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Percona Distribution for MySQL 8.3.0 using Percona Server for MySQL (2024-04-16)

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This release is based on Percona Server for MySQL 8.3.0-1.

Release highlights

This release merges the MySQL 8.3 code base. Within this merge Percona introduces the following changes:

Improvements and bug fixes introduced by Oracle for MySQL 8.3 and included in Percona Server for MySQL are the following:

  • Implements tagged GTIDs (Global Transaction Identifiers) to group related transactions. This helps enhance replication management and simplify tracking transaction dependencies.

  • Adds the explain_json_format_version server system variable. This variable allows selection between two JSON output formats for EXPLAIN FORMAT=JSON statements. Version 1, the default, offers the linear format used in prior versions. Version 2 provides an access path-based format, ensuring better future MySQL Optimizer compatibility.

Deprecation or removal

A future release may remove deprecated features, variables and options. The usage of these deprecated items may cause a warning. We recommend migrating from deprecated variables and options as soon as possible.

This release deprecates the following option:

This release removes the following features, variables and options:

  • The FLUSH HOSTS statement was deprecated in MySQL 8.0.23 and has been removed. To clear the host cache, use TRUNCATE TABLE performance_schema.host_cache or mysqladmin flush-hosts.

  • The --skip-host-cache server option has been removed. Start the server with the --host-cache-size=0 option instead.

  • The --character-set-client-handshake and --old-style-user-limits server options.

  • The usage of writesets for conflict checks when the row-based logging is in effect is restricted. If binlog_transaction_dependency_tracking is set to WRITESET or WRITESET_SESSION, the binlog_format must be ROW. The MIXED value is no longer supported.

  • The Multi-threaded LRU flusher feature is no longer supported.

  • The innodb_parallel_doublewrite_path and innodb_parallel_dblwr_encrypt server options were deprecated in Percona Server 8.0.23 and have had no effect since that time. These options have now been removed.

Review the MySQL 8.3 Release Notes for detailed information and explore the new features!

Supplied components

Review each component’s release notes for What’s new, improvements, or bug fixes. The following is a list of the components supplied with the Percona Server for MySQL-based variation of the Percona Distribution for MySQL:

Component Version Description
Orchestrator 3.2.6-12 The replication topology manager for Percona Server for MySQL
ProxySQL 2.5.5-1.2 A high performance, high-availability, protocol-aware proxy for MySQL
Percona XtraBackup 8.3.0 An open-source hot backup utility for MySQL-based servers
Percona Toolkit 3.5.7 The set of scripts to simplify and optimize database operation
MySQL Shell 8.3.0 An advanced client and code editor for MySQL Server
MySQL Router 8.3.0 Lightweight middleware that provides transparent routing between your application and back-end MySQL servers

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