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Oracle presents "much faster" MySQL beta

Apr 19, 2010, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"MySQL logo Oracle presented a beta of what it called a "much faster" MySQL at the O'Reilly MySQL Conference and insists it will be continuing to invest in the open source database. Oracle's Chief Corporate Architect, Edward Screven, presented the beta version of MySQL 5.5 which will now use InnoDB as its default storage engine, saying that the switch offers a 200% performance improvement and over ten times faster recovery times. He assured the audience that despite the switch to Oracle's InnoDB, Oracle will be maintaining the pluggable storage engine architecture and that the company would continue to ship the same code base in the community and enterprise editions.

"Screven said Oracle's plan for MySQL was to keep it as a slim, easy-to-administer database and that it would be investing to make MySQL compete more effectively with Microsoft's SQL Server."

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