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Upgrading your MySQL Server Farm
There are several advantages to keeping up to date with the latest major versions of MySQL. To provide a short example using MySQL 5.7: Let application developers benefit from new functionality, e.g. JSON in 5.7 Use your hardware infrastructure more efficiently with parallel slaves in...

MySQL Workbench 6.3.9 GA has been released
The MySQL developer tools team announces 6.3.9 as our GA release for MySQL Workbench 6.3. For the full list of changes in this revision, visit http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/workbench/en/changes-6-3.html For discussion, join the MySQL Workbench Forums: http://forums.mysql.com/index.php?152 ...

Group Replication @ FOSDEM 2017
Early February, we had the please to engage the MySQL community at FOSDEM. Thanks  everybody for a great event and an amazing MySQL Community dinner. We had a great  time. We did some presentations, while at the MySQL devroom @ FOSDEM 2017, where we...

“The king is dead, long live the king”: Our Paxos-based consensus
In this blog post, we will describe our Paxos-based solution, named eXtended COMmunications, or simply XCOM, which is a key component in the MySQL Group Replication. XCOM is responsible for disseminating transactions to MySQL instances that are members in a group and for managing their...

Give me a MySQL and Make it Snappy!
MySQL is available for a huge variety of platforms, in a wide range of packaging formats and through many channels. Part of our mission is to keep up with the times by making sure that all MySQL products are available where people expect and need them to be. As part of that we have invested...

Sushi = Beer ?! An introduction of UTF8 support in MySQL 8.0
In MySQL 8.0 our plan is to drastically improve support for utf8. While utf8 support itself dates back to MySQL 4.1, there exist some limitations. The “sushi = beer” problem in the title refers to Bug #76553. Sushi and beer don’t even go well together, at least not to my taste:-)...

MySQL InnoDB Cluster – Navigating the Cluster
An important thing to know when managing an InnoDB cluster are the states that the cluster can be in, especially to know how to interpret the reported status of the cluster and specifically what to do to recover from failure various scenarios.…

MySQL InnoDB Cluster – Setting up InnoDB Cluster on Windows
One of the most requested features for InnoDB cluster has been Windows support that we have now delivered as part of the InnoDB Cluster 5.7.17 Preview Release 2. This blog post will show you how to get your InnoDB cluster running on your MS Windows 10 64bit system.…

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