All posts by Geir Hoydalsvik

About Geir Hoydalsvik

Geir Høydalsvik has been working with MySQL Database team since 2008. He is currently employed by Oracle, based in Norway. He is Senior Software Development Director and responsible for the development and maintenance of MySQL Database. He has a background in the database industry, working for the database startup company Clustra Inc. on the Clustra database and for Sun Microsystems on Java DB. He has a Master degree in Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Upgrading your MySQL Server Farm

There are several advantages to keeping up to date with the latest major versions of MySQL. To provide a short example using MySQL 5.7:

  • Let application developers benefit from new functionality, e.g. JSON in 5.7
  • Use your hardware infrastructure more efficiently with parallel slaves in 5.7
  • Improve monitoring or management for DevOps with more performance schema instrumentation in 5.7
  • Improve security by using features like  transparent data encryption, firewall, auditing, and sha256 authentication in 5.7
  • Keep within the EOL window for access to maintenance releases and support

This blog post explains general activities in an upgrade project and what to look out for prior to an upgrade between major MySQL Server releases.…

What’s New in MySQL 5.7? (First Release Candidate)

Last week we proudly announced the first Release Candidate (RC) of MySQL 5.7. MySQL 5.7.7 includes additional enhancements and aggregates the Development Milestones Releases (DMRs) the MySQL team at Oracle previously delivered to the MySQL community. With the first Release Candidate, it’s more important than ever that we hear your feedback on the pre-GA version in order to help ensure very high quality for the GA release.…

What’s New in MySQL 5.7? (So Far)

We recently announced our 5.7.5 Milestone Release, yet another milestone on our road to 5.7 GA. The purpose of our milestone releases is to get community feedback and to ensure high quality on 5.7 from day one. This blog post gives the reader a high level view on 5.7 so far, while also attempting to demonstrate where we are heading as many of the individual pieces make much more sense when you can see the bigger picture.…