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MySQL 5.7 release candidate is announced! Read the technical blogs to learn all the enhancements in this release. Additionally, the call for proposals for MySQL Central @ OpenWorld is open! Submit your sessions before April 29, 2015 for an opportunity to share your real-world experiences and best practices with the MySQL community.



Announcing MySQL 5.7 Release Candidate

The MySQL team is happy to announce that MySQL 5.7.7, the first MySQL 5.7 Release Candidate (RC1), is now available for download. The highlights of this release include improvements in scalability, replication, security, optimizer, SYS Schema integration, GIS, and more. Try the new release today and give us your feedback.
Read the blog “The MySQL 5.7.7 Release Candidate is Available.”
Download MySQL 5.7 RC1.

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2015 Call for Proposals Open Until April 29

Part of Oracle OpenWorld 2015, MySQL Central @ OpenWorld will be held on October 25 to 29, 2015 in San Francisco, California. MySQL customers, partners, and community members are encouraged to submit proposals to present best practices, case studies, and insights gained through working with the world’s most popular open source database. Proposals can be submitted for conference sessions, birds-of-a-feather sessions, and tutorials. The call for proposals is open until April 29, 2015. We look forward to your submissions!
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Release Candidate: MySQL Database 5.7.7

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Database 5.7 RC.

New Release: MySQL Database 5.6.24

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

New Release: MySQL Cluster 7.4.6

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Cluster.

New Release: MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.12.0

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Download or try MySQL Enterprise Backup (login required).

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MySQL Fabric—A Guide to Managing MySQL High Availability and Scaling Out

MySQL fabric is built around an extensible and open source framework for managing farms of MySQL servers. Two features have been implemented to support high availability and scaling out using data sharding. These features can be used in isolation or in combination. In this white paper, you will learn what MySQL fabric is, what it can achieve, and how it is used—by DBAs, dev-ops, and developers. You'll also be exposed to what is happening behind the scenes.
Download the white paper.

A Guide to MySQL Enterprise Monitor

MySQL is the world's most popular open source database, relied on for its performance, scalability, quality, ease-of-use, and low cost. MySQL Enterprise Monitor helps ensure that MySQL is optimized for your application from the start and at all times thereafter. MySQL Enterprise Monitor also allows you to monitor and manage multiple MySQL instances more efficiently and effectively.
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What’s New in MySQL Security

Thursday, April 23, 9 a.m. PT
Following a number of recent high-profile issues and breaches, security has become a top priority for IT executives. Join Mike Frank, MySQL product manager at Oracle, to learn what’s new to further improve MySQL security.
Register for the webcast.

Even Better MySQL and Java Applications: Advice from a MySQL Connector/J User and Developer

Wednesday, May 20, 9 a.m. PT
Gain valuable insights and practical advice from Jess Balint, a seasoned Java application developer who both uses and develops the JDBC Connector for MySQL (MySQL Connector/J). In this technical webcast, you'll learn about the latest MySQL Connector/J updates, take a look at driver internals, and gain a better understanding of how to secure your MySQL communications and boost your performance.
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MySQL Performance Tuning 101

Wednesday, May 27, 9 a.m. PT
Query tuning can greatly increase your database performance, but how much do you know about all the MySQL variables that you can play with to get even more power from the database? This webcast goes over the basics of various MySQL settings that you can twitch, tweak, and massage to get the most out of the world’s most popular open source database.
Register for this webcast.

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What’s New in MySQL Cluster 7.4

Unlocking Big Data Insights with MySQL

NoSQL and SQL—The Best of Both Worlds

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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 Security: SSL/TLS in MySQL 5.7

By Todd Farmer

Secondary Indexes on XML BLOBs in MySQL 5.7

By Mario Beck

Benchmarking MySQL Cluster 7.4 on an Intel NUC

Mikael Ronström

Deprecating Weaker Encryption Functions

Harin Vadodaria

MySQL Fabric and Sharding

By Dave Stokes

JSON Labs Release: Effective Functional Indexes in InnoDB

By Jimmy Yang

Building a Better CREATE USER Command in MySQL

By Todd Farmer

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MySQL Team at Open Source Days 2015—Bielsko, Poland

April 17–19

MySQL Team at JAX 2015—Mainz, Germany

April 20–24

MySQL Team at JavaScript UnConference—Hamburg, Germany

April 25–26

MySQL Sessions at Sweden MySQL User Group Meeting—Stockholm, Sweden

April 28

MySQL Hands-On Lab—San Francisco, California

April 28

MySQL Hands-On Lab—Redwood Shores, California

April 29

MySQL Booth at OpenSUSE Conference 2015—Den Haag, Netherlands

May 1–4

MySQL Demo Pod at Microsoft Ignite—Chicago, Illinois

May 4–8

OpenWest Conference—Salt Lake City, Utah

May 7–9

PHP UnConference—Island of Majorca

May 9–10

DrupalCon 2015—Los Angeles, California

May 11–15

MySQL Hands-On Lab—Santa Clara, California

May 12

MySQL Session at PHP[Tek]—Chicago, Illinois

May 18–22

MySQL Booth at J and Beyond Joomla Developer Conference—Prague, Czech Republic

May 29–31

MySQL Sessions and Booth at OpenSource Hong Kong—Hong Kong

June 26–27

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The MySQL for Developers training course covers everything a developer needs to know when planning, designing, and implementing applications using MySQL. Learn more about the essential knowledge as well as advanced topics by attending the MySQL for Developer course. Plus, apply what you learn and get the industry-recognized credential with MySQL 5.6 Developer certification.

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