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MySQL 5.1 Is Imminent

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MySQL is gearing up for brand new releases, according to eWEEK. Later this month, the company will release the latest version of its database server, MySQL v 5.1, as well as a new Falcon storage engine, MySQL Proxy and MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.

 

Among other things the new database server boasts row-based replication, events, partitioning and scalability enhancements.

 

Of Falcon, EVP Zack Urlocker says:

[It] was designed to take advantage of the many improvements in hardware that are happening now, like multicore CPUs and larger amounts of memory. It will be ideal for Web-based applications. It's still an early Alpha version, and it will be part of a GA release in 2008.

Just Tuesday, MySQL also announced the latest version of its MySQL Enterprise commercial subscription service. A subscription includes "monthly software updates, quarterly service packs, and emergency hot-fix builds [and] a customizable MySQL Install and Configuration Wizard for a wide range of popular platforms," the story says.

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