The April DB Engines rank show that MySQL has passed SQL Server to become the second highest ranked database management system.Congratulations to my fellow MySQL-ers at Oracle — your hard work is being noticed.
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Collaborate is a huge show that is the Independent Oracle User Group’s big yearly show and for 2013 it will be in Denver. There are several MySQL sessions of note and I have noted some below. By the way i will have new MySQL stickers available at the MySQL Demo Pod on the show floor but rules say I can not just leave them around — you will have to ask for them.
- Session #464 – Demystifying MySQL for Oracle DBAs and Developers
Mon. Apr. 8 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mile High Ballroom 2C
Abstract: MySQL continues to be the world’s most popular database management system for the Internet. This session provides a fast-paced introduction to the MySQL architecture, core features, best practices, and core performance areas. A MySQL version of OFA will be shown as a best practice. MySQL features will be taught from a perspective that is easy for attendees familiar with Oracle to understand.
George Trujillo, Master Big Data Specialist
- #109 – MySQL User Administration Tricks and Tips
Tuesday, April 9 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Mile High Ballroom 2C
Abstract: MySQL user authentication has greatly changed in the past few years. But does the software you use give users the DROP TABLE privilege by default? Could you use proxies or pre-defined roles? How do you audit users to make sure they have the right privs? What new features such as authentication plug-ins are going to change the DBA’s role? Come to this session to get the answers to these questions and more.
Dave Stokes, MySQL Community Manager
- #683 – Hands on Lab – Fine Tune Your SQL Troubleshooting Skills
Tuesday, April 9
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Abstract: Normally when looking at SQL behaving badly, you are at your desk with people breathing down your neck to quickly troubleshoot the performance issue. Did you ever have a dream of getting performance tuning tips when not under pressure? This Late Night OTN Lab will provide the perfect environment for that. It is a hands-on experience that will equip you to stand up under the pressure of the next fire drill, and even better it is a learning experience in a relaxed environment with exactly what every DBA needs, refreshments. This is the opportunity to develop a toolkit of queries and techniques to analyze and resolve the most common SQL performance problems. Come enjoy the challenge, networking, and awesome tuning experience one can only have late night with the IOUG and OTN.
Michelle Malcher, Data Services Team Lead
- #619 – Embracing Database Diversity: the New Oracle/MySQL DBA
Wednesday, April 10
8:15 am – 9:15 am
Mile High Ballroom 4B
Abstract: Classic Oracle DBAs are somewhat starved for the “big overview” knowledge that will make them better decision makers and less hesitant to use MySQL.
Oracle covers wide ranges of solutions and doubts appear concerning the 2 most popular databases on the market. The aim is to allow an existing Oracle DBA to get to grips with a MySQL environment, concentrating on the real focus points, and highlighting the similarities of both RDBMS’.
The power of tools is also of great importance to ensure safe housekeeping and Oracle covers it in both worlds for both solutions, and their mission is quite similar: to make it easier for all.
Typical questions arise:
When is it appropriate to use one or the other.
What assumptions do I have to leave behind?
What assumptions is it safe to bring forward with me?
What is a storage engine and why should I care?
What are the equivalent tools MySQL has for monitoring and backup? What are big differences from Oracle equivalents?
What other tools work with MySQL.
What is Carrier Grade Edition and why do you call it that? When would I use it?
What do I need to know about MySQL security?
The aim is to allow an existing Oracle DBA to get to grips with a MySQL environment, concentrating on the real focus points, and highlighting the similarities of both RDBMS’.
And both worlds provide the necessary tools to avoid a sleepless night.
Provide conceptual knowledge necessary to empower Oracle & MySQL DBAs as confident decision makers.
The power of tools is of great importance to ensure safe housekeeping and Oracle covers it in both worlds, for both solutions, and their mission is quite similar: to make it easier for all.
Lynn Ferrante, Principal Sales Consultant
Space is limited so RSVP Today!
Join Oracle’s MySQL Team on April 22, 2013, as we celebrate the general availability of MySQL 5.6. With product demos and fun activities in a relaxing atmosphere, this is the party for the MySQL community to get together and have a toast on the work all of us did to make MySQL 5.6 the best release ever. Whether you are an attendee at Percona Live, a member of local MySQL user groups, a MySQL user in the Bay Area, or simply interested in MySQL technology, you’re all invited to Oracle’s MySQL Community Reception.
Mingle with your peers and learn from real-world experiences.
Meet MySQL engineers and get the first-hand information on the latest product development.
Have lots of fun!
RSVP today and get ready for an evening of casual but informative conversation, with complimentary food and refreshments from Oracle!
Monday, April 22, 2013
6:30 P.M. – 08:30 P.M. PDT
TechMart Santa Clara
5201 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Do not forget the Call for Papers for MySQL Connect ends in less than two weeks!
