What's New in MySQL
MySQL 5.7 is an extremely exciting new version of the world’s most popular open source database that is 2x faster than MySQL 5.6, while also improving usability, manageability, and security. Some key enhancements include: * Performance & Scalability: Improved InnoDB scalability and temporary table performance, enabling faster online and bulk load operations, and more. * JSON Support: Native JSON support. * Replication improvements for increased availability and performance. They include multi-source replication, multi-threaded slave enhancements, online GTIDs, and enhanced semi-sync replication. * Performance Schema delivering much better insights. We’ve added numerous new monitoring capabilities, reduced the footprint and overhead, and significantly improved ease of use with the new SYS Schema. * Security: We are fulfilling “secure by default” requirements and many new MySQL 5.7 features will help users keep their database secure. * Optimizer: We have rewritten large parts of the parser, optimizer, and cost model. This has improved maintainability, extendability, and performance. * GIS: Completely new in MySQL 5.7 and including InnoDB spatial indexes, use of Boost.Geometry, along with increased completeness and standard compliance.
Senior Database Administrator, booking.com
Simon Mudd is a Senior Database Administrator and works at booking.com working from Madrid, Spain. He has been working with MySQL in large production environments for over 10 years. He has contributed heavily to orchestrator (https://github.com/github/orchestrator), and is the author of ps-top (https://github.com/sjmudd/ps-top). He previously managed replicated Sybase servers for a stock trading system. He has a degree in Computation from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), now University of Manchester.
Senior Software Development Director, Oracle
Geir Høydalsvik has been working with MySQL Database team since 2008. He is currently employed by Oracle, based in Norway. He is Senior Software Development Director and responsible for the development and maintenance of MySQL Database. He has a background in the database industry, working for the database startup company Clustra Inc. on the Clustra database and for Sun Microsystems on Java DB. He has a Master degree in Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.