IOUG Podcast 18-APR-2012 MySQL Confs / MySQL 5.6 Released / Real World Perf Tour

For the week of April 18th, 2012:
Oracle Announces It’s First Sponsored MySQL Conference
A New Development Milestone Release of MySQL 5.6 is now available
IOUG’s Real World Performance Tour Returns to California this Month
IOUG‘s Plug-In to Vegas! adds High Availability Deep Dive sessions

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IOUG Podcast 18-APR-2012

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Oracle plans to hold it’s first sponsored  MySQL conference in San Francisco on September 29th and 30, just prior to Oracle OpenWorld 2012 scheduled for the following week.  Sarah Novotny, co-founder of Blue Gecko and chairperson of IOUG’s MySQL Council says,” …they have been collaborating with Oracle over the last year on ways to enrich the MySQL Community. Having a two-day, MySQL-focused event, in conjunction with this year’s Oracle OpenWorld, is a testament to Oracle’s commitment to listen to, support and foster the MySQL Community.”

MySQL Connect will include six tracks including:
Performance and Scalability,
High Availability,
Cloud Computing,
Architecture and Design,
Database Administration, and
Application Development

The conference will  feature technical sessions, hands-on labs and birds of a feather (BOF) sessions delivered by MySQL community members, users, customers and MySQL engineers from Oracle

The call for papers for MySQL Connect is now open and both MySQL users and community members are encouraged to submit their session proposals. Visit to submit your paper or register for the conference.

Oracle has also announced a new DM Release for MySQL 5.6. Available for download in the MySQL Developer Zone, the latest DMR provides new replication features which enhance availability with self-healing recovery, increased performance, and improved manageability  Head over to to get the latest update

Coming back to California this month is the IOUG Real World Performance Tour featuring Andrew Holdsworth, Tom Kyte and Graham Wood with their now famous live interactive full-day workshop on wrenching every last drop of performance out of your Oracle databases and applications. If you still live in a world of rebuilding indexes, static partitioning and defragmenting tablespaces, you need this regional and affordable 1-day training session.  Learn to Deep-Dive into the guts of OEM and decipher what the stats are actually telling you. Confer with the very same Performance Design experts you rely on every day in forums like TechNet and AskTom. Coming back April 30th to Los Angeles, May 1st in Orange County and May 3rd to NorCal’s Redwood Shores. Be sure to register online at and get smart.

Finally, don’t forget IOUG ‘s Plug-In to Vegas the virtual Collaborate conference. For just $299 you get unlimited access to over 40 hours of live, streaming content all week long, with your choice of sessions, which now includes the Maximum Availability Architecture Deep Dive sessions. Interact with top IOUG speakers in real-time as they present and don’t miss out on the best Oracle technical education event of the year. Visit our website at and click on the banners for IOUG ‘s Plug-In to Vegas to get signed up and on-line!