Rune Humborstad

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.


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.