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Happy New Year 2016! MySQL 5.7 became generally available in October 2015, and the excitement continues in 2016 as more and more MySQL users test the new features and functions in the product and share their experiences. Why not make it your New Year's resolution to learn the latest about MySQL and become the MySQL expert in your organization?



WixEngineering: Scaling to 100M—MySQL Is a Better NoSQL

Yoav Abrahami, Chief Architect at Wix, a company that enables its users to create personalized, high-quality websites, shares his insights into why Wix found that using MySQL for the key/value use case is better than most of the dedicated NoSQL engines. He also shares the lessons Wix learned using MySQL as the NoSQL engine to handle tables with as many as 100 million records and throughput in the order of 200 thousand requests per minute.
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Update from Dockerland: Fruitful Collaboration and Some Security News

It has been nine months since Oracle first released its own MySQL Docker images. In this article, Yngve Svendsen, senior director of MySQL engineering services at Oracle, shares updates on where we are in Dockerland, and talks about some important security-related improvements lately made to the images.
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Resource Kit: Deliver Scalable and Secure SaaS Applications with MySQL

Leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers including Box, Dropbox, Zendesk, and many others rely on MySQL to deliver key services. Access the resource kit to discover:

  • How to effectively scale your SaaS applications, leveraging the latest MySQL innovations
  • How to prevent security breaches and ensure regulatory compliance
  • How to increase performance and uptime while reducing costs using management tools

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New Release: MySQL Database 5.7.10

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

New Release: MySQL Database 5.6.28

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Download MySQL Database 5.6.

New Release: MySQL Cluster Manager 1.4.0

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Download or try MySQL Cluster Manager (login required).

New Release: MySQL Workbench 6.3.6

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MySQL 5.7: What's New in the Optimizer

Wednesday, January 20, 9 a.m. PT
MySQL 5.7 introduced substantial improvements in the optimizer, including the ability to combine relational data with NoSQL, a new JSON data type plus built-in JSON functions, as well as the support of functional indexes through both stored and virtually generated columns. Watch this webcast to learn how you can leverage these new features, along with additional performance enhancements.
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MySQL in SaaS, Part I: Security, Performance, and Availability

Monday, January 25, 9 a.m. PT
As the leading open source database for web-based applications, MySQL is extremely well suited to software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, used by leaders including Box, Dropbox, Zendesk, and many others. Watch this webcast to learn how to scale your SaaS applications, with optimal performance, security, and reliability using the latest features in MySQL replication, MySQL router, MySQL fabric and more.
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Fully Elastic Real-Time Services with MySQL Cluster

Tuesday, February 16, 9 a.m. PT
MySQL Cluster is an open source, ACID-compliant transactional database, designed to deliver real-time in-memory performance and 99.999 percent availability. It powers the subscriber databases of major communications service providers and networks, supporting over a billion mobile phone users worldwide. The MySQL Cluster architecture allows the addition or removal of nodes without any service interruption. Its native Node.js platform and connectors for Java also make it easy to write real-time web-based applications in the cloud. This webcast will guide you through common architectures and a use case for elastic MySQL Cluster deployments.
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Running a Secure, Available, Auditable, Scalable SaaS Business Environment with MySQL 5.7

Tuesday, February 16, 10 a.m. GMT
The software-as-a-service (SaaS) market is large and growing. But delivering SaaS brings challenges on many levels, including the demands of 24x7 availability, high performance, backup, security, affordability, scalability, manageability, auditability, and easy integration. In this webcast, we will discuss these areas and demonstrate how MySQL's proven capabilities can help both new and seasoned SaaS vendors.
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MySQL in SaaS, Part II: Effective Monitoring for Increased Performance, Security, and Uptime

Tuesday, February 23, 9 a.m. PT
Effective monitoring of your software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications is crucial to prevent security issues, ensure performance and uptime, and help you meet your customer service-level agreements. Effective monitoring also helps you increase operational efficiency and reduce costs. Part II of the MySQL in SaaS webcast series explains how MySQL Enterprise Monitor enables you to define security policies, obtain MySQL performance metrics, perform policy-based configuration and scheduling of automatic notifications, and much more.
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MySQL Jumpstart

Tuesday, March 22, 9 a.m. PT
This presentation provides essential MySQL concepts and details for people with experience using other relational database management systems. We will cover MySQL installation, file organization, basic MySQL architecture and server design, connecting to MySQL, and MySQL backup options.
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MySQL 5.7 and JSON: New Opportunities for Developers

Thursday, March 31, 9 a.m. PT
With the newly added native JSON support in MySQL 5.7, you can combine the flexibility of NoSQL with the strength of a relational database. In this webcast, MySQL Product Manager Morgan Tocker will explain the new JSON data type and the new set of functions for handling JSON documents, as well as available storage and indexing options. He will also present benchmarks in different use cases.
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InnoDB: What's New in MySQL 5.7

Scalable High-Availability Systems Using MySQL Fabric

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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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Using a Parser Plugin for Improved Search Results with MySQL 5.7 and InnoDB

By Daniël van Eeden

Version Tokens in MySQL 5.7

By Prabeen Pradhan

Lossless Replication Using MySQL Semisynchronous Replication and MySQL Fabric

By Ted Wennmark

SSL/TLS Improvements in MySQL 5.7.10

By Todd Farmer

JSON Memory Consumption

By Mario Beck

MySQL 5.7: Improved Performance of Queries with Derived Tables

By Øystein Grøvlen

Details of the MySQL Cluster Manager 1.4.0 Release

By Thomas Nielsen

MySQL 5.8 Planning: C++11 and Native Partitioning

By Morgan Tocker

Practical P_S: Find Client JRE Version Using SQL

By Todd Farmer

Using the Aggregate Functions ANY, SOME, and EVERY with MySQL

By Guilhem Bichot

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MySQL Session at San Diego PHP Meetup—Carlsbad, California, USA

January 19

MySQL Booth and Sessions at Southern California Linux Expo (ScaLE)—Los Angeles, California, USA

Jan 21–24

MySQL Booth and Session at Open Source Enterprise—Osaka, Japan

Jan 29

MySQL Sessions at FOSDEM 2016—Brussels, Belgium

Jan 30–31

MySQL Sessions at SunShinePHP—Miami, Florida, USA

Feb 4–6

MySQL Session at the PHP UK Conference—London, England

Feb 18–19

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Learn Stored Routines in MySQL for Better Security and Performance

Many database administrators are tasked with supporting stored routines, even when they didn't create the stored routines themselves. Understand the role of stored routines in centralized client functionality, security, performance, and function libraries by taking the MySQL for Database Administrators training course, in the format that fits your needs:

  • Training-on-demand: follow lecture materials at your own pace through streaming video, and book the lab environment at the time that suits your schedule
  • Live-virtual event: attend a live session from your own desk with no travel required
  • In-class event: travel to an education center to attend training courses delivered by Oracle University's MySQL experts
Learn more and find an upcoming session.
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