Nov 23, 2010

Webinar: Designing MySQL Databases (Italian) - Nov, 25@10am CET

We already have more that 500 registrants for this MySQL web seminar. Join us and the crowd to learn the design dos and don'ts for MySQL. We will show you how to design, forward and reverse engineer databases including discussions on datatypes, indexes, and foreign keys for various application scenarios.

In this technical presentation, we will cover:
  • MySQL design basics
    • Data Modeling Basics
      • Physical and Logical Models
      • "Dos" and "Don'ts"
    • How to design MySQL for your specific application
      • Datatypes
      • Indexes
      • Foreign keys
  • MySQL Workbench
    • Design
      • Reverse Engineering
      • Design
      • Deploy (Forward Engineer)
      • Maintain (Synchronize)
    • Develop
      • SQL Coding

Whether you are developing commercial applications, Web-based applications, or in-house applications, and whether you are a novice or more advanced, you will benefit from this presentation.

Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 10am CET


To register for this free web seminar please click here.
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Sep 20, 2010

Oracle's MySQL - What's New? Live event in Rome on Oct, 7

As a follow up of this post I'd like to inform all the readers that the What's New event will be replicated in Rome on Oct, 7.

Join us at this live event to better understand what’s new with MySQL. You will learn more about the current and future state of MySQL, now part of the Oracle family of products. We will also cover Oracle’s investment in MySQL aiming to make it even a better MySQL.

In particular the following topics will be discussed:
  • Oracle’s MySQL Strategy
  • What’s New for:
    • The MySQL Server
    • MySQL Cluster
    • MySQL Enterprise
    • MySQL Workbench
Attendance is free, but you’ll need to register in advance. Seats are limited, register today!


Sep 2, 2010

Oracle's MySQL - What's New? Live event in Milan on Sept, 28

Join us at this live event in Milan to better understand what’s new with MySQL. You will learn more about the current and future state of MySQL, now part of the Oracle family of products. We will also cover Oracle’s investment in MySQL aiming to make it even a better MySQL.

In particular the following topics will be discussed:
  • Oracle’s MySQL Strategy
  • What’s New for:
    • The MySQL Server
    • MySQL Cluster
    • MySQL Enterprise
    • MySQL Workbench
Stay tuned because we are organizing a similar event in Rome that will be announced soon. Attendance is free, but you’ll need to register in advance. Seats are limited, register today!

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Aug 13, 2010

Upcoming Webinar: Scaling Web Services with MySQL Cluster (IT)

On the 9th of September at 10am CET I will present in Italian a Webinar titled: "Scaling Web Services with MySQL Cluster". You can register here.

This is a summary of the english webinar series in two parts that are now available on-demand:

There are two common choices to power web applications: MySQL and memcached has become, and will remain, the foundation for many dynamic web services with proven deployments in some of the largest and most prolific names on the web. The MEMORY storage engine has been widely adopted by MySQL users to provide near-instant responsiveness with use cases such as caching and web session management.

However if you have web services that are update-intensive, demanding real-time responsiveness and continuous availability or if your services evolve to support more users, the scalability and availability demands can start to exceed the capabilities of these two approaches.

The MySQL Cluster datbase, which itself can be implemented as a MySQL storage engine, is a viable alternative to address increased web service demands. MySQL Cluster provides the familiarity and ease-of-use of the regular MySQL Server, while delivering significantly higher levels of write performance with less complexity, lower latency, higher levels of scalability and database functionality and 99.999% availability.

This webinar will discuss the use-cases for all three approaches, and provide an insight into how MySQL Cluster is enabling users to scale their update-intensive web services.

  • Thursday, September 9, 2010: 10:00 CET

Jun 4, 2010

What's New in the MySQL Enterprise Spring 2010 Release

The MySQL Enterprise Spring 2010 Release includes key improvements designed to help you proactively optimize MySQL performance and identify potential issues before they can become costly outages or slowdowns. In this webinar we will explore the new features of the MySQL Enterprise Monitor 2.2 that are designed to save DBAs and Developers time and effort in keeping MySQL systems running at the highest levels of security, performance and availability. Join us and learn about:
  • How the MySQL Connectors can now be used to collect, aggregate and monitor MySQL query performance data
  • How to quickly identify which queries are performing full table scans
  • How to isolate your worst performing queries based on total execution counts, time, data returned, date/time, query content, query type, and more
  • How to identify and drill down into line-level source code for specific query executions
  • New LDAP authentication model
  • New Read Only User
  • New Auto-Closing Events
  • New MySQL Support Diagnostic Reports
  • New Custom Rule/Graph Import and Export options
  • New Faster Purging of Repository Data
  • New Installation Options
  • And more!
Here are the links for the various localized webinars:

May 31, 2010

Wearing a Red Tie (or a T-Shirt if you prefer).

