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MySQL News

Issue #97


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Designing Schemaless, Uber Engineering's Scalable Datastore Using MySQL. They've conquered the world of urban transportation. Have they conquered database design?

Co-Founder Of PHPwomen, Ligaya Turmelle Talks About PHP, MySQL And PHPTek. She touches upon the rush of speaking at national conferences, her responsibilities as a MySQL Support Engineer at Oracle, and principles behind optimizing database speed. 

PostgreSQL removes MySQL MERGE barrier to database migration. "While luring MySQL users to join PostgreSQL is one element of the update, other areas of focus have seen security improved through row-level security."
OOM killer vs. MySQL 5.7.10 epic results with over-allocating memory. "Do not rely on Virtual Memory of OS. Rely on real life." Seems like good advice, even beyond the world of databases!

SQL Qualified Names. An odyssey to understand the terminology, the context, and the varying intents of various DBMS implementors.

MySQL Support People - Those Who Were There First. A tribute to the people behind this core MySQL role. 

MySQL 5.7 auto-generated root password. Where does the auto-generated password come from? Getting to the root of the root.

Planning the defaults for MySQL 5.8. The team is looking for feedback from users and the public to help plan and adjust the defaults for MySQL 5.8.

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.

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.


Comic cred - Jack Ziegler

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