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The MySQL 8.0.12 Maintenance Release is Generally Available
The MySQL Development team is very happy to announce that MySQL 8.0.12, the first 8.0 Maintenance Release, is now available for download at dev.mysql.com. In addition to bug fixes there are a few new features added in this release, most notably the InnoDB instant add column feature. …

MySQL Shell 8.0.12 – storing MySQL passwords securely
MySQL Shell 8.0.12 introduces a new feature which allows users to store and automatically retrieve their MySQL account credentials. This enables them to seamlessly work with various servers without explicitly providing the password for each new connection and create secure unattended scripts which...

MySQL Enterprise Monitor 8.0.1 has been released
We are pleased to announce that MySQL Enterprise Monitor 8.0.1 is now available for download on the My Oracle Support (MOS) web site. It will also be available for download via the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud in a few days. MySQL Enterprise Monitor is the best-in-class tool for monitoring and...

MySQL Enterprise Monitor 4.0.5 has been released
We are pleased to announce that MySQL Enterprise Monitor 4.0.5 is now available for download on the My Oracle Support (MOS) web site. This is a maintenance release that includes a few new features and fixes a number of bugs. You can find more information on the contents of this...

MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.4.8 has been released
We are pleased to announce that MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.4.8 is now available for download on the My Oracle Support (MOS) web site. This is a maintenance release that includes a few new features and fixes a number of bugs. You can find more information on the contents of this...

Protecting your data – Part II: Preventing unwanted data changes on Group Replication members by asynchronous replication channels
Further to our earlier blog post about Fail-safe enhancements to Group Replication, where we discussed enhancements against data modification in members which are not ONLINE, we now present here additional changes to protect data from being accidentally modified by asynchronous replication...

MySQL Guide to Ports
There could be from one to over ten ports used within your MySQL ecosystem.  It really depends on what you have enabled, which components you are using, how your applications connect, and other characteristics of your environment. From a security point, these ports need to be opened just wide...

MySQL 8.0: Support for BLOBs in TempTable engine
In some cases, the server creates internal temporary tables while processing statements. These tables could be stored in memory or on disk – the first option is preferred but there exist some limitations. One of such restrictions was presence of TEXT or BLOB columns in the table; as...

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