MySQL Group Replication Docker Images

The MySQL development team recently made a new labs release of the Group Replication plugin for MySQL Server. This is a preview of a new plugin that adds virtually synchronous replication with support for multi-master or active/active update-anywhere replication groups to the already strong lineup of native replication options in MySQL. Docker is a great fit for this kind of dynamic, multi... Read More

Trying out MySQL in Docker Swarm Mode

Orchestration tools are often used when scaling out an application stack. In a Docker environment, tools like Kubernetes, Mesos and Docker Swarm have typically been used for this purpose. Docker has brought significant updates to their orchestration offering with their latest release. In this blog post, we’ll give a contextual overview of the orchestration features offered in the Docker... Read More

Take the new MySQL Shell for a Spin … in Docker!

The most recent release of MySQL Server — 5.7.12 — ships with the X Plugin, which opens up an entirely new area of functionality: In addition to the classical relational approach to data management using SQL, MySQL can now also be used as a schemaless document store, something which is commonly referred to as a NoSQL database. In order to support document store operations, we ship a new... Read More

Update from Dockerland: Fruitful Collaboration and Some Security News

A Productive Nine Months It’s been around 9 months since we did the first cut of our own MySQL Docker images, and it is time for a bit of an update on where we are in Dockerland these days, and also to talk about some important security related improvements we made to the images lately. When we started this activity, we set three goals for ourselves: We wanted to contribute to the... Read More

Upgrading to MySQL 5.7 Using the MySQL Repos for Linux

MySQL Server 5.7 was released around a month ago, and download numbers show huge interest in upgrading from older MySQL releases. As with any product that is frequently used as core infrastructure in complex systems with numerous interdependencies, major version upgrades of MySQL should be approached with some care. In this post, I will cover an essential part of such an upgrade, namely the... Read More

MySQL Package Verification: Making sure we always ship correct, complete and installable packages

What is MySQL Package Verification? Package verification (Pkgver for short) refers to black box testing of MySQL packages across all supported platforms and across different MySQL versions. In Pkgver, packages are tested in order to ensure that the basic user experience is as it should be, focusing on installation, initial startup and rudimentary functionality. When tests are written, we put... Read More

MySQL User Camp, Bangalore – 26th June, 2015

MySQL User Camp Bangalore, organized on 26th June, 2015, was a huge success with an excellent turnout of 49 attendees. We got many users from different companies, like Flipkart, Snapdeal, CTS, Capgemini, Yahoo, VMware, HCL, Datavail, Bosch, Rakuten and more. The event started on time with a welcome speech by Balasubramanian Kandasamy, (Principal Member Technical Staff, MySQL Release... Read More

Fedora 22 is out, and we’re ready

Fedora 22 arrived yesterday. With a cutting edge GCC (5.1), the new DNF package management system, and improved tooling for server administration, we congratulate the Fedora community on yet another innovative release. We’re following up from our side, and as of yesterday our repos offer Fedora 22 packages of these products: MySQL Server 5.6 (currently 5.6.24) and 5.7 (currently 5.7.7).... Read More

MySQL Repos for Debian 8

Hi, everyone. Just a quick note here to let you all know that we’ve just added Debian 8 support to our Apt repos. We have the latest MySQL Server 5.6 ready for you, as well as the latest 5.7 Development Milestone, and more of our products for Debian 8 are in our QA pipeline as we speak. Head over to the Apt repo page on dev.mysql.com, and we should have you up and running in next to no... Read More