Oracle reinforces its already announced commitment to bring the greatest innovation to the market for MySQL users by announcing the full availability of MySQL 5.5.
This new version of the database brings significant improvements, especially in the areas of performance and scalability of web applications across multiple operating environments, including Windows, Linux, Oracle Solaris and Mac OS X.
Edward Screven, Oracle Chief Architect, stated that “the latest version of MySQL is yet another example of Oracle's tremendous commitment to the MySQL community and the investments we make to bring the most innovative database in the shortest time. With MySQL 5.5, end users and ISVs have a high-performance, reliability, scalability, and cost-effective alternative to Microsoft SQL Server to build and deploy their business-critical webs and embedded applications. "
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Richard Bodin, Managing Director of the SDM product range at Tekelec said that “We have been using MySQL since 2003 as the engine of our Subscriber Data Management solution. MySQL replication is a key component to ensure our multi-layer scalability in a high availability framework. The multi-synchronous replication capabilities included in MySQL 5.5 will allow us to further strengthen the integrity of our customers' data, helping to provide a complete view of subscribers across any network domain, bringing new levels of efficiency. operational and agility ».
New Features and Benefits of MySQL 5.5:
- Greater availability: thanks to its new semi-synchronous replication systems and Replication Heart Beat, the recovery speed and the reliability of the database have been significantly improved.
- Easier usability thanks to improvements in table indexes and partitions, SIGNAL / RESIGNAL support, and advanced diagnostic capabilities.
- Improved performance and scalability: the MySQL database and the InnoDB storage engine have been improved to provide scalability and optimal performance working with the latest operating systems and the latest multi-CPU and multi-core hardware. In addition, InnoDB becomes the standard storage engine for MySQL, ensuring ACID transactions, referential integrity, and disaster recovery.
You can get more information and download if you want MySQL 5.5 for Mac OS X free from HERE.