Oracle announces availability of MySQL 5.6
, February 6, 2013
Oracle today announced the general availability of MySQL 5.6, which it claimed to be the world’s most popular open-source database.
With increased performance, scalability, reliability and manageability, MySQL 5.6 helps users meet the most demanding Web, Cloud and embedded application requirements, a statement said.
MySQL 5.6 improves developer agility with subquery optimizations, online Data Definition Language (DDL) operations, NoSQL access to InnoDB, new instrumentation in Performance Schema and better condition handling, it said.
Oracle said MySQL 5.6 provides enhanced linear scalability, helping users to leverage modern hardware capabilities.
"With this version, users can experience simplified query development and faster execution, better transactional throughput and application availability, flexible NoSQL access, improved replication and enhanced instrumentation," it said.
“MySQL 5.6 Release Candidate received great feedback from the community and helped us to efficiently mature the technology to announce General Availability,” said Tomas Ulin, vice president of MySQL Engineering. “The new features and enhancements that MySQL 5.6 delivers further demonstrate Oracle’s investment in driving MySQL innovation, making MySQL a fantastic fit for today’s most demanding Web, Cloud and embedded application requirements.”
"With this latest release, Oracle shows its ongoing commitment to the MySQL community," said Carl Olofson, research vice president for Database Management and Data Integration Software at IDC. "These are significant advances in MySQL technology, enabling this open source RDBMS to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of its large and growing body of users."
“We have experienced tremendous demand for our MySQL cloud services over the past year,” said Brent Juelich, senior director, Managed Services, Savvis. “Considering the dramatic performance improvements and the new features available in MySQL 5.6, along with the added value of MySQL Enterprise Edition, we fully anticipate even more interest in these offerings in the future.” - TradeArabia News Service