Thursday, November 21, 2019

Upgrade to MySQL 8.0 Webinar!

LIVE WEBINAR: Wednesday, November 27, 2019. 9AM PDT. Migrating to MySQL 8.0 from 5.6 or 5.7. Planning to upgrade to 8.0? Join us to learn the easy steps and best practices for a smooth upgrade. Register now!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Want to talk about MySQL at SCaLE 18x?

The Call For Papers for SCaLE 18x ends soon and I would love to have your talk on MySQL be part of the MySQL track! The track is usually on the Friday of the show!

I am 'curating' the MySQL track again and would love to have you talk on MySQL.  Do you have a story about using MySQL, some trick admin skills you would like to share, a beginners guide to X & MySQL, or a case study? Well then, please submit.

What is SCaLE?  Well it is roughly 5,000 people in Pasadena, California next March 5-8 2020 at the convention center in the heart of the City.  It is the only big open source in Southern California and features multiple tracks on subjects ranging from AI to how to work remotely.  The expo hall is a few acres of the best tech and projects that you will find anywhere.

Do I really have to write a paper? Well, no.  You do need to fill out a form online on your proposal that you would like to talk and make sure that you mark it for the MySQL track if it is MySQL related!  The dead line is the end of November!

Fear of public speaking? Well, this is a great event if you are timid or think you might be. This is like the large user group with techies who want to hear your story, see you succeed, and want to hear you opinion.

What else do I get?  Well you get a badge that says 'speaker' along with the ability to go to as many sessions as you can at the most exciting open source show.  And if you are on the MySQL track maybe I will get you some specialized MySQL swag!

So if you have an idea for a talk please submit it before November 30th!

Need help or want an extra set of eyes for you proposal -- then contact me! Please! I want you MySQL talk next March!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

London Open Source DB: MySQL 2020

The London Open Source Database Meetup is hosting me on December 4th -RSVP
and I will be talking about  New MySQL Features and a Brief Look into 2020!

MySQL has made lot of progress with version 8.0 and it has become the fasted adopted new version of MySQL in history. The new CI/CD release pattern had been delivering a lot of new features on a regular basis that you may have not noticed. There is JSON Document Validation thanks to the good people at, random passwords, hash joins, explain analyze, constraint checks, and more. So if you need to caught up this is you chance and if you are wondering what is in the near term future this is your opportunity.

Monday, November 4, 2019

MySQL Day in Austin November 12th! RSVP Today!!

Attend this half-day event to hear why MySQL is the open source database of choice for business leaders, developers and system architects. Please RSVP here!

With the official release of version 8.0, MySQL now offers SQL and NoSQL capabilities.  We ill
demonstrate how MySQL helps our customers shorten time to market, reduce IT costs, and increase revenue growth – all while providing enterprise grade security via advanced encryption authentication, firewall, and more.

Takeaway tips and techniques on:

  • Containers
  • Securing your data - GDPR
  • MySQL without the SQL

Date and Time: Tue, November 12, 2019  9:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST
Location: Oracle 2300 Cloud Way Austin, TX 78741 

I hope to see all y'all there!