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Percona Server 5.7.13-6 is now available

 | July 6, 2016 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, InnoDB, MySQL, Percona Server for MySQL, Percona Software, TokuDB

percona server 5.5.52-38.3

Percona announces the GA release of Percona Server 5.7.13-6 on July 6, 2016. Download the latest version from the Percona web site or from the Percona Software Repositories. Based on MySQL 5.7.13, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.7.13-6 is the current GA release in the Percona Server 5.7 series. Percona’s provides completely open-source and free […]

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MySQL 8.0

 | July 5, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

MySQL 8.0.1

If you haven’t heard the news yet, MySQL 8.0 is apparently the next release of the world-famous database server. Obviously abandoning plans to name the next release 5.8, Percona Server’s upstream provider relabelled all 5.8-related bugs to 8.0 as follows: Reported version value updated to reflect release name change from 5.8 to 8.0 What will MySQL […]

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MySQL 5.7, utf8mb4 and the load data infile

 | July 5, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

utf8mb4 and the load data infile

In this post, I’ll discuss how MySQL 5.7 handles UTF8MB4 and the load data infile. Many of my clients have told me that they do not like using the LOAD DATA INFILE statement and prefer to manually parse and load the data. The main reason they do it is issues with the character sets, specifically […]

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Amazon RDS and pt-online-schema-change

 | July 1, 2016 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, MySQL

Amazon RDS and pt-online-schema-change

In this blog post, I discuss some of the insights needed when using Amazon RDS and pt-online-schema-change together. The pt-online-schema-change tool runs DDL queries (ALTER) online so that the table is not locked for reads and writes. It is a commonly used tool by community users and customers. Using it on Amazon RDS requires knowing about some specific […]

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