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Old 04-22-2009, 12:20 PM   #1
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LXer: MySQL 5.4 Released as Oracle Looms Large


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Things are changing fast for the open source database MySQL. On Tuesday at the kick off of the MySQL Conference & Expo, Sun's open source database division announced new plans to release MySQL updates on a more rapid basis. The first of those releases, MySQL 5.4, is available in preview today, with MySQL claiming it to be up 90 percent faster than MySQL 5.1 for certain types of queries. "MySQL is so ubiquitous it will transcend its ownership," Karen Tegan Padir, vice president of MySQL and software infrastructure at Sun told InternetNews.com. "We saw it as Sun acquired MySQL and we will see it as Oracle acquired Sun. Oracle will be a very good steward to MySQL because they must. If they don't try and choose to squash it out, they won't be able to as it would accelerate."

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