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October 3-5, 2016

Amsterdam, Netherlands

MySQL X protocol - talking to MySQL directly over the wire

MySQL X protocol - talking to MySQL directly over the wire

 5 October 12:20 PM - 1:10 PM @ St. Gallen
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50 minutes conference


MySQL 5.7.12 brings out a new interface to MySQL. This should have several benefits, and one use case is for the MySQL document store. There are APIs for several main supported languages. There is some documentation of how this new protocol works. If your language is not in those supported at the moment by Oracle is it possible to talk over the wire using the new protocol? This is a talk about my voyage of reading the documentation and using it to use the X protocol "natively" (without existing drivers) to talk to MySQL.


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Simon Mudd

Senior Database Administrator,


Simon Mudd is a Senior Database Administrator and works at working from Madrid, Spain. He has been working with MySQL in large production environments for over 10 years. He has contributed heavily to orchestrator (, and is the author of 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.

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