|| ||"Dawn Applegate" <dapplegate-AT-oreilly.com>|
|| ||Database Enthusiasts to Convene at MySQL Conference & Expo|
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For Immediate Release
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Database Enthusiasts to Convene at MySQL Conference & Expo
Call for participation is now open
Sebastopol, CA, September 26, 2007--Co-presented by MySQL AB and O'Reilly Media, the sixth annual
MySQL Conference & Expo will take place April 15-18, 2008 in Santa Clara, California. The event is
expected to bring over 1,600 open source and database users together to harness the power of MySQL
and celebrate the active MySQL ecosystem. The call for participation is now open for prospective
speakers; submissions will be accepted until October 30, 2007.
The premier event for MySQL developers and users worldwide, the conference reflects the
wide-ranging appeal, capabilities, and commitment to open source technology that is inherent in
MySQL. The conference consists of four days of interactive learning that includes: in-depth
tutorials, networking events, keynotes, expo hall, and conference sessions. Expected to attend the
MySQL Conference and Expo will be developers, database administrators, IT managers, MySQL vendor
partners, entrepreneurs, academics, and MySQL employees
Attendees will gain and expand the knowledge they need to rapidly build modern scalable database
applications with MySQL . The 100+ sessions will be geared toward many skill levels (novice to
expert) to facilitate attendees' user experience.
Jay Pipes, North American Community Relations Manager and Program Chair, is working with a dynamic
program committee to guide this year's event. He is anticipating a top notch gathering of MySQL
"This year, we plan to push the program even further, the conference
program will focus on newer areas of MySQL usage, including massive
data-warehousing solutions, modern web scale-out infrastructure, and
performance tuning medium to large installations. We'll also focus on MySQL integration with
state-of-the-art web application development frameworks like Ruby on Rails, Django, Dojo, and Cake.
The 2008 MySQL Conference & Expo will continue to solidify its position as the single most
important annual event for MySQL DBAs and developers."
Some of the topic areas to be addressed at this year's MySQL will be:
-Advanced programing techniques using Java, .NET, Eclipse, RoR and more-Enterprise database
administration and security
-Advanced business intelligence (BI) technology and tools
-Pluggable storage engine development and optimization
-Replication, scale-out solutions and case studies
- High Availability solutions such as MySQL Cluster and DRBD/Heartbeat
-Web 2.0 and emerging web technologies
Attendees can also expect a world-class expo hall featuring dozens of the latest tools and products
from third party vendors. Past participants have included companies such as Dell, HP, Red Hat,
Solid, Zmanda, JasperSoft, Actuate, BakBone, CodeGear, Continuent, Dolphin Interconnect Solutions,
Google, and InfoBright.
Registration for the 2008 MySQL Conference & Expo is scheduled to begin in December 2007. Media
registration will begin at that time as well.
Learn more about MySQL 2008 by visiting:
If you'd like to stay up to date on information relating to MySQL Conference & Expo 2008, sign up
for the conference newsletter:
If you have ideas about areas you'd like to see included at the conference, send a note to:
For information about exhibiting or sponsoring the MySQL Conference & Expo, contact Sharon Cordesse
at (707) 827-7065 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on media & promotional partnerships at MySQL Conference & Expo, contact Avila Reese
at (707) 827-7116 or email@example.com
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software, proactive monitoring tools, and premium support services.
MySQL is the world's most popular open source database software, with over 11 million active
installations. Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations use MySQL to save time
and money powering their high-volume Web sites, business-critical systems and packaged software --
including industry leaders such as Yahoo!, Alcatel-Lucent, Google, Nokia and YouTube.
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