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MySQL News

Issue #78

SSL/TLS Connections to Recent MySQL Servers in Java. Changes in MySQL DH cipher support are causing problems for Java users. This post breaks the issue down and offers some workarounds.

MySQL Quality Assurance: A Vision for the Future. The final episode in this proposal for great MySQL quality assurance, across the globe. 

Why you should be careful when Loading data in MySQL with Galera. A cautionary tale... still without a definitive solution.

MySQL replication in action - Part 1: GTID & Co. Global transaction identifiers have the potential to "dramatically change replications." But this article builds a strong case for why, so far, GTID implementation has been a bust.

Server Monitoring with Munin and Monit on Debian 8. This how-to article outlines a method for setting up Munin and Monit on your Jessie server, resulting in both useful graphics and a watchdog.

Virtual Columns and Effective Functional Indexes in InnoDB. The inclusion of virtual columns in MySQL 5.7 provides more efficient use of storage space and memory, plus greatly improves query performance. This article explains how.

MySQL 5.6.26 Overview and Highlights. A greatest hits list of the changelogs for 5.6.26. 

Races in the TokuFT Race Detector. "In my experience with these tools, data races are not predictable and it sometimes takes many test runs of the same program to find a problem."  

MySQL Package Verification. How they make sure all the pieces end up inside the box. Here are the stories behind the tests. 

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.

Thanks!  Baron & Anna  

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