Weekly summaries of MySQL News.

MySQL News

Issue #94

Dammit, MySQL. An old list of grievances, but still fun to reflect upon. What's aged? How much has changed?

MySQL 5.7 Initialization Versus the Thread Sanitizer. When MySQL 5.7 is built with the Thread Sanitizer and database initialization is run, hundreds of data races and deadlocks appear.

Scaling to 100M: MySQL is a Better NoSQL. "It is great to use MySQL as a NoSQL engine, which is not the way it was designed to work. As demonstrated in this post, an example of this is using MySQL instead of dedicated NoSQL engines that are built for key/value access."

MySQL 5.7: Improved Performance of Queries with Derived Tables. This example shows how a query on a DBT-3 scale factor 10 database can be executed twice as quickly in MySQL 5.7 than in 5.6.

Google launches 2nd generation of its Cloud SQL service, with up to 10TB per instance. The new version of Cloud SQL can scale up to 10 terabytes, 15,000 input/output operations per second, and 104GB of RAM, according to Google Cloud Platform product manager Brett Hesterberg.

Benchmarking Google Cloud SQL Instances. Just how well does Google Cloud SQL perform?

How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data. As the user base has grown, naturally, so has the database. A schema-less storage system has played a key role in providing flexibility and adaptability.

Python MySQL Connector. A quick tour through some MySQL in Python. 

Deploy a WordPress Azure Web App With an Alternative MySQL Database. "Like most technology related questions (or life in general), there are a few ways to solve this challenge. There is the “easy” way, and then there's the more powerful, yet slightly more complicated, some would argue “right” way."

SSL/TLS Improvements in MySQL 5.7.10.  What kinds of improvements does MySQL 5.7 make toward achieving best security practices?

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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