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MySQL Support Engineer's Chronicles, Issue #3

The original idea of this series was to publish one post per week, but it seems every other week I have some special topic that well deserves a dedicated post. Last week I had no time to complete my writing because of long (and, I hope, useful) Howto post on replacing corrupted partition using non-corrupted one from other server in replication setup. But I had links and notes collected in a draft that I am going to complete now.

First of all, during the previous week I had time to submit two more talks for the  …

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Install cx_Oracle for Python

This shows you how to install the cx_Oracle library for Python 2.7 on Fedora Linux. If Fedora has it on the server you can download it with the following yum command:

yum install -y cx_Oracle-5.2.1-11g-py27-1.x86_64.rpm

Currently, you’ll get the following failure because it’s not available in the Fedora repository:

Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
mysql-connectors-community                                      | 2.5 kB  00:00:00     
mysql-tools-community                                           | 2.5 kB  00:00:00     
mysql56-community                                               | 2.5 kB  00:00:00     
pgdg93                                                          | 3.6 kB  00:00:00     
updates/20/x86_64/metalink                                      | 2.3 kB  00:00:00     
No package …
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OTN appreciation day : MySQL 8.0 data dictionary

About one month ago, the MySQL team at Oracle released MySQL 8.0, with a large list of changes. One of the most interesting features in the new release is also one that does not show up much, also because the team has gone to great length to keep most of its implementation hidden: the data dictionary.

What makes the data dictionary so interesting, despite its scarce visibility, is the effect that it has on performance. Up to MySQL 5.7, searching the information_schema was an onerous operation, potentially crippling the system. In MySQL 8.0, the same operations are …

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Percona Live Europe 2016: Day Two Keynote Speakers

Hello again, from day two of the sold out Percona Live Europe Open Source Database Conference! There is still much excitement here at the conference, and today looks to be just as busy as yesterday.

Day two of Percona Live Europe 2016 kicked off once again with a keynote presentation by Percona co-founder and CEO Peter Zaitsev on Percona Contributions to the Open Source Database Ecosystem, which highlighted Percona’s focus, approach and contributions to the open source database community. Peter talked about his passion for open source software, database technology and finding the best …

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Percona Live Europe 2016: “MySQL 8.0: what’s new in Optimizer” with Manyi Lu

Today was the first day of sessions at Percona Live Europe 2016, and it was packed with exciting talks and important information on open source databases. Some of the most anticipated talks are those that cover what to expect in MySQL 8.0.

One of those talks was given by Oracle’s Manyi Lu, Director of Software Development. She discussed MySQL 8.0: what’s new in Optimizer.

In her talk, Manyi discussed what we could look forward to in MySQL 8.0’s optimizer. There are substantial improvements in the optimizer in MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0. Most noticeably, users can now combine relational data with NoSQL using the new JSON features. MySQL also now supports functional indexes through generated columns. …

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Thank You For Attending Oracle OpenWorld 2016 - Download Slides

MySQL Support was represented at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 with two engineers: Ligaya Turmelle and Jesper Krogh. We did a total of four talks and spend 20 some hours in total at the Support Stars Bar. We would like to thank all of you who attended. It was good meeting some of you and talk about your experiences - both good and not so good - using MySQL.

If you attended one of our talks and would like to study some of the slides in more details - or you were not able to attend, all of our presentations are available from the Oracle OpenWorld content catalogue (except the Support Stars Bar mini briefing which is available from this blog):

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About Oracle MySQL and CVE-2016-6662

The issue On 12 September 2016 (three days ago) a MySQL security vulnerability was announced. The CVE id is CVE-2016-6662.

There are 3 claims:

  1. By setting malloc-lib in the configuration file access to an OS root shell can be gained.
  2. By using the general log a configuration file can be written in any place which is writable for the OS mysql user.
  3. By using SELECT...INTO DUMPFILE... it is possible to elevate privileges from a database user with the FILE privilege to any database account including root.

How it is supposed to be used

  1. Find an SQL Injection in a website or otherwise gain access to a MySQL account.
  2. Now create a …
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Percona Live Europe featured talk with Manyi Lu — MySQL 8.0: what’s new in Optimizer

Welcome to a new Percona Live Europe featured talk with Percona Live Europe 2016: Amsterdam speakers! In this series of blogs, we’ll highlight some of the speakers that will be at this year’s conference. We’ll also discuss the technologies and outlooks of the speakers themselves. Make sure to read to the end to get a special Percona Live Europe registration bonus!

In this Percona Live Europe featured talk, we’ll meet Manyi Lu, Director Software Development at Oracle. Her talk will be on MySQL 8.0: what’s new in Optimizer. There are substantial improvements in the optimizer in MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0. Most noticeably, users can now combine …

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Meet MySQL Support at Oracle OpenWorld 2016

It is soon time for the annual Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. This year it takes place from 18 to 22 September. There will be a wide range of talks about MySQL and other Oracle products with speakers including Oracle developers, product management, Support, customers, and community members. So there should be something for everyone.

MySQL Support will have two talks this year:

Time Session
Title Room
Presenter
Monday 11:00am - 01:00pm
TUT1718
MySQL DBA Primer
Park Central—Stanford Lig Isler-turmelle
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Basically Shitty License

Monty announced that he has created a new non-open source license called the "Business Source License" or BSL.  I think it should have a different name...

You see, Monty has fundamentally crafted a straw man to stand in for the general Open Source model by applying his experience in the dog-eat-dog world of forked software, in particular, the "ecosystem" of MySQL.  The software that MariaDB draws the majority of their income from is MariaDB, which is a fork of MySQL.  If you don't know the history, well, you see, SUN bought MySQL, Oracle bought Sun, and Monty, in an environment of nearly Biblical levels of FUD, forked MySQL into MariaDB (both products are named after his daughters).

While MariaDB was originally envisioned as a "drop in/drop out" replacement, it has diverged so far from the Oracle product that it is no longer even "drop in" with the latest versions of MySQL. Oracle is adding amazing new …

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