Weekly summaries of MySQL News.

MySQL News

Issue #90

Interesting changes in MySQL 5.7. A suite of features in 5.7 are examined here, including JSON support and better handling of Asian languages. 

Sharding is Bitter Medicine. Sometimes you have to shard, but first, you ought to know what impact it'll have. Turns out it's a lot of work. 

4 Ready-made MySQL Database Docker Images. Here are some Docker images, ready to go!

MySQL Performance: 1M QPS on mixed OLTP_RO with MySQL 5.7 GA. "Should I say once more again MySQL 5.7 rocks !!! ;-))"

AWS Aurora Benchmarking - Blast or Splash? These extensive tests looked at high availability in Aurora, MySQL with Galera, and MySQL with Master High Availability Manager. Check out which was speediest.

Slow Query Log Rotation. A quick rebuttal to some ideas about slow log rotation. 

Forcing a Slave Server to Recreate Temporary Tables After an Unsafe Shutdown. Official MySQL documentation currently covers ways to avoid losing temporary tables on a slave due to binlog settings, but here's a primer on how to fix your slave if you accidentally shut it down while it has temporary tables open. 

Should We Be Muddying the Relational Waters? Use Cases for MySQL and MongoDB. These kinds of design decisions often involve tradeoffs and carefully weighing pros and cons.  

A first look at RDS Aurora. Some first impressions of AWS's system: "Aurora is a mind shift in term of database and a jewel in the hands of Amazon. "

LIKE injection. This pathological query surely has some performance impact. The question is how much.  

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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