MySQL 5.7 has been GA since October 2015. At the time of writing,
it is still a very new release. But more and more companies are
looking into upgrading, as it has a list of great new features.
Schema changes can be performed with less downtime, with more
online configuration options. Multi-source and parallel
replication improvements make replication more flexible and
scalable. Native support for JSON data type allows for storage,
search and manipulation of schema-less data.
An upgrade, however, is a complex process - no matter which major
MySQL version you are upgrading to. There are a few things you
need to keep in mind when … [Read more...]