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.

MySQL 8.0: It Goes to 11!

MySQL has over the years grown into a considerable family of products and components. Years ago, someone running MySQL would typically have a single Server instance. Advanced users might have two and run replication. These days, MySQL is much more of a distributed system, offering advanced replication technology for HA, load balancing, systems for monitoring and backup, modern tooling, and... Read More

MySQL Adds Fedora 27 Support

Fedora 27 is here, and we congratulate the Fedora community on another rev of one of the most popular Linux distros out there. Continuing our tradition of supporting new Linux distro versions from day one, we have added the following MySQL products to our official MySQL yum repos: MySQL Server 5.7.20 and 8.0.3 (which is a preview release of the upcoming MySQL 8.0) Connector Python... Read More

MySQL Support for Fedora 26 Is Here

Fedora 26 is scheduled to arrive today, July 11, and we congratulate the highly productive Fedora community on another rev of many people’s favorite distro. We’re continuing our tradition of supporting new distro releases from day one, and Fedora 26 users will find the following MySQL products in the official MySQL yum repos: MySQL Server 5.7.18 and 8.0.1 (which is a preview... Read More

Debian 9 and MySQL: Watch Out!

Debian logo by Software in the Public Interest, Inc. (CC-BY-SA) MySQL and Debian 9 “Stretch” Debian 9 (“Stretch”) was released on June 17, and we congratulate the Debian community on another iteration of a central Linux distro. Now, the Debian release team some time ago decided not to ship MySQL as part of the distro, instead replacing it with one of the downstream... Read More

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

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