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MySQL 8.0: From SQL Tables to JSON Documents (and back again)
One of the nice things about MySQL 8.0 is the ability to combine the relational and document models. As a developer, you can choose to work with traditional SQL tables, with schemaless JSON documents, or with both types at the same time.…

MySQL 8.0 Regular expressions and character properties
In MySQL 8.0 we have replaced the old regular expression library with the ICU regex library.  See Martin’s blog on the topic. The main goal is to get full Unicode support for regular expressions, but in addition we get a lot of neat features.…

New Regular Expression Functions in MySQL 8.0
In MySQL 8.0 we introduce the ICU library to handle our regular expression support. This library is maintained by the Unicode Consortium and is used on a wide variety on platforms. The reason we switch libraries is threefold: security, Unicode support and functionality.…

MySQL User Camp, Bangalore
We are happy to announce upcoming “MySQL User Camp, Bangalore” on 27thApril 2018. This time with following presentations: MySQL Docker with Demo What’s new in MySQL 8.0 Customer Experience: InnoDB Cluster Implementation. Explore the opportunity to get to know more...

Hostname support in Group Replication Whitelist in 5.7!
Always having in mind providing the latest and the greatest features to our users, we decided to backport Hostname support in Group Replication Whitelist, starting in 5.7.21. Please check the developer blog in here and the official documentation here. Download MySQL 5.7.21 GA release, and let...

List of Conferences & Events w/ MySQL, April - June 2018!
We are happy to announce a list of events which we - MySQL &/or MySQL Community Team - are attending and speaking at during the period of time of April to June 2018. Please be aware that the list does not have to be final, during the time more events could be added or some of them...

Partial update of JSON values
MySQL 8.0 introduces partial update of JSON values, which is a nice performance improvement for applications that frequently update small portions of large JSON documents. Before, in MySQL 5.7, whenever you made a change to a stored JSON document, the full new JSON document would be written to the...

MySQL 8.0 Source Code Improvements
With this post, I want to bring your attention to source code improvements in MySQL 8.0. MySQL 8.0 modernizes the code base by using C++11 constructs, being warning-free on more compilers and platforms, being UBSan- and ASan- clean, improving header file dependencies, improving the coding style,...

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