Category Archives: Announcements

Official MySQL RE announcements

Adding Support in MySQL 8 for openSUSE and SLE 15

With the release of MySQL 8.0.13 yesterday, we added support in MySQL 8 for SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 15, the brand new version of one of the key enterprise Linux distros out there. At the same time, we also introduced support for SLE 15’s community twin, openSUSE Leap 15. So as of yesterday, all MySQL 8 server and client products are available both for SLE and openSUSE 15. Now, with... Read More

Container Testing for MySQL Server

Traditionally infrastructure management is a manual task, with sysadmins managing rather static servers. The automation capabilities of modern cloud platforms have changed this way of working: Infrastructure is often described “as code,” e.g. in a git repository, and changes are made by infrastructure management systems automatically. As a result infrastructure is much less static... Read More

MySQL Support for Ubuntu 18.04 and Fedora 28

Last week, Ubuntu released their newest long term support version, Ubuntu 18.04. As of today, we offer 18.04 packages for recent versions of almost all MySQL products, both for manual download and through our APT repos. Congratulations to the Ubuntu community on another solid release, and a special shout-out to our friends over at Canonical: we really enjoy working with you to ensure that... Read More

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

Docker Secrets and MySQL Password Management

In this posting we will look at currently recommended ways of managing passwords in MySQL Docker containers and explore whether the recently introduced concept of Docker Secrets could play a role in this area. Managing runtime secrets in Docker has traditionally been hard to do securely. The MySQL Docker images have typically offered various ways to set the MySQL root password, where some... Read More