Oracle Information InDepth

MySQL Edition


This Edition’s Content

May 2014


Product Releases

Live Webcasts

On Demand Webcasts

Featured Video


Stay in Touch


Training and Certification


Subscribe Subscribe Forward Forward

Stay Connected

Oracle Blog Podcast Oracle on Twitter Oracle on Facebook Oracle on Youtube Google+

Contact Oracle

Global MySQL Contacts Global MySQL Contacts
Contact MySQL Online Contact MySQL Online

Welcome to the MySQL Newsletter for May 2014. To bring more consistency and visibility to the technology- and solution-focused programs at Oracle OpenWorld, MySQL Connect is renamed MySQL Central @ OpenWorld. Registration is now open—you can get early bird savings with US$500 off the onsite price until July 18. Register now and take advantage of the exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Oracle's MySQL engineers and learn from your fellow MySQL users in the community.



Join Us at MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2014

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 29 to October 2 in San Francisco, California. It offers you the opportunity to hear directly from Oracle's MySQL engineers about the latest MySQL features, enhancements, and plans. Best practice sessions by MySQL customers, community members, and partners will help you understand how to make the most of MySQL. Register before July 18 to enjoy the early bird savings of US$500.
Register for Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
Learn more about the name change to MySQL Central @ OpenWorld.

Dr. Dobb's: NoSQL with MySQL

Oracle has implemented NoSQL interfaces to MySQL Database and MySQL Cluster. They bypass the SQL layer completely. Without SQL parsing and optimization, data can be written directly to MySQL tables up to 9x faster, while maintaining atomicity, consistency, isolation, durability (ACID) guarantees. Moreover, users can still run complex SQL queries across the same data set. This article examines how to implement NoSQL with MySQL 5.6, and gives a quick overview of how NoSQL is implemented in MySQL Cluster.
Read the article.

Spotlight: MySQL and Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux delivers extreme performance, advanced scalability, and reliability for enterprise applications and systems, along with worldwide, enterprise-class, low-cost support. Learn how MySQL and Oracle Linux work together to provide an excellent database platform.
Read the article.

Back to Top



New Release: MySQL Cluster 7.3.5

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Cluster.

New Release: MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.10

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

New Release: MySQL Cluster Manager 1.3.1

View the complete list of changes.
Download or try MySQL Cluster Manager (login required).

Alpha Release: MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.0

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.0 Alpha.

Back to Top



MySQL EXPLAIN, Explained

Tuesday, May 20
9:00 a.m. PT
Have you had the experience of identifying a problem query but not understanding why it was slow? Hear directly from our expert on the MySQL optimizer team at Oracle, and learn how to use the EXPLAIN syntax, as well as the new optimizer trace feature to understand what happened, why, and how you can tweak the query, the schema, or the optimizer itself to improve the performance of your MySQL environment.
Register for the webcast.

Upgrading to MySQL 5.6: Best Practices

Wednesday, May 21
9:00 a.m. PT
Get ready to benefit from all the new features and improvements available in the latest MySQL release. Join us for this technical webcast in which MySQL experts from Oracle provide you with the knowledge and best practices to enable you to successfully upgrade to MySQL 5.6.
Register for the webcast.

SQL and NoSQL: The Best of Both Worlds with MySQL Cluster

Thursday, May 22
9:00 a.m. PT
This webcast explains how MySQL Cluster provides simultaneous SQL and native NoSQL access to your data, with a simple key-value application programming interface (memcached), representational state transfer (REST), JavaScript, Java, or C++. You will hear how the MySQL Cluster architecture delivers in-memory real-time performance, five-nines availability, online maintenance, and linear, horizontal scalability through transparent autosharding.
Register for the webcast.

MySQL in SaaS: Best Practices, Part I

Tuesday, May 27
9:00 a.m. PT
Software as a service (SaaS) is a software delivery model that requires applications that are scalable, highly available, and secure for hundreds or thousands of simultaneous users. SaaS also drives the need for streamlined administration and professional tools. Maintaining service-level agreements makes all these requirements even more critical. Join MySQL technical expert John Kehoe to learn best practices for using MySQL in SaaS.
Register for the webcast.

View all the upcoming MySQL webcasts.

Back to Top



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

MySQL Fabric for Java Developers

What's New in MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.10

Learn How to Plug into the Internet of Things

View all the MySQL on-demand webcasts.

Back to Top



MySQL for Excel Introduction

Watch the video to learn the key features in MySQL for Excel.

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

Back to Top




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.
Submit your blog feed.

Why VividCortex Uses MySQL

By Baron Schwartz

We're Looking to Improve PlanetMySQL

By Morgan Tocker

The Basics of the InnoDB Undo Logging and History System

By Jeremy Cole

MySQL 5.7 Supports the GB18030 Chinese Character Set

By Peter Gulutzan

Importing Raster-Based Spatial Data into MySQL 5.7

By Matt Lord

MySQL Partitioning—A Quick Look at Partitioning: Separate Your Data for Faster Searches

By Tony Darnell

MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.10: Teasing Compression

By Keith Hollman

What's New on MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.0 Alpha, Part One

By Gabriela Martinez

Back to Top



Receive the latest MySQL updates and interact with the MySQL community.

Read Oracle's MySQL Blog

Join MySQL on Facebook

Follow MySQL on Twitter

Follow MySQL on Google+

Subscribe to the MySQL YouTube Channel

Back to Top



MySQL at PHP Unconference—Island of Majorca

May 17–18

MySQL Korea User Group Meeting—Seoul, Korea

May 20

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

May 20–21

Chicago MySQL User Group Meeting—Chicago, Illinois

May 21

MySQL Tech Day—Paris, France

May 22

MySQL Session and Booth at Open Source Conference Japan—Hokkaido, Japan

June 13–14

MySQL Session at PHP Tour Lyon—Lyon, France

June 23–24

Find a MySQL event near you

Find an Oracle event near you

Back to Top



MySQL Training On-Demand Courses

Need to get trained on MySQL Database while the budget is tight? Take advantage of Oracle University's zero-travel training-on-demand courses that offer you the flexibility you need. Many popular MySQL training courses are provided in this format, including
Back to Top



Try MySQL Enterprise Edition

Download MySQL Community Edition

Download MySQL Cluster

Download MySQL Workbench

Download MySQL Installer for Windows

Back to Top

Please send questions or comments to

This document is provided for information purposes only, and the contents hereof are subject to change without notice. This document is not warranted to be error-free, nor is it subject to any other warranties or conditions, whether expressed orally or implied in law, including implied warranties and conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We specifically disclaim any liability with respect to this document, and no contractual obligations are formed either directly or indirectly by this document. This document may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without our prior written permission.

Copyright © 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Intel and Intel Xeon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. All SPARC trademarks are used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC International, Inc. AMD, Opteron, the AMD logo, and the AMD Opteron logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group.

  Hardware and Software, Engineered to Work Together

Contact Us | Legal Notices and Terms of Use | Privacy

Oracle Corporation


Oracle Corporation - Worldwide Headquarters, 500 Oracle Parkway, OPL - E-mail Services, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, United States

Your privacy is important to us. You can login to your account to update your e-mail subscriptions or you can opt-out of all Oracle Marketing e-mails at any time.

Please note that opting-out of Marketing communications does not affect your receipt of important business communications related to your current relationship with Oracle such as Security Updates, Event Registration notices, Account Management and Support/Service communications.