Cloud Masters Episode #104
Mastering EOL Migrations: Lessons learned from MySQL 5.7 to 8.0 with RDS managed services
Learn how to properly upgrade your RDS AWS MySQL databases from 5.7 to 8.0, and lessons you can apply to successfully navigate any EOL migration.
Cloud Masters Episode #104

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Mastering EOL Migrations: Lessons learned from MySQL 5.7 to 8.0 with RDS managed services
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Episode notes

Last year, many RDS MySQL customers were forced into a major version migration of MySQL 5.6 to MySQL 5.7 due to end-of-life support and availability of this version.

We saw many instances of customers not being ready or planning accordingly for this forced migration, and feeling a whole lot of pain as a result. In the upcoming months, RDS MySQL customers will be forced into another major version migration of MySQL 5.7 to MySQL 8.0 as MySQL 5.7 has reached end-of-life. This migration is even more impactful to customer application and business continuity.

In this episode, we cover what you *should* do to properly upgrade your RDS MySQL databases, and lessons from this that you can apply to any EOL migration.

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About the guests

Ronald Bradford
Ronald Bradford is a Senior Cloud Data Architect at DoiT International, specializing in MySQL, RDS, Aurora, AWS and other open source products. He is an industry-recognized MySQL RDBMS subject matter expert (SME) with several peer awards.
Adam North
Adam North is a Senior Cloud Data Architect at DoiT International, leveraging over 20 years of experience and continuous learnings to provide modern and scalable data solutions to customers.
Ronald Bradford
Ronald Bradford is a Senior Cloud Data Architect at DoiT International, specializing in MySQL, RDS, Aurora, AWS and other open source products. He is an industry-recognized MySQL RDBMS subject matter expert (SME) with several peer awards.
Adam North
Adam North is a Senior Cloud Data Architect at DoiT International, leveraging over 20 years of experience and continuous learnings to provide modern and scalable data solutions to customers.

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