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MySQL 5.6 is out, so what is next?
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MySQL 5.6 is out now and that is good news. I have already been using pre-GA versions on some production servers with good success and now that the few wrinkles I have seen have been ironed out, I am sure a lot of people will find the new features in 5.6 well worth waiting for.

However, that does lead to the question of: “what next?”

I still have several things that I would like to see in MySQL in no specific order of preference such as:

  • Session transaction state exposed as a variable to allow you to determine if you have started a transaction or not, and thus allowing you to use BEGIN WORK, ROLLBACK or COMMIT as needed.  This …
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common_schema: 1.3: security goodies, parameterized split(), json-to-xml, query checksum
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common_schema 1.3 is released and is available for download. New and noteworthy in this version:

  • Parameterized split(): take further control over huge transactions by breaking them down into smaller chunks, now manually tunable if needed
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State of InnDB Online DDL in MySQL 5.6.9-RC (good news included)
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5.6.9-RC is out, and I was curious to see how the online DDL has improved since my 5.6.8 review. I also owe James Day this review, since he came up with results inconsistent with my own.

We both agreed the dataset I was using was too small, but I got similar results even on larger scale. Then some time passed, and …

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State of InnDB Online DDL in MySQL 5.6.8-RC
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5.6.8-rc is out, and so I'm following up on InnoDB's online DDL new feature: the ability to SELECT, INSERT, DELETE, UPDATE a table even while an ALTER TABLE is executing on same table.

The brief summary

Not as advertised; many things can't be done.

The longer review

I'm using 5.6.8-rc 64bit binary distribution for Linux, installed via mysqlsandbox. My hardware is irrelevant, but the fact I'm testing on my laptop assists me in that ALTER TABLE operations take a while, so that I'm able to easily type commands …

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MySQL 5.6 RC: further thoughts and questions
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Here are a few questions I came up with while experimenting with MySQL 5.6.7 & 5.6.8. They are the impressions of a first-time encounter with 5.6, which is a single opportunity for a person to point out the things that strike as odd.

Bugs-wise, just submitted another crashing bug for 5.6.8. I'm just one man, so I extrapolate to realize there is still much work to be done.

The below list does not necessarily make for a bug list; mostly things that puzzle me. I hope it can stir some additional thinking.

  1. Transportable tablespace: what's the difference …
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Further experiments with MySQL 5.6.7-RC: submit your bugs
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Here's the background: I'm testing many features of MySQL 5.6.7-RC due to two reasons:

  • I'm verifying my common_schema installs and works properly on 5.6
  • I promised I would present a 45 minute "what's new in MySQL 5.6" seminar in the upcoming OracleWeek (Israel)

In the case of common_schema, I have managed to find one weird bug (a …

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InnoDB DDL: kudos to quick responders on bugs.mysql.com
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Continuing my experiments with 5.6 InnoDB online DDL, a bug which I've opened, and another which I commented on were quickly answered and explained by the Oracle/MySQL team.

On both accounts I'm happy to acknowledge the issue is resolved; in both cases I failed to produce a real bug scenario. Good lesson. Kudos for quick and informative responses!

What's left of my experiment, then? Still a lot to check.

I am mainly still confused with which operations exactly can use …

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Experimenting with 5.6 InnoDB Online DDL (bugs included)
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MySQL 5.6 offers the groundbreaking online DDL operations for InnoDB. Most common use cases will enjoy this feature, and the need for online alter table scripts will decrease. This is a killer feature!

I've put this new feature to the usability test. How did it go? Not too well, I'm afraid.

[Updates to this text inline], also see this followup.

sakila & …

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Thoughts on MySQL 5.6 new replication features
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After playing a little bit with MySQL 5.6 (RC), and following closely on Giuseppe's MySQL 5.6 replication gotchas (and bugs), I was having some thoughts.

These are shared for a few reasons:

  • Maybe I didn't understand it well, and someone could correct me
  • Or I understood it well, and my input could be of service to the developers
  • Or it could be of service to the users

InnoDB tables in mysql schema

The introduction of InnoDB tables in …

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MySQL 5.6 new features: the user's perspective
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This is a yet-another compilation of the new MySQL 5.6 feature set. It is not a complete drill down. This list reflects what I believe to be the interesting new features user and usability -wise.

For example, I won't be listing InnoDB's split of kernel mutex. I'm assuming it can have a great impact on overall performance due to reducing lock contention; but usability-wise, this is very internal.

The complication is an aggregate of the many announcements and other complications published earlier on. See a reference at the end of this post.

Do note I am not using 5.6 as yet; it is in RC, …

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