Friday, December 13, 2013

Monitoring MySQL in the 21st Century

In todays computing environments, the use of cloud based technologies--both public and private--along with various popular devops automation tools, are essential to effective and efficient IT operations.

MySQL Enterprise Monitor (MEM) 3 integrates very well into these modern operations environments. To demonstrate that point, I've created two short video demos that walk you through some helpful examples.

The first one walks through how you can monitor MySQL instances in the public cloud, using Amazon RDS as an example provider:

The second one walks through some examples of how you can integrate MEM 3 with your private cloud and devops automation tools:

You can find additional video demos, and more information about MEM 3 here.

MySQL Enterprise Monitor is just one part of what you get with a MySQL Enterprise subscription. You can find more information on the MySQL Enterprise subscriptions, and all that it includes, here.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

See you at MySQL Connect!

The MySQL Connect conference is a great opportunity to engage with the MySQL community, as well as the engineers who work on the MySQL technologies at Oracle. The conference takes place on September 21-23 in San Francisco. There are 84 sessions in total, the full list being available here.

I will be presenting this year too. Sveta and I will be talking about how you can best deal with some of the most common challenges people encounter when creating and managing their MySQL backups in our Making Backups in Extreme Situations session, which is scheduled for 16:00-17:00 on the 21st in the Hilton - Union Square Room 3/4. 

I will also be helping out with various Hands On Labs (HOLs) that are planned, along with helping to man the official Oracle booth in the expo center.

I look forward to seeing many old faces and friends, and to making many new ones. Come and enjoy this great conference along with us!

MySQL Connect is only about 5 weeks away! Have you registered? If not, sign up now to save US$300 over the onsite price. And, remember you have the opportunity this year to add a third day of tutorials to your registration. Check out the Top 10 Reasons to Attend MySQL Connect to learn more.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Improving two-way communication.

You spoke:

And we listened:

Now you can quickly and easily note that a bug or feature request affects you.

When you subsequently view the report, you will see that status indicated.

We highly value user input here at MySQL, and we wish to foster a vibrant environment of healthy two-way communication between our users and the internal teams. This is simply an initial move toward that bigger goal.

Our community of users and customers have always helped to drive the direction of MySQL, so we encourage you to continue to provide us with your feedback. I'm happy to announce that now, that's gotten just a little bit easier.

As always, thank you!