The company positions the new version as fine-tuned for cloud systems, thanks to an improved InnoDB storage engine and enhanced replication capabilities.
seems as if all IT software and hardware development is positioned toward-or at
least trying to be in the same picture with-cloud computing these days.
is the latest product to plop onto the cloud bandwagon. On Day 1 of the Oracle
Users Group's Collaborate 2011 conference in Orlando, Fla., Oracle's MySQL
group on April 11 announced the first development release of MySQL 5.6, which
the company says is fine-tuned to deliver better performance and scalability
for applications running in cloud systems.
company credits this largely to an improved InnoDB storage engine and enhanced
replication capabilities. Of course, any improvements to MySQL can enhance many
types of enterprise system deployments.
invited the MySQL community to test significant new features, such as NoSQL
access to InnoDB via the Memcached protocol, at
features in MySQL 5.6, according to Oracle:
- An improved optimizer, enabling better
query performance. More partitioning options providing faster access to
- An enhanced PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA,
facilitating better performance monitoring and tuning.
- An improved InnoDB storage engine that
brings Persistent Optimizer Statistics; multithreaded purge, making purge
operations more efficient; and Configurable Data Dictionary cache, enabling
DBAs to more efficiently deploy systems with a large number of tables.
- Enhanced replication, which provides
new crash-safe slaves and replication checksums that improve data integrity and
detect errors; optimized row-based replication improving replication
performance and reducing system resource consumption; time delayed replication,
providing DBAs more flexibility; and Remote Binary Log Backup, enabling DBAs to
create real-time backups from the binary log.
this first MySQL 5.6 development milestone release, we are offering early
access to new stable features for testing," said Tomas Ulin, Oracle's
MySQL vice president of engineering.
MySQL 5.6 development milestone release can be downloaded here