Category Archives: Announcements

Official MySQL RE announcements

Docker Images for MySQL Cluster

We’re constantly working to improve packaging and distribution of MySQL products. We have official Docker images for MySQL Server and we use Docker images to provide easy to use previews of upcoming and experimental setups and features in our products. Today we’re dockerizing another major product by releasing preview Docker images for MySQL Cluster. In this blog post, we’ll... Read More

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

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

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

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