Percona Live Europe is now more than a week away. l left
Amsterdam with a positive thought: it has been the best European
event for MySQL so far. Maybe the reason is that I saw the
attendance increasing, or maybe it was the quality of the talks,
or because I heard others making the same comment, and I also saw
a reinvigorated MySQL ecosystem.
There are three main aspects I want to highlight.
1. MySQL 5.7 and the strong presence of the Oracle/MySQL team
There have been good talks and keynotes on MySQL 5.7. It is a sign of the strong commitment of Oracle towards MySQL. I think there is an even more important point. The most interesting features in 5.7 and the projects still in MySQL Labs derive or are in some way inspired by features available from other vendors. Some examples:
- The JSON datatype from …