Weekly summaries of MySQL News.

MySQL News

Issue #86

Cloud Native MySQL Sharding with Vitess and Kubernetes. The documentation shared in this article will help you go deep with MySQL sharding, as it illustrates transparent resharding of a live database. 

Webinar Replay & Slides: Become a MySQL DBA - Replication Topology Changes for MySQL and MariaDB. In this webinar, Krzysztof Książek, Senior Support Engineer at Severalnines, discusses the major points of replication topology changes. 

Running multiple instances on the same hardware. What's the best way to split MySQL instances on the same hardware: Hack init scripts? mysqld_multi? MySQL Sandbox? Docker? This article weighs the options.

A new name and a wider scope for South America's favourite MySQL-related conference. DataOps LA 2015 will be in Buenos Aires next month, and it'll cover an even wider range of topics than previous years' MySQL, NoSQL, Cloud Conference. The call for papers is open!

How To Choose A DBaaS For Database Management. No management solution is perfect for everyone. To correctly select the right DBaaS, you need to consider an array of factors. Get a head start here.

Of Medians and MySQL. Hop on over to TechRabbit to see how they handle computing medians in MySQL.

Percona Live Europe is now over, MySQL is not. Already feeling nostalgic for Percona Live 2015? Ivan's Blog shares a few key takeaways from Amsterdam and says that MySQL demonstrated a reinvigorated ecosystem. 

TwinDB Really Loves Backups. Many tools can't perform MySQL backups correctly, despite claims. How does TwinDB fare when put to the test? 

5 DevOps Conferences You Should Consider Attending. Put your DevOPs knowledge on overdrive with a few of the conferences listed here.

New features I'd like to see in MySQL 5.8. Last month, Morgan Tocker asked what features the community would like to see in MySQL 5.8. This post brainstorms and replies. 

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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