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MySQL 5.4 Released as Oracle Looms Large

Apr 22, 2009, 13:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"The first of those releases, MySQL 5.4, is available in preview today, with MySQL claiming it to be up 90 percent faster than MySQL 5.1 for certain types of queries.

"The speedier MySQL database comes as Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: JAVA), which has owned MySQL for just over a year, is being acquired by Oracle.

"While it is still early in the process, MySQL chief executive is optimistic that Oracle will see the value in MySQL and will let them continue on the path they are paving with their new rapid release schedule."

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