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Replication Features in MySQL 8.0.2

MySQL 8 is shaping up quite nicely. And we are having a blast in the MySQL replication team while this is happening. We are continuously improving all-things-replication by introducing new and interesting features. In addition, we have been listening to our community and addressing their feedback.…

MySQL 8.0.2: Introducing Window Functions

MySQL 8.0.2 introduces SQL window functions, or analytic functions as they are also sometimes called. They join CTEs (available since 8.0.1) as two of our most requested features, and are long awaited and powerful features. This is the first of a series of posts describing the details.…

Using find() with the MySQL Document Store

The VideoThe find() function for the MySQL Document Store is a very powerful tool and I have just finished a handy introductory video. By the way -- please let me have feed back on the pace, the background music, the CGI special effects (kidding!), and the amount of the content. The ScriptFor those who want to follow along with the videos, the core examples are below. The first step is to connect to a MySQL server to talk to the world_x schema (Instructions on loading that schema at the first link above).

\connect root@localhost/world_x

db is an object to points to the world_x schema. To find the records in the countryinfo collection, use db.countryinfo.find(). But that returns 237 JSON documents, too many! So lets cut it down to …

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Upcoming Webinar Wednesday, July 19, 2017: Learning MySQL 5.7

Join Percona’s, Technical Services Manager, Jervin Real as he presents Learning MySQL 5.7 on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT (UTC-7).

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MySQL 5.7 has a lot of new features. If you’ve dabbled with an older version of MySQL, it is worth learning what new features exist and how to use them. This webinar teaches you about new features such as multi-source replication, global transaction IDs (GTIDs), security improvements and more.

We’ll also discuss logical decoding. Logical decoding is one of the features under the BDR implementation, which allows bidirectional streams of data between Postgres …

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Announcing MySQL Server 5.7.19, 5.6.37, and 5.5.57

MySQL Server 5.7.19, 5.6.37, and 5.5.57, new versions of the popular Open Source Database Management System, have been released. These releases are recommended for use on production systems. For an overview of what’s new, please see http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/mysql-nutshell.html http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/mysql-nutshell.html http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/mysql-nutshell.html For information on installing the release on new servers, please see the MySQL installation documentation at […]

The MySQL 8.0.2 Milestone Release is available

The MySQL Development team is happy to announce our 8.0.2 development milestone release (DMR), now available for download at dev.mysql.com. (8.0.2 adds features to 8.0.1 and 8.0.0). The source code is available at GitHub. You can find the full list of changes and bug fixes in the 8.0.2 Release Notes.…

MySQL Connector/Python 8.0.4-dmr has been released

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/Python 8.0.4 dmr is the fifth development release of the
MySQL Connector Python 8.0 series. This series adds support for the new X
DevAPI. The X DevAPI enables application developers to write code that
combines the strengths of the relational and document models using a
modern, NoSQL-like syntax that does not assume previous experience
writing traditional SQL.

To learn more about how to write applications using the X DevAPI, see
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/x-devapi-userguide/en/.

For more information about how the X DevAPI is implemented in
MySQL Connector/Python, and its usage, see
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/dev/connector-python

Please note that the X DevAPI requires MySQL …

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Book Review – High Performance MySQL (3rd edition)

Introduction I either have time for reading or writing, but not both. Now that the first edition of High-Performance Java Persistence is done, I can catch up on the many books I planned on reading but didn’t have time to do so. In this post, I’m going to review High Performance MySQL by Baron Schwartz, … Continue reading Book Review – High Performance MySQL (3rd edition) →

Fun with Bugs #53 - On Some Percona Software Bugs I've Reported

So far in this series I had written only/mostly about MySQL server bugs. Does it mean that there are no unique or interesting bugs in other MySQL-related software or MySQL forks and projects that use MySQL code?

Surely no, it doesn't. So, today I'd like to present a short list of currently active (that is, new or probably not yet resolved) bugs that I had reported for Percona's software at Launchpad over the years I use it. The list is based on this link, but I excluded minor reports and those that probably are just forgotten, while the problem is fixed long time ago.

Let me start with bugs in XtraBackup, the tool that plays a key role in most MySQL environments that are not using Oracle's Enterprise …

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MySQL Document Store Video Series

I am starting a series of videos on the MySQL Document Store. The Document Store allows those who do not know Structured Query Language (SQL) to use a database without having to know the basics of relational databases, set theory, or data normalization. The goal is to have sort 2-3 minute episodes on the various facets of the Document Store including the basics, using various programming languages (Node.JS, PHP, Python), and materializing free form schemaless, NoSQL data into columns for use with SQL.

The first Episode, Introduction, can be found here.

Please provide feedback and let me know if there are subjects you would want covered in the near future.

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