Weekly summaries of MySQL News.

MySQL News

Issue #81

How open-source MySQL keeps Eurovision live. *Standing ovation for MySQL.*

Doing nothing on modern CPUs. Smart, strategic locks -- sometimes doing nothing is actually productive.

First day with InnoDB transparent page compression. "I give up on trying to use transparent compression on this host."

Unexpected Memory Consumption for Bulk Index Creation in InnoDB (MySQL). Is InnoDB slower than MyISAM? Why might that be?

High-load clusters and desynchronized nodes on Percona XtraDB Cluster. Desynchronized nodes? Flow control can be a useful resource, if applied properly.

Introducing mysqlpump. New with MySQL 5.7.8, mysqlpump is an entirely new tool for logical backups.’s Jean-François Gagné on Percona Live Amsterdam. This brief interview is a great introduction to
 Jean-François Gagné, a system engineer at, who will be speaking at Percona Live Amsterdam later this month. 

How MySQL-Sandbox is tested, and tests MySQL in the process. Are you aware of the full testing capabilities of MySQL-Sandbox?

Orchestrator visual cheatsheet, TL;DR the "smart" way. The "relocate" commands in Orchestrator might just be "the 'smart' commands to end all commands."

Amazon RDS Migration Tool. The new RDS Migration tool is powerful, but there are many factors to consider. Here are some initial impressions, and a walk-through on functionality.

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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