Azure Database for MySQL support for MySQL 8.0 is now available
Updated: 11 December, 2019
Azure Database for MySQL now provides general availability support for the latest major version of MySQL, version 8.0. Major enhancements in MySQL 8.0 include a variety of improvements associated with the data dictionary, atomic data definition statements (atomic Data Definition Language [DDL]), the upgrade procedure, security and account management, as well as several other performance enhancements.
See the MySQL 8.0 release notes for additional information about the newest functionality and how this version differs from MySQL 5.7.