MySQL 5.6.22 Community Release Notes

Thank you to the MySQL Community, on behalf of the MySQL team @ Oracle. Your bug reports, testcases and patches have helped create a better MySQL 5.6.22. In particular: Thank you to Ramesh Sivaraman for reporting that setting the innodb_limit_optimistic_insert_debug debug configuration option to 1 caused an infinite B-tree page split. Ramesh also provided a […]

Proposal to deprecate collation_database and character_set_database settings

In the MySQL team, we are currently discussing deprecating the ability to change the collation_database and character_set_database settings. As part of our plan, mysql clients will still be able to access these variables, but they will be read-only. Introduction The MySQL manual summarizes these two variables as saying: This option is dynamic, but only the […]

Meet the MySQL Team at Percona Live London

The MySQL team will be presenting three sessions at Percona Live in 2 weeks: The MySQL SYS Schema by Mark Leith MySQL 5.7: Performance and Scalability Benchmark by Dimitri Kravtchuk MySQL Replication: What's New in 5.7 and Beyond by Luis Soares and Andrew Morgan In addition, Tomas will be presenting a not-to-be missed keynote on […]

MySQL 5.6.21 Community Release Notes

Thank you to the MySQL Community, on behalf of the MySQL team @ Oracle. Your bug reports, testcases and patches have helped create a better MySQL 5.6.21. In particular: Thank you to Yoshinori Matsunobu who reported that during recovery GTID-based replication would need to scan all binary logs. We have since introduced an option for […]

Announcing Planet MySQL: Meta

A couple of months back, I wrote that we were looking to improve the quality of Planet MySQL. Today, I am very excited to share the results of this with the announcement of Planet MySQL: Meta. What is Meta? Meta is a new category of posts that appear on Planet MySQL, which is intended for […]

Proposed changes to user management in MySQL 5.7

In May we proposed deprecating and removing the old password format in MySQL 5.7. I am happy to report, that this proposal has gone ahead, and can already be seen in the 5.7 DMR5 release notes! With old passwords removed, and with recent versions of MySQL also offering new options for authenticating to MySQL, today […]

Storage Engine Vendors Meeting

In keeping with a MySQL tradition, we will be holding a storage engine vendors meeting to coincide with MySQL Central @ Open World this year. The day and venue is TBD, but will be in the San Francisco/Bay Area week of 29th September - October 3rd. For an invitation, please send me an email!