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Porting this Oracle MySQL feature to MariaDB would be great ;-)

Oracle has done a great technical work with MySQL. Specifically a nice job has been done around security. There is one useful feature that exists in Oracle MySQL and that currently does not exist in MariaDB. Oracle MySQL offers the possibility from within the server to generate asymetric key pairs. It is then possible use [...]

The connection_control plugin : Keeping brute force attack in check

To quote book of all knowledge:

In cryptography, a brute-force attack consists of an attacker trying many
passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing correctly.
The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases
until the correct one is found.

MySQL Cluster 7.6 is now Generally Available

      Bernd Ocklin | MySQL Cluster Engineering Director

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the 7.6 release of MySQL Cluster is GA and now ready for prime time. 

MySQL Cluster is a distributed database combining linear scalability and high availability. An ultra-high speed database, MySQL Cluster provides in-memory real-time access with transactional consistency across partitioned and distributed data sets designed for highly available mission critical applications.

MySQL Cluster’s shared nothing architecture delivers an incredible 99.9999% availability and is used within the core of systems that serve billions of mobile phone users, leading online-games and high demand web services. 

This new MySQL Cluster 7.6 version is all about supporting and optimizing performance on the latest off the shelf hardware, increasing its ability to both scale up on ever …

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Conference review Percona Live Santa Clara 2018

Percona Live Santa Clara, an annual event where open source database users, developers and enthusiasts come together, was held in April at the Santa-Clara convention centre. Pythian was well represented once more with no less than five presentations and a total of nine attendees.

This year the conference was condensed to two days of breakout sessions and one day of tutorials. Though it was shorter in length, the organizers broadened their horizons by including not only MySQL and MongoDB tracks, but this year they even put together a full PostgreSQL track. Moving from MySQL only to multiple technologies, inspired this year’s tagline: polyglot persistence conference. The increase in number of sessions allowed for a lot more options, but the condensed schedule made it much harder to choose which sessions to attend!

My observation from last year’s …

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MySQL User Camp, Bangalore

We are happy to announce upcoming “MySQL User Camp, Bangalore” on 27thApril 2018. This time with following presentations:

  • MySQL Docker with Demo
  • What’s new in MySQL 8.0
  • Customer Experience: InnoDB Cluster Implementation.

Explore the opportunity to get to know more about MySQL by networking with other MySQLers.

Date/Time: Friday 27th Apr 2018, 3 pm – 5:30 pm

Venue details:

  • OC001, Block1, B wing,
  • Kalyani Magnum Infotech Park,
  • J.P. Nagar, 7th Phase Bangalore – 76

Registration: Free (FCFS)                     

Registration: Please send an email to 

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List of Conferences & Events w/ MySQL, April - June 2018!

We are happy to announce a list of events which we - MySQL &/or MySQL Community Team - are attending and speaking at during the period of time of April to June 2018. Please be aware that the list does not have to be final, during the time more events could be added or some of them removed. 

April 2018:

  • PHP Yorkshire, Yorkshire, UK, April 13-Workshop, April 14-Conference, 2018

    • Same as last year we are sponsoring and attending this conference as Silver sponsor. You can find us at MySQL booth in expo area.
  • Darkmira PHP Tour, Brasilia/DF, April 14-15, 2018
    • Do not miss the Keynote given by Sheeri K. Cabral, who is the leader of MySQL Community.  Sheeri will …
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dbdeployer GA and semantic versioning

dbdeployer went into release candidate status a few weeks ago. Since then, I added no new features, but a lot of tests. The test suite now runs 3,000+ tests on MacOS and a bit more on Linux, for a grand total of 6,000+ tests that need to run at least twice: once with concurrency enabled and once without. I know that testing can't prove the absence of bugs, but I am satisfied with the results, since all this grinding has allowed me to find several bugs and fix them.

In this framework, I felt that dbdeployer could exit candidate status and get to version 1.0. This happened on March 26th. An immediate side effect of this change is that from this point on, dbdeployer must adhere to the semantic versioning principles:

A version number is made of Major, Minor, and Revision. When changes are applied, the following happens:

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MySQL Yum repo setups for commercial and community use cases

MySQL Package Management Options In this blog we will explore some interesting ways to install MySQL Community and Enterprise Edition binaries using your associated Linux package manager.  In this case we’ll look mostly at the Yum package manager on Oracle Linux.  The benefit of these package managers is that you can install software packages easily,… Read More »


MySQL is again a part of the FOSSASIA - Free Open Source Summit Asia  2018 which will be hold on March 22-25, 2018 in Singapore. Do not miss to come to our booth in exhibition area as well as do not miss MySQL related talks in Database track... See some of them below and at Fossasia schedule:

Saturday, March 24, 2018:

  • 10:00-11:00 MySQL Community Gathering - come to join to the MySQL meetup or other community! Come to Lounge area of the Summit to meet Ricky Setyawan.
  • 11:30-11:55 Database Lightning Talk by Ricky Setyawan, the Principal Sales Consultant
  • 17:00-17:25 Breaking through with MySQL 8.0, by Ricky Setyawan, the Principal Sales Consultant

Sunday, March 25, 2018:

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MySQL security for real users

Security features overview

One of Oracle's tenets is the focus on security. For this reason, when it took over the stewardship of MySQL, it started addressing the most common issues. It was not quick acting, but we have seen real progress:

  1. MySQL 5.7 has removed the anonymous accounts, which was the greatest threat to security. Because of those accounts, and the default privileges granted to them, users without any privileges could access the "test" database and do serious damage. Additionally, because of the way the privilege engine evaluates accounts, anonymous users could hijack legitimate users, by preventing them to work properly.
  2. The "root" account now comes with a password defined during …
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