MySQL 8 is a major redesign of the most popular database on the web. it will have a true data dictionary (no more .frm, MYI, or other little files) which means you can have millions of tables within a schema. Windowing Functions and Common Table Expressions are available, multi plane character support (because you need emojis in your data), user roles, more JSON functions, and big optimizer improvements. And there will be a better 'out of the box' user experience. And you will learn what happened to MySQL 6 and MySQL 7.
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Craig Duncan at 12:06 on 16 Feb 2018

Good overview of the upcoming release of MySQL.

Great confident speaker

Tom Metcalfe at 12:06 on 16 Feb 2018

Really informative and a bonus Star Wars scroll.

Mike Lehan at 16:46 on 16 Feb 2018

Whistle stop tour through new features, lots of which seem good. Might have been good with more details on the final release date, company secrets and all. Some of the sections relied on reading code on slides which was quite hard given the size, might have been better to go over the examples more slowly, maybe show some real world usage.

Chris Sherry at 18:57 on 17 Feb 2018

Funsponge comment coming up: The star wars scroll was inconsiderately implemented. It wasn't scaled up very well, the text covered only about 25% of the size of the screen, and yellow text does not project well. I didn't manage to read any of it and not reading it out was unfair for anyone partially sighted (and my vision is mostly good). I assume it had some pretense around the reasons mysql8 came about - hopefully this will all be in the slides. Please read this out next time or record a voiceover.

On the plus side, this talk was full or handy things to know and exciting new features coming up in the future - particularly in my opinion the improvements around JSON. And of course yay emojis by default ❤️.

Also thank you for explaining some of the acronyms like CTE. I didn't know what they were. I hope you can work those more officially into your slides.

Neil Nand at 17:58 on 18 Feb 2018

Good overview of what's coming in MySQL 8, looking forward to a lot of it. Didn't even realise there was a MySQL 8 coming along before this.

xenzero at 22:22 on 27 Feb 2018

Very engaging talk, given that it was essentially a bullet-list of features. Learnt lots.