Oracle MySQL 5.7 Database Nears General Availability

Ahead of Oracle’s OpenWorld conference in 2013, the company first began to talk about a major new release of its open-source MySQL database. Now two years later, development on MySQL 5.7 is compete and general availability is set for October 26.

Tomas Ulin, vice president, MySQL Engineering at Oracle told DatabaseJournal that Oracle has been able to add a tremendous amount of major new features to MySQL in the last two years.