Oracle announced MySQL ndb Cluster 7.6 : in June 2018.
Oracle also announced MySQL 8.0 latest version of MySQL in
Oracle Announces General Availability of MySQL 8.0 – April 19, 2018.
This version of MySQL is latest and having almost all the latest functionality and stability. Oracle has performed great investment on it and had grand events for its release all across the world specially ASIA, Europe and America.
The important of this Version is that from ver 8.0 on it would be more specific to Oracle and oracle Cloud integration. due to this MySQL would be more like a Enterprise system and some of the things are not open for Open source team. Oracle has made major changes in the Engine more compatible with Cloud.
MySQL 8.0 and ndb 7.6 are more stable and enterprise related and fixed most of the BUGs on earlier version of Engine.
Following are some of the features:
- Cloud Ready Database.
- Performance – Up to 2x faster than MySQL 5.7
- spatial datatypes,
- NoSQL – Document Store
- JSON – Extended syntax,
This will make MySQL more like a Dedicated Oracle Product — I guess.