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MySQL News

Issue #84

Clarification on “Call me Maybe: MariaDB Galera Cluster.” A few weeks ago, Aphyr published an article about MariaDB Galera Cluster and its implementation of Snapshot-Isolation, sparking a dialogue on the topic. Here is one response to Aphyr's article and further clarification.

Support for MySQL Transaction Isolation Levels in Galera Cluster. And here's another response, plus more exploration of the workings of Galera Cluster. 

Deep Information Sciences Scales MySQL. What role will Deep Information Science's DeepSQL play in the future of the MySQL's ability to grow and scale?

How to evaluate if MySQL table can be recovered. "Is it recoverable??" It's a common question. Find out how to measure the likelihood that a data table can be saved.

When Hosting Data on Amazon Turns Bloodsport. The Database-as-a-Service model is bound to continue growing and providing manifold upsides. But what concerns should we consider as it becomes more and more common?

A Guided Tour Of The MySQL Source Code. Step right up for a close and personal look at the inner workings of MySQL: lists of directories, vital lines of source code, pictures of file formats, plus more.

Importing large CSV Files with PHP Part 1: Import Using One Query. "Using this SQL query I was able to import a 65,000 row file in under 10 seconds. It is BLAZING fast."

Azure vs. Amazon AWS. How do these industry leaders in Infrastructure-as-a-Service compare?

Containing your logical backups: mydumper in Docker. The tool mydumper is helpful for logical backups, but it also makes certain demands on users that can be prohibitive. This use of Docker may provide a viable solution.

Easy Load-balancing and High-availability using MySQL Router. MySQL Router is the newest tool in the MySQL suite. This article explores some of its benefits and just how straightforward set-up can be.

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.  

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