Keeping with the tradition of great MySQL Community events, the first annual MySQL Connect conference is now in the books. It was great to see so many familiar faces in the crowd and at the podium sharing their ideas and thoughts on the evolution of MySQL under Oracle. The headliner of the conference was Tomas' keynote announcement of the fully featured and fully enabled MySQL 5.6 Release Candidate. This new article on the MySQL DevZone summarizes all of the great new features ready for Community adoption, all MySQL Engineering blogs and where and how to download all of the bits. As always, early adoption and feedback on the 5.6 RC is appreciated and the sooner we get your feedback the sooner we release the "ready for production" sanctioned GA product.
Also available now, Cluster 7.3 provides support for Foreign Keys, node.js NoSQL access to underlying data and a new Auto Installer that helps you quickly and easily get up and running with Cluster 7.2 and 7.3. The 7.3 downloads are provided in the first 7.3 Development Milestone Release (under "Development Releases" tab) and via the MySQL Labs.
Oracle also announced key new additions to MySQL Enterprise Edition:
New policy-based compliance Auditing. MySQL Enterprise Edition Audit (http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/audit.html) adds policy-based auditing compliance to existing MySQL applications without the need to change any code. This new plugin is available for MySQL 5.5.28 and higher; existing MySQL Enterprise Edition customers can download the upgrade from the My Oracle Support portal and all can download for evaluation from Oracle's Software Delivery Cloud.
New MySQL Enterprise High Available (http://www.mysql.com/products/enterprise/high_availability.html) additions provide even more options for ensuring MySQL applications remain available and running a their peak:
- Oracle Linux + DRBD (http://www.mysql.com/why-mysql/white-papers/mysql_wp_drbd.php)
- Oracle Solaris Clustering for MySQL
All in all, the first MySQL Connect conference was a great success and with refinements planned in response to attendee, sponsor and speaker feedback we expect it to grow and improve going forward.
As always, thanks for your continued support of MySQL!