New Performance and Scalability Enhancements Highlight Oracle’s Continued Investment in MySQL
Redwood Shores, Calif. – December 15, 2010
Underscoring its commitment to deliver new innovations to MySQL users, Oracle today announced the general availability of MySQL 5.5.
MySQL 5.5 delivers significant enhancements enabling users to improve the performance and scalability of web applications across multiple operating environments, including Windows, Linux, Oracle Solaris, and Mac OS X.
The 5.5 release of MySQL provides the customization capabilities and scalability that MySQL DBAs and developers need to more efficiently build, maintain and scale web applications.
With the MySQL 5.5 release users benefit from:
Improved performance and scalability: MySQL Database and InnoDB storage engine have been enhanced to provide optimum performance and scalability when running on the latest multi-CPU and multi-core hardware and operating systems. In addition, with release 5.5, InnoDB is now the default storage engine for the MySQL Database, delivering ACID transactions, referential integrity and crash recovery.
Higher availability: New semi-synchronous replication and Replication Heart Beat improve failover speed and reliability.
Improved usability: Improved index and table partitioning, SIGNAL/RESIGNAL support and enhanced diagnostics, including a new PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA, improve the manageability of MySQL 5.5.
MySQL 5.5 Delivers Major Performance Gains
In recent benchmarks, the MySQL 5.5 release candidate delivered significant performance improvements compared to MySQL 5.1. Results included:
On Windows: Up to 1,500 percent performance gains for Read/Write operations and up to 500 percent gain for Read Only.(1)
On Linux: Up to 360 percent performance gain in Read/Write operations and up to 200 percent improvement in Read Only.(2)
"The latest release of MySQL further exemplifies Oracle’s commitment to the MySQL community and investment in delivering rapid innovation and enhancements to the MySQL platform. With MySQL 5.5, end users and ISVs have a high performance, reliable, scalable and cost-effective alternative to Microsoft SQL Server for building and deploying their business critical web and embedded applications,” said Edward Screven, Oracle’s Chief Corporate Architect.
"Oracle did a great job with MySQL 5.5 – in record time! It has many of the new features and performance improvements that our customers need and want. We're very excited about this release," said Sheeri K. Cabral, Oracle Ace Director and Database Operations Manager at PalominoDB, a global database services provider.
"We have been using MySQL since 2003 to power our Subscriber Data Management solution. MySQL replication is a key component of our multi-layer scalability and high-availability framework. The semi-synchronous replication capabilities built into MySQL 5.5 will enable us to further enhance data integrity for our customers, helping deliver a complete view of subscribers across any network domain for new levels of insight, agility and operational efficiency," said Richard Bodin, Senior Manager, SDM Product Line, Tekelec.
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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