MySQL 5.6.51 is the last release of the MySQL 5.6 series. Oracle will no longer provide updates or security fixes for this version.
Following Percona’s Release Lifecycle policies, the Percona Server for MySQL 5.6 series has reached End of Life (EOL) as well, and we will no longer provide public builds for bugs and security fixes.
Suppose you have not upgraded because you have off-the-shelf applications that also must be upgraded and require 5.6, or you have other priorities that keep pushing the upgrade to the back-burner. What to do?
In that case, Percona offers MySQL 5.6 Post-EOL Support, which provides the ability to run your MySQL 5.6-based applications for a specified time while still being able to receive critical fixes for security issues and bugs you may encounter.
Contact us for more information.