create connections in MySQL Workbench, and get troubleshooting tips.

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.
Visit the blog.
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MySQL Community Recognition

By Tomas Ulin

MySQL Semisynchronous Replication at Facebook

By Yoshinori Matsunobu

MySQL 5.7.4: Serverside SELECT Statement Timeouts

By Praveen Hulakund

InnoDB Transparent PageIO Compression

By Sunny Bains

MySQL Replication—Multithreaded Slave Just Got a Whole Lot Faster

By Andrew Morgan

Data Encryption with MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.10

By Pekka Lampio

New MySQL Utility: Replication Synchronization Checker

By Paulo Jesus

MySQL Performance Schema: Prepared Statements Instrumentation

By Mayank Prasad

Test Improvements in MySQL 5.7.4

By Anitha Gopi

WordPress and UTF–8

By Gary Pendergast

How-to Guide to Editing MySQL Data Within Excel

By Javier Treviño

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MySQL Performance Tech Tour: for Software, Hardware, and SaaS Vendors—Mississauga, Canada

April 23

MySQL Booth at OpenSUSE Conference—Dubrovnik, Croatia

April 24–28

MySQL Performance Tech Tour: for Software, Hardware, and SaaS Vendors—Ottawa, Canada

April 25

MySQL at Lonestar PHP—Addison, Texas

April 25–26

MySQL Session at JavaScript Unconference—Hamburg, Germany

April 26–27

MySQL User Group Oslo Kick Off Meeting: 50 Tips to Boost MySQL Performance—Oslo, Norway

May 5

MySQL Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability and High Availability with MySQL—Espoo, Finland

May 7

MySQL at PHP Unconference—Island of Majorca

May 17–18

MySQL Booth at Solutions Linux and Open Source—Paris, France

May 20–21

Find a MySQL event near you.

Find an Oracle event near you.

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MySQL for Database Administrators Training Courses

Becoming a MySQL Database Administrator has never been easier. Oracle University has several training formats available to suit your needs, including our new training-on-demand course. Preview the new format and check out the new Oracle Certified MySQL 5.6 Database Administrators Certification. Put your skills to the test and improve your competitive edge through this valuable credential.

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