JawsDB now supports MySQL Version 8.0

By popular request, we have added support for MySQL version 8.

Because many existing users rely on version 5 and have not updated their code to support MySQL 8, MySQL version 5.7 will remain the default for new provisions.

Users who wish to take advantage of version 8 can do so using one of the following methods.

Heroku Users

New provisions on Heroku can be placed on MySQL 8.0 by adding a --version flag to the provision requst.

On the CLI

$ heroku addons:create jawsdb:PLANNAME -a HEROKUAPPNAME --version=8.0

Existing single-tenant users can also request that their current database be updated in-place to 8.0 via an email to support.

Manifold Users

Single-tenant users on Manifold also can request that their existing database be updated in-place to 8.0. Please email support.

5.7 will remain the default for new provisions.

Impressive new features

MySQL 8 features improvements to INNODB, JSON enhancements, Common Table Expressions (CTEs), full regular expression support, window functions and more!

Come try it out!