MySQL Documentation: Syntax Highlighting

MySQL documentation has greatly improved code examples now: There's syntax highlighting in place, and code snippets can easily be copied to the clipboard. Highlighting is language-aware (including "languages" like the shell/command line). See, for example, this page from the X DevAPI documentation that contains a number of code examples for different programming languages. Syntax highlighting is a project we planned a year ago, but it turned out to be more complex than we...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | MySQL | Read More

MySQL Cluster 7.6: The First Milestone

The first Development Milestone Release (DMR) of MySQL Cluster 7.6--7.6.2--is now available! You can see the full changelog for 7.6.2 here. But before we get into the specifics on 7.6.2, I'd  like to take a minute just to paint the bigger picture of where we want to go with MySQL Cluster over the long term. While we cannot and will not discuss or project version numbers and/or dates for any given feature, it's helpful to know what our bigger goals and longer term roadmap are...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | Read More

An Insider’s View of MySQL Group Replication—Now Available in Oracle MySQL Cloud Service!

MySQL is the #1 open source database. Because of MySQL’s high performance, scalability, and availability, it has been widely popular for Web applications and has become the foundation for IT platforms that support high-traffic social media portals, e-commerce applications, and fast-growing organizations. As business models and technology requirements are being transformed in all industries, more and more companies are embracing andleveraging the cloud platform to enjoy the...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | MySQL | Read More

Migration to new blogging platform coming up

This blog (like most others on will be migrated to a new platform called Compendium. From what I know, all contents will be migrated, so only the look and feel will change (hopefully to the better). :-)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Sun | Read More

Improved Logging Messages

Introduction Logging is a very important diagnostic tool for understanding the behavior of the application as well as troubleshooting any issue with the application. Since MySQL Enterprise Backup (MEB) is a command line application, there is little interaction with the myriad of operations going on behind the scenes. Thus, logging messages are very important for knowing the progress of current operation as well as learningmore about errors should they occur. The messages...

Sunday, March 5, 2017 | Read More

Optimistic Incremental Backup

MySQL Enterprise Backup Team is pleased to announce major improvements in incremental backup performance starting with release 4.1. Introduction The current incremental backup algorithm scans all the tables to gather changed pages even if very few tables are modified since the previous backup and thus results in a 'full-scan' incremental backup. This may result in increment backups requiring thesame amount of time as full backup because it scans all the tables. The new...

Sunday, March 5, 2017 | Read More

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