The Call for Papers is now open, and will be running until April 12. We highly encourage MySQL users, customers, partners and community members to submit session proposals now.
MySQL Connect represents a unique opportunity to learn about the latest features of the best MySQL product releases ever, discuss product roadmaps, and connect directly with the engineers driving MySQL innovation.
The Conference is chock-full with technical sessions, hands-on labs, Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions and tutorials delivered by MySQL community members, users, customers, partners and Oracle’s MySQL engineers.
The event will include five tracks: Performance and Scalability, High Availability & Replication, Cloud & Big Data, Database Administration & DevOps, Architecture and Application Development.
This is your chance to share real-world experiences, best practices and insights you’ve gained with the MySQL Community at large. You’ll be able to address not only long time MySQL users and highly experienced professionals but also newer and eager MySQL customers traditionally attending Oracle OpenWorld. Don’t miss this opportunity and submit your sessions today.
Interested in exhibiting and sponsoring? Email MySQL-Connect-Exhibit_ww@oracle.com for details.
The Spring Conference of the Bulgarian Oracle Users Group Conference of the Bulgarian Oracle Users Group will be held from 17th to 19th of May 2013 in SPA hotel Hisar in Hissarya.
- Georgi Kodinov, Senior Software Development Manager, ORACLE, Quick Dive into MySQL
- Georgi Kodinov, Senior Software Development Manager, ORACLE, MySQL Security : Past and Present
- Joze Senegacnik, , DBProf, Is My SQL Statement Using Exadata Features?
Oracle Day Costa Rica (Thursday April 4)
And Oracle Day Bogota Colombia (Wednesday April 10)
By the way, there are some great MySQL presentations from the 2012 LAD Tour:
Please RSVP for the Tuesday April 2nd meeting.
Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
6031 Connection Drive
Las Colinas, TX 75039
Event is free to the public.
Presented by Dave Stokes, MySQL Community Manager North America, Oracle Corporation
Come see MySQL 5.6 in action and learn about the latest features.
Pizza at 5:30 p.m.
Presentation begins at 6:00 p.m.
BE sure to attend the NOWG (Norwegian Oracle Users Group) conference (on a cruise ship) this April for presentations on Powerful EXPLAIN in MySQL 5.6 by Øystein Grovlen, What’s New in MySQL Server 5.6? by Geir Hoydalsvik, MySQL Query Optimizer: an overview by Jørgen Løland, and MySQL: An Introduction for Oracle DBAs also by by Øystein Grovlen.
Register for a Private Happy Hour and Food Event at Sfuzzi Las Colinas, Irving, TX
Please join us for our MySQL tech event hosted by Oracle and learn more about the continued investment in the world’s most popular open source database. MySQL expert Benjamin Wood will be on hand to discuss new features, commercial extensions, and provide details on MySQL 5.6.
MySQL 5.6 Introduction
MySQL Commercial Extensions Review (HA, Back Up, Security, Enterprise Monitor, Performance, Scalability)
Monday, March 18, 2013
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sfuzzi Las Colinas, Irving, TX
Sfuzzi Las Colinas
525 Meadow Creek Dr, Irving, TX, 75039
There is one more day until the 2013 Virtual Developer Day for North America so register today! Europe, Middle East, Africa and Some Asian Countries have a week before their event!
Virtual Developer Day: MySQL is a one-stop shop for you to learn all the essential MySQL skills. With a combination of presentations and hands-on lab experience, you’ll learn the latest features in MySQL 5.6, have the opportunity to practice in your own environment and sharpen your skills to:
Develop your new applications cost-effectively using MySQL
Improve performance of your existing MySQL databases
Manage your MySQL environment more efficiently
Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to learn tips and tricks from the MySQL experts at Oracle!
Rob Young, Product Management Director, Oracle MySQL
Craig Sylvester, Principle Sales Consultant, Oracle MySQL
Ligaya Turmelle, Principle Technical Support Engineer, Oracle MySQL
Lee Stigile, Sales Consulting Senior Manager, Oracle MySQL
Ben Krug, Senior Technical Support Engineer, Oracle MySQL
Calvin Sun, Senior Engineering Manager, InnoDB, Oracle MySQL
Mark Leith, Software Development Senior Manager, Oracle MySQL
Jørgen Løland, Senior Software Engineer, Oracle MySQL
Lynn Ferrante, Principle Sales Consultant, Oracle MySQL
Americas and Canada – March 12th, 2013
9:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m PST / 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m EST / 1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m BRT
Europe, Middle East, Africa and Some Asian Countries (English) – March 19th, 2013
9:00 – 13:00 UTC/GMT / 10:00 – 14:00 CET / 12:00 – 16:00 AST / 13:00 – 17:00 MSK / 14:30 – 18:30 IST
March 12, 2013 Online – access from your computer directly Learn more and register for the virtual event »
March 19, 2013 Online – access from your computer directly Learn more and register for the virtual event »