MySQL, the popular open-source database that’s a standard element in many web application stacks, has unveiled the first release candidate for version 8.0.Features to be rolled out in MySQL 8.0 include:
First-class support for Unicode 9.0 out of the box.
Window functions and recursive SQL syntax, for queries that previously weren’t possible or would have been difficult to write.
Expanded support for native JSON data and document-store functionality.

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With version 8.0, MySQL is jumping several versions in its numbering (from 5.5), due to 6.0 being nixed and 7.0 being reserved for the clustering version of MySQL.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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