Dear MySQL users,
MySQL Connector/C 6.1.1, a new version of the C API for client/server communication for the MySQL database management system, has been released. This version of Connector/C provides full support for MySQL 5.6 protocol. Connector/C is compatible with the client libraries (libmysql).
It includes all the features in the MySQL client library shipped with MySQL servers 5.6 as well as prior versions. You can recompile existing code linked with Connector/C 6.1.0 without any code changes. You can use Connector/C to run and build client applications which communicate with MySQL server versions from 4.1 to 5.6 without a need to do a complete server installation. The release is now available in source and binary form for a number of platforms from our download pages at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/c/
For information on installing,
MySQL Connector/J 5.1.26, a maintenance release of the production
5.1 branch has been released. Connector/J is the Type-IV pure-Java
JDBC driver for MySQL.
Version 5.1.26 is suitable for use with many MySQL server versions,
including 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.4, 5.5 and 5.6.
It is already available for download on the My Oracle Support (MOS) website. The eDelivery download will be available on it's own
As always, we recommend that you check the "CHANGES" file in the
download archive to be aware of changes in behavior that might affect
MySQL Connector/J 5.1.26 includes the following general bug fixes and improvements, also available in more detail here
Functionality Added or Changed:
The Early Bird rate for MySQL Connect has been extended for two weeks. Register by August 2 to save US$500 over the onsite price!
MySQL Connect will be held on September 21 - 23 in San Francisco, California. The conference will start on Saturday with "The State of The Dolphin" keynote presented by Oracle's Chief Corporate Architect, Edward Screven, and Vice President of MySQL Engineering, Tomas Ulin, followed by a panel to discuss "Current MySQL Usage Models and Future Developments", with panelists from renowned web properties including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn[Read more...]
I'm happy with common_schema; it is in fact a tool I use myself on an almost daily basis. I'm also happy to see that it gains traction; which is why I'm exposing a little bit of my thoughts on general future development. I'd love to get feedback.
At this moment, common_schema supports MySQL >= 5.1, all variants. This includes 5.5, 5.6, MySQL, Percona Server & MariaDB.
5.1 is today past end of line, and I'm really missing the SIGNAL/RESIGNAL syntax that I would like to use; I can do in the meanwhile with version-specific code such as /*!50500 ... */. Nevertheless, I'm wondering whether I will eventually have to:
Gist is a simple way to share snippets and pastes with others. All gists are git repositories, so they are automatically versioned, forkable and usable as a git repository.
The MySQL Sandbox project has been around for 8 years, and it has gained considerable attention from the community. I have seen it mentioned in books and articles, used in other projects, and widely adopted by testers and bug reporters.
I have used it for more than testing, and it has saved me many hours of labor by allowing me to create database servers in a few seconds.
Yet, I have gathered a long list of grievance about it, both from my own experience and from other users feedback. Here goes.
Dear MySQL users,
MySQL Connector/Python v1.0.11 is a new version of the 1.0 production release of the pure Python database driver for MySQL.
MySQL Connector/Python version 1.0 is compatible with MySQL Server versions 5.5 and greater, but should work with earlier versions (greater than v4.1). Python v2.6 and greater as well as Python v3.1 and greater are supported. Python v2.4 and v2.5 are known to work, but are not officially supported.
MySQL Connector/Python v1.0.11 is available for download from
A brief summary of changes in MySQL Connector/Python v1.0 is listed below. Please check the change log file inside the distribution for a more complete list of changes or online at:
Yesterday we announced the publication of the MySQL Connect Content Catalog.
We would like today to thank the MySQL Connect Content Committee members, and especially our external members, for their efforts helping us to build the best possible MySQL Connect program. The Call for Papers had generated a large number of great submissions (thank you all for that!) and it was indeed a tough job to select sessions among those.
So thank you very much, Sheeri, Erin, Giuseppe, Calvin and Yoshinori! Your input has been invaluable.
Learn more about MySQL Connect (San Francisco Sept 21-23).[Read more...]
I had the pleasure of joining into @DBHangOps today, and speak about common_schema and openark-kit. What was meant to be a 15 minute session turned to be 50 -- sorry, people, I don't talk as much at home, but when it comes to my pet projects...
I also realized I was missing on a great event: DBHangOps is a hangout where you can chat and discuss MySQL & related technologies with friends and colleagues, with whom you typically only meet at conferences. I will certainly want to attend future events.
Thanks to John Cesario and Geoffrey Anderson who invited me to talk, and to the friends and familiar faces who attended; I was happy to talk about my work, and very interested in[Read more...]
MySQL team has recently attended several conferences and events in EMEA. At some cases we have managed only talks at some events we run a booth too, for the list of events we have been presented so far see below. For the upcoming shows we are going to be presented, please see our Wikis page.
Brandon Johnson at Mozilla has posted a nice tip on how to use MySQL Workbench SSH tunneling with MySQL servers configured to accept only Unix Socket File connections (no TCP/IP). Head over there for more info about how to use the “socat” utility to bridge a SSH tunnel from WB to a socket only MySQL.
you like to work with the biggest websites and social networks in the
world? Do you want to support large enterprises with their database
initiatives? Would you like to assist ISVs and OEMs providing the
technology that powers their products?
