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Product News : Oracle Announces General Availability of MySQL 5.6
on 2013/2/5 10:04:18 (734 reads)
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Oracle today announced the general availability of MySQL 5.6, the world's most popular open-source database. With increased performance, scalability, reliability and manageability, MySQL 5.6 helps users meet the most demanding Web, Cloud and embedded application requirements.

MySQL 5.6 improves developer agility with subquery optimizations, online Data Definition Language (DDL) operations, NoSQL access to InnoDB, new instrumentation in Performance Schema and better condition handling.

Continued Innovations for the MySQL Community

New features and enhancements in MySQL 5.6 are available to MySQL users in the MySQL Community Edition. MySQL 5.6 provides enhanced linear scalability, helping users to leverage modern hardware capabilities. With this version, users can experience simplified query development and faster execution, better transactional throughput and application availability, flexible NoSQL access, improved replication and enhanced instrumentation.

 Highlights of MySQL 5.6 include:
* Better Query Execution Times and Diagnostics provided through an enhanced MySQL Optimizer diagnostics

* Greater Performance Throughput and Application Availability with an improved InnoDB storage engine

* Improved Scale-Out and High Availability: with new features in MySQL replication including

* Enhanced PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA: new instrumentation enables users to better monitor most resource intensive queries, objects, users and applications. New summaries with aggregated statistics grouped by query, thread, user, host and object are also available. The enhancements allow for easier default configuration with less than five percent overhead.


MySQL 5.6 includes a number of additional enhancements including Geographic Information Systems - Precise Spatial operations, improved IPv6 compliance and optimized server defaults.

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