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
"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."