Percona Live: Open Source Database Performance Conference - Amsterdam 2016 Logo

October 3-5, 2016

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Geir Høydalsvik

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Geir Høydalsvik

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.


5 October 10:25 AM - 10:50 AM at Main Scenario
An Update on all things MySQL Development from Geir Hoydalsvik, Senior Software Development Director at Oracle.
4 October 11:20 AM - 12:10 PM at Zürich 1
In this session, I will describe the new features that have all ready been announced for MySQL 8.0. In addition to Data Dictionnary and CTEs the session is covering: * Move to utf8(mb4) as MySQL's default character set * Language specific case insensitive collation for 21 languages (utf8) * Invisible index * Descending indexes * Improve usability of UUID and IPV6 manipulations *... [read more]