In my blog series about external contributions to MySQL 8 we have reached version 8.0.18 which was released Monday 14 October 2019. Again the community has contributed to make MySQL better. Thank you.
The contributions to MySQL 8.0.18 includes several patches from Facebook as well as patches from Gillian Gunson, Przemysław Skibiński (Percona), Daniel Black, and Satya Bodapati (also Percona). The contributions are:
- MySQL now provides more control over the use of compression
to minimize the number of bytes sent over connections to the
server. Previously, a given connection was either uncompressed or
zlibcompression algorithm. Now, it is also possible to use the
zstdalgorithm (zstd 1.3), and to …