Summary of Announcements, Blogs, and more...
By Bertrand Matthelie-Oracle on Apr 08, 2014
Considering last week was very rich in terms of announcements, we thought it might be useful to provide a summary of the information we shared, including the blogs from Oracle’s MySQL Engineers aggregated for easier access:
We sent out this press release last Monday to announce:
- The latest development milestone release of MySQL 5.7, 2x faster than MySQL 5.6 and 3x faster than MySQL 5.5
- The Release Candidate of MySQL Fabric, providing high availability management and scale out through sharding (included in the Release Candidate version of MySQL Utilities 1.4.2).
- The General Availability of MySQL Workbench 6.1, delivering additional capabilities for performance assessment and query optimization.
- Early access to features under development via labs.mysql.com including Geographic Information System (GIS), multi-source replication improvements, and a preview of MySQL Cluster 7.4 for community testing and feedback.
The news generated a number of press articles, such as:
Oracle’s VP of MySQL Engineering Tomas Ulin delivered a keynote at the Percona Live conference entitled: "Raising the MySQL Bar". Tomas demonstrates how Oracle keeps raising the bar for MySQL, and talks about the latest news and developments. He also took the opportunity to welcome "WebScaleSQL", a fantastic initiative from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter announced the week before.
You can access the video here and the slides here.
Oracle’s MySQL Engineers have been actively blogging about what’s new and their blogs are aggregated below:
The MySQL 5.7.4 Milestone Release is available
MySQL 5.7 just rocks! ;-)
A new dimension to MySQL query optimizations:
SQL parser refactoring in 5.7.4 LAB release
Server-side SELECT statement timeouts
Building MySQL with Boost
Why Boost.Geometry in MySQL?
Password expiration policy in MySQL Server 5.7
Test improvements in MySQL 5.7.4
MySQL Fabric 1.4.2 Released
MySQL Fabric RC - Adding High Availability and/or Scaling to MySQL
Configuring and running MySQL Fabric 1.4.2
New! MySQL Utilities release-1.4.2-RC
New MySQL Utility: Replication Synchronization Checker
Announcing MySQL Multi-Source Replication Utility
What’s New in MySQL Workbench 6.1
Data Encryption with MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.10
MySQL Cluster 7.4.0 Labs Release
MySQL Cluster 7.4.0 Lab Release Improvements
Fusion-io made the following announcement:
Fusion-io Collaborates with Oracle to Double Usable Capacity for MySQL
Last but not least, we were very pleased to receive the Corporate Contributor of the year award at the Percona Live 2014 MySQL Community awards ceremony.
It is a very exciting time for MySQL, and we look forward to a great MySQL Connect @ OpenWorld! Remember the call for papers is open until April 15, don’t miss the opportunity to submit sessions.