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Oracle MySQL 5.5 Release Candidate Gets Nods for Performance

Eweek – 9/21/10

Oracle’s first release candidate for MySQL 5.5 received some solid reviews from analysts at Oracle OpenWorld.

The company pulled the covers off the release candidate at the conference Sept. 19 during its inaugural MySQL Sunday event. The emphasis in the release was on performance and scalability, two areas where analysts said customers will get what they are looking for.

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“Although this release was long overdue, it met its objective on delivering performance,” Forrester Research analyst Noel Yuhanna said Monday. “There were many large MySQL applications that were struggling with performance, and some were already looking at alternatives such as PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server and Ingres databases.”

“I would say that at least a third of the MySQL community was awaiting the 5.5 release, so we will definitely see the upgrades happening sooner,” he said.

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