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Oracle Previews MySQL 5.6

Jul 29, 2011, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"One of the biggest areas of concern that helped to delay Oracle's (NASDAQ: ORCL) acquisition of Sun last year was the open source MySQL database. As it turns out, Oracle has accelerated MySQL development, and this week previewed its next generation.

MySQL 5.6 is now available as a preview and provides an enhanced InnoDB storage engine as well as improved scalability and performance.

"With MySQL 5.6, we intend to stay focused on quality, performance, scalability," Oracle's spokesperson said. "That is the key reason we are releasing features early, so we can get community testing and feedback."

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