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ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 19, 2010
The MySQL 5.5 release candidate helps improve the performance and scalability of applications across multiple operating environments, including Windows, Linux, and Mac. Enhancements include:
In recent benchmarks using the release candidate for MySQL 5.5, compared to MySQL 5.1, results demonstrated marked performance improvements:
"We continue to invest in MySQL technology and support the thriving MySQL user community," said Edward Screven, Oracle's Chief Corporate Architect. "The availability of MySQL 5.5 release candidate is a testament to Oracle's focus on helping not only LAMP users, but also Windows users maximize the performance and reliability of critical application environments while reducing cost. Oracle now has two superior database alternatives to SQLServer, both delivering better value and broader platform support to end users and ISVs."
"I'm really blown away by MySQL 5.5's improvements," said Don MacAskill, CEO, SmugMug. "You can now have a whopping 128K transactions in flight. Best of all, it's far more performant than it used to be. Thank you Oracle!"
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(1)SysBench benchmark of MySQL 5.5.6 vs. MySQL 5.1.50 performed on Intel x86_64; 4 CPU x 2 Cores/CPU; 3.166 GHz, 8GB RAM; Windows Server 2008
(2) SysBench benchmark of MySQL 5.5.6 vs MySQL 5.1.50 performed on Intel Xeon X7460 x86_64; 4 CPU x 6 Cores/CPU; 2.66 GHz, 32GB RAM; Fedora 10
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