Weekly summaries of MySQL News.

MySQL News

Issue #89

Multi-threaded Replication Performance in MySQL 5.7. We've seen a fantastic spike in replication performance since the 5.6 era -- here's a breakdown of how the multi-threaded slave applier has improved.

MySQL Performance: Yes, we can do more than 1.6M QPS (SQL) on MySQL 5.7 GA. 
"Still hard to believe, but seems like we're entering completely new levels in MySQL Performance...."

How to Get a Galera Cluster into Split Brain. Usually, "a split brain situation is the DBA's nightmare," and Galera Cluster does a great job avoiding it. But what if you want to achieve one? 

MySQL 5.7 Versus the Address Sanitizer. The Address Sanitizer is a great addition to 5.7, but it can report memory leaks that cause MySQL tests to fail.

Become a MySQL DBA blog series - Optimizer Hints for faster query execution. Get your optimizer optimized for optimization!

MySQL servers hijacked with malware to perform DDoS attacks. There are reports this week of attacks against MySQL Servers, by way of SQL injections. Infected servers have been reported worldwide.

Government IT’s slow march from the past to the future. Here's a look at some ways the US Government's IT systems have evolved since the turn of the century.

Increasing MySQL Fabric Resilience to Failures: Meet the Multi-Node Fabric. The use of Fabric on MySQL Labs adds another layer of redundancy-based protection against failures in a system.

MySQL performance tuning between disk types. "The permutations of clouds and disk options becomes quick complex, which is why we’re taking the time to make these sorts of benchmarks generic and consumable by everyone."

Derived Tables in MySQL 5.7. Everything you need to know about derived tables and how to make them work for you. In 5.7 they're simpler and more efficient than ever.

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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