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MySQL Cluster 7.4 is now generally available (GA). Read the technical resources in the newsletter and discover how MySQL Cluster 7.4 can deliver up to 200 million reads per second, along with high availability and advanced management capabilities. Additionally, the latest MySQL 5.7 development milestone release (DMR) is also announced. Find out more details about these new releases of MySQL Database and MySQL Cluster in this edition.



MySQL Cluster 7.4 Now GA

Oracle announced the general availability of MySQL Cluster 7.4. The new release delivers greater performance, high availability, and advanced management capabilities. MySQL Cluster powers the subscriber databases of major communications service providers and is used in global fraud detection for financial transactions. This latest release builds upon a series of DMRs that have enabled users to preview, test, and provide feedback during the development process.
Read the press release.
Register for the April 9 webcast “What’s New in MySQL Cluster 7.4.”
Read the technical article “MySQL Cluster 7.4 GA: 200 Million QPS, Active-Active Geographic Replication and More.”
Download MySQL Cluster 7.4 GA.

Latest MySQL 5.7 DMR is Released

The MySQL development team is happy to announce MySQL 5.7.6 DMR, now available for download at The source code is available at GitHub. The highlights of this release include enhancements in InnoDB, runtime, multisource replication, performance schema, and more.
Read the blog “The MySQL 5.7.6 Development Milestone Release is Available.”
Download MySQL 5.7.6 DMR.

Get Ready for the MySQL Central 2015 Call for Papers

MySQL Central @ OpenWorld 2015 will take place on October 25 to 29 in San Francisco, California. It will be, as it was last year, an integral part of Oracle OpenWorld. While dates are still subject to change, the Call for Papers will likely open around March 25 and close around April 29, remaining open for 5 weeks. Start preparing your submission(s) now!
Read the blog for more details.

Resource Kit: Unlock New Big Data Insights with MySQL

How can you generate new big data insights to help drive business growth? Access this resource kit to discover why big data has become a competitive imperative, learn how to unlock extremely valuable insights using MySQL with the Hadoop platform, and find out best practices for big data operations with MySQL.
Access the resource kit.

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General Availability: MySQL Cluster 7.4.4

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Cluster.

New DMR Release: MySQL Database 5.7.6

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Database.

Release Candidate: MySQL Workbench 6.3.2

View the complete list of changes.
Download MySQL Workbench.

New Release: MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.3.20

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

New Release: MySQL Cluster Manager 1.3.4

View the complete list of changes.
Download or try MySQL Cluster Manager (login required).

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MySQL Cluster 7.4: New Features for Internet-Scale Performance with Carrier-Grade Availability

MySQL Cluster 7.4 includes a range of new features to automatically scale database services while maintaining five-nines availability, including performance enhancements, full active-active geographic replication, faster on-line maintenance and recovery operations, as well as enhanced distributed monitoring of memory usage and database operations.
Download the white paper.

MySQL Cluster Guide to Optimizing Performance

This guide explores how to tune and optimize the MySQL Cluster database to handle diverse workload requirements. It discusses data access patterns, the process to build distribution-aware applications, schema and query optimization, and parameters tuning, as well as how to get the best out of the latest innovations in hardware design. The guide concludes with recent MySQL Cluster performance benchmarks and additional resources that will enable you to optimize MySQL Cluster performance with your applications.
Download the white paper.

MySQL Cluster Evaluation Guide—Design, Evaluate, and Benchmark MySQL Cluster

In this white paper you’ll learn the fundamental steps to design and select the proper components for a successful MySQL Cluster evaluation. Explore hardware, networking, and software requirements, and walk through basic functional testing and evaluation best practices.
Download the white paper.

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Unlocking Big Data Insights with MySQL

Thursday, March 19, 9 a.m. PT
When big data is distilled and analyzed in combination with traditional enterprise data, organizations can develop a more thorough and insightful understanding of their business, leading to enhanced productivity, a stronger competitive position, and greater innovation—all of which can have a significant impact on the bottom line. As the world’s most popular open source database, and the leading open source database for web-based and cloud-based applications, MySQL is a key component of numerous big data platforms. Watch this webcast to learn how you can unlock extremely valuable insights using MySQL with the Hadoop platform.
Register for the webcast.

