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.

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.…