Drupal 7 compatability with mySQL 8.0.11

Our IT department wishes to update the version of MySQL that is running on our Drupal site using core version 7.59

After searching the web, there is no clear answer on whether Drupal 7 supports this latest version of mySQL. I can see that Drupal 8 does. It appears the Drupal 7 only supports a much older version of MySQL (I think 5.5). We are actually currently running v5.6.

I’m concerned the upgrade will scramble the website. Is that the case?

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