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Thank You MySQL Connect Content Committee Members
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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).



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common_schema & openark-kit in the media: #DBHangOps, OurSQL
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#DBHangOps

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

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MySQL at several conferences in EMEA
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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.

  • NoSQL Search Roadshow in Copenhagen on Jun 13, 2013:
    • At this show the MySQL talk on "NoSQL & MySQL" given by Ted Wenmark got more than 50% of the total 80-90 attendees. Ted got good response to the presentation, several attendees wanted to get in contact with him and wanted his slides (can be downloaded from Slideshare).
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MySQL Workbench Tunneling to Socket File only servers
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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.

Recent MySQL Announced Releases
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Recently a several releases of MySQL Server were announced to our mailing lists. Do not miss following news:

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Oracle's MySQL Sales Consulting Team is Hiring!
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Would 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:


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MySQL at DrupalCamp, Goteborg - Sweden
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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!


Upcoming EMEA Events with MySQL!
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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).


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MySQL "mini-seminar" in Trondheim, Norway!
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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:

  • Presentation: MySQL Query Optimizer: an overview, by Jørgen Løland, MySQL Optimizer






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5 years of MySQL
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5 years of MySQL

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!

2008 - Sun acquisition

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NetMotion Wireless Migrates Product from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL: Reduces Costs and Increases Flexibility
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NetMotion Wireless develops software to manage and secure wireless data deployments for organizations with mobile field


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Impressions from Percona Live 2013
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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

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Showing my support
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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.

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A great day! MySQL Sandbox and Continuent get a MySQL Community Award
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It was a busy day at Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo 2013. After the regular sessions, there were the traditional MySQL Community Awards, and two entities close to me were among the winners.

  • My company, Continuent won the award as Corporate Contributor of the year;
  • My pet project of the last 7 years, MySQL Sandbox, won the award as Application of the year 2013.

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:

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MySQL Community Awards 2013 - And the winners are...
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MySQL Community Awards 2013 were announced earlier today at the MySQL Conference & Expo...

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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...

Jeremy Cole

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Wikipedia adopts MariaDB
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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.

MariaDB Foundation Takes Next Steps To Community Governance
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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

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MySQL Community Reception - Celebrate with Oracle's MySQL Team!
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Join Oracle’s MySQL team on April 22 to celebrate the general availability of MySQL 5.6. Get together in a relaxed atmosphere—make a toast, enjoy product demos and fun activities, and celebrate the MySQL community effort and contributions that made the latest release possible. Register here today!

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: TechMart Santa Clara
5201 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA, USA
(1-minute walk from Hyatt Regency Santa Clara)

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy an evening of casual but informative conversation, with complimentary food and refreshments from Oracle! Walk-ins are also welcome.
Why I don't care about open core any more
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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.

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MariaDB participates in Google Summer of Code 2013
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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!

Upcoming & Past Events with MySQL attendance
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Just a reminder for 2 important MySQL events as they have already been announced:

MySQL Community Reception - “Let’s Celebrate MySQL 5.6 GA!”

  • Date: Apr 22, 2013
  • Place: TechMart Santa Clara,  5201 Great America Parkway,  Santa Clara,  CA 95054
  • See the whole announcement here;
  • More information and registration is available here.

MySQL Connect CfP is open by April 12, 2013.

  • Date: Sep 21-23, 2013
  • Place: SFO, US
  • See the whole announcement




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MySQL Workbench team hiring C++ and/or Python developers
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The MySQL Developer Tools team at Oracle is looking for good C++ and/or Python developers to help with the MySQL Workbench project.

In the Workbench team, you’ll be responsible for developing features, maintaining the existing codebase and interact with the community to improve the project.

We’re looking for candidates to work from office at Guadalajara, Mexico or from home in Romania, Ukraine, Portugal, Poland or Czech Republic, with availability to start in the team in late May.

Job Description

Software Developer, MySQL Workbench

Software Development position responsible for development and maintenance
of Python and/or C++ code for the MySQL Workbench product.

Requirements

* 5+ years experience developing solid Python or C/C++ code
* Experience


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MariaDB now in OpenBSD ports tree
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MariaDB 5.5 is now inside of OpenBSD, the free, functional & secure OS. The work started a few weeks ago, and now you can get MariaDB via the ports tree. And yes, it will replace the current MySQL 5.1 that ships in the next release.

“Let’s Celebrate MySQL 5.6 GA!” - MySQL Community Reception by Oracle
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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 San Francisco 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!

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013





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Report : Bangalore MySQL User Camp (BMUC) 22 Mar
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We had a great kickoff to the Bangalore MySQL User camp on 22 March 2013 at the Oracle Kalyani Magnum Office.

There were 17 attendees from the MySQL community besides more than 15 MySQL engineers who attended the meet. Of these 3 community members were from groups inside Oracle. There was a mix of new and veteran MySQL users. The MySQL India teams gave a brief introduction about themselves, followed by a quick overdrew of MySQL and how it is different from other databases. The presentation about 5.6 features was presented last and the one that was most liked. There was a great networking over juice and Donuts after the meeting. There were lots of questions by the community on technical details of 5.6 features. Everyone interacted and there was help offered for ensuring that the next meeting on 19th June 2013 is an even greater success.

Thanks

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What other pluggable authentication plugins would you like in MariaDB?
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MariaDB has had pluggable authentication since MariaDB 5.2. Our most popular authentication plugin that we ship in MariaDB is the PAM authentication plugin. Naturally one is curious to see if users would like to see more authentication plugins being made available, so we’ve posted a poll on Facebook. Please feel free to add your vote to the poll so we have a better idea of where to focus our future pluggable authentication development.

MariaDB Galera Cluster is a unique technology worth testing
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As alway with new technology there is always different approaches regarding the adoption. You can try to use the bleeding edge features or start with a very standard configuration. My personal advise to new users is to start with the most basic configuration.

This allow you to get familiar with the fundamentals : - how [...]

Slackware and Arch Linux switch to MariaDB as a default
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Two bits of good news for MariaDB users from the distribution standpoint this week:

Bangalore MySQL User Camp - 22 Mar
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We are planning the kickoff meeting of the Bangalore MySQL User Camp:
We would like to invite all MySQL enthusiasts at Bangalore to join.
Plan is to have at-least one meeting every quarter and give an opportunity to all to participate, attend and speak.

Agenda for 22 March Meeting:
1700-1715: Introductions
1715-1730 : Meet the MySQL Development team @ Bangalore
1730-1815 : Introduction to MySQL 5.6
1815-1830 : Q&A & Plan for the next meeting
1830-1900 : Tea and informal networking

Venue:
Conf Rom 0C001,
Ground Floor, B Wing, Oracle,
Kalyani Magnum Software technology Park
1st Main, J P Nagar 7th Phase,
Bangalore 560076

You can also join the google group "bangalore-mysql-user-camp" where we will be announcing further meetings etc.


openSUSE 12.3 released with MariaDB as default
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Congratulations to the openSUSE community on a successful release of openSUSE 12.3. A highlight worth mentioning is that MariaDB is now the default as opposed to MySQL. What are you waiting for, download it!

From the features list, here’s an excerpt focusing on MariaDB & MySQL:

openSUSE has moved from MySQL to MariaDB as default. MariaDB was first shipped with openSUSE 11.3 back in 2010. Over the years it proved itself and starting with 12.3 openSUSE is replacing default MySQL implementation with MariaDB. This means that whole distribution is compiled against MariaDB and in ‘M’ in LAMP means MariaDB from now. As

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