Over the past several months, the GovTransformer editorial team has been covering key insights with regards to the Oracle MySQL Cloud Service for government. Much of this has been driven by government embracing new open source IT strategies for improving data sharing, while also providing value to taxpayers.

As government agencies continually need to enhance and expand services while cutting costs, open source solutions are very timely and effective.  The Oracle MySQL Cloud Service brings this vision to life by delivering a secure, cost-effective and enterprise-grade MySQL database service.

Built on MySQL Enterprise Edition and powered by the Oracle Cloud, it provides a simple, automated, integrated and enterprise ready MySQL cloud service, enabling government agencies to increase business agility and reduce costs.

In addition, what many people may not realize, is that MySQL is already the core foundation for many open source government programs, which include:

  • OpenGov: This online collaborative legislative bill editing tool enables users to review and mark up a given bill before its introduced or while they’re pending in Congress, and leave comments to justify the reasons for changes and amendments. Learn more here.
  • We the People: This online platform exists on the White House website where individuals can create and sign petitions that call for action by the federal government on a range of issues. Learn more here.
  • Federal Register: The Federal Register is the official journal of the federal government of the United States that contains publications and public notices of government agencies. Learn more here.
  • Open NASA: NASA is expanding transparency, participation, and collaboration and creating a new level of openness and accountability with a collaborative platform for sharing success stories and projects. Learn more here.

With cybersecurity as a never-ending challenge in the government arena, MySQL is also leading the way when it comes to embracing the new “security by default” shift in government IT. To learn more about this, be sure to listen to our GovTransformer podcast with Tony Holmes, a Principal PreSales Consultant with Oracle, here.

Finally, to gain a big-picture perspective on how the Oracle MySQL Cloud Service is helping government truly advance mission efforts, please listen to our GovTransformer podcast with Kathy Forte, a Solutions Architect at Oracle working within the MySQL group, here.

For more information about MySQL for government, please click here.