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We are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of MySQL Group Replication, a multi-master replication plugin for MySQL. Looking back in 2016, Oracle's MySQL Engineering team achieved many significant milestones, including the announcement of the MySQL Document Store, MySQL 8.0 DMR, MySQL Cluster 7.5 GA, and now the GA of MySQL Group Replication. In addition, Oracle MySQL Cloud Service was released and delivers the most comprehensive MySQL offering in the cloud, with advanced features, tools and support to accelerate the time to market of modern, MySQL-based applications. Thank you for being part of this journey by providing valuable feedback to make MySQL even better. We wish you a wonderful holiday season!



Announcing General Availability of MySQL Group Replication

MySQL Group Replication is now generally available (GA), included in the MySQL 5.7.17 GA release. MySQL Group Replication is a multi-master update-anywhere replication plugin for MySQL, providing native high availability with built-in group membership management, data consistency guarantees, conflict detection and handling, node failure detection and database failover related operations, all without the need for manual intervention or custom tooling. Learn more about the feature and try it now!
Read the announcement blog.
Register for the live webcast on January 17.
Download MySQL 5.7.17.

Resource Kit: Are You Covered?

Disasters and errors happen without warning. That's why you insure your business – its structures, and capital assets. Now that business is increasingly data-driven and online, your databases alone can determine if your business is up or down.

With Oracle MySQL Support, we've got you covered. You are assured of top-tier support from the source for both full problem resolution and best practice advice. Learn how you can benefit from Oracle Premier Support for MySQL.
Access the resource kit.

Customer Story: SERNAV Group Dispatches Containers with MySQL Enterprise Edition, Oracle Linux & Oracle VM

Based in Italy, SERNAV Group offers comprehensive transportation services, including ship agents, custom operations, shipping logistics and distribution. In order to modernize its customer-facing applications and to support it with an enterprise-class infrastructure, SERNAV selected MySQL Enterprise Edition to fulfill its requirements for high performance, reliability, uptime and low TCO.
Read the complete story.

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New Release: MySQL Database 5.7.17

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL 5.7.

New Release: MySQL Router 2.0.4

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Router.

DMR: MySQL Connector/Python 2.2.2

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Connector/Python DMR.

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MySQL for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to change how we interact with and perceive the world around us, and the possibilities are nearly boundless. As more and more connected devices generate data, we will need to solve the problem of how to collect, store and make sense of IoT data by leveraging the power of database systems. In this whitepaper, we explore what the IoT is, how IoT data is collected and stored, as well as how to leverage MySQL in your IoT solution.
Read the white paper.

eBook: Oracle MySQL Cloud Service

Oracle MySQL Cloud Service delivers a secure, cost-effective and enterprise-grade MySQL database service. Discover how it can help you rapidly pioneer innovative applications.
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Always On, Without Fail: MySQL Group Replication

Tuesday, January 17, 9 a.m. PT
MySQL Group Replication is Oracle's new multi-master, update-everywhere replication solution that helps keep your MySQL databases highly available and your business up and running, without fail. It's a MySQL plugin that combines distributed systems technologies with database replication into a highly resilient HA solution. Join Group Replication Architect, Luis Soares, in this technical webcast to get the details behind MySQL Group Replication, as well as practical advice on how to set it up, maintain it and power your business with it.
Register for the webcast.

MySQL Technology Update: MySQL High Availability with Group Replication - APAC

January 12 (Indonesian), 13 (Chinese), 17 (Korean) and 25 (English), 2017
MySQL Group Replication is a MySQL plugin that combines distributed systems technologies with database replication. The outcome of fusing such technologies is a resilient, multi-master replication solution for MySQL that provides a highly available MySQL data store. Join us for a lively session about MySQL Group Replication and learn how to set it up, maintain it, and power your business with it.
Register for the Indonesian webinar on January 12 at 10:30 a.m. SGT/11:30 WIB.
Register for the Chinese webinar on January 13 at 10:30 a.m. China Time.
Register for the Korean webinar on January 17 at 11:00 a.m. KST.
Register for the English webinar on January 25 at 9:30 a.m. India Time/12 p.m. SGT/3 p.m. AEDT.

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What's New in MySQL Cluster 7.5?

MySQL Security: What's New & Best Practices

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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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MySQL Patching in the Cloud

By Kathy Forte

Discussing Online Schema Migrations with Oracle's MySQL Engineering Managers

By Shlomi Noach

Making MySQL Better for Operations

By Morgan Tocker

MySQL Multi-instance Group Replication on systemd

By Andrew Grimo

MySQL 8.0.0 First Impressions: Been Running for 60 Days

By Simon Mudd

MySQL 8.0: Storing IPv6

By Catalin Besleaga

MySQL 8.0: Refactoring and Improving the Parser

By Gleb Shchepa

MySQL 8.0: MTR Configurations to be Set to Server Defaults Where Possible

By Deepa Dixit

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MySQL Sessions at IT Tage—Frankfurt, Germany

December 12-15

MySQL Sessions at Sunshine PHP—Miami, Florida

February 2-4, 2017

MySQL Sessions at FOSDEM 17—Brussels, Belgium

February 4-5, 2017

MySQL Sessions at Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group (RMOUG) Training Days—Denver, Colorado

February 7-9, 2017

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Gain Experience with Core MySQL Training for Your Role

Oracle University has several courses available to teach you essential knowledge to get up and running with MySQL. The curriculum is designed for both database administrators and developers, with different learning paths. Check out the details and choose the one that fits your need.

Additionally, the new digital MySQL Learning Subscription includes insight from experts, sessions recorded at the MySQL innovation Day, lessons from key instructors and more… With the MySQL Learning Subscription, MySQL DBAs and developers will have access to key topics to gain deeper knowledge in latest product features and achieve career goals. Learn more by previewing the MySQL Learning Subscription today!

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