Weekly summaries of MySQL News.

MySQL News

Issue #87

How We Partitioned Airbnb’s Main Database in Two Weeks. Summer is an insanely busy time for Airbnb. This is how they leveraged MySQL replication to save weeks on guaranteeing data consistency.

Need for Speed: Top Five MySQL Performance Tuning Tips. As data volumes grow ever more complex, simple step-by-step tuning tips will prove more and more valuable.

Losing it? This post is a deep look at a variety of commit losses and failover: lossless semisync, lost visible commits, lost acknowledged commits, and more.

Specifying Target Tables in MySQL. Here's a quick trick that lets you get around using the same update table name within a sub-query in a where condition.

Send messages between sessions on MySQL or MariaDB. Just like a postal service for your SQL sessions! 

Leader election using MySQL. Election season is heating up in U.S. politics. So how about letting MySQL serve as a mechanism for electing a single service out of multiple services? 

How to Deploy and Manage MaxScale using ClusterControl. MaxScale is an intelligent database gateway from the MariaDB team.

Storing UUID Values in MySQL Tables. This blog post reminds us of "the power of simple string functions."

Does Volkswagen Highlight the Bloodsport of Product Benchmarks? What do you think of this metaphor likening the recent Volkswagen scandal to software benchmarks?

"It's totes obvs why mysql crashed...." We love a good, pithy MySQL zinger.

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. 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.

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a DBA with advanced experience with MariaDB and/or MySQL, to work with databases related to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Find out more here.  

Thanks!  Baron & Anna  

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