Weekly summaries of MySQL News.

MySQL News

Issue #92

Quick, no-hack emoji support with MySQL & Rails. Emojis rule.... and, with this guide, if you're willing to trade off some emoji support in the present, you can achieve much wider support in the future.

Streaming MySQL binary logs for backup. Need to create point-in-time restores? This simple go application may prove helpful.

Amazon Aurora – Looking Deeper. Aurora is advanced and powerful, and it's buzzed about everywhere these days. As such, it's due for some thorough inspection. Here's a good start. 

Ruđer Bošković Institute Selects DeepSQL Community Edition to Accelerate Genomic Research at Big Data Scale. "DeepSQL is the world’s only adaptive database engine. It transforms MySQL into a perpetually self-tuning, massively scalable and highly performant database, across cloud, virtual and physical environments."

State of JSON UDF functions. Should you use JSON UDFs instead of native functions? Only if you're unable to update to 5.7. 

Optimizing MySQL for high concurrency on Amazon RDS. Tinkering with configuration values can sometimes allow you to fully harness the power of your systems and hardware.

The annoyance of the day, brought to you live from the MySQL Ecosystem. Mr. Gagné submits a plea to MySQL vendors to stop publishing content that only flaunts the muscles of their own products. Do you agree?

Oracle Vs. Amazon: How Larry Ellison Sees It. Oracle's Executive Chairman and CTO responds to questions about Amazon's position in the cloud and industry.

Open-sourcing PinLater: An asynchronous job execution system. From Pyres to PinLater: how is Pinterest doing it?

SQL mini hack of the day, inverted IN clause. This hack might be "mini," but that means there's plenty of room for you to fit it IN your repertoire.

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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