All posts by Mike Zinner

MySQL 8.0 RC1 – Highlights

The long awaited first release candidate of MySQL 8.0 is now available. The theme of this release is “making MySQL better for modern apps”. What does that mean exactly?

  • A modern application is mobile first. Mobile-first is not just a theme applied to an existing app, it is about using context about the user (such as their location) and reducing the clicks required for a transaction.

Proposal to Change the Behavior of JSON_MERGE

In MySQL 5.7, one of the most popular new features is the introduction of JSON:

  1. The JSON data type
  2. A set of 20 functions to search, manipulate and create JSON documents
  3. Virtual Columns for JSON indexing

In MySQL 8.0 we plan to extend this functionality (for example: with the addition of JSON aggregate functions), but we are also considering changing the behaviour of one of the existing functions.…

MySQL InnoDB Cluster – New 5.7.17 Preview Release on labs.mysql.com

The MySQL Development Team is happy to announce a new release of the MySQL InnoDB Cluster – 5.7.17 Preview, now available for download at http://labs.mysql.com/. This release contains the following packages.

The InnoDB Cluster 5.7.17 Preview supports and requires the latest MySQL Server 5.7.17 GA release that now ships with Group Replication feature in GA quality.…