Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 GA
November 2, 2018
Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 is the latest version of the company’s free, enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL Community Edition. Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 includes all the features of MySQL Community Edition 8.0, along with enterprise-class features from Percona that make it ideal for enterprise production environments. The latest release offers increased reliability, performance and security.
Peter Zaitsev, Co-founder and CEO
of Percona said, “MySQL is a critical part of enterprise application
strategies, both on-premises and in cloud deployments, and MySQL 8.0
expanded the software's ease-of-use and versatility in production
environments. Percona is committed to helping enterprises maximize
the power and value of open source databases. As a free, fully
compatible, enhanced, and open source drop-in replacement for any
MySQL database, Percona Server for MySQL delivers greater value to
enterprises with optimized performance, greater scalability and
availability, enhanced backups and increased visibility.”
The following capabilities
are unique to Percona Server for MySQL 8.0:
Parallel doublewrite functionality for greatly improved write performance, resulting in increased speed
Additional write-optimized storage engine, MyRocks, which takes advantage of modern hardware and database technology to reduce storage requirements and maintenance costs, and increase ROI for both on-premises and cloud-based applications, delivered with a MySQL-compatible interface
Enhanced encryption functionality – including an integration with Hashicorp Vault to simplify the management of encryption keys – for increased security
Advanced PAM-based authentication, audit logging, and threadpool scalability – enterprise-grade features available in Percona Server for MySQL without a commercial license
Percona Server for MySQL
8.0 also contains all the new features introduced in MySQL Community
Edition 8.0, including:
Enhanced Performance – New functions and expressions (along with Percona’s parallel doublewrite buffer) improve overall performance, allowing users to see their data more quickly. Enhanced JSON functionality improves document storage and query capabilities, and the addition of Window functions provides greater flexibility for aggregation queries. Common Table Expressions (CTEs) enable improved query syntax for complex queries.
Increased Security – The ability to collect a typical series of permission grant statements for a user into a defined role and then apply that role to a user in MySQL makes the database environment more secure from outside attack by allowing administrators to better manage access permissions for authorized users. SQL Roles also enable administrators to more easily and efficiently determine a set of privileges for multiple associated users, saving time and reducing errors.
Expanded Queries – Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 provides support for spatial data types and indexes, as well as for Spatial Reference System (SRS), the industry-standard method for geospatial lookup.
Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 will be available later this year.