MySQL AB & Carahsoft to Host a “Federal DBA Day” on January 24 for Oracle Database Users in the U.S. Government & Other Organizations

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Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 8, 2008

MySQL AB, developer of the world’s most popular open source database, today announced it will be presenting a free, one-day technical training class for senior Oracle database administrators (DBAs) in the U.S. Government and other organizations who are interested in expanding their professional skill-sets by learning advanced MySQL techniques.

The complimentary event is co-sponsored by Carahsoft, MySQL’s master GSA partner and federal distributor:

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2008

Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Polaris Suite, Washington, D.C.

Registration: http://www.carahsoft.com/mysqldba

Qualifying attendees will also receive a complimentary MySQL Certification Exam Voucher and a MySQL Certification Guide.

“MySQL has proven to be the quickest, most reliable, and most cost effective solution for our enterprise Web applications,” noted Jeffrey Smallwood, technical director at Sabre Systems, a systems integrator that has deployed MySQL Enterprise in federal, state and local government organizations. “The options and capabilities provided by MySQL Enterprise have helped us make significant strides in growing our customer base and expanding our business. The flexibility and capabilities MySQL provides are second to none.”

The demand for MySQL Certified DBAs has been growing with the rapid adoption of MySQL for online and enterprise database applications. In survey results, the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) has reported that a third of its membership said they also used the MySQL database inside their organizations*. Earlier this year, MySQL AB held similar DBA events in New York City and San Francisco, and the limited registration space filled up quickly.

The MySQL ‘Federal DBA Day’ seminar is designed for any Oracle DBA who wants to:

    Learn how to deploy and manage MySQL applications
    Become MySQL Certified DBAs
    Expand their professional skill-set and career opportunities
    Meet and network with fellow Oracle and MySQL DBAs

What attendees will learn:

    A MySQL Introduction for the Oracle DBA
    MySQL Architecture & Installation for the Oracle DBA
    MySQL Security for the Oracle DBA
    MySQL Object Management for the Oracle DBA
    MySQL Backup & Recovery for the Oracle DBA
    MySQL Performance Tuning for the Oracle DBA
    MySQL Scale Out for the Oracle DBA
    MySQL High Availability for the Oracle DBA
    MySQL Enterprise’s Monitoring & Advisory Services
    MySQL Future Product Roadmap

What attendees will receive:

    Free MySQL Certification Exam voucher (0 value)
    Free MySQL Certification Guide ( value)

Fees:

FREE – There is no cost to attend the MySQL DBA Bootcamp (Savings of 00 – Boot camps typically cost 00/day)

Total savings:

,270 over the costs of an equivalent paid training and certification.

For more information about MySQL and this event, contact the MySQL Government Team at 888-44-MYSQL (888-446-9775) or mysql@carahsoft.com.

About Carahsoft

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. The company combines technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state and local government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

Carahsoft serves as the master GSA schedule holder/distributor for MySQL, Red Hat, VMware, Symantec, Adobe, Opsware, Pillar Data Systems, Brocade and Avue Technologies.

In addition to its Open Source, Symantec, VMware and Adobe solutions teams, Carahsoft maintains dedicated teams to support sales, marketing and delivery of HR solutions, on-demand solutions including Salesforce.com, as well as intelligence solutions through its

partnerships with many of the In-Q-Tel portfolio companies. For more information, visit www.carahsoft.com or call 888-662-2724.

About MySQL

MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high-performance, affordable database products. The company’s flagship offering is ‘MySQL Enterprise’, a comprehensive set of production-tested software, proactive monitoring tools, and premium support services.

MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database software. 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, YouTube and Zappos.com.

With headquarters in the United States and Sweden — and operations around the world — MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate customers’ needs. For more information about MySQL, please visit www.mysql.com.

MySQL” and “MySQL Enterprise” are registered trademarks of MySQL AB in the European Union, USA and other countries. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or tradenames of their respective companies.

*http://oracleweb.ioug.org/Portals/0/researchwire/ResearchWire-OpenSource.pdf

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