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MySQL 5.6 Reaches General Availability 47

Posted by timothy
from the magic-8-ball-says dept.
First time accepted submitter jsmyth writes "MySQL 5.6.10 has been released, marking the General Availability of version 5.6 for production." Here's more on the features of 5.6. Of possible interest to MySQL users, too, is this look at how MySQL spinoff MariaDB (from Monty, one of the three creators of MySQL) is making inroads into the MySQL market, including (as we've mentioned before) as default database system in some Linux distributions.
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MySQL 5.6 Reaches General Availability

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  • by schneidafunk (795759) on Tuesday February 05, 2013 @11:43AM (#42797073)
    If you check out the charts, the transactions per second are tripled from 5.5, when the threads approach 60.
  • MariaDB (Score:5, Interesting)

    by eksith (2776419) on Tuesday February 05, 2013 @11:54AM (#42797173) Homepage

    Ironically is the direction MySQL should have gone after the 4.x branch. There's a whole heap of legacy baggage in the code base and Oracle -- since we know how good they're with legacy baggage -- decided to keep doing incremental changes to it (ever try putting CURRENT_TIMESTAMP as default on two fields with the second being ON UPDATE?)

    The 5.6 line is actually using a lot of improvements handed back by companies like Google, which I think initally used it for AdWords and may still be using in some capacity.

  • MariaDB (Score:2, Interesting)

    by greg1104 (461138) <> on Tuesday February 05, 2013 @12:57PM (#42798091) Homepage

    Let me see if I have this right. Monty builds up MySQL AB into a functional project that a lot of people depend on. Then he sells it, cashes out big, and abandons it. And now people are falling for this again? Fool me twice, shame on me.

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