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2015 has been fantastic year for MySQL. Oracle released MySQL 5.7 GA (Generally available), yet again the best release in MySQL’s history. Other GA releases included MySQL Cluster 7.4, MySQL Router, MySQL Enterprise Firewall as well as new versions of MySQL Workbench, MySQL Enterprise Monitor, MySQL Enterprise Backup...and many more. 2015 also marked a year of MySQL anniversaries celebrated at Oracle OpenWorld: 20 Years for MySQL, 10 years of Oracle stewardship for InnoDB and 5 years of Oracle stewardship for MySQL. We thank you for your continued support and wish you happy holidays!



Watch the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2015 Keynote

Did you miss the MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2015 keynote? Watch it now on-demand! Rich Mason, General Manager of the MySQL Global Business Unit, and Tomas Ulin, Vice President of MySQL Engineering, review Oracle’s latest MySQL innovations and plans. You subsequently discover why and how Ticketmaster/Live Nation Entertainment, General Electric & Pinterest rely on MySQL solutions.

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Resource kit: Deliver Modern Web Applications enabling Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is profoundly impacting our lives and economy. Applications such as Facebook, Twitter and have redefined expectations for enterprise applications, both for customers and employees.

How can you rapidly and cost-effectively deliver modern Web-based applications helping you drive digital transformation initiatives?

Access our Resource Kit to discover:

  • The Top 10 Reasons to choose MySQL for next generation Web Applications
  • Benefits of providing Database-as-a-Service with MySQL & OpenStack
  • How to build highly available & scalable Web applications with native JSON support, MySQL Replication, MySQL Router, MySQL Fabric & MySQL Cluster

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New Release: MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.5

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InnoDB: What’s New in MySQL 5.7

Tuesday, December 15, 9 a.m. PT
Join this webinar to learn about the new InnoDB features, enhancements and performance improvements available in MySQL 5.7. We will cover recovery improvements, general tablespaces, virtual columns (functional indexes for JSON support), native partitioning, Full-Text Search pluggable parsers and CJK support, data definition language (DDL) improvements, transparent page compression, R-tree indexes (for GIS support), dynamic buffer pool resize and better instrumentation via performance schema.

This webinar will help you effectively leverage those innovations, don't miss it!

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Scalable High-Availability Systems using MySQL Fabric

Thursday, December 17, 9 a.m. PT
Building scalable, high-availability systems offers several challenges: managing the redundancy in the MySQL Database farm using replication, monitoring the system to find hotspots and re-balancing the system, automating scaling reads and writes, upgrades and replacement without downtime. MySQL Fabric is a framework for building scalable, high-availability systems that are easy to use and flexible. Join this session to learn about the new features in MySQL Fabric and how you can use it to build a high-availability system or enhance your existing system.

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What’s New in MySQL 5.7

New Replication Features in MySQL 5.7

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Planet MySQL

Planet MySQL 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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Good Leaders are game changers: Raft & Paxos

By Alfranio Correia

Upgrading to MySQL 5.7 Using the MySQL Repos for Linux

By Yngve Svendsen

Connector/Net joins MySQL products on Github

By Gabriela Martinez

Setting up MySQL Router: Basics

By Ganapati Sabhahit

Configuring MySQL Router

By Ganapati Sabhahit

MySQL Group Replication now on more platforms

By Pedro Gomes

The Client Library, Part 1: The API, the Whole API and Nothing but the API

By Norvald H. Ryeng

The Client Library, Part 2: The Version Number

By Norvald H. Ryeng

The client library, part 3: Building MySQL client applications

By Norvald H. Ryeng

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Unleash the MySQL 5.7 Power Tech Tour - Paris, France

Dec 8, 2015

MySQL Booth at UKOUG & Tek15 – Birmingham, UK

Dec 7-10, 2015

MySQL 5.7 for your embedded database needs - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Dec 9, 2015

MySQL Booth at Open Source Conference Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan

Dec 9, 2015

MySQL Community Event - Taipei, Taiwan

Dec 19, 2015

MySQL Booth & Sessions at SkiPHP - Salt Lake City, USA

Jan 14-15, 2016

MySQL Booth & Sessions at Southern California Linux Expo (ScaLE) - Los Angeles, USA

Jan 21-24, 2016

MySQL Booth & Session at Open Source Enterprise, Osaka, Japan

Jan 29, 2016

MySQL at FOSDEM 2016, Brussels, Belgium

Jan 30-31, 2016

MySQL Sessions at SunShinePHP - Miami, USA

Feb 4 - 6, 2016

MySQL Session at the PHP UK Conference, London, UK

Feb 18-19, 2016

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Core MySQL Training & Certification from Oracle University

Learn about MySQL with core training and certification from Oracle University. Expert Instructors not only review the lessons with you but help you through labs and provide valuable insights to help you gain the expertise you need. Start with our beginner course and build upon your knowledge by selecting either the database administrator or developer tracks. You can also earn your MySQL certification in either one of these areas and become a resident expert able to support your organization with valuable and recognized skills.

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