Traditionally, setting up high availability (HA) in MySQL has been a challenging task, especially for people without advanced knowledge of MySQL. From understanding concepts and technologies, to the tooling, specific commands and files to execute and edit, there’s a lot of things you need to know even when planning a test deployment (the Quick Start Guide for Group Replication should give you an idea).…
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Introducing the new MySQL InnoDB Cluster Feature
MySQL has had good support for replication for a long time. After all, it is one of the key features that have enabled companies like Facebook, Booking, Twitter and so many others to grow and scale to such extreme scale with MySQL as their primary database engine.…
When I wrote this blog about “bash on Windows” a few days ago I omitted one issue, that I already knew about. This is because it needs some elaboration that did not ‘fit in’ the previous blog. So I will do it here.
It is about Unicode. Unicode always was a pain in “cmd” and with the arrival of “bash” in Windows, this has become more significant and important. Actually on any recent *nix platform user will not do anything to make Unicode work ‘out of the box’ in the console and display all or almost all scripts (though I have noticed that the completeness of the ‘monospace’ font mostly used in the Linux console varies between Linux distros – with …[Read more]
Uber has been in the news for numerous reasons in the past few days. Be it expansion to new countries or selling its China operations to Didi chuxing, Uber is growing exponentially and expanding into newer markets. Recently, Uber also announced a major change – Changing their databases from Postgres to MySQL. While enterprises are constantly checking and trying to find the right fit for their databases, it takes immense research and analysis to decide on THE one.
Each enterprise has their own requirements and it is imperative for the company to decide on the database that suits their needs. This is exactly what Uber did. Uber recently shared a …[Read more]
If you haven’t heard the news yet, MySQL 8.0 is apparently the next release of the world-famous database server.
Obviously abandoning plans to name the next release 5.8, Percona Server’s upstream provider relabelled all 5.8-related bugs to 8.0 as follows:
Reported version value updated to reflect release name change
from 5.8 to 8.0
What will MySQL 8.0 bring to the world?
While lossless RBR has been suggested by Simon Mudd (for example), the actual feature list (except a Boost 1.60.0 upgrade!) remains a secret.
As far as bug and feature requests go, a smart google query revealed which bugs are likely …[Read more]
With the new GA release 6.3.5 we finally also managed to bring MySQL Workbench to Github. This is something we planned for quite some time and now the repository is part of the MySQL group at Github. Go Workbench…
The MySQL server supports a variety of client connection methods. To summarize: you have TCP/IP (v4 and v6) on all OSes (with or without TLS/SSL encryption), Unix Domain Sockets on Unix/Linux, and Named Pipes and/or Shared Memory on Windows.
Each of these connection methods has its own set of pros and cons: speed, security, portability, and ease-of-use.…
Why Should I Be Reading This?
To better understand how the MySQL Server functions, how to monitor the relevant server events, and find out what’s new in MySQL 5.7.8.
What’s Special About the Audit Plugin API?
Picking the right API for your new plugin is probably the most important design decision a plugin author will need to make.…
MySQL User Camp Bangalore, organized on 26th June, 2015, was a huge success with an excellent turnout of 49 attendees. We got many users from different companies, like Flipkart, Snapdeal, CTS, Capgemini, Yahoo, VMware, HCL, Datavail, Bosch, Rakuten and more. The event started on time with a welcome speech by Balasubramanian Kandasamy, (Principal Member Technical Staff, […]
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