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First MySQL 5.5 Beta Released 95

Posted by kdawson
from the taking-care-of-business dept.
joabj writes "While MySQL is the subject of much high-profile wrangling between the EU and Oracle (and the MySQL creator himself), the MySQL developers have been quietly moving the widely-used database software forward. The new beta version of MySQL, the first publicly available, features such improvements as near-asynchronous replication and more options for partitioning. A new release model has been enacted as well, bequeathing this version the title of 'MySQL Server 5.5.0-m2.' Downloads here."
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First MySQL 5.5 Beta Released

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  • Re:frist psotgres (Score:2, Insightful)

    by rfelsburg (1237090) on Friday December 18, 2009 @12:45PM (#30489826)
    Maybe it's just me, but I find 'Psotgres' to be far lacking compared to mysql. Ease of use also counts for something when working with the masses...and yes I am making fun of your inability to spell the very product you're trying to troll with. Fun times.
  • Re:frist psotgres (Score:5, Insightful)

    by nxtw (866177) on Friday December 18, 2009 @12:59PM (#30490096)

    Ease of use also counts for something when working with the masses...

    By that metric, MS Access wins every time...

  • Re:frist psotgres (Score:5, Insightful)

    by nxtw (866177) on Friday December 18, 2009 @01:15PM (#30490406)

    counts for something != counts for everything but nice try

    I can't think of many criteria in which PostgreSQL is lacking compared to MySQL. In my experience, MySQL is "easier to use" only in that the default security configuration on some distribution packages is easier to understand.

  • Re:frist psotgres (Score:3, Insightful)

    by GooberToo (74388) on Friday December 18, 2009 @01:25PM (#30490584)

    What ease of use issues? That hasn't been an issue in years. PostgreSQL is well supported even on Windows these days.

    For the vast majority of users, PostgreSQL scales better, has far more features, supports far more PLs, is technically more advanced, has a vastly superior query optimizer, is more stable, is well supported, and doesn't have the politics surrounding it like MySQL does. Even better, it teaches proper ANSI SQL which carries over to any number of other engines, excepting MySQL.

    Given there are no ease of use issues and all the above, why would any sane person care about MySQL.

  • Re:frist psotgres (Score:2, Insightful)

    by GooberToo (74388) on Friday December 18, 2009 @01:49PM (#30490986)

    Maybe it's just me, but I find 'Psotgres' to be far lacking compared to mysql.

    Factually, its just you. The fact is, MySQL is horribly lacking compared to PostgreSQL. MySQL is constantly chasing PostgreSQL's feature set. That's the facts. No trolling required.

    Why do you think so many PostgreSQL supports are so rabid about how inferior MySQL is in just about every metric that matters for a RDBMS? Its like constantly watching Pinto [wikipedia.org] owners rave about how great their car is when for the same money they could have gotten just about anything else and been better off, not to mention safer.

  • by Zontar The Mindless (9002) <plasticfish@info.gmail@com> on Saturday December 19, 2009 @05:02AM (#30497556)

    Nice to see some honest feedback from someone who's obviously tried the product. Glad you like ALTER ONLINE -- I'll pass that along to the devs.

    MySQL 5.1.41 mainline has just been merged into what will be the next set of MySQL Cluster releases, BTW.

    True variable-width columns on disk, indexes on disk, and better join performance are high on our list of priorities. As well as a few other goodies that'll be coming out early next year, but I can't talk about those just yet. :)

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