MySQL first Public Releases

July 19, 2017

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I regularly meet with MySQL customers and I’m still a little bit surprised to see critical applications running on “not really” recent versions (to put it mildly) 🙂

The good news is that obviously old versions of MySQL are sufficiently stable and powerful to run the modern business. However, even if I understand that it is sometimes appropriate to freeze all layers of an architecture, it is often a shame not to take advantage of the latest improvements from a performance, stability, security point of view and obviously for the new features that the latest GA provides :

 

Time being relative, let’s back to the future of MySQL first public releases (not GA) …

 

MySQL 3.22 | 1998

  • #1 movie in box office : Saving Private Ryan
  • #1 at Billboard’s Top Hot 100 : Too Close – Next
  • Event : September 4, Google, Inc. is founded in Menlo Park, California, by Stanford University PhD candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin

 

Sources:
http://dev.cs.ovgu.de/db/mysql/News-3.22.x.html
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_1998

 

MySQL 3.23 | 1999

 

Sources:
http://mysql.localhost.net.ar/doc/refman/4.1/en/news-3-23-x.html
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_1999

 

MySQL 4.0 | 2001

 

Sources:
http://mysql.localhost.net.ar/doc/refman/4.1/en/news-4-0-x.html
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_2001

 

MySQL 4.1 | 2003

 

Sources:
http://mysql.localhost.net.ar/doc/refman/4.1/en/news-4-1-x.html
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_2003

 

MySQL 5.0 | 2003

 

Sources:
http://ftp.nchu.edu.tw/MySQL/doc/refman/5.0/en/news-5-0-x.html
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_2003

 

MySQL 5.1 | 2005

 

Sources:
http://ftp.nchu.edu.tw/MySQL/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-x.html
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_2005

 

MySQL 5.5 | 2009

  • #1 movie in box office : Avatar
  • #1 at Billboard’s Top Hot 100 : Boom Boom Pow – The Black Eyed Peas
  • Event : July 22, The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting up to 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds, occurs over parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean.

 

Sources:
https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.5/en/
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_2009

 

MySQL 5.6 | 2011

 

Sources:
https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.6/en/
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_2011

 

MySQL 5.7 | 2013

 

Sources:
https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/5.7/en/
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_2013

 

MySQL 8.0 | 2016

 

Sources:
https://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/mysql/8.0/en/
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Year-End_Hot_100_singles_of_2016

 

Sakila in Norway

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