Mysql 8.0: UUID support

In MySQL 8.0.0 we introduced many new features; among those, three new functions that ease and enhance the support for working with UUIDs.

Background

A UUID is just a 128-bit value and it is usually represented in human-readable format as an UTF8 string composed of 5 groups of hexadecimal characters separated by dashes.…

MySQL 8.0: Storing IPv6

In MySQL 8.0.0 we introduced many new features; among those, we extended the bit-wise operations to work with binary data. Because of these changes, storing and manipulating IPv6 addresses can be done in an easier manner. In this blog we will take a look at how can you do this for some of the most common use cases.…