Oracle Pushes both MySQL 5.6 and Oracle Database 12c Forward

MySQL 5.6 includes sub-query optimizations that improve the query execution speeds. The underlying InnoDB storage engine has also been enhanced for throughput performance.

Ulin noted that overall, Oracle has improved the way that milestone releases are developed for MySQL. He noted that in the early days of MySQL and even at Sun, there were a lot of new features packed into each new release, with not as much testing as might have been required.