Starting from tomorrow (1st of June) I will officially become an Oracle employee. It is quite funny how many companies you can change without even applying for another job. ;-)
I've been hired by MySQL in the beginning of 2008, a few months later it has been acquired by Sun and after about a year we've been acquired again, this time by Oracle.

I personally consider this a new beginning and I join Oracle with a lot of enthusiasm. After all I'm now part of a company that has a huge set of products and technologies and it is like a playground for me.

I'm afraid I've not blogged frequently in these months, but I plan to write more and more in the future. This short post is just to wish good luck to all the Dolphins who have joined Oracle and all those who are swimming in a different ocean.

Go MySQL! Go Oracle!

Feb 15, 2010

Blogging: Free or Moderated Comments?

I've just changed the settings of this blog, moving from free to moderated comments. It's impressive how many comments are coming from spammers and from people interested in optimizing their ranking in search engines (SEO). While this will imply a few more clicks from my side, I'll do all my best to approve each and every relevant comment as soon as possible.

To briefly extend the topic, I'd like to point to a few sites containing notable statistics on both legal an illicit use of communication channels:
  • MessageLabs Intelligence - This website hosts the MessageLabs Intelligence report, which provides the latest threat trends to keep you informed regarding the ongoing fight against viruses, spam and other unwelcome content.
  • Email Marketing Consumer Report - ContactLab presents the results of the latest research on the use of e-mail among Internet users. The study, in its European edition, describes and compares e-mail and newsletters habits and behaviour in Italy, Spain, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, highlighting similarities and differences between the different markets.
Email, Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, etc.. are all good ways to improve brand awareness, generate leads and deliver marketing campaigns, but unfortunately sometimes they are used in a wrong manner. I hope that in the future there will be a way to counteract this phenomenon, but for now comments are moderated and spam filters on email accounts are in place! ;)


Feb 12, 2010

MySQL and Java - The World's Most Popular Development Platforms

On Feb 10, 2010 we've held an event in Milan, explaining why MySQL and Java are the most popular development platforms.

Our annual MySQL User Survey conducted in early 2009 showed that 57%  of those surveyed use Java to develop their MySQL applications.

My speech was all about MySQL and its usage from Java applications with various connectors. I explained the capabilities of Connector/J and Connector/MXJ, you can see relevant on demand webinars here.

After that, I moved to the usage of MySQL Cluster from Java applications, elucidating the three types of connectivity available. If you want to see for yourself then take a look at the blog post by my colleague Bernhard or hurry up and register for the upcoming webinars.

If you are a Java developer, don't forget to look at the Java page on our website alongside the developer portal.

Thanks for your participation and see you soon,

Jan 13, 2010

14/Jan/2010 - Web Based Collaborative Content Management with Alfresco and MySQL

Join us for this informative Italian technical webinar with Gabriele Columbro at Alfresco Software and me at MySQL.
We will explore the benefits of an open source Collaborative Content Management stack based on Alfresco and MySQL.

This webinar describes how Alfresco Share offers a great experience for team collaboration and will detail use case examples of organisation who have adopted Alfresco Share as a collaboration platform for coordinating with distributed teams, clients and business partners.

Alfresco delivers the collaborative features of SharePoint but runs on an open source stack and comes embedded MySQL as the default database. MySQL is the world's most popular open source database at the heart of many Enterprise Content Management solutions.

The presentation will be approximately 45 minutes long followed by Q&A. Register here.

Jan 3, 2010

A New App Store for Business Applications

One of the best things that I've enjoyed when I've bought an iPhone is the colossal amount of applications available on the App Store. From there I can download as many apps as I like: dictionaries, yellow pages, navigation software, games or anything else.

I was surprised to know that a former colleague decided to apply the same successful approach to business applications. I can clearly see the need for a similar portal, since anytime I look for a potential solution to suite my customers needs I have to search in many places.

Part of Sun Startup Essentials and fully running on MySQL, GetApp.Com is the site that you should take a look at if you are starting a project or searching for a specific solution.
Featuring over 2270 applications listed in more that 300 categories I doubt that you won't be able to find what you are looking for.

Congratulations for the idea!