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.

MySQL Connection Handling and Scaling

In this post we describe MySQL connections, user threads, and scaling. We hope that an increased understanding of how MySQL works will help application developers and system administrators to make good choices and trade-offs. We describe how connections work in a plain community server and we do not cover related topics such as thread pooling, resource groups, or connection multiplexing in this post.…

What’s New in MySQL 8.0? (Generally Available)

We proudly announce General Availability of MySQL 8.0. Download now! MySQL 8.0 is an extremely exciting new version of the world’s most popular open source database with improvements across the board. Some key enhancements include:

  1. SQL Window functions, Common Table Expressions, NOWAIT and SKIP LOCKED, Descending Indexes, Grouping, Regular Expressions, Character Sets, Cost Model, and Histograms.