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preFOSDEM MySQL Days: summary and slides

What a great event ! I got very positive feedback for this extended preFOSDEM MySQL Day 2020. Before my summary, I wanted to thank again all speakers and attendees. Without you this event won’t even exist. And thank you to ICAB for hosting us yet another time ! As you may know, we had 2 parallel tracks for 2 consecutive … Read More


MySQL Day – the Uber Experience

Last week, we had two exceptional preFOSDEM MySQL Days in Brussels. A lot of MySQL Engineers presented their work but also different MySQL Users. I will publish soon an overview of the two days, but today let me share with you an interview I did with Giedrius Jaraminas, engineering manager of MySQL team in Uber. “MySQL is heart of the … Read More


MySQL 8.0 Certification is available !

The MySQL 8.0 DBA Certification is now available. 85 questions to get the first MySQL 8.0 certification ! You can find details on the Oracle Exam 1Z0-908 page. This exams covers mostly all relevant topics for all MySQL 8.0 Administrator and you can register for it on Pearsonvue’s website. Good luck if you are taking the exam ! Artwork credits: … Read More


MySQL 5.6 EOL is February 2021 !!

MySQL 8.0 has been so far the release with the fastest rate of adoption ! Great !! But some people are still very conservative and I understand that too. However it’s time to upgrade if you are still running MySQL 5.6. Indeed, MySQL 5.6.10, first GA version of 5.6, was released 7 years ago already, the 5th February 2013 !! … Read More


MySQL 8.0 & PHP on RedHat, CentOS and Fedora

As you could read in this previous post, PHP 7.4 is now completely supporting MySQL 8.0 and the new default authentication plugin. I wanted to make a summary table providing and overview of all PHP versions and how they supported MySQL 8.0 and the different authentication plugins. As I am a RPM based distribution user, I’m using the famous repository … Read More


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