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Oracle Announces General Availability of MySQL 8.0

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:56:01 +0000

MySQL adds NoSQL and many new enhancements to the world’s most popular open source database:
  • NoSQL - Document Store gives developers the flexibility of developing traditional SQL relational applications and NoSQL, schema-free document database applications.
  • SQL - Window functions, Common Table Expressions, NOWAIT and SKIP LOCKED, Descending Indexes, Grouping, Regular Expressions, Character Sets, Cost Model, and Histograms.
  • JSON - Extended syntax, new functions, improved sorting, and partial updates. With JSON table functions you can use the SQL machinery for JSON data.
  • GIS - Geography support. Spatial Reference Systems (SRS), as well as SRS aware spatial datatypes, spatial indexes, and spatial functions.
  • Reliability - DDL statements have become atomic and crash safe, meta-data is stored in a single, transactional data dictionary
  • Observability- Performance Schema, Information Schema, Invisible Indexes, Error Logging.
  • Manageability - Persistent Configuration Variables, Undo tablespace management, Restart command, and New DDL.
  • High Availability - InnoDB Cluster delivers an integrated, native, HA solution for your databases.
  • Security - OpenSSL improvements, new default authentication, SQL Roles, breaking up the super privilege, password strength, authorization.
  • Performance - Up to 2x faster than MySQL 5.7

Oracle Announces MySQL 8.0 Release Candidate

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:24:54 +0000

MySQL 8.0 Release Candidate includes numerous enhancements making MySQL better for modern applications. The theme of this release is "making MySQL better for modern apps":
  • A modern application is mobile first. Mobile-first is not just a theme applied to an existing app, it is about using context about the user (such as their location) and reducing the clicks required for a transaction.
  • Unicode (or more specifically UTF-8 encoding) has become universal even in English speaking markets. To support modern applications, it is important to have first-class support for UTF-8 out of the box.
  • Modern applications are developed with a premium on time-to-market. You want to be able to respond fast to the directions the market takes you. It is important to have flexibility, and a large part of this story is schemaless JSON support.

MySQL InnoDB Cluster is Generally Available

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:40:45 +0000

MySQL InnoDB Cluster delivers an integrated, native High Availability solution for MySQL.

MySQL Cluster 7.5 is Now Generally Available

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:39:58 +0000

MySQL Cluster 7.5 improves overall performance, ease of use and SQL support.

MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.3 Is now Generally Available

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:39:10 +0000

MySQL Enterprise Monitor Backup Dashboard brings deeper integration with MySQL Enterprise Backup and provides key visibility into critical backup activities.

Oracle Announces General Availability of MySQL 5.7

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:44:43 +0000

New version of the world’s most popular open source database is up to 3x faster than MySQL 5.6 in benchmark tests

MySQL Cluster 7.4 Now Generally Available

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:31:16 +0000

New release demonstrates up to 200 million reads per second and enhanced high availability for online transaction processing.

Oracle Linux Now Hosted on the Docker Hub Registry

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:46:55 +0000

Enterprise-grade operating system joins the most popular open source database for easy access by the Docker community.

Latest MySQL 5.7 Development Milestone Release Enhances Database Performance and Manageability

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:49:07 +0000

Oracle announced today a new development milestone release for MySQL 5.7. Continuing to meet the demands of today’s web, cloud, and embedded applications, the new release further extends the performance, scalability, and reliability of MySQL, the world’s most popular open source database, while enhancing management capabilities. Oracle also announced several additional MySQL product releases and early access features as well as the availability of MySQL source code on

Oracle Announces Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL and New MySQL Enterprise Edition Extensions

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:49:12 +0000

Oracle To help customers simplify management of complex IT environments, Oracle is extending Oracle Enterprise Manager capabilities to MySQL databases. With this new offering, customers can manage complex deployments of Oracle technologies that include MySQL, either on-premises or in a cloud. Existing users of Oracle Enterprise Manager can now easily add MySQL to their environments. Oracle is also announcing new commercial extensions for MySQL Enterprise Edition, including new backup, auditing, and enterprise encryption capabilities.