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Making MySQL Better More Quickly
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With the upcoming release of MySQL 5.7 I begin to see a problem which I think needs attention at least for 5.8 or whatever comes next.

  • The GA release cycle is too long, being about 2 years and that means 3 years between upgrades in a production environment
  • More people use MySQL and the data it holds becomes more important. So playing with development versions while possible becomes harder.  This is bad for Oracle as they do not get the feedback they need to adjust the development of new features and have to best guess the right choices.
  • Production DBAs do want new features and crave them if it makes our life easier, if performance improves, but we also have to live in an environment which is sufficiently stable.  This is a hard mixture of requirements to work with.
  • In larger environments the transition from one major version to another, even when
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Vote for the next Kontrollbase feature
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It’s about time to add a new major feature to Kontrollbase. I’ve had some great feedback from the user community regarding features and options for improvement. Here’s your chance to get a vote in on the next addition. Vote now!
XtraDB: The Top 10 enhancements
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Note: This post is part 2 of 4 on building our training workshop.

Last week I talked about why you don't want to shard. This week I'm following up with the top 10 enhancements that XtraDB has over the built-in InnoDB included in MySQL 5.0 and 5.1.  Building this list was not really a scientific process - It's always difficult to say which feature is better than another, because a lot of it depends on the individual workload.  My ranking method was to pick the features that have the highest impact and are most applicable to all workloads first:

  • CPU scalability fixes - XtraDB improves performance on systems with

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