In the MySQL Sales Consulting organization we do just that. Oracle is hiring for MySQL Sales Consultants in multiple locations, including the US, Canada, and Romania, to support MySQL partners, customers and prospects, evangelize our products, assist marketing and cooperate with product management to shape the future of MySQL. Sound interesting? Click the following links for additional details on these openings:
DrupalCamp Conference is hold in Göteborg, Sweden on May 25, 2013.
MySQL is part of this show and I would like to invite you to our session on "Scalability and Availability with MySQL Replication" given by Sven Sandberg on Saturday-May 25, 2013 @ 13:45-14:25!
So, if you are close to Göteborg or attending this event, do not forget to come to listen Sven's talk!
MySQL Community team is pleased to announce following events as the ones supported by us with a great MySQL staff attending. Find more details below (or at our Community wikis).
I would like to invite everyone who is around Trondheim, Norway to the "MySQL mini-seminar" taking place on June 19, 2013 in Oracle office. Do not miss this great opportunity to meet great MySQL engineers who are looking forward to meeting you and talking about MySQL!!!
Please see the official invitation in English and Norwegian below.
Invitation to MySQL mini-seminar
Many people are unaware that a great number of the MySQL developers are located in Trondheim, Norway, and that we have a lot of competence we would love to share.
We therefore invite anyone in Trondheim who's interested in MySQL to a mini-seminar located the Oracle's offices on Lade, June 19 at 3 pm.
The agenda will be:
People often write a blog post when they reach some nice anniversary since they joined MySQL community. Well, for those old enough it usually means when they joined MySQL AB as employee. For me this was January 2008. Because I didn't remember the month correctly, I haven't blogged anything then, but decided to save it for a better opportunity - now.
TL;DR Starting this week I will be working for 10gen, selling MongoDB to the Nordics. This blog post is really long - even then it doesn't contain the most interesting stories, I'm not sure if they can ever be published. Sorry for the length, but remember you don't need to read all at once. This is my last MySQL post so save some of it for cold winter days!
At the airport, trying to sum up my impressions from Percona Live 2013 conference in Santa Clara.
Woo! Hard to sum up four excellent days. Shall I review the great talks I've been to? The keynotes? The well organized events?
You know what, skip it. There was ONE thing that overshadowed everything. It was the ONE thing for me that was the pure essence of the conference and its greatest joy:
Meeting and talking to a great many great people!
I was fortunate to meet up with so many people; none that I planned; things just went in such way that I engaged in so many conversations with so many people. I found myself talking about hamsters, peacocks, living in the village, living in the city, working from home, commute, relocation, working with your spouse, life in Israel, life in Argentina, prisons in the US, having many children, gun[Read more...]
One of the greatest things with working in the MySQL community has been to meet so many people and travel in different countries and cultures. In my last blog post I mentioned how I learned that in Southern Europe it is considered offensive to go too early to meet your customer. As the customer is expecting you to come later than agreed (everyone always does), if you show up too early you are taking away time that he was expecting to still use to prepare for the meeting.
Thanks to the MySQL community for these awards. They give me (and my colleagues) a goos feeling of appreciation.
The day was even more successful for four major occurrences that contributed to my wellness:
MySQL Community Awards 2013 were announced earlier today at the MySQL Conference & Expo...
It's time again to award persons, applications and companies in the MySQL Community. This is an annual tradition to highlight and give appreciation to some of the things that make MySQL so great.
The first awards were given out in 2005, and since 2010 the winners have been chosen by a community panel of which myself and Shlomi Noach are the co-secretaries. There has been a public nomination period in January and the final voting is done by a panel who are themselves former winners of the award.
The first category is
MySQL Community Awards: Community Contributor of the Year 2013
The first winner is...
This is a nice blog post from Asher Feldman, Site Architect, Wikipedia on how Wikipedia Adopts MariaDB. If you’re using English or German Wikipedia, or using Wikidata, you’re currently being served by MariaDB 5.5.
The MariaDB Foundation, stewards of the community-maintained open source MariaDB database that is sweeping the Internet, announced today the next steps towards a community-managed governance structure. With the appointment of a new, enlarged Board of Directors and a new interim chief executive, the MariaDB Foundation is now on track to a fully member-led governance in the second half of 2013.
The Board members are now Rasmus Johansson, Andrew Katz, Simon Phipps, Michael “Monty” Widenius, and Jeremy Zawodny. The first act of the new interim Board was to appoint Johansson as Chair and Phipps as Secretary and Chief Executive Officer.
The Board bring together a wealth of experience. Johansson is an experienced leader within the MariaDB developer community. Katz is a well-known expert in open source legal matters and has been acting as COO of the[Read more...]
For reasons that I will blog about in a couple of weeks, several people last week asked me what I think about open core. My answer was that nowadays I don't care much about the topic. Long time readers of this blog might be surprised at such an answer, so I thought this was a good time to reflect on why I don't think it is very important anymore, and more importantly to document the empirical evindence that we now have about open core as a business strategy.
MariaDB is very happy to be accepted as a project in the Google Summer of Code 2013. This will be our first year participating and we’re stoked that we’re one of the accepted organizations. We have an ideas list as always, and we’re expecting to get some great mentors & students to hack on some new code for the MariaDB project (which now comprises not just the server, but Galera Cluster as well as the connectors). Watch this space for more information, but if you’re interested in hacking on MySQL, MariaDB, Galera Cluster or some of the Percona toolkit, and it’s a summer’s worth of work, this should be a lot of fun!