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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


preFOSDEM 2020 MySQL Days: the schedule

The schedule of the preFOSDEM Day is now available ! We had a lot of proposals to deal with. Also this is a MySQL event where we, the MySQL Team has the possibility to show to you, our Community, all what we have working on to improve MySQL but also new stuff. We also invite some of our friends from … Read More


MySQL 8.0 and Magento

In my road trip of the Open Source projects using MySQL, after having tested WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, let’s try to install Magento using MySQL 8.0 ! In Magento’s manual, we can see that the project requires MySQL 5.6 and supports 5.7.x since versoin 2.1.2. In my test, I will use Magento 2.3.3, the latest stable when writing this article. … Read More


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