MySQL 5.7: Core Server Improvements

New Features
2 April 4:50PM - 5:40PM @ Ballroom E

Experience level: 
50 minutes conference
For MySQL 5.7, one of the engineering goals is to continue to clean up and simplify code, and improve the architecture of the MySQL Server. As part of this spring cleaning process, some features in MySQL 5.7 have a change in behaviour; for example the EXPLAIN PARTITIONS and EXPLAIN EXTENDED syntax will be enabled by default. Other features will be deprecated and may be removed; for example the InnoDB Monitor tables. This session aims to describe the motivations behind each of these changes and how they will affect you as a MySQL DBA. We will also describe how some of the work will lift historical architectural limitations, and help build a better foundation for future innovation.


MySQL Community Manager, Oracle
Morgan rejoined the MySQL team at Oracle in 2013 as MySQL Community Manager, having previously worked for MySQL and Sun Microsystems. He blogs from, and especially likes new features that make operations life easier.
Senior MySQL Architect, Oracle
Rune Humborstad is a Senior MySQL Architect at Oracle, working on MySQL Server architecture since 2008. From 2004 to 2008 he held the position as Overall Architect in the database group at Sun Microsystems. Before this, he worked as senior developer/architect on Clustra/HADB, a clustered and highly available database system. Rune Humborstad holds a M.Sc. in computer science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.