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MySQL Engineering Blogs

Introducing mysqlpump
Starting with MySQL 5.7.8, we are shipping a new client utility called mysqlpump that performs logical backups, producing a set of SQL statements that can be run to reproduce the original schema objects and table data. The goal of mysqlpump is to have a modern utility that is extendable and has...

Identifying Insecure Connections
A key theme of the MySQL Server 5.7 release is much improved security. Earlier releases of MySQL 5.7 have introduced features supporting this initiative including automatic generation and detection of TLS key material and client-side preference for TLS connections. The recent MySQL 5.7.8 release...

InnoDB Transparent Page Compression
Astute readers will note that InnoDB already had compression since the MySQL 5.1 plugin. We are using the terminology of ‘Page Compression’ to describe the new offering that will ship with MySQL 5.7, and ‘InnoDB Compression’ for the earlier offering. First a brief history and explanation...

MySQL Fabric Setup Checklist
MySQL Fabric: Setup Checklists MySQL Fabric is an open-source solution released by the MySQL Engineering team at Oracle. It is an extensible and easy to use system for managing a MySQL deployment for Sharding and High-availability. ...

MySQL Package Verification: Making sure we always ship correct, complete and installable packages
What is MySQL Package Verification? Package verification (Pkgver for short) refers to black box testing of MySQL packages across all supported platforms and across different MySQL versions. In Pkgver, packages are tested in order to ensure that the basic user experience is as it should be, focusing...

MySQL Cluster Manager 1.3.6 released
MySQL Cluster Manager 1.3.6 is available for download from My Oracle Support. More details are available in the the MCM 1.3.6 Release Notes. Updated documentation is available...

Virtual Columns and Effective Functional Indexes in InnoDB
In April, I wrote a blog post introducing the new InnoDB virtual column and effective functional index work for the JSON lab release. Now the feature is officially in MySQL 5.7.8. It’s worth revisiting the topic again in order to write about what is in the 5.7 Release Candidate, along with...

MySQL Group Replication – 0.4.0 Labs Release
Hi all, it is time again to do another preview release of MySQL Group Replication, the plugin that brings multi-master update everywhere to MySQL, like we described in Hello World post. We are very proud to do the third preview release of MySQL Group Replication, which introduces new exciting...

MySQL Group Replication: Plugin Version Access Control.
Here is version 0.4.0 of the MySQL Group Replication plugin, our solution that gives you virtual synchronous updates on any member of a MySQL server group. With this new version you can expect a bunch of bug fixes and new features. One of the new feature that marks this release is the access...

MySQL Group Replication – 0.4.0 Labs Release Plugin Packages
The multi master plugin for MySQL is here. MySQL Group Replication provides virtually synchronous updates on any member in a group of MySQL servers, with conflict handling and automatic group membership management and failure detection. You can read about all MySQL Group Replication features...

What Makes the MySQL Audit Plugin API Special?
Why Should I Be Reading This? To better understand how the MySQL Server functions, how to monitor the relevant server events, and find out what’s new in MySQL 5.7.8. What’s Special About the Audit Plugin API? Picking the right API for your new plugin is probably the most important...

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