I’m back home in Toronto, after having spent part of last week in Washington DC meeting Oracle’s Federal MySQL users.
I think generally speaking when you look at buzzwords in the startup scene, there is a filter as to what bubbles up into the more conservative enterprise and public sector.
My impression was that there is some interest in big-data, but there is absolutely phenomenal interest in cloud computing. This was a real take away for me, and next time I plan to talk more about the MySQL utilities and MySQL Fabric.
There were two side discussions that affected a number of users that I wanted to follow up with here:
- When upgrading from MySQL 5.5 to 5.6, secure-auth is enabled by default. This incompatible change is unfortunate, but was required to improve MySQL’s password hashing strength. My colleague Todd Farmer has written more about it.
- When upgrading from any MySQL version to the next, it is possible to find a list of all incompatible changes! The documentation team maintains a list of these pages here:
Upgrading from MySQL 5.1 to 5.5
Upgrading from MySQL 5.5 to 5.6
Upgrading from MySQL 5.6 to 5.7
My next event will be FOSDEM in Brussels. If you’ll be in attendance, please sign up for the MySQL and friends community dinner (Oracle is sponsoring)!