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Members of the Oracle MySQL team will host an update on MySQL, including product overviews, updates, new features, best practices and a look ahead into upcoming versions of MySQL, In addition, we'll have a Q&A session to discuss any other topics that come to mind.

Topics will include:

· MySQL 5.5 Overview

· Oracle’s Roadmap for MySQL, including specifics on MySQL 5.6

· Best practices and how to overcome development and operational MySQL challenges

· The new MySQL commercial extensions

This meeting offers a great opportunity to understand what's new with MySQL and learn what the future holds for MySQL, the world’s most popular open source database.

Speaker Bio:

Benjamin Wood is a MySQL engineer and five year veteran of the MySQL organization. Benjamin has spent nearly two decades with relational databases. He combines extensive hands-on production experience with knowledge gained from a wide variety of real-world customer deployments of MySQL.


3 Summit Park Drive
Lower Level Auditorium
Independence, OH

Meeting starts at 5:30PM (networking, food, drink), with the discussion beginning at 6:00PM.

Hope to see you there!

What to meet with the MySQL team?

If your company would like to schedule time with the MySQL team either prior to or the day following the Meetup, please contact me directly ( and we'll work with you to setup a meeting.