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MySQL Keyring now speaks Hashicorp Vault
As an intro to his performance act, an “old school” entertainer Victor Borge once famously asked the audience: “Do you care for piano music?“, which was greeted by a crowd, only to be immediately followed by a self-ironic punch line – “Too bad.” Security...

Group Replication delivery message service
In the process of enhancing MySQL replication with new features for our users, we also improve the internals. A lot of work goes also to modernize the codebase and make it easier to maintain and obviously extend as well. In MySQL 8.0.18, we have extended the set of internal services with a group...

Automatic member fencing with OFFLINE_MODE in Group Replication
Group Replication enables you to create fault-tolerant systems with redundancy by replicating the system state to a set of servers. Even if some of the servers subsequently fail, as long it is not all or a majority, the system is still available.…

MySQL EXPLAIN ANALYZE
MySQL 8.0.18 was just released, and it contains a brand new feature to analyze and understand how queries are executed: EXPLAIN ANALYZE. What is it? EXPLAIN ANALYZE is a profiling tool for your queries that will show you where MySQL spends time on your query and why.…

MySQL Shell 8.0.18 – What’s New?
The MySQL Development team is proud to announce a new version of the MySQL Shell with the following major improvements: Migration to Python 3 Built-in thread reports Ability to use an external editor Ability to execute system commands within the shell Admin API Improvements: New options to log...

Support for TLS 1.3 in Group Replication
In MySQL 8.0.18, we enhanced the Group Communication System (GCS) layer used by Group Replication (GR) with the ability to use and configure member-to-member connections using TLS v1.3. Therefore, you can secure further your system’s communication with the latest security algorithms.…

MySQL is OpenSSL-only now !
MySQL needs an SSL/TLS library. It uses it primarily to encrypt network connections, but also uses its various algorithms and random number generators. OpenSSL is the golden standard when it comes to cross-platform open source SSL/TLS library that you use from C/C++.…

MySQL InnoDB Cluster – What’s new in Shell AdminAPI 8.0.18 release
The MySQL Development Team is very happy to announce a new 8.0 Maintenance Release of InnoDB Cluster – 8.0.18. In addition to major quality improvements, 8.0.18 brings some very useful features! This blog post will only cover InnoDB cluster’s frontend and control panel – MySQL...

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