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MySQL News

Issue #79

Proposal to extend binary operators in MySQL. Do you think it's a good idea? Say so in the comments! Speak now or forever hold your peace. 

Parsing in MySQL Workbench: the ANTLR age. In praise of ANTLR. Find out about parsing in MySQL, experimenting with grammar rules, and creating the biggest source files the author's ever seen.

Kingshard, a high-performance proxy for MySQL. Now available on GitHub -- Kingshard aims to simplify the sharding solution of MySQL.

The Query Tuning Process. Want to know about query tuning? Here's a highly thorough primer for new DBAs.  

How to: Online Upgrade of Galera Cluster to MySQL 5.6. This is a major upgrade, so there are risks, but if you decide to go for it this guide will be very helpful.

How much could you benefit from MySQL 5.6 parallel replication? If you sometimes find your replicas are lagging, MySQL 5.6 parallel replication could give you a performance boost. Here's a way to estimate about how much.

Adding your own collation to MySQL. Sometimes the built-in simplicity and elegance of MySQL isn't quite what you need. The author explores how adding your own collation can be a powerful solution.

Optimizing PXC Xtrabackup State Snapshot Transfer. The time required for State Snapshot Transfer might seem scary, but this article is a great guide for cutting down that time investment.

Jobs section

Draft Kings is looking for an experienced MySQL DBA to run the show on the database side. If interested, reach out to the recruiting manager directly at

Tumblr is looking for MySQL engineers with a strong programming background. If you want to help Jetpants hit mach speed, check out their listing here.

VividCortex is seeking a customer success engineer in Charlottesville, VA or Uruguay. The role involves customer onboarding and ongoing assistance with VividCortex in MySQL, Postgres, and Redis environments. View here. is looking for a MySQL Database administrator to join our headquarters in Amsterdam, NL. Apply here.

GitHub is looking to hire a Database Infrastructure Engineer who wants to build, maintain and scale high impact database clusters. If you are interested, check out their listing.

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