NoSQL and SQL—The Best of Both Worlds

Thursday, March 26, 9 a.m. PT
There’s a lot of excitement about NoSQL data stores, with the promise of simple access patterns, flexible schemas, scalability, and high availability. The downside comes in the lack of ACID transactions, flexible queries, and data integrity checks. What if you could have the best of both worlds? Watch this webcast to learn how MySQL Cluster provides simultaneous SQL and native NoSQL access to your data. You will hear how the MySQL Cluster architecture delivers in-memory real-time performance; five-nines availability; online maintenance; and linear, horizontal scalability through transparent auto-sharding.
Register for the webcast.

What’s New in MySQL Cluster 7.4

Thursday, April 9, 9 a.m. PT
MySQL Cluster powers the subscriber databases of major communication services providers as well as next-generation web, cloud, social, and mobile applications. This webcast will provide an overview of MySQL Cluster, and focus on what’s new in the latest 7.4 release, including performance enhancements, new geographic redundancy features, and faster online maintenance and recovery operations, as well as enhanced distributed monitoring of memory usage and database operations. This is your opportunity to hear about the latest developments in MySQL Cluster and get your questions answered in real time.
Register for the webcast.

View all the upcoming MySQL webcasts.

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Achieving MySQL High Availability, Learn to Select Your Best Option

Analyze and Tune MySQL Queries for Better Performance

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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200M Reads Per Second in MySQL Cluster 7.4

By Mikael Ronström

Enabling Global Transaction Identifiers without Downtime in MySQL 5.7.6

By Sven Sandberg

More Awesome Replication Features in MySQL 5.7.6

By Luís Soares

MySQL Server on SUSE 12

By Balasubramanian Kandasamy

Getting Connection Information with MySQL 5.7

By Mark Leith

Extent Descriptor Page of InnoDB

By Annamalai Gurusami

Getting Back the CREATE TABLE Speed of MySQL 5.5 in MySQL 5.6!

By Ted Wennmark

Proposal to Change Additional Defaults in MySQL 5.7 (February Edition)

By Morgan Tocker

MySQL Fabric—Three-Node High Availability Server Farm

By Dave Stokes

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MySQL Tech Tour: Building a Secure and Reliable Platform on MySQL—Washington DC

March 19

MySQL Tech Tour: Out of the Box MySQL High Availability, Performance, and Scalability—Tel Aviv, Israel

March 19

MySQL Tech Tour: Out of the Box MySQL High Availability, Performance, and Scalability—Prague, Czech Republic

March 19

MySQL Team at MidCamp 2015—Chicago, Illinois

March 19–22

MySQL Tech Tour: Building a Secure and Reliable Platform on MySQL—Toronto, Canada

March 24

MySQL Performance and Scalability Tech Tour—Bellevue, Washington

March 25

MySQL Tech Tour: Out of the Box MySQL Availability, Performance, and Scalability—Istanbul, Turkey

March 26

MySQL Tech Tour: Performance, Scalability, and High-Availability—Bloomington, Minnesota

March 31

MySQL Team at PyCon 2015—Montreal, Canada

April 8–16

MySQL Team at Linux Open Administration Days—Antwerp, Belgium

April 11–12

MySQL Demopod at COLLABORATE 15—Las Vegas, Nevada

April 12–16

MySQL Team at Open Source Days 2015—Bielsko, Poland

April 17–19

MySQL Team at JAX 2015—Mainz, Germany

April 20–24

Great Indian Developer Summit—Bangalore, India

April 21–25

MySQL Team at JavaScript UnConference—Hamburg, Germany

April 25–26

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

April 28

MySQL Booth at OpenSUSE Conference 2015—Den Haag, Netherlands

May 1–4

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 Session at PHP[Tek]—Chicago, Illinois

May 18–22

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

May 29–31

Find a MySQL event near you.

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Get Up to Speed on MySQL Cluster

Learn essential knowledge about creating and managing a real-time database cluster in the MySQL Cluster training course. Expert Oracle University instructors teach you how to properly design and configure the cluster nodes to ensure high availability. In this course you will learn how to:

  • Install and configure MySQL Cluster nodes
  • Design simple and advanced cluster topologies
  • Secure cluster nodes and data
  • Backup and restore cluster data
  • Troubleshoot common cluster problems
  • Monitor and optimize cluster performance
  • Use enterprise tools to manage large cluster deployments

Get trained on MySQL Cluster today. To learn more details and view schedules, visit the MySQL Cluster training page.

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