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February 6, 2013

Oracle releases MySQL 5.6 version

The new version will help supportd web, cloud and embedded-applications.

By CBR Staff Writer

Oracle has released MySQL 5.6, the revamped version of its open-source database which claims to support next generation web, cloud and mobile applications.

The company said that the new version increases developer agility with sub-query optimisations, online data definition language (DDL)operations, new instrumentation in Performance Schema and improved condition handling.

Oracle also claimed that the new version will offer simplified query development, enhanced application availability, flexible NoSQL access, improved replication and enhanced instrumentation.

MySQL Engineering vice president Tomas Ulin said: "The new features and enhancements that MySQL 5.6 delivers further demonstrate Oracle’s investment in driving MySQL innovation, making MySQL a fantastic fit for today’s most demanding Web, Cloud and embedded application requirements."

The features of the MySQL 5.6 also include Geographic Information Systems – Precise Spatial operations, improved IPv6 compliance and optimised server defaults.

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