The new version of the popular open source database MySQL 8.0 is released and available to download.

The new version of MySQL has many useful improvements and new features.

Here are the some of the key features -

JSON Extended syntax, new functions, improved sorting, and partial updates. With JSON table functions you can use the SQL machinery for JSON data.

GIS Geography support. Spatial Reference Systems (SRS), as well as SRS aware spatial datatypes, spatial indexes, and spatial functions.

Security OpenSSL improvements, new default authentication, SQL Roles, breaking up the super privilege, password strength, and more.

Explore all the new feature in details.