Latest News from MySQL
The latest news from MySQL.

  • Oracle Announces General Availability of MySQL Cluster 7.6
    MySQL Cluster 7.6 provides 99.9999% availability and performance improvements on the latest off the shelf hardware.
    • MySQL Cluster's shared nothing architecture delivers an incredible 99.9999% availability and is used within the core of systems that serve billions of mobile phone users, leading online-games and high demand web services.
    • MySQL Cluster 7.6 version is all about supporting and optimizing performance on the latest off the shelf hardware, increasing its ability to both scale up on ever performant hardware and scale out within and across data centers, while at the same time increasing ease of use and lowering maintenance overhead.
    • MySQL Cluster's disk recovery system has undergone a complete redesign, dramatically improving restart and recovery times by up to 4x.
    • New and improved parallel query processing runs distributed cross-shard (partitioned) joins often doubling performance.

  • Oracle Announces General Availability of MySQL 8.0
    MySQL adds NoSQL and many new enhancements to the world’s most popular open source database:
    • NoSQL - Document Store gives developers the flexibility of developing traditional SQL relational applications and NoSQL, schema-free document database applications.
    • SQL - Window functions, Common Table Expressions, NOWAIT and SKIP LOCKED, Descending Indexes, Grouping, Regular Expressions, Character Sets, Cost Model, and Histograms.
    • JSON - Extended syntax, new functions, improved sorting, and partial updates. With JSON table functions you can use the SQL machinery for JSON data.
    • GIS - Geography support. Spatial Reference Systems (SRS), as well as SRS aware spatial datatypes, spatial indexes, and spatial functions.
    • Reliability - DDL statements have become atomic and crash safe, meta-data is stored in a single, transactional data dictionary
    • Observability- Performance Schema, Information Schema, Invisible Indexes, Error Logging.
    • Manageability - Persistent Configuration Variables, Undo tablespace management, Restart command, and New DDL.
    • High Availability - InnoDB Cluster delivers an integrated, native, HA solution for your databases.
    • Security - OpenSSL improvements, new default authentication, SQL Roles, breaking up the super privilege, password strength, authorization.
    • Performance - Up to 2x faster than MySQL 5.7

  • Oracle Announces MySQL 8.0 Release Candidate
    MySQL 8.0 Release Candidate includes numerous enhancements making MySQL better for modern applications. The theme of this release is "making MySQL better for modern apps":
    • A modern application is mobile first. Mobile-first is not just a theme applied to an existing app, it is about using context about the user (such as their location) and reducing the clicks required for a transaction.
    • Unicode (or more specifically UTF-8 encoding) has become universal even in English speaking markets. To support modern applications, it is important to have first-class support for UTF-8 out of the box.
    • Modern applications are developed with a premium on time-to-market. You want to be able to respond fast to the directions the market takes you. It is important to have flexibility, and a large part of this story is schemaless JSON support.

  • MySQL InnoDB Cluster is Generally Available
    MySQL InnoDB Cluster delivers an integrated, native High Availability solution for MySQL.

  • MySQL Cluster 7.5 is Now Generally Available
    MySQL Cluster 7.5 improves overall performance, ease of use and SQL support.


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