Congratulations to Our Friends at Oracle with the MySQL 8.0 GA Release!

MySQL 8.0 GAIt is a great today for whole MySQL community: MySQL 8.0 was just released as GA!

Geir Høydalsvik has a great summary in his “What’s New in MySQL 8.0” blog post. You can find additional information about MySQL 8.0 Replication and MySQL 8.0 Document Store that is also worth reading.

If you can’t wait to upgrade to MySQL 8.0, please make sure to read the Upgrading to MySQL 8.0 section in the manual, and pay particular attention to changes to Connection Authentication. It requires special handling for most applications.

Also keep in mind that while MySQL 8.0 passed through an extensive QA process, this is the first GA release. It is not yet as mature and polished as MySQL 5.7. If you’re just now starting application development, however, you should definitely start with MySQL 8.0 — by the time you launch your application, 8.0 will be good. 

All of us at Percona – and me personally – are very excited about this release. You can learn more details about what we expect from it in our Why We’re Excited about MySQL 8.0 webinar recording.    

We also wrote extensively about MySQL 8.0 on our blog. Below are some posts on various features, as well as thoughts on the various RCs, that you might want to review:

The best way to learn about MySQL 8.0, though, is to attend the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2018, taking place in Santa Clara, CA next week. We have an outstanding selection of MySQL 8.0 focused talks both from the MySQL Engineering team and the community at large (myself included):

You can still get tickets to the conference. Come by and learn about MySQL 8.0. If you can’t make it, please check back later for slides.

Done reading? Go ahead go download  MySQL 8.0 and check it out!

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Comments (5)

  • Alexandre Voyer

    I believe you got a bit too excited with the release – New MySQL 8.0 innodb_dedicated_server … is mentioned twice 😉

    A colleague of mine is going to Percona Live next week, can’t wait to hear back from him! 🙂

    April 19, 2018 at 8:14 pm
  • Arda Beyazoglu

    When do you think percona server and cluster for mysql 8.0 will be ready ? Or do you have an approximate timeline for converting major mysql releases to percona like 6 months etc.. ?

    April 20, 2018 at 9:19 am
    • Udi Brisker

      Joining Arda in his question

      May 23, 2018 at 7:35 am
  • Faruk

    Joining Arda in his question

    September 23, 2018 at 12:58 pm

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