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The second release candidate of MySQL 5.7 is now available for download and testing. In this edition of the newsletter, you’ll find details on the changes and improvements in the new release. Please give it a try and give us feedback. Plus, don’t forget to reserve your spot at MySQL Central @ OpenWorld before the early bird rate ends on August 16, 2015.



MySQL 5.7.8 Release Candidate Is Available

The MySQL development team at Oracle is happy to announce that MySQL 5.7.8, the second 5.7 Release Candidate (RC2), is now available for download. More than 500 bugs (additional to those fixed in MySQL 5.7.7 and those merged from MySQL 5.6) have been fixed in MySQL 5.7.8. This latest release also adds support for JSON. Read the blog article for more details.
Read the blog.
Download MySQL 5.7.8 Release Candidate.

MySQL 5.7 Community Contributor Award 2015

The MySQL 5.7 Community Contributor Award program was created to recognize the most active MySQL community members, contributors, and active bloggers. Congratulations to the first round of winners and thank you for your contribution!
Read the blog.

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld: Register By August 16 for Early Bird Discounts

Part of Oracle OpenWorld 2015, MySQL Central @ OpenWorld takes place October 25 to 29, 2015 in San Francisco, California. MySQL Central features technical sessions, tutorials, hands-on labs and birds-of-a-feather sessions that enable you to learn from industry experts, Oracle’s MySQL engineers, and your peers. Register by August 16 to enjoy US$500 off the onsite rate.
View sessions at MySQL Central @ OpenWorld.
Register for Oracle OpenWorld 2015.

Resource Kit: Save Up to 90% with MySQL on Windows

Do you want to know how to drastically reduce database costs on Microsoft Windows, benefit from cross-platform flexibility, and receive 24x7 production support from Oracle? MySQL can help you save up to 90 percent over Microsoft SQL Server, with tools and services in MySQL Enterprise Edition that allow you to effectively deploy and manage your MySQL-based applications. Discover best practices and management tools to make the most of MySQL on Windows, as well as how to migrate to MySQL.
Access the MySQL resource kit.

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New Release: MySQL Database 5.6.26

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

New Release: MySQL Cluster 7.4.7

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Cluster 7.4.

New Release: MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.4

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

New Release: MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.23

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

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MySQL for Oracle DBAs

Thursday, August 20, 9 a.m. PT
A new version of Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL Database was recently released. The new release enables Oracle DBAs to more effectively manage MySQL using their familiar management solution. In this webcast, Oracle DBAs learn how to leverage the latest features to manage MySQL via their existing Oracle Enterprise Manager interface. In addition, the webcast reviews how MySQL Enterprise Edition can help reduce the risk, cost, and time to develop, deploy, and manage MySQL applications.
Register for the webcast.

Migrating to MySQL

Wednesday, August 26, 9 a.m. PT
Oracle provides a suite of tools to help you make the most of MySQL on Microsoft Windows. MySQL Workbench, for example, now includes an easy-to-use wizard for migrating Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, Sybase ASE, and other RDBMS tables, objects, and data to MySQL. Developers and DBAs can quickly and easily convert existing applications to run on MySQL both on Windows and other platforms. Watch this webcast to better understand the benefits of using MySQL—the world's most popular open source database—its seamless integration into the Windows environment, and how to migrate to MySQL. A step-by-step demonstration will be shown using the MySQL Workbench migration wizard.
Register for the webcast.

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Continuous Performance Improvement Using MySQL Enterprise Monitor

Deliver Database as a Service with MySQL and OpenStack

View all the MySQL on-demand webcasts.

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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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Databases at Box: When Scale, Collaboration, and Enterprise Users Collide

By Derrick Harris

Uber: Project Mezzanine—The Great Migration

By Rene Schmidt

On ORDER BY Optimization

By Domas Mituzas

New! MySQL Connector/Arduino Release—1.0.4 GA and Documentation

By Chuck Bell

New Optimizer Hints in MySQL

By Sergey Glukhov

Improved Server Defaults in MySQL 5.7

By Matt Lord

MySQL 5.7.8—mysqlpump Caveat

By Morgan Tocker

The JavaScript Connector for MySQL You Never Heard Of

By Craig Russell

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MySQL Sessions and Booth at COSCUP—Taipei, Taiwan

August 15–16

MySQL Sessions at Debian Conference 2015—Heidelberg, Germany

August 15–22

Tech Tour: MySQL Performance, Scalability, and High-Availability—Chicago, Illinois

August 20

MySQL Session and Booth at Texas Linux Fest—San Marcos, Texas

August 21–22

MySQL Booth at FrOSCon 2015—Sankt Augustin, Germany

August 22–23

Tech Tour: MySQL Performance, Scalability, and High-Availability—Montreal, Canada

August 26

Tech Tour: MySQL Performance, Scalability, and High-Availability—New York

August 27

Japanese MySQL User Group (MyNA) Meeting—Tokyo, Japan

August 27

MySQL Session and Booth at Pacific Northwest PHP—Seattle, Washington

September 10–12

MySQL Lunch and Learn: Security, Scalability, and High Availability—Pleasanton, California

September 16

MySQL at PHP UnConference—Hamburg, Germany

September 19–20

MySQL Session and Booth at WebExpo 2015—Prague, Czech Republic

September 19–20

MySQL at PyTexas—Texas A&M University, Texas

September 25–27

MySQL Booth at PyCon India—Bangalore, India

October 3–4

MySQL Session at All Things Open—Raleigh, North Carolina

October 19–20

MySQL at ZendCon 2015—Las Vegas, Nevada

October 19–22

MySQL at dbConf 2015—Hucisko, Poland

October 23–25

MySQL Central @ Oracle OpenWorld—San Francisco, California

October 25–29

MySQL Booth at WebTechCon/IPC—Munich, Germany

October 25–29

Find a MySQL event near you.

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Start Your MySQL Journey with Training from Oracle University

If you are beginning to use the MySQL database, the world's most popular open source database, consider taking the MySQL for Beginners training course. You will learn about:

  • Features and benefits of MySQL
  • Installation and configuration processes for the MySQL database
  • Designing efficient databases
  • Structured Query Language (SQL) for building your database and querying data
  • Employing appropriate MySQL tools

View additional MySQL training courses from Oracle University.

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