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SkySQL Training Creates Future MySQL(R) Database Cloud Experts

Instructor-Led "MySQL(R) Database for the Cloud" Course Available in Early 2013 in Five Cities Worldwide

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/13/12 -- SkySQL, the trusted provider of open source database solutions, today debuted details and schedules for its first-ever "MySQL® Database for the Cloud" training course. The instructor-led classes, available in early 2013 in five cities across US and Europe, help skilled DBAs and developers move MySQL database migrations into the cloud.

US dates scheduled in early 2013 include:

Due to its superior agility and faster deployment capabilities than legacy systems, more organizations are moving applications to the cloud with databases being of particular interest. DBAs should therefore at least be able to know how to maintain databases that are operating in a cloud environment. Cost is a factor in moving to the cloud, but its influence is not as great as originally thought. Using open source code in the cloud, which is continually tested and improved, will reap benefits for DBAs.

With that in mind, SkySQL's new training course is designed to help those who want to get the best from the MySQL database as part of their cloud computing architecture. Beginning with sharing details of "do it yourself" vs. DBaaS, the class curriculum focuses on the pros and cons of different cloud providers, as well as MySQL-specific use cases that both work and don't work in a cloud environment. There is also deep discussion covering rapid deployment, availability zones, monitoring and managing MySQL database instances, scaling up and out, load balancing, failover, recovery, replication and more.

For those thinking about moving their MySQL database into the cloud, this is the only class that gives DBAs personalized instruction on doing it successfully. According to Max Mether, SkySQL manager of training services, "If you're thinking about moving your MySQL system to the cloud, now is the time to do it. We'll hold your hand every step of the way to minimize risk and help you best understand how to make it work for you today and in the future. You'll be a MySQL in the cloud expert in no time."

Each three-day course is led by an instructor and includes hands-on lab exercises. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Identify the pros and cons of DIY vs DBaaS approaches in the cloud
  • Choose a hosting solution or cloud provider that best suits their requirements
  • Migrate existing apps to the cloud, as well as how to best design new apps
  • Implement, deploy, monitor, and maintain their cloud environment
  • Configure their MySQL database to best utilize the cloud environment

Basic DBA knowledge is required to attend the course. It is also recommended that students attend the "Administering MySQL®" or "Developing Applications with the MySQL® Database" training courses prior to registering for the "MySQL® for the Cloud" course.

Additional course details and schedules can be found at http://www.skysql.com/services/training/courses/mysql-cloud.

About SkySQL
SkySQL is the trusted provider of open source database solutions for MySQL and MariaDB users -- in the enterprise and cloud, providing over 300 enterprise customers including Canal+, ClubMed, Constant Contact, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin Mobile, Western Digital and XING with database deployment and management solutions. With 250+ years of original MySQL experience, SkySQL has the leading MySQL talent pool with sponsorship by the original MySQL & MariaDB creators. It has also developed cloud-based database management solutions that bring ease of use, while providing an effective way to increase database productivity both in the enterprise and the cloud.

For more information, please visit www.skysql.com, and follow the company's conversations on Twitter and Facebook.

MySQL is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates. MariaDB is a registered trademark of Monty Program Ab.

SkySQL and the SkySQL logo are trademarks of SkySQL Inc. or SkySQL Ab. SkySQL is not affiliated with MySQL. All other company and product names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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