All posts by Yngve Svendsen

Yngve Svendsen

About Yngve Svendsen

Yngve Svendsen has been part of the MySQL organization since 2008. Based in Trondheim, Norway, he is Senior Director of MySQL Engineering Services and responsible for Release Engineering, QA and development lab IT services for the MySQL org at Oracle. Back in the mists of time he majored in mathematics before the dot com wave swept him into the devops field, first at the database startup company Clustra Inc. and then for Sun Microsystems. In 2005 he joined the Dark Side by becoming a manager in Sun's Database Group which was merged into the MySQL org when Sun acquired MySQL in 2008.

Give me a MySQL and Make it Snappy!

MySQL is available for a huge variety of platforms, in a wide range of packaging formats and through many channels. Part of our mission is to keep up with the times by making sure that all MySQL products are available where people expect and need them to be. As part of that we have invested a lot of work in modernizing our Linux packaging and distribution, improving our story on Windows and... 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

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

MySQL in Dockerland

Around 18 months ago, we launched the first MySQL Linux package repos, marking an important milestone in our efforts to modernize and improve the way we package and deliver MySQL products to our user community. MySQL product development had gone through radical improvements in terms of quality, dependability and sheer output, but the way we delivered those products had quite frankly fallen way... Read More

MySQL 5.7.6 DMR: Packages, Repos, Docker Images

We are getting closer to the next major version of MySQL, and yesterday we announced another development milestone release of what will become MySQL Server 5.7. In addition to the announcement blog post itself, more in-depth posts on specific changes and improvements in the 5.7.6 milestone release will appear on the MySQL Server Team blog over the next few days and weeks. We have been busy... Read More

MySQL Server on SUSE 12

When we launched repos for SUSE Linux 11 back in December, we said we would be adding SUSE 12 support as soon as possible, and we are happy to announce that as of last week the repo offers MySQL Server packages for SUSE 12. It did take us a little bit of extra time to get this done, since SUSE 12 represents a major technological leap over the previous version. Among the most important... Read More

Heads up: Going 100% GitHub at the End of January

Hi, all. Just a quick note to let you all know that we completed the move of MySQL Server development from Bazaar to Git some time ago. This means that as of the upcoming, end of January batch of Server releases (5.6.23 and 5.5.42), our official source code hosting moves from Launchpad to GitHub. The Launchpad site for MySQL Server will continue to be available for some time, but 5.6.22 and... Read More