The MySQL 8.0 has many features. Take a look at the New features including the Developer Productivity, Performance, Usability. e.g. GIS features in 8.0, JSON and Document Store, MySQL Security, Atomic DDL, Resource Group, Recursive CTE, etc.
Ivan Ma has over 20+ years with IT technologies around Databases, Infrastructure and projects development. He is leading the Hong Kong MySQL User Group. His career starts as developer from IBM TSO, S/36, AS/400, COBOL, RPG and as Consultant/Principal Solution Architect in Sybase for over 10 years. He joined Oracle from the Sun Microsystems acquisition and now he is working in MySQL Team as Principal Solutions Engineer.