Oracle plans to hold a MySQL conference on September 29 and 30, just prior to Oracle OpenWorld 2012, which will be held in San Francisco from September 30 to October 4. The event called MySQL Connect is planned to provide an opportunity to learn about the latest MySQL features, discuss product roadmaps, and connect directly with the engineers behind the latest MySQL code.
MySQL Connect will include six tracks: Performance and Scalability, High Availability, Cloud Computing, Architecture and Design, Database Administration, and Application Development, and 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 IOUG's MySQL Council has been collaborating with Oracle over the last year on ways to enrich the MySQL Community. To have our own 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," says Sarah Novotny, chairperson, IOUG MySQL Council.
The call for papers is now open and MySQL users and community members are encouraged to submit session proposals.
In other MySQL news, Oracle has announced a new Development Milestone Release (DMR) for MySQL 5.6. Available for download in the MySQL Developer Zone, the MySQL 5.6 DMR provides new replication features enhancing availability with self-healing recovery, increased performance, and improved manageability.
Oracle is also providing early access to features under development for community testing and feedback through http://labs.mysql.com. The features under development include online operations for ADD index and NoSQL access to InnoDB via the Memcached protocol.