All posts by Luis Soares

About Luis Soares

Luis Soares is the MySQL Replication Director at Oracle. His research interests include replication technologies, dependable systems and high availability. Before joining the MySQL team, he was both a post-graduate student and a researcher at the University of Minho, Portugal, where he designed and implemented group-based replication protocols. Before that, he worked for a Portuguese multi-national company as a system analyst.

MySQL 8.0: New Features in Replication

It is with extreme delight and a big smile on our face that we share the news that a new major MySQL release has been declared Generally Available (GA). The road to MySQL 8 was pretty eventful, sometimes painful and sometimes hard, always challenging, but nonetheless a great ride and an extremely rewarding journey for the engineers that have worked on it.…

Replication Features in MySQL 8.0.4

MySQL 8 second release candidate is out (MySQL 8.0.4). Besides fixes to replication issues we have also delivered a couple of enhancements in this release. Let me quickly summarize them.

  • Additional instrumentation for Group Replication (WL#9856). We have instrumented mutexes and condition synchronization objects on the group communication library.

MySQL Group Replication : It’s in 5.7.17 GA!

Extremely exciting news! A big day today. In case you have missed it, MySQL Group Replication has made it into the MySQL 5.7.17 release. Thus, it is now GA.

The MySQL Group Replication feature is a multi-master update anywhere replication plugin  for MySQL with built-in conflict detection and resolution, automatic distributed recovery, and group membership.…