Dec 29, 2011

2011, A great year for MySQL in review...

I see so many posts on what happened to company X, product Y and dream Z that I couldn't resist the temptation to summarize this great year for MySQL. At the end of 2010, Oracle did an announcement we were all waiting for: MySQL 5.5 is GA! Another year has passed since then and it's time to reflect on what has been done.

I know this is a long post. I tried to rewrite it at least 10 times to make it shorter, but I couldn't condense the list. Hence, I wrote a summary in the beginning for those who don't want to read it all.

I believe that 2011 was an exceptional year for MySQL and I really enjoy being part of this team. I wish all of us a lot of success and fun in the years to come!

Oracle released many MySQL 5.6 and MySQL Cluster 7.2 DMRs accompanied by new versions of MySQL Enterprise Monitor, MySQL Enterprise BackupMySQL Workbench (and utilities), MySQL Proxy, MySQL Cluster Manager and Connectors.

The MySQL team unveiled new products like the MySQL Installer for Windows and Oracle VM Templates for MySQL. Besides, the MySQL Enterprise offering has been enriched with new commercial extensions. MySQL can now be leveraged as one of the Oracle data management solutions with new certifications and the integration with My Oracle Support increased the business value of customers' investment on Oracle technologies.

Additionally MySQL presented at major events across the world and won a few awards.

Aug 16, 2011

The Oracle's MySQL Sales Consulting Team is Hiring Across EMEA

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.

You’ll support MySQL partners, customers and prospects across EMEA, evangelize our products, assist marketing and cooperate with product management to shape the future of MySQL.

Sounds interesting? We're actively looking for senior professionals to join the team!
Feel free to reach me on LinkedIn for more information or have a look at the links below:
Please note that the location in some posts is wrong as Malaga is obviously neither in Austria nor in Switzerland. :)
Multiple locations for each position are possible and we'll fix the error soon.

Update: we've fixed the location typos now!

May 2, 2011

Live Event in Rome (May 19th) - Improve Performance and Scalability with the Latest from MySQL

MySQL, the world's most popular open source database, powers today's most demanding web sites and applications. With the acquisition of Sun, Oracle continued to invest and improve MySQL - to make MySQL a better MySQL.
Come join us to see what we have accomplished - from the MySQL database itself and across the MySQL product suite of development, management, and monitoring tools.

Register now for this seminar that will be held in Rome on the 19th of May. Agenda and location details are available on the event registration page.

None, it’s a free event! But places are limited and the seminar is held on a first come first served basis, so register quickly!

Mar 16, 2011

MySQL, Oracle and their Marriage

During Collaborate 11, the biggest IOUG conference, I'll be presenting on MySQL, Oracle and their integration in a session called: "Integrating MySQL and Oracle: The Journey of a Transaction". 

Apart from the usual self-promotion about a speaking engagement, this time I'd like to make the session interactive. I'd love if you could add your comments on the challenges you find integrating the two products and on the hints you might want to share. I'll do all my best to address your concerns during my lecture, at the MySQL community dinner (see Sheri's post below) or in a blog post after the event.

See you in the sunny Florida!
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Jan 12, 2011

Free Webinar: MySQL Enterprise Backup - Online "Hot" Backup for MySQL (EN,IT) - January 20, 2011

Online backup has been one of the most requested features for MySQL. With MySQL Enterprise Backup, developers and DBAs have tools they need to safely and rapidly backup and restore their databases. In this webinar we will go into the advantages of Hot "Online" backups. We will show how MySQL Enterprise Backup supports full, incremental, partial, and compressed backups that allow you to perform consistent Point-in-Time Recovery, as well as saving both time and money.

In this Webinar you will learn:

  • Backup Strategies & Methods
  • Comparison of backup types for MySQL
  • MySQL Enterprise Backup: Features
  • MySQL Enterprise Backup Performance
  • MySQL Enterprise Backup: Architecture
  • MySQL Enterprise Backup: How it Works
  • MySQL Enterprise Backup: Script Examples
Mike Frank and Alex Roedling for the English session.
Luca Olivari for the Italian one.

Thursday, January 20, 2011: 09:00 Pacific time (English)
Thursday, January 20, 2011: 10:00 Central European time (Italian)

Register now: English, Italian.
On demand French and German versions available as